High-Quality Rug Poles for The Carpet Industry

Fork Mounted Rug Poles

The alternative to the Carriage Mounted Rug Pole is the Fork Mounted Rug Pole.

The Fork Mounted unit offers the ultimate in convenience as mounting is as simple as driving the forks into the unit. R & R offers two types of Fork Mounted Rug Poles. Both types have advantages and disadvantages.

The Fork Mounted models offer the same pole as is used in our Carriage models.

End of Forks Model

Our most popular Fork Mounted Unit is the End of Forks model. This unit comes with 5.5 ID or 7.5" ID Fork Pockets. The Fork Pockets have .25" wall thickness and are 42" long. They are spaced 24" outside to outside of each pocket. The Back Plate is 1.25" thick x 12" tall x 24" wide and is double braced for safety and durability. This unit comes equipped with a safety chain to secure the unit to the carriage.

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Carriage Mounted Backer Plates

Our Backer Plates, both "Carriage Mount" and "Fork Mounted," all offer the same unique "squeeze block design." The pole is not welded in place, but rather held in a squeeze block with three Grade 8 Bolts. This allows the pole to be turned or removed by lossening the three bolts.

Each Backer Plate has both a heavy duty top and bottom brackets.

The "Pole Block" is reinforeced with three Support Gussetts. The unit comes standard with a flat plate for core protection, and a safety locking pin to secure the unit on the carriage.

A built-in tilt may also be added to your pole, if you so desire.

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When ordering for a carriage with a Center Notch, you will need to order an "Off-Set Bottom Bracket." When ordering for an off-Set Notch, order a "Center Bottom Bracket." This allows the Bottom Bracket to clear the notch so the Rug Pole can be places in the center of the carriage.

Backer Plates can be ordered with one (single), two (double), or one solid 12" Bottom Bracket.

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Ordering Information

Backer Plates

ITA Type Carriages

We manufacture Backer Plates to fit every type of carriage. Of course, the most common type of carriage is the ITA type. When ordering an attachment for the ITA type carriage, a measurement is required from the top of the Top Carriage Bar to the bottom of the Bottom Carriage Bar.

An exact measurement is crucial being that the Backer Plate must fit over the top and bottom bars.

The Disconnect Notch

The Disconnect Notch is located in the Bottom Carriage Bar. This notch is usually 5-6" wide. Depending on the type of carriage, this notch will either be found in the center, or it will be offset to one side. This notch enables you to remove attachments from the carriage without having to slide them all the way to the side.

Safety vs Convenience

The use of Double Bottom Brackets or One Solid Bottom Bracket on your rug pole, undoubtedly makes a safer and more durable unit. This choice however, requires that the unit be mounted and dismounted from the side. For frequent removal, this choice is not practical.

The alternate choice is one 3" Bottom Bracket. This will allow the unit to be removed using the disconnect notch.

Backer Plates Guarantee & Warranty

We guarantee our backer Plates against any defects in material or workmanship for one full year from date to purchase.

Pin Type Carriages

The "Pin-Type Carriage" is a less common type of carriage. All your attachments hang from a round rod or pin. It will be necessary to learn the pin's size or measurement.

We will also need to ask questions surrounding different aspects of the carriage such as bracing and clearances of of your carriage.


When ordering for a Class IV carriage, we will also need to know the thickness of your carriage and whether it is tapered or square.

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Also check the bottom carriage bar to determine if it is square or tapered.

Components for R & R Backer Plate Assembly

Carriage Mount

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    Backer Plate

    Material - A-36 HRS
    Size - 1.25" thick x 12" W x 16" - 25"
    (Depending on the class carriage)

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    Top Bracket

    Material - 1018 CRS
    Size - 12" L x 2" thick x 3" W

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    3" & 12" Bottom Bracket

    Material - 1018 CRS
    Size - 3" L x 3" W x 2" thick

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    Pole Block

    Material - C-1018 HRS
    Size, Standard - 5" sq. x 6" L
    Heavy Duty - 6" sq. x 6" L
    Includes (3) Grade 8 .75" x 6" or .75" x 7" bolts and lock nuts

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    Support Gussetts - 3 per unit

    Material - A-36 HRS
    Size, Clas II - 7.5" x 6" x 9.5" x .5"
    Class III - 11.5" x 6" x 12.75" x .75"

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    Standard Face Plate

    Material - A-36 HRS
    Size - 12" dia. x .375" thick

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    Recess Face Plate (eliminates core damage)

    Material - A-36 HRS; .375" Wall Tubing
    Size - 14" dia. x .375" thick
    Face Plate with 8" dia. x .375" wall x 6" long tube

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    Safety Locking Pin Kit

    Includes Handle, Lock Pin, Spring, Dowel Pin

    For Units Built Prior to Jan. 25, 2005
    Standard - NC-1R - For 3" Pole Size & Under
    Heavy Duty - NC-2R - For 3.25" pole and above
    NC1RH & NC2RH Notes Hardened Drill Rod Pin

    For Units Built After Jan. 25, 2005
    NC-4S (all pole sizes)

Explanation of Technical Data

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R&R Rug Pole Stand

The Rug Pole Stand offers a safe way to store your pole when not in use. The stand is designed to securely hold the Rug Pole in place. When properly stored, the pole can not be moved or tipped over. With use of the "Quick Disconnect Bottom Bracket", the pole can be lowered directly on to the stand and safely removed from the carriage. The Rug Pole Stand also has holes which allow it to be anchored to the floor.

Quick Disconnect Bottom Bracket

The applications which require frequent removal of your Rug Pole, we offer our Quick Release Bottom Bracket. On a typical rug Pole, the Bottom Bracket is welded in place. Some sliding and lifting is required for mounting and removing. The Quick Release Bottom Bracket eliminates this obstacle.

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The Bottom Bracket is held on with a rod. Once in place, it securely holds the Bracket to the Backer Plate. The Bracket can be removed by simply pulling the rod out through the welded hangers. With the Bracket off, the Carriage can be lowered down and away from the Rug Pole Unit. The Bracket can then be put back on the Rug Pole Unit for storage.

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Step One

Remove the cotter pin from end of shaft

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Step Two

Pull Rod out from Brackets. Note: Once the rod is removed, the bracket will be free to fall.

At this point, with the pole stored in a roll of carpet or on our rug Pole Stand, the Carriage can be lowered and the Rug Pole is safely off the lift truck. The Bracket can them be replaced on the Backer Plate.