Lifetime Basketball Accessories 0040 4-inch Square Pole Ground Sleeve - Competitive Edge Products
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Lifetime Basketball Accessories 0040 4-inch Square Pole Ground Sleeve
#0040 by Lifetime
4.7 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews 4.7 out of 5  - 48 review(s)
48Customer Reviews
5 Star: 77% 37
4 Star: 18% 9
3 Star: 4% 2
2 Star: 0% 0
1 Star: 0% 0
Price: $38.73 & FREE Shipping Details
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Lifetime Basketball Accessories - 4-inch Square Pole Ground Sleeve - Model 0040.


The Lifetime system 4 inch ground sleeve is excellent for all lifetime 4 Soft Square basketball pole in ground systems. It allows you to cement the 4 inches ground sleeve into the ground and place your basketball system in the Lifetime Ground Sleeve for 4 Square Pole so that you can take it out if you later move. This lifetime 4 inch sleeve will basically make your in ground system portable when needed.

Simply slip the Lifetime hoop pole into the Lifetime 0040 basketball 4 ground sleeve, and insert the corner wedge to lock it into place. The Lifetime 4 inch basketball sleeve allows the rigidity of an in-ground pole while being removable for storage.

The 4-inch lifetime hoop sleeve is made of steel and is meant for 4-inch Lifetime pole systems. It requires you dig a hole 24” deep and 21” in diameter. It also requires one 30” rebar and six 90lb bags of concrete mix from your local hardware store.


Lifetime Products warranties this backboard and rim combo with 5-year warranty.

UPC: 0-81483-00040-4

Lifetime 0040 4.0 Inch Square Basketball Ground Sleeve Details:

  • Lifetime 4 Inch square Basketball Ground Sleeves Allow for Easy Removal of 4 Diameter In-Ground Poles.
  • Cement Required For Installation of 4 square sleeve in-ground.
  • Ground sleeve dimensions: 16-inches L x 4-inches W x 4 inches H.
  • Weight: 5.6lbs.
  • Wedge insert into the sleeve included.
  • Compatible with Lifetime Products 4-inch square poles.
Get fast shipping! This 9594 basketball backboard mounting bracket typically leaves the warehouse in Clearfield, Utah within 2 business days. This product ships via FedEx for a doorstep delivery. No signature required for residential shipments.

Can I use this in ground sleeve to convert my portable basketball hoop to an inground hoop?

Unfortunately, no. The ground sleeve is just a steel encasement that fits on your basketball pole like a glove. If you are using this with a pole from a portable basketball hoop, the overall pole height will be shorter once the sleeve is buried in the cement, making your rim height shorter than the regulation 10-foot height.

Can I use this ground sleeve with other manufacturers of basketball systems?

No. Lifetime Products' 4-inch pole has rounded edges that is unique to their systems alone. The 4-inch square pole of other manufacturers will likely not fit into this ground sleeve.

This product has a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.

Simply hang onto the original packaging and contact us within 30 days of receipt if you are not satisfied with this product. We will have the item picked up at our cost and refund you in full. We are that confident you will love this product!

Looking for the owner’s manual, instruction manual, or care instructions for 0040? Click here to download and view the manual and assembly directions. It will show you how to assemble this product with a description as well as an illustration. This manual may also include a list for replacement parts and an 800 number for assembly assistance as well as a list of tools needed. It should also include safety and precautionary measures to get the best and longest use of your product.

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48 Customer Reviews
5 Star: 77% 37
Average Customer Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews 4.7 out of 5
100% recommend it to friends
4 Star: 18% 9
3 Star: 4% 2
2 Star: 0% 0
1 Star: 0% 0
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5 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend
by Mike Mac from Houston on 1/3/2014
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Highly recommend this for any in-ground system. Directions were clear and helpful
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4 out of 5 stars Well designed
by Greg from Virginia on 5/4/2013
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
I was amazed at how well the sleeve holds the pole in place with the wedge installed. There wasn't much more effort involved with using the sleeve. The only difference I saw was that you had to wait 4 hours for the concrete to set up with the sleeve in place. Then you pour concrete in the pole to make it stronger. I chose to attach the bottom two sections of the post together and pour the concrete 5 deep. This way the bottom joint is stronger. I also used caulking around the top of the sleeve. I like the idea that I can move the system now if needed.
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5 out of 5 stars lifetime bb ground sleeve
by Pat from MA on 9/6/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
I debated for quite a while if I should or should not utilize an in-ground sleeve for my new basketball system. Knowing that perhaps someday I may want or need to replace my basketball system, I wanted to ensure that I had an easy method to install a new basketball system without breaking apart the cement. This ground sleeve serves that purpose. If I should ever want to remove, move or replace my basketball system, I will simply be able to remove the basketball system from the in-ground sleeve. The in-ground sleeve will remain in place and a new basketball system can be installed in minutes. The in-ground sleeve was easy to install and did not add to my installation time. The directions were easy to follow. Overall a pleasant experience. I highly recommend this product for the purpose I described.
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5 out of 5 stars Very nice product
by Dave from Elk Grove IL on 7/19/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
I would definitely use again. Made the setup easy as I was able to line this sleeve up in the hole instead of having to wrestle with a 11 pole prior to pouring the cement. Well constructed and looking forward to when I have to remove the pole in many years, that I wont have to deal with the concrete as the pole will pull out easy. Pole is very solid in the ground and doesn't move inside the sleeve. I did put clear caulk around the sleeve and the pole so rain water would not get in the sleeve. Not sure if that was necessary or not.
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5 out of 5 stars Works perfectly
by NateR from Aberdeen, SD on 4/12/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
This product is great. It is nice to know if I move, I can take my hoop with me. Well worth the money. (Updated on 4/12/2012.)
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4 out of 5 stars Great product
by Skully from Midwest US on 4/3/2012
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
This sleeve did everything as advertised. Will work great if we ever move or want to replace our system without digging up the ground and concrete. I would recommend this product.
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3 out of 5 stars Sleeve is ridiculous
by FM from on 3/31/2012
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This sleeve is ridiculous and is a waste of $30. Think of all the things you have to do when you are moving. you are really going to spend a day taking out your basketball hoop? Guarantee 95% of the people who buy this sleeve leave it with them. Not only that but it makes installation more difficult, not easier. You have the bottom pole in the sleeve, you cement everything in, and then you have to remove it and add more concrete and let it sit for another 72 hours? This could have been so much easier.
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5 out of 5 stars No complications
by Stu from Miami, FL on 7/16/2011
Recommends it to Friends: Yes
Product arrived on time, as expected, in good order.
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