Photo of break away freestanding clearance bar

The Free Standing Clearance Bar System is a self-supporting clearance bar.

It is 10' wide and available in 3 overall heights: 10', 12' and 13' to the top of the horizontal support bar. The bar is 1.25" in diameter, and the actual clearance bar is 5.25". It should have at least 6" of support chain (not supplied). So the minimum bottom of the bar will be 1.25 + 5.25+ 6 (including hooks) or 12.5" below the stated height. THE MAXIMUM HEIGHT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE CLEARANCE BAR WILL BE 13" LESS THAN THE STATED HEIGHT. We normally recommend at least a 12" chain to avoid damage.


The system consists of 5 components:

  • A core (buried) or plate (bolt to the surface) 6" steel bollard. Height is 42" above ground for a10' tall system, 66" for the 12' and 78" for the 13' system.
  • The standard depth for a buried bollard is 24" below ground. The depth needs to extend below the frost line in your location. It is 42" for Michigan. If the concrete you set the bollard in goes below the frost line, the bollard can be shorter.
  • A plastic sleeve for the bollard (yellow in the picture).
  • A plastic covered vertical steel 1.25" pipe from the bollard (black in the picture). This is always 78" in height.
  • A plastic covered horizontal 1.25" steel pipe with aluminum-magnesium fittings and 1.25" steel pipe corner brace (black in the picture). Max is 10 feet.
  • A clearance bar (made of 1/4" Lo-Density Thermoplastic Polyethylene (LDPE) with Ultra-Violet and Anti-Static Additive). The bar is 5.25" x 78".

The bollard, upper supports and the clearance bar can be ordered in Yellow, Red, White, Black, or Blue. Custom colors can be made for a fee. Size is 10 ft. wide and 10, 12 or 13 feet high. The bottom of the clearance bar should be at least 2 feet lower. You can adjust it on site. Chain is not included

Fixed or Swing Back?

Fixed is standard, meaning the cross bar does not move if hit by a vehicle. An optional swing back version is available for $175 more. It allows a vehicle to go through and moves the bar back to the original position after it passes. A large spring in the vertical section brings it back into position. It is hidden by the bollard cover.

The Free Standing Clearance Bar System is delivered by truck on a 4' x 11' pallet weighing around 350 lbs. for the 10 x 10 system.


3 Sizes are available priced as shown:

  • 10' x 10' (Around 8' to bottom of clearance bar) $749.00
  • 10' x 12' (Around 10' to bottom of clearance bar) $799.00
  • 10' x 13' (Around 11' to bottom of clearance bar) $849.00
  • The actual height of the clearance bar is adjusted on site by you.

Shipping normally ranges from $300-600 depending upon size and mileage. Add $29 for lettering. Add $25.00/ft. for core bollards over 24".

Getting a quote

Due to the number of options, we ask you to fill out our Quick Quote form (or call) which asks for this information:

  • Height to bottom of clearance bar, up to 11'
  • Width of cross bar (supports a 5.25" x 78" Clearance Bar) is standard at 10'
  • Bollard type: Buried or surface mounted
  • Colors available are: Yellow, Blue, Red, Black White
  • Color of Bollard sleeve
  • Color of remaining support vertical and cross bars
  • Color of Clearance Bar
  • Fixed or Swing back
  • Left or right mounted
  • Lettering on Clearance bar
  • The delivery address in the 48 states or Canada

Note that you will be responsible for unloading, so you will need a dock. If you do not have that, you will need a fork lift or a truck with a lift gate (extra charge).

Call if you have any questions.

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