This spring rider is designed for durability and safety. The body of the rider is made of rotomolded polyethylene, which is resistant to weather and fading. The bright colors are applied with heat to prevent vandalism and resist fading over time. Each rider comes with a spring that is enclosed by a rubber boot, which helps to prevent pinching and provide a smooth ride for children.
The plate of the rider measures 9¼” square and has four holes that are 1″ from the edge of the plate. The center-to-center distance between the holes is 7¼”. The bottom of the bee-shaped rider is 13¼” from the ground, while the distance from the ground to the top of the seat is 22¼”. Hardware for installation is included with the rider.
This product is designed to withstand harsh conditions and last up to 5 years in optimal conditions, although replacement may be necessary sooner depending on the conditions. The Bee spring rider has a weight limit of 125 lbs and is a great addition to any playground.
Colors: Yellow with a red smile
This caterpillar is intended for children 4 – 12 years old only. It is designed for use by one child at a time. Adults should always supervise children at all times. Do not allow children to stand on or use unsafely. Do not allow it to be used if damaged.
IMPORTANT: Please read for important information. In this material we have tried to provide some requirements stated in the CPSC Handbooks, ASTM F2373-11, F1487-11 and F1148-09. However, we in no way intend for this to be a complete list of requirements. Also, these publications are updated frequently with changes therefore, you should read these publications yourself to determine if any part or installation could prove a danger to a child.
To help keep children safe from harm, review installation and maintenance instructions before installing equipment. These instructions are located in the description of every product on our website. Download and print these instructions and keep in a safe place. Our website also has a “Product Testing Information” page. All products are tested for lead, phthalates and tensile strength. You can also call us at 1-800-227-7529.
Regardless of lower heat transfer properties, plastic play equipment can still become hot enough in extreme temperatures and direct sunlight to cause burns. Plastic slides are safe, tried and true, but as is the case with all playground equipment, parents and supervisors must monitor the children in their care, make certain that the equipment is appropriate for their age, and always check playground surfaces for excessive heat before allowing children to play. For more information, contact IPEMA headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1717‐238‐1744.
Installation: Our parts are sold as either replacement parts or components of a set, unless you are buying our Metal Frame Set, therefore these parts need to be installed according to the set’s installation instructions. If the installation instructions differ from ours please contact us at 800-227-7529.
For toddler’s seat should be between 12 – 16” high. For preschooler seat should be between 14 – 28” high. The use zone should be a minimum of 6’ from the “at rest” perimeter of equipment. It may overlap in certain instances. See CPSC for more information. Determine correct footing locations and dig footings. The hole size may vary depending on local soil, weather conditions and local laws. Attach spring to bottom plate using SPR casting.
Pour concrete into footing hole and level off. Using 9 1/4” x 9 1/4” bottom plate on assembled spring as a template, insert ½” anchor bolts into the concrete. Remove spring assembly. Allow to set 2 – 3 days.
NOTE: Allow enough thread on anchor bolts to secure bottom plate to footing.
Place assembled body into position. Attach bottom plate to anchor bolts using ½” lock nuts and ½” flat washers. Tighten nuts and bolts. Install resilient surfacing material.
Maintenance: At beginning and end of each play season and once a month during play season, check for cracks, rust, missing or loose hardware or evidence of vandalism. Make sure there are no tears in rubber boot that children could get their fingers pinched in spring. Tighten and lubricate all metallic moving parts. Replace as needed. Make sure there are no exposed footings, anchoring devices, rocks, roots, holes or any other obstacles in or around spring animals. Maintain detailed inspection and maintenance records for public-use playground equipment.
Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.