Drive Caps for SmoothCote™ FiberRod
Use a drive caps to protect the top of the FiberRod when driving them in the ground.
Drive caps are compatible with these posts:
One cap lasts through years of uses and many posts. We do not recommend leaving drive caps on the top of posts.
For hard soils and larger rods:
- Place the drive cap on top of FiberRod
- Drive into the ground with a rubber mallet or steel hammer
- Take the drive cap off of the FiberRod and continue with additional posts
We do not recommend leaving drive caps on the top of posts.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Thomas V from Louisiana
Driving cap is fine if you only have one post to drive but it is not strong enough for multiple posts. I drove one post into sand, about 24" deep and had to hammer the cap off of the end of the post. It will not come off of the second post. It is better than having a splintered post but order one for each post you’re driving. I only purchased one cap for 10 posts. Reordering more to complete the job.
John L from Iowa
I like the thickness and durability of the 3/8" size.
Tom S from Massachusetts
Very handy. Preference for high visibility color instead of black which could be spotted in the field. I taped mine to be able to more easily spot.
Joy D from Ohio
Excellent for driving the temporary posts into the ground. However, I purchased one for each post but learned they did not fit the 11/16" posts snuggly so I really only needed one or two to accomplish the task at hand.
Tyler F from California
These have worked great for preserving my fiberglass posts. My only gripe is sometimes they get stuck on the post after you’re done hammering. So far I’ve been able to just give them a twist and they come loose but I have spares in case one gets stuck on there for good. Still, a must have if you’re using fiberglass temporary posts.