Installation Guidelines for TAPCO's V-Loc® Anchoring Systems
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V-Loc® is the state of the art, reusable breakaway anchor, allowing you to replace posts literally in minutes. It anchors posts for signs, mailboxes and other applications. The V-Loc® anchor socket can be installed in concrete, asphalt or dirt safely by one person in a matter of minutes either by hand or power driver. Once the V-Loc® anchor is installed, you simply insert your post and drive in the patented wedge, locking the post into the anchor without the need for any additional hardware. V-Loc® fins require no concrete in soil. It's simple, solid and safe. The only reusable, flush-to-the-ground breakaway anchor!
"All non-breakaway sign supports shall be replaced by January 2013" - MUTCD
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Costly to fix non-breakaway anchors
V-Loc®'s unique, patented, yield and release system allows posts to release or break away at ground level, so errant vehicles pass over the anchor, minimizing the potential for punctured tires and vehicle roll-overs. After a knockdown the socket is re-usable, requiring only the replacement of the locking wedge and post. You save re-installation and money on every knockdown.
The strong V-Shaped steel fins hold the socket securely in the ground. V-Loc®'s patented design resists movement, both from wind vibration and in the event of a knockdown.
V-Loc® is NCHRP 350 approved, AASHTO recommended & Federal Highway Administration - Clear Zone Compliant. V-Loc®'s flush-to-the-ground anchor allows sign posts to breakaway or release cleanly at ground-level, with a 360 degree impact zone.