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Traffic Drum Queries

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

traffic drum, traffic drums, traffic barrels, traffic barrel, channelizer, channelizersHave a query about a traffic drum?  You can post the question below and I will get to it as soon as possible.  It really is not as easy as one may expect when it comes to shopping for traffic drums.

Think about it, you first need to make sure it meets all state and federal specs depending on the job site.  Then you have to worry about reflective sheeting and bases.  And after you have all that figured out, you need to find the cheapest one.

traffic drum, traffic drums, traffic barrel, traffic barrels, channelizer, channelizersDid you know that traffic drums can come in black?  Yes, believe it or not in colder environments where there is a lot of snow they use black drums because they are easier to see.

And, in case you didn’t know, there are yellow traffic drums as well.  These are best when used for blockading cement barriers or protecting cars against exit ramps.

traffic drums, traffic barrels, traffic drum, traffic barrel, channelizerIt’s easy to get frustrated on your commute to work about the immense amount of construction.  I know that people get frustrated because even though I like to see what equipment they are using, I can’t help but think of how much quicker my commute could me.

But think about what these traffic drums do for you.  They offer protection from ditches, construction equipment etc.  If they were not there it would be quite dangerous.

traffic drum, channelizer, channelizers, traffic drums, traffic barrels, traffic barrelIf you are scouring the internet for the best deal on a traffic drum, you may want to find out what the average price range is for the particular type you are looking for.  I would say in general, you should be spending around $50 per drum.  But, if you are looking for a 40# base as well, you may be spending $60 or more.

The sheets on the drum can also really boost up the price.  It is always a good idea to research the prices of the accessories you plan on buying, sometimes they are where distributors try and make money.  For example they could boost up the price of the base so you end up paying a lot more overall.

traffic drums, traffic barrels, traffic drum, traffic barrel, channelizerYou may have seen a traffic drum that was completely run over before, or you may have even seen a traffic drums get run over with your own eyes.  Believe it or not, a lot of times these drums can still be used!  They are designed and constructed so that they do not crack when run over.

There are even products out there (called channelizer reshapers?) that pop the drum back out to it’s normal shape.  When you think about the fact that these drums run for around $50 a piece, one of those could be a good investment if used on a lot of drums.