Posts Tagged ‘Delineator Posts’

What exactly are traffic delineators?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 By: admin

traffic delineatorsIf you are reading this you probably are trying to figure out what traffic delineators are because you were asked to purchase some yet have never heard of them before.  Well, the image to the left is one of the more common delineators, it’s basically just a taller traffic cone (typically 42″ versus a 28″ traffic cone) that is a straight up and down post.

The yellow/white bands at the top of the posts are reflective, making them easier to be seen.  Also, these require bases to stand up properly, which are not pictured here.  They range from 8lb to 20lbs typically, I would recommend 12lbs or higher.

The top of the delineators can either be flat top, Ringtop, T Top, etc.  Ringtops and T Tops or Grabber Tops are easier to pick up and move from the top handle, or thread rope/caution tape through.

We carry a few different versions of delineators click here to see our selection.

Delineator Posts

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 By: admin
Ringtop Delineator

Delineator Post

This post is about well…delineator posts.  If you stumbled upon this hopefully you don’t know what one of these is, because I will describe it here.  When trying to describe a delineator post to someone quickly, I tell them it’s like a tall traffic cone.  This is true because it is taller than a traffic cone but false because it’s a lot skinnier and doesn’t have a cone shape – instead it has a ‘post’ shape.

They are used to ‘delineate’ traffic meaning they direct cars based on their layout, basically they create temporary lanes.  Colors can range from orange to white to yellow but the most common are orange.  They average around $20 each which is higher than most would guess.

Understanding Delineator Posts

Friday, December 7, 2012 By: admin

What exactly are delineators posts?  They are similar to traffic cones except they are skinny and tall making them easier to be seen by cars.  Delineators are used to ‘channelize’ or direct traffic into a certain zone, or to keep it out of a certain zone in the case of a road construction site.

There are multiple brands of delineator posts, and depending on what style you want, you may have to commit to the brand that produces that style.  There are T Top Delineators which have a handle at the top.  There are also Ringtop Delineators which also have a handle, but it’s more of a rectangular handle.  Then there are standard Open Top Delineators which don’t have a handle so they are just flat or open at the top.

delineator posts, delineator post, delineator, delineator tube, delineator tubesDid you know that there are 3 different options when it comes to buying delineator posts?  This shocks some people because they would think that all delineator posts are the same.  One of the options is reflective tape – you can get (2) 3″ bands or (2) 4″ bands depending on the manufacturer/distributor.

Another choice is the color of the post, sometimes they are orange, yellow or white.  You can also choose the size of the post as well as the base.  More details to come in a later post.

delineator posts, delineator, delineator, t top delineator, 42" delineatorIf you are looking for a certain size for your delineator posts, well you are in luck because there are many different sizes of these posts.  The best place to look is on the internet because a simple google search can come up with dozens or even hundreds of vendors of these posts.

The typical sizes for delineator posts are 18″, 28″, 36″, 39″ and 42″.  This is simply the sizes that one of the more popular manufacturers has, there are definitely more out there than just that, it will just take some looking.  So, go find your delineators.