Posts Tagged ‘traffic barricade’

Parade Barricades and Their Many Names

Friday, December 14, 2012 By: admin

They can be called parade barricades, a-frame barricades type 1 or type 2 barricades or a bunch of other things.  Basically these are barricades used for crowd control or to block off certain areas in a parking field, parking lot etc.  Two legs with one or two boards ranging from 4′ long to 12′ long (or even longer if you have a custom built one).

The legs and boards also have options.  For example, if you want orange/white reflective sheeting, you can have it on one side, two sides and it can range from Engineer Grade to Diamond Grade.  The boards can be either 1″ thick or 1.75″ thick and the legs can be sand fill-able to add extra weight for sturdiness.  If you have any question about parade barricades please feel free to leave a comment below.

Type 3 Barricades – What’s in a name?

Thursday, November 29, 2012 By: admin

Where did type 3 barricades get their name from?  Well, the number stands for the number of sheeted boards.  For example, a type 1 barricade has one board that is sheeted (though it could have two boards, since the second board isn’t sheeted it’s still considered a type 1).

A type 2 barricade can look  just like a type 1, however two of the boards would be sheeted.  The type has nothing to do with the level of sheeting.  The three is also a flat barricade where the one and two have an ‘a-frame’ shape.

type 3 barricades, type 3 barricade, traffic barricade, plastic traffic barricades, plastic traffic barricade, traffic safety products, traffic safety storeWhether you know it or not, type 3 barricades are either made out of plastic or wood.  And it isn’t as simple as just that.  You can also get traffic barricades that are either ‘blow molded’ or ‘injection molded’.

The difference is that one is ‘filled’ with plastic in the panel while the other panel is hollow.  This means that if a panel that is filled is hit with a car, chances are it will hold the impact better than a panel that is hollow.

type 3 barricade, type 3 barricades, traffic barricade, traffic barricades, plastic traffic barricades, plastic traffic barricadeHave you seen a type 3 barricade that is a color besides white?  I recently posted about arrow boards and the fact that I have never seen one with colors other than yellow.  When I say white, I am talking about the actual color of the boards.

There are type 3 plywood barricades out there, but from what I remember they are all painted while.  The legs, if they are steel, seem to be some sort of silver color while the plastic legs are always white.

type 3 barricade, type iii barricade, type 3 barricades, type iii barricades, traffic barricades, traffic barricade, traffic safety products, traffic safety storeThere are about a million terms (ok I exaggerated) when it comes to a type 3 barricade.  When I first entered the industry, I figured there are most likely one or two different terms that people call a product in the traffic safety industry.

Here are some examples of traffic barricade terms – type 1 barricade, traffic barricade, construction barricade, the list goes on and on.  Using a search tool may be the most effective way of knowing what terms are used the most.