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The Anchor® Mast® Type 3 Barricade
We believe that the Anchor Mast is the best long-use Type 3 barricade on the market. Offered in a wide variety of configurations to fit your work site, this multi-purpose type 3 plastic road barricade will serve you for years to come. Made in the USA and manufactured entirely from all-weather HDPE plastic, this barricade is extremely durable and will not look tired after a few seasons of use.
The Anchor Mast barricade is made up of 3 parts for fast assembly, the Anchor Base, Mast Uprights, and the Wave® centerboards with your reflectivity sheeting of choice. The barricade features built-in mounting holes and slots for warning lights or flags, just one less attachment or accessory to think about.
The Anchor Mast is best suited to those long-term deployments where the barricade may need to be secured for longer periods. The Anchor Base can be filled with sand adding up to 60lbs of ballast without sandbags. To learn more, keep scrolling or use the Quick Jump menu.
- Fast and Easy Assembly - Get set up faster with 'press fit' assembly, raised centerboard locators, molded-through holes, and pre-mounted holes for accessories.
- Road Safety Compliant - Anchor Mast is NCHRP-350, MASH, and MUTCD compliant with FHWA acceptance make this barricade ready for work, scroll down for more information.
- Multiple Configurable Options - This type 3 barricade is available in different mast heights, feet lengths, centerboard sizes, reflector orientations, and reflective sheeting grades.
- Heavy Duty Long-Term Use - Constructed from HDPE and using the best 3M reflective sheeting, you'll be sure to receive years of use without complaint.
- Molded-in Warning Light Mount - For Types A and C warning lights
What comes with the Anchor® Mast®?
Anchor Base - The toolless legs (or feet) of the barricade, these hold a lot of weight with sand even before supplementing with additional sandbags.
Mast Upright - The patented strong mast holds everything together by connecting the Anchor Base (feet/legs of the barrier), centerboards, and accessories in place.
Centerboards - Three boards with your choice of length and stripe direction with 3M retro-reflectivity grade sheeting.
Hardware - Complete fixings for assembly which is only needed for the centerboards.
Barricade Configuration Options
|Centerboard Length||4' Wave||6' Wave||8' Wave||10' (Extruded Board)||12' (Extruded Board)|
|Reflective Sheet Options||Engineer||High-Intensity Prismatic||Diamond|
|Sides & Stripe Directions||1 Side with Right Directional Stripes||1 Side with Left Directional Stripes||1 Side with Bidirectional Stripes||Both Sides with Left or Right Directional Stripes||Both Sides with Bidirectional Stripes|
|Anchor Foot Length||4' (Standard)||5'||4' for Telespar Legs||5' for Telespar Legs|
|Upright Type||5' Mast (Standard)||5' Extruded||7' Extruded|
Wave® or Extruded Centerboards?
The WAVE® centerboard is the superior choice and is available in 4, 6, and 8-foot lengths. Featuring a unique indented wave pattern on the back of the centerboard to help strengthen and increase rigidity. The board is a one-piece design and has closed ends to prevent dirt and moisture from penetrating.
The Wave Design:
- Strengthens and stiffens the centerboard.
- Reduces sagging and warping.
- Greatly improves rebound ability.
If you need longer board lengths of 10 or 12 feet, we offer a centerboard that is manufactured using the extrusion method where the boards are made in one continual piece and then cut to size. Because of this, the boards will not have closed ends.
ENG - Engineer Grade Reflective Sheeting - GOOD
Meets ASTM D4956 Type 1 and is an enclosed film or lens using glass beads or prismatic optical technology.
HIP - High-Intensity Prismatic Sheeting - BETTER
Meets ASTM requirement standards for D4956-09 Type III and Type IV, as well as ASTM 4956-07 Type X. It is a non-metalized micro prismatic lens reflective sheeting. HIP sheeting is highly reflective, and its durable topcoat protects signs and other traffic control devices against scratches and abrasion. Not only is it highly reflective at night, but it also commands attention during the day as well.
DIA - Diamond Grade Reflective Sheeting - BEST
Meets ASTM Type XI standard. A full cube prismatic reflective sheeting that returns almost 60% of the available light to vehicle drivers which is about double what HIP reflective sheeting reflects. With pending legislation in the US, this material will likely be required to replace many existing signs. Currently, all new “critical” traffic control signs (such as Stop signs, speed limit signs, etc.) are required to utilize this sheeting.
Striping Direction & Sides
3M Retro-reflective sheeting can be applied on one side or both sides of the centerboards.
Refer to the AnchorMast configuration table to see which options are available.
Left or Right Direction Boards (One-Way Turn)
Where barricades extend across a roadway, the stripes should slope downward in the direction toward which road users must turn.
Bi-Directional Boards - (Right and Left Turn or No Turn)
When providing both right and left turns, the barricade stripes should slope downward in both directions from the center of the barricade or barricades. Where no turns are intended, the stripes should be positioned to slope downward toward the center of the barricade or barricades.
PSS Brand Type 3 Barricade Comparison
|Anchor® Mast®||LaneGard 3® - Click to view|
|Benefits||Supports extra-long centerboards and is suited for longer term deployment.||Once assembled, always ready. Foldable for quick setup and takedown with the use of temporary ballast to stabilize the base.|
|Centerboard Lengths||4', 6', 8', 10 and 12'||4', 6', and 8' Wave boards|
(excluding 10' & 12' boards)
|Reflective Sheet Options||Engineering, High Intensity Prismatic, Diamond||Engineering, High Intensity Prismatic, Diamond|
|Reflective Available Sheets on Both Sides|
|FHWA MASH Approved|
|MUTCD 2009 Compliant|
|HDPE Frame||(Blow Molded)||(Injection Molded)|
Roads & Bridges
As an approved FHWA Type 3 barricade. Use the Anchor Mast to close off or re-direct public vehicle traffic.
Gain authority and control your vehicle traffic with nationally recognized signage.
Why Buy from Start Safety?
We offer friendly and free customer service by phone or email. It would be our pleasure to talk with you about Type 3 barriers and any questions you may have. (800) 671-9662
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|Depth||4 or 5 feet|
|Length||4, 6, 8, or 12 feet|
Q & A
These extra-long lengths are produced using a traditional extrusion manufacturing method and have no closed ends.
If you have an existing inventory of steel uprights, we can provide the legs (Anchor Base) to fit your perforated stainless steel tube (PSST) uprights, the AnchorBase PSST has a 1 3/4" x 1 3/4" mount.