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What’s an A-Frame Barricade?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 By: admin
Plastic Barricade

Plastic Barricade

It can be hard to research a product when you don’t even know the various names it has.  For example, lets say you have a project that calls for (200) Plastic A Frame Barricades 8/8×24″ EG 12 Guage Legs.  Most people have no idea what this means.  I’m here to help you understand, you see a-frame is a barricade that looks like an ‘A’ when standing up and viewed from the side.

There are multiple kinds of a-frames barricades, but the basics you need to know to be able to talk to someone about purchasing these would be what it’s made of out (plastic, plywood, plastic boards iron legs?), the type of sheeting needed and if it’s only needed on the top or needed on the top and bottom?  And then the size of the sheeting as well as if you need 12 guage (thicker) or 14 guage (skinnier) legs.  Once you know all this you are ready to start comparing prices.

Traffic Drums vs Sand Barrels

Monday, March 4, 2013 By: admin

traffic drums, traffic drum, traffic barrels, traffic barrel, channelizer, channelizers, traffic channelizer, traffic channelizersSome may confuse traffic drums and sand barrels.  Sand barrels are typically yellow with a black top, and are used as cushions for potential accidents along the freeway.  Traffic drums are smaller and are more of a ‘channelizing’ device to direct traffic but will also provide some protection during an accident.

The drums are orange and typically have orange/white reflective stripes on them.  By shopping around you will notice pricing on the sand barrels are a lot higher than the traffic drums.  This is because they are heavy duty, a lot bigger and can hold sand to make them weigh a lot more.