Posts Tagged ‘traffic drum’
If looking for orange traffic drums for a road construction or parking lot project you may come up with a few questions before you decide on what you are going to purchase. Some questions include: Do I need reflective sheeting, how heavy of a base should I get, do I need 4″ or 6″ bands? Luckily these questions should be answered based on the specs of the project.
Another discovery you may come across is that there are different size and color traffic drums. Drums used in Canada tend to have a smaller diameter than the ones in the US. Also, it’s very rare to see anything but an orange traffic drum in the US while you will see black traffic drums in Canada. If you need any questions answered about channelizer drums feel free to comment below.
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.
It’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.