Base-Bolted Steel Sign Posts
Franklin Industries’ base-bolted sign posts offer many of the advantages of Eze-Erect sign posts at lower cost, except there is no retaining feature. They are an economical alternative when this feature is not required.
The base-bolted connection develops the full design strength of the sign post; so comparable signs can be supported reliably.
Base-bolted sign posts will support any type of warning, regulatory or guide signs, from small signs on single posts to very large signs or sign clusters on multiple posts. Base-bolted sign posts also work well for construction and temporary signing. Franklin Industries’ base-bolted sign posts can hold your sign dependably, whatever the message.
Low Labor Costs/High Salvage Value
Base posts, sign posts and sign panels are often reusable after impact with an errant vehicle. If damaged, sign posts can be cut into base posts. But more importantly, because of the breakaway action, expensive sign panels, the major cost component of a sign installation, can most likely be reused.
NCHRP – FHWA has accepted Franklin Industries sign posts in single and multiple post installations for all Federal-aid routes and projects.
Specifications for Base-Bolted Hardware
1.0″ diameter x .625″ thick with .438″ hole. The Spacers are zinc plated for corrosion resistance.
Hex head, integral flange conforming to ASTM A354, Grade BD. Size is 5/16″ – 18 UNC x 2.0″.
Hex head, fully threaded Grade 9, 5/16″ – 18UNC x 2.25″
5/16″ Grade 9
Instructions for easy installation
1. Dig a small, shallow hole approximately 6 inches in diameter and 2 inches deep; drive the ground post into the center of the hole leaving the top 4 inches above grade level exposed.
2. Place one bolt in the 1st and 5th holes in the ground post. Slide a spacer onto each bolt, leaving both bolts ends exposed. The integral elastomer insert will keep spacers in place.
3. The top post is then nested over the end of the ground post and seated on the bolts. Nuts and lockwashers are then installed and tightened.