Not only does hiring a flagger cost money, but it is also a very dangerous job at times. In the past, every road construction project required flaggers, but that is not the case today thanks to automated flaggers. These neat devices are great for road construction because they are trailer-mounted, which means they can easily be towed. They also eliminate the need for having an actual person flagging traffic.
Automated flaggers still require an operator to control them, but nobody must get in the way of traffic. This is critical for jobs where the speed limit is normally high, as these areas can be especially dangerous for flaggers. A wirelessly operated gate system allows the operator to stop the flow of traffic and allow it to resume as needed.
Flagger-Mac Automated Flagger
The Ver-Mac Flagger-Mac is a unique tool takes the danger out of flagging while making it a more cost-effective operation.
- Remote operated up to 800 feet
- Conveniently mobile
- Energy-efficient solar power
- Break-away arm in case of impact
- V-Touch Controller
Thanks to the Flagger-Mac, you don’t have to worry nearly as much about the safety of flaggers. A flagger can control this device from a nearby location, allowing them to open and close the gate arm based on information they are receiving. The gate arm features a breakaway design, so it doesn’t cause any damage to cars or flaggers if somebody drives through it, which helps keep people even safer.
The Flagger-Mac features two 12-inch lamps, one red to signal a stop and one yellow to let people know to slow down. A gate with a flag provides a further warning to approaching traffic, while the breakaway design of the gate makes it safe for everyone involved.
Like many Ver-Mac products, the Flagger-Mac can be controlled remotely via the V-Touch controller. This controller simply connects to the Flagger-Mac and allows for complete control of the gate and light system. If you need to put the gate down and let people know to stop, you can do that with the touch of a button. You can also lift the gate and change the light to yellow with the touch of a button, making the Flagger-Mac one of the safest flagging tools available.
Dimensions and Weights of the Flagger Mac
- Gate operating height (Gate down):129 in. (3281 mm)
- Operating height (Gate up): 166 in. (4214 mm)
- Operating width: 169 in. (4288 mm)
- Traveling height: 88 in. (2226 mm)
- Traveling width: 70 in. (1788 mm)
- Overall length: 139 in. (3534 mm)
- Axle/suspension: 2000 lbs. (907 kg)
- Weight (approx.): 1000 lbs. (455 kg)
Does Worksafe Offer Automated Flagger Rentals?
Yes. Worksafe offers a number of traffic control device rentals, including automated flaggers.
Flagging is a dangerous job, so we are proud to offer tools like the Flagger-Mac that make it easy to safely flag traffic. These tools are especially critical in areas with lots of foliage around corners or other visibility problems, which is why we do our best to educate customers and provide them with the tools they need to make flagging and traffic control safe.
Contact Worksafe Traffic Control Industries
From automated flaggers to post-mounted message signs, there are a lot of tools you can use to help slow down traffic. At Worksafe Traffic Control Industries, we make it our mission to provide you with the best traffic control tools, from trailer-mounted message signs to portable traffic cameras and automated flaggers. If you want to simplify your traffic control, contact Worksafe to learn more about the traffic control products we offer today.