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42" Aluminum Pad Mount Gooseneck Pedestal

Hurricane proof, aluminum, parking island pedestal for card readers, intercoms, and keypads


The 42-9C-ALUM is a cost effective aluminum pedestal meant to hold card readers, intercoms, keypads, telephone entry systems and housings for parking control areas.

This particular card reader pedestal is more stable than competing units because it will not bend, sway, or falter after your security installation is complete.  It is made from heavy duty, 1/8” thick (11-gauge) tubular 2” round T6 aluminum, a 10-gauge 4"Wx4"H face plate, and a robust .25" base plate.  It will withstand most abuse whether from pedestrians or Mother Nature.  Matter of fact, the 42-9C-ALUM gooseneck passed our face wind testing which determined that it can survive sustained Category 5 hurricane winds of 157mph (see PDF).  Our competitors don’t even make an aluminum option and couldn’t make this claim as their pedestals use weaker .074” thin (14-gauge) tube.  Furthermore, Pedestal CEO goosenecks are bent with the tightest 6" center radius using a state-of-the-art mandrel bending die system in which the neck is formed uniformly, without collapsing the underside of the neck.  You may see competing gooseneck pedestals with very long necks, bent to very loose tolerances, which are not preferred by professional installers.  Pedestal CEO is the leader in pedestal manufacturing and we pay attention to the details.

As with all Pedestal CEO stands, these aluminum pedestals are washed in a phosphate solution, then heat dried, coated with an outdoor TGIC polyester anodized aluminum powder coat finish with UV protectant, and baked at 400°F for the most extreme weatherability.  These pedestals will never rust.

Finally, unlike some competing products, it’s bottomed off with a sliding cover plate to hide the nuts and bolts used to mount the pedestal to concrete.  When you walk away, having finished your 42-9C-ALUM installation, you’ll notice this gooseneck pedestal looks clean and professional.  And we can provide aluminum hoods and aluminum card reader housings to match.

Each aluminum mounting post is boxed individually, wrapped with foam protectors on top and bottom, and includes a package of carriage bolt hardware.  It is shippable via UPS or FedEx.

This specific access pedestal is stocked in anodized aluminum powder coat but is also available in black (model 42-9C), white (model 42-9W), safety yellow (model 42-9Y), and electrical gray colors.  It is also available in brushed stainless steel (model 42-9C-SS).   Heights, arm distances, face plates, and more can be customized.  Just ask for price and availability.  If you prefer an in-ground or wet cement burial post, then take a look at the 64-9C-IN or 72-9C-IN, also available in aluminum.

Pedestal CEO has the world’s best portfolio of gooseneck pedestals. 

Instructions to pour concrete and mount pedestals using the L-Bolt-Kit or Stud Anchor Kit can be found here.


Height 42.00"
Finish Anodized Aluminum TGIC Outdoor Polyester Powder Coat
Face Plate 4" x 4", 8-Hole Universal Pattern, .136" Aluminum
Base Plate 5" x 5", Holes on 3.00" Centers, .25" Aluminum, Includes Cover Plate
Tube 2" x 2" Round, .125" Wall (11-Gauge)
Neck 12.00" Reach (On Vertical Center), 90° Bend using 6.00" Center Radius
Material 6063 Aluminum
Weight 12 lbs.
Box Size 45" x 12" x 7"
Hardware Includes 1 Polybag per Face Plate (each Polybag contains 4 = 1/4-20 Carriage Bolts & Nuts)