The Original Folding Cone (shown here with company mascot Alley) comes as two pieces, base and cone. The base is empty to allow any material at your disposal to weigh it down. We will be offering a solid 3.5lb base (made of recycled crumb rubber) in the near future. Shown above (at right) is the cone with optional reflective strips.
The photograph above shows 25 Original Folding Cones, stacked and laying flat, and taking up less trunk space than one standard safety cone.
SAFETY AND ADVERTISING! The 28″ cones are shown above with reflective strips — and the area below where your company name, phone number and website can be imprinted. These are excellent branding pieces for your company as people tend to keep these around for years, and they will be reminded who did that excellent job on their property — whether it was asphalt driveways, concrete sidewalks, landscaping, lawn and tree care, roofing, or you name it. An on-target, cost effective way of promoting your business.
Liability never sleeps. Neither should your safety cone.
Reflective strips work only when there is a light source directed at them. With economical LED lights (pictured below) placed inside the cone, the translucent properties of the Original Folding Cone allows the cone to light up — signifying caution and reducing liability.
The Original Folding Cone features an insert (pictured at left above) that supports any inexpensive LED lighting option. The one pictured here costs $3.99 at HarborFreight.com, for example.
Safety Cones For A Cause
In recognition and support of the great efforts to cure breast and pancreatic cancer, and more, Versatile Cones is offering a pink cone version — where your company identity can be imprinted with a message of support for the causes. This costs a few pennies more than the standard cone, but the cost difference goes directly to appropriate the organizations.
Cone Rules & Regulations
The use of cones as an aid for marking a potential liability or making people aware of an obstacle etc do not fall under any set rules or regulations.If you are using them on a highway or roadway as a channeling device, there are strict mutcd rules.
As we state on the home page, we are not looking to replace the “working cone” which will get placed on highways or roads as a channeling device and will be used and reused 1,000’s of times.
Before using our cones on highways or roads, we recommend you verify the mutcd rules and your local and state requirements as well as they vary by state, at the time of this printing, only florida and Delaware require a 36” cone.
• 28 in (711 mm), 7 lb (3.2 kg), (also called Metro cones for their use in cities) – for Non-highway applications e.g. Local street.
• 28 in (711 mm), 10 lb (4.5 kg) – for free-way/high-way applications (With reflective stripes)
Our cones filled with stone or soil can exceed 10lbs. We offer a 7lb solid base and optional 3.5 which can be put on top as well.
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, or MUTCD, defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public travel.
The MUTCD is published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) under 23 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 655, Subpart F.
Only tall reflective traffic cones with a minimum height of 28 inches and a fluorescent collar should be used to close lanes to assure maximum visibility.