Military Barriers/Hesco Bastions
Assembling the Hesco Bastion
entails unfolding it and (if available) using a front end loader to fill it with sand, dirt or gravel. The placement of the barrier is generally very similar to the placement of a sandbag barrier or earth berm except that room must generally be allowed for the equipment used to fill the barrier. The main advantage of Military Barrier
, strongly contributing to their popularity with troops and flood fighters,浸塑电焊网片
, is the quick and easy setup. Previously, people had to fill sandbags,Galvanized Welded Wire Mesh-U.S. Marine Corps Pfc.
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, with one worker filling about 20 sandbags per hour. Workers using Military Barrier
and a front end loader can do ten times the work of those using sandbags.
The Hesco Barrier
come in a variety of sizes. Most of the barriers can also be stacked,黑铁丝
, and they are shipped collapsed in compact sets. Example dimensions of typical configurations are 46″ x 36″ x 32 (1.4m x 1.1m x 9.8m) to 7 x 5 x 100 (2.1m x 1.5m x 30m).
A new system of Hesco Bastion
developed specially for military use is deployed from a container, which is dragged along the line of ground where the barrier is to be formed, unfolding up to several hundred meters of barrier in minutes, ready for filling with soil by a backhoe.
Filled with sand, 60 centimetres (24 inches) of barrier thickness will stop rifle bullets and shell fragments. It takes 1.5 metres (five feet) of thickness to prevent penetration by a rocket propelled grenade round. Approximately 1.2 metres (four feet) of thickness provides protection against most car bombs.