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Ground-Based System

Mount on all terrains, in no time.

The IronRidge Ground Mount System combines our XR1000 rails with locally-sourced steel pipes or mechanical tubing, to create a cost-effective structure capable of handling any site or terrain challenge. 

Installation is simple with only a few structural components and no drilling, welding, or heavy machinery required. In addition, the system works with a variety of foundation options, including concrete piers and driven piles. Compatible with soil classes 2-4.

Ground-Based System
Ground-Based System

Rugged Construction
Engineered steel and aluminum components ensure durability

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UL 2703 Listed System
System and components meet newest effective UL 2703 standard.

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PE Certified
Pre-stamped engineering letters available in most states.

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Flexible Architecture
Multiple foundation and array configuration options.

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25-Year Warranty
Products guaranteed to be free of impairing defects.

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Design Assistant
Online software makes it simple to create, share, and price projects.

XR RAILS

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XR Rails’ unique curved profile increases structural strength and spanning capability, meaning fewer roof penetrations and more cost-effective designs.

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TOP CAPS

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Available in sizes that fit either 2” or 3” steel pipe and mechanical tubing, the top cap supports cross pipes with U-bolt hardware.

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RAIL CONNECTORS

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Attaches and bonds horizontal cross pipes to XR1000 Rails. Available for both 2” and 3” sizes.

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DIAGONAL CROSS BRACES

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Optional assembly kit is for those rare installations that require extra support. Includes the brace, sleeves, and hardware.

UFO & STOPPER SLEEVES

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The Universal Fastening Object is a universal, single-piece mid clamp. When combined with a Stopper Sleeve, the UFO functions as an end clamp.

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CAMO

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This tool-free, universal, invisible end clamp is designed to bond and secure while improving array aesthetics. It comes as one piece, fully assembled.

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BONDED SPLICES

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XR Rails use internal splices for seamless connections. Comes with self-drilling screws and forms secure bonding connections.

OTHER HARDWARE

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All our hardware is designed for single-tool installs, low profiles, and in support of our UL2703 listings: Grounding Lugs, T-bolts, Square-bolts and MI kits.

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PIPE & TUBING

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Locally-sourced 2” or 3” schedule 40 pipe and mechanical tubing help you save on freight, while still spanning up to 18’ between vertical piers.

Schedule 40 Pipe

  • 3” pipe: OD 3.5”, wall thickness 0.216”, 35ksi yield strength
  • 2” pipe: OD 2.38”, wall thickness 0.154”, 35ksi yield strength

Mechanical Tubing

  • 3” Tubing: OD 3.5”, wall thickness 0.165”, 45ksi yield strength
  • 2” Tubing: OD 2.375”, wall thickness 0.109”, 50ksi yield strength

ACCESSORIES

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Provide a finished look and support electrical wires. Constructed from UV-stabilized polymers for long-lasting performance: End Caps & Wire Clips.

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SPAN AND PIPE CHART

Refer to the following table to see how size impacts the East-West span between foundations. The table complies with ASCE 7-10 structural code. Values are based on 72-cell modules in Wind Exposure Category B.

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Ground-Based Design Assistant

  • Comprehensive reaction forces
  • Turbo-charged calculation engine
  • Auto-generated documents package

Ground Mount Documentation

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