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A simple, cost efficient but highly effective and convenient way to prevent unwanted vehicle access and deter ram raids. A padlock is positioned at the base of the post, between the post and cover flap for added protection. A choice of padlocks is available to offer an increasing level of security. The post is operated by lifting fully out of the ground and then rotating 45°. The lug at the rear of the post aligns with the flap to allow the padlock to lock the post to the flap.


  • No internal mechanism.
  • Mild steel sliding post facilitates smooth moving action.
  • Standard or higher security padlocks can be fitted.
  • In the event of damage, the sliding post can be replaced by authorized key holders.
  • Will only lock in the up position – no jamming possible below ground.
  • Flap design helps protect padlock from malicious attack.
  • All parts are fully galvanized and corrosion protected.
  • Painting and powder coating coloured finishes available as extra.
  • Supplied with self-adhesive safety reflector for higher visibility.

Standard product features


  • Height: Above ground, 745 mm; below ground, 1005 mm.
  • Diameter: 90 mm.
  • Wall thickness: 3 mm.
  • Gross weight: 27.0 kg.
  • Pull-up weight: 6.6 kg.

RetractaPost™ Baby:

  • Height: Above ground, 500 mm; below ground, 755 mm.
  • Diameter: 90 mm.
  • Wall thickness: 3 mm.
  • Gross weight: 20.7 kg.
  • Pull-up weight: 5.0 kg.



Most RAL and BS colours are available as painted finishes – contact manufacturer for further details. Polyester coloured coatings are available by special order.

NBS Specification

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This product is associated with the following NBS Create clause:
45-25-15/323 Carbon steel hinged bollards

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AUTOPA Limited


+44 (0)1788 550556

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[RetractaPost™, galvanized (138130400)]
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[RetractaPost™ Baby, galvanized (138130410)]
[RetractaPost™ Baby, galvanized and coated (138130415)]
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Manufacturer details

Cottage Leap,
Warwickshire, CV21 3XP
Tel +44 (0)1788 550556
Fax +44 (0)1788 550265
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