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type 3 barricades, type 3 barricade, type 2 barricades, type 2 barricade, type 1 barricades, type 1 barricade, traffic barricade, traffic barricadesOne may think that you would just buy a type 3 barricade and stand it up.  It isn’t as easy as that, because type 3 barricades have the option of coming with feet or not coming with feet.  Why would someone buy a type 3 barricade without feet?

There may be a need to make the barricade permanent.  Maybe it’s blocking a bridge which is going to be out of order indefinitely or something of that nature, but because of this need for it to be permanent the type 3 barricade may not need feet, but need to be mounted to the ground.

solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, solar powered barricade light, solar powered barricade lights, red solar barricade lights, yellow solar barricade lights, solar flasher, solar flashers, solar assist barricade light, barricade light, barricade lightsThere are only three different lens colors for solar barricade lights that I know of.  There is blue, red and yellow.  Yellow is by far the most common, probably accounts for 85% of the industry sales.

Red solar barricade lights are most common in airport construction sites.  Not all red solar barricade lights are FAA approved so it’s important to look into that.  Blue solar barricade lights are by far the least common, they are almost impossible to find.

traffic message boards, traffic message board, arrow board, arrow boards, arrowboard, arrowboards, construction board, construction message board, construction message boardsThere are a few different brands of traffic message boards that I know of, but the differences between the brands is not too great.  When researching your traffic message board try to focus more on the options available and less on the brand.

There are arrow boards and there are traffic message boards.  Traffic message boards have messages that are displayed on the LED screen, arrow boards are just simply arrows that are on the LED screen.

solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, solar powered barricade light, solar powered barricade lights, red solar barricade lights, yellow solar barricade lights, solar flasher, solar flashers, solar assist barricade light, barricade light, barricade lightsThere are many questions when it comes to solar barricade lights.  Are they better than battery powered lights?  Are they brighter?  Do they last longer?

Well, to answer some of these questions, they typically have more LEDs.  This means they are more efficient with the power they use and they are typically brighter.  They also typically last 3+ years without changing the battery, where a battery powered barricade light takes around 2 months to run out of batteries.

traffic drums, traffic drum, traffic barrels, traffic barrel, channelizer, channelizers, traffic channelizer, traffic channelizersIf you have a traffic drum that has been run over it may be a good idea to look into ways to get it bent back to its original shape.  Traffic drums are very durable, but if they have been hit by a car they may be dented.  There are products out there that can take the dent out of hte traffic drum.

Anytime you have an issue with a traffic drum, I would first recommend calling the company you bought them from.  Chances are you bought them from a distributor, so if they don’t have the answer try reading the label on the drum to see if there is any info about where it was manufactured.  They typically have a better knowledge of their products.