Fold Down Bollard Mountings
Use with all Reliance Foundry R-7900 or R-8900 bollards
Fold-down mountings can be used with all R-7900 or R-8900 bollards. Ideal for areas with mixed traffic, fold-down bollards control access to restricted areas. They require no additional storage and can be quickly secured with a single heavy-duty padlock—making them a practical solution for service roads, reserved parking areas and other designated areas for maintenance, delivery or emergency vehicles.
Fold-down mountings can be surface mounted to existing concrete surfaces. They are made from high-quality steel and covered in a durable powder coating to withstand wear and corrosion in most North American environments.
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Installation Equipment Required
- Allen wrenches/hex keys: 7/32-in, 5/16-in
- Chalk line (if installing in a straight line)
- Hammer drill or rotary hammer
- Masonry drill bit: 5/8-in
- Masonry nail (in case of un-drillable concrete)
- Measuring tape
- Punch tool (or narrow rod): 3/8-in diameter
- Safety glasses (to be worn at all times during installation)
- Touch-up paint (in case of incidental damage during installation)
- Water (for cleaning drill bit)
- Wrench: 9/16-in
Prepare surface and layout
*NOTE: Bollards and their mountings should be left in packaging until installed.
Study site plans
Site plans will mark the intended location of each fold-down bollard. Ensure plans coincide with the physical site and familiarize yourself with the intended location of each mounting.
Ensure underground utility lines pose no risk
Concrete surfaces may conceal underground utility lines (gas, water and electricity). Before penetrating any concrete surface, ensure safe installation by contacting your local utility providers and/or performing a concrete X-ray scan of intended installation site.
Dirt and debris can obscure chalk lines and disrupt placement of fold-down mountings. Use a broom, electric leaf blower or pressure washer to clean concrete surfaces prior to installation.
Mark install location of each fold-down bollard
Use chalk to mark placement of each fold-down mounting. If fold-down bollards will be set in a straight line, use a chalk line to ensure alignment.
Check level and mark drill holes
Place fold-down mounting hardware over placement markings. Use a level to ensure mountings will sit flat (perpendicular to vertical plum line). If mountings do not sit flat, a non-shrink grout may be required to ensure bollards will stand vertically aligned. Use chalk to mark drill points for each bolt. Remove mountings before drilling.
Set depth control
Set depth control on hammer drill (or rotary hammer) to 2 inches. If depth control is not available, use masking tape to mark depth on masonry bit.
Mark pilot holes
Using a hammer drill, reverse the direction of the drill bit to mark starter/pilot holes at each drill point. This will prevent the rotary hammer from drifting.
Drill holes on high speed, using the hammer function if available. Drilled holes should be 5/8 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep (be sure to adjust depth if using non-shrink grout to compensate for an uneven installation surface). Check the masonry bit often to ensure it remains free of debris. If the masonry bit becomes clogged with concrete dust, rinse in water. If an impenetrable hard patch of concrete is encountered, break away with a masonry nail and hammer.
Clear all debris from holes and surrounding surface area.
Secure fold-down mounts
Set concrete anchors
Insert concrete anchors (with open threads facing up) into designated holes. Anchors should sit flush with the concrete surface. If needed, tap anchors into place with a hammer. Check to ensure anchor heights create a level surface. Once level, engage anchors by inserting a punch tool into the top of each anchor and tapping with a hammer until secure.
Place fold-down mounting over anchors
Place fold-down mounting over installed anchors. Set washers over installation holes and thread bolts into place. Use a 5/16-in Allen wrench to tighten bolts evenly in a cycle.
With the mounting cylinder pointed up (i.e. not in the fold-down position), set bollards over mounting cylinders, making sure to align pinholes. Insert securing bolts through pinholes (bollard should sit on or just above the surface plate). Fold the bollard down and thread nuts onto bolts, using a 7/32-in hex key (or Allen wrench) and 9/16-in wrench to tighten until secure.
Raise bollards and use a level to measure vertical alignment. Bollards should appear vertical from all surrounding directions. Check the bollard and its mounting for any signs of surface damage. If either were scratched during installation, they can be repaired with touch up paint (commonly found at automotive stores). Any abrasions must be covered to avoid rust and ensure the proper life of the fold down bollard.
Care and maintenance
Reliance Foundry manufactures its products to the highest design standards. Fold-down mounts are finished with a long-lasting powder coating to protect from weathering in typical North American climates. However, proper care and maintenance is necessary to ensure lasting performance. In most environments, regular inspections and routine cleaning will ensure mountings retain aesthetic appeal and are not damaged by the elements.