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If you are searching for traffic drums online, I would suggest going to as many sites as possible. The search engines are designed to keep the most ‘relevant’ info up front, but that may not mean the cheapest. Try doing some digging.
I have found great websites past the 10 page mark for certain terms that have better prices that the top guys. This may not always be the case, but always do a thorough search before buying.
Have 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.
Did 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.
If 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.
Believe it or not, there are more features than one would expect with traffic drums. For example, did you know that traffic drums have lips on the bottom that makes it so if they were to fall over, they wouldn’t toll too far? Actually, not all of them have lips, some are shaped like an oval which also prevents them from rolling.
This may not be the case with every single traffic drum that exists (because there are a lot) but it is a spec that needs to be met in most cases in order to be used on highways. A lot of states also have specific reflective specs, so watch out for that next time you buy traffic drums.