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Driveway markers

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by micah79, Sep 24, 2003.

  1. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Does anyone know a good place to buy driveway markers on the web? The cheapest I can find them is $.45 per stake for 4'x1/4" fiberglass.(Quantity 100) They are $.50 each if you buy less than 100. I will need at least 500. And does anyone have a good method of inserting them. It is hard to pound them in with a hammer cause they are so long and flimsy.
     
  2. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Try a search, micah. There was a lengthy discussion of these last season.
     
  3. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    I did that first but couldn't find it. Maybe I was typing in the wrong thing.
     
  4. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

  5. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    Thanks, Pelican. Looks like I'm getting a pretty good deal already.
     
  6. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    Micah - Were are you getting those markers from? For that price, it is a steal.

    Chuck B.
     
  7. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

  8. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    I guess the link doesn't work for the stakes but you can click on the parts and accessories drop down on the top of the page that the link sends you to and you will see them.
     
  9. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    micah79,

    Use a cordless drill with a long 1/4" bit to drill a pilot hole in the ground, works great.

    $.45 is a steal, buy them!!

    Joel B.
     
  10. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    Just bought 500 of them - We will see how durable they are. If they are good - I will buy their entire stock.

    Chuck B.
     
  11. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    don't do that, I still need some.
     
  12. Joel B.

    Joel B. Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 233

    Does anyone know if these stakes have any reflective tape on them towards the top? It doesn't look like it in the picture. I like the reflective stakes.

    Joel B.
     
  13. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    no they donthave reflective tape. At least they didn't have them last year. Chuck. Did you notice that you get free oil and shovel with purchase?
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2003
  14. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    I've beenusing those for a few years. They are fine for the intended pupose. Many times in softer soils you can just push them in. They do have one sharpened end.
     
  15. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    Get them while they last. I have been spending between $1.25 to $2.50 a piece for the last couple of years. They look to be the same as the ones Home Depot sell, but without the reflective tape.

    Chuck B.
     
  16. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    They are pretty big. I'm guessing you will have to buy a ton to buy them out.
     
  17. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Micah, For an inserter you may want to use the lazy mans method. Take a pc of pipe and get a cap for it. Weld a 3/8 dia X 4" pc of rod to the cap. Sharpen one end first. Walk along and plug this into the ground to make a hole. Insert the stake and move on. You can make the pipe the same lenght as the stake less 2-3" and flip it over and drop it over the stake to drive it in farther.

    We use a similar method to put the 5" X 1/4" flat markers up along drives and roadways.

    Jerre
     
  18. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    Outside Erie, we're using flexible markers from J. Thomas. 29 cents each at 500 piece quantity.... flexible, about 30" long. Don't break, cars can drive over them, people can't be impaled by them. Too short for Erie, but great in markets getting less than 50" a winter, IMO.
     
  19. micah79

    micah79 Senior Member
    Messages: 303

    I have bought those markers as well. I live right by j thomas as well. I guess I am in a good location. j thomas, angelos, cummins world hq. All in my back yard!( oh yeah and the big 3 automakers lol)

    We like those markers that j thomas sells, but they are kind of short when we have a big storm, the birms cover them sometimes. But they are pretty nice.
     
  20. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I don't know how durable you need these to be... But when the gas company marked the buried line in front of my house, they uses markers that were made of 'coathanger" thickness metal wire, with a small plastic flag on the top. They weren't very durable, but they might do the job -- and they must be inexpensive. I believe invisible fence (for dogs) companies use a similar product. Just thought I'd mention it.

    Jeff Pierce