ASTM certified, crash-tested, high impact bollards—C40 to M50
High-impact, engineered bollards are designed to stop vehicles and secure perimeters against vehicle attack. Traditionally, the Department of Defense offered K-ratings for these bollards, to verify that they were able to stop a medium-duty truck at a variety of speeds. Today, ASTM International provides an expanded set of standards that also tests bollards against lighter and heavier vehicle classes. All our bollards are certified to stop vehicles in less than 4 feet. Single C40 and M30 models are certified P1, meaning they stop a vehicle in 3.3 feet. Two M50 models together are also P1 certified. Safeguard your site against accident or attack by choosing the right barrier for your location. Our easy-to-install crash-rated bollards don’t require extensive excavation. No standard installation below 36 in, and a minimal surface footprint from 30×30 in to 48×72 in. Read more
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Attractive Finishes, From High-visibility To Formal Covers
Crash-rated bollards prioritize function over form; they are installed for their stopping power. The crash- protective bollard, however, is usually just the inner-core of a bollard installation. It comes primed or galvanized to help protect against moisture, but it is not finished. For longevity and aesthetics these impact-stopping cores should be covered.
Crash-rated bollard covers come in a wide range of options. They can be made of plastic, aluminum, steel, stainless steel, or iron. Plastic is often found in parking lots, protecting utilities boxes or gas pumps, or guiding traffic outside of drive through windows. Many plastic covers are simple sheaths ringed with reflective tape. High-visibility colors are popular. Plastic covers can also be purchased in architectural forms and dark colors.
Formal or high-end locations, especially surrounding entrances, tend to have metal bollard covers to bestow curb-appeal. These decorative bollard designs range from the classical to the quirky.