we have your curiosity on how our mailboxes are made? Most
of our mailboxes are constructed from the same 1/4" thick
steel unless specified. Each 1/4" thick mailbox
has 3/16" reinforced locking steel doors and are individually
hand made here in the USA.
We manufacture the strongest, most secure locking
mailboxes on the market by far!
We don't just make secure
make HIGH SECURITY mailboxes!
Below will show you why we are NOT
your average locking mailbox.
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to know about the 1/4" steel we use?:
The reason why
we are HIGH SECURITY is that the steel we use to produce the strongest
mailboxes in the world, is also used to construct some of the largest
bridges and skyscrapers in the world. The 1/4" steel will
withstand bats, rocks, sledgehammers, and yes...even those dreaded
mailbox bombs. We can also mention that they do pretty good
against VEHICLES! These mailboxes have been lab tested against
other "high security" mailboxes with many types of destruction and
only the Fort Knox Mailbox passed with flying colors. To read
CLICK HERE! A 28 ton boom truck and trailer came out on the
minus side after hitting one of our mailboxes. If you ever
have a chance to pick one up and feel their heavy weight, you will
understand why these mailboxes are so tough. The weight of
our mailboxes alone will amaze you. For example:
- M1-LT mailbox (Only
1/8" thick steel mailbox) = 33 LBS. Without post.
- With matching steel post = 58 LBS.
- Small STANDARD mailbox
= 68 LBS. Without post.
- With matching steel post = 110 LBS.
- Large STANDARD mailbox
= 96 LBS. Without post.
- With matching steel post = 141 LBS.
- The FORTRESS mailbox
= 98 LBS. Without post.
- With matching steel post = 142 LBS.
- THE VACATIONER = 136
LBS. Without post.
- With matching steel post = 181 LBS.
- THE SENATOR = 148 LBS.
- With matching steel post = 193 LBS.
- THE PACKAGE BOX =
165 LBS. Without post.
- With matching steel post = 193 LBS.
- THE VAULTS = HEAVY!
With matching steel post = VERY HEAVY!
NO TIN HERE!..Solid steel
construction (welds) not rivets.
steel post that we use to support our heavy mailboxes:
5" x 5" x 57" long for the larger mailboxes ).
( 4" x 4" x 57" long for the small standard mailbox
2.5" x 2.5" x 57" long for the M1-LT mailbox ).
(If you have a preexisting post, make
sure it can support the above mailbox weight)
M1-LT MAILBOX W/
4" X 4"
AND 5" X 5" STEEL POSTS
post comes separate from the mailbox and is bolted from
underneath with "carriage bolts,"
that no theft of the mailbox is possible. This is
also ideal if you move, and want to take the mailbox with
you instead of pulling the steel post out of the concrete.
Posts are made of 10 gauge square tubing. (10
gauge = 1/8"). The posts are buried in 2+ feet of
*Click rack picture for
a closer view*
Pick a style of post for your situation.
Check here for a price
To see some installed pictures of racks click HERE
Both are good in construction of certain products, but
for long lasting durability and security, welded is the best
choice for a mailbox. ALL Fort Knox Mailboxes are personally
hand welded with no rivets needed. A welded mailbox, as opposed
to rivets, increases the durability and security tremendously.
Thieves are often able to pull the riveted sides off other
mailboxes and get to your mail with hardly any effort at all.
Not so with a Fort Knox Mailbox. You can see in the
picture to the right where the 3/16" back plate has been
completely welded. It just doesn't get any stronger
than this! Two words sum it up and those are, durability
Front and Rear access doors: If you need
to retrieve your mailbox from the rear of the mailbox,
we can make that possible. This is made for those who
live on a busy street, or would like to put their mailbox
through a fence or masonry and retrieve mail from the
back of the mailbox instead of the front.
There is a $68 charge for this
rear door option, and you get 3 additional options:
1. Front and rear doors "Keyed Alike"
(upgraded locks require additional purchase).
2. Front door is made "Fake" (Front
door is welded shut from the inside with fake lock).
3. Front locked door is replaced with a "Solid Plate"
- All steel materials with
a baked-on "Powder Coated" finish:
and/or decorative coatings are formed by application of
powder to a substrate, after which the powder is fused
into a continuous film by the application or heat or radiant
energy. Powder coating is an advanced method of
applying a decorative and protective finish to a wide
range of materials and products that are used by both
industries and consumers. The powder used for the
process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment
and resin, which is sprayed onto a surface to be coated.
The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically
grounded surfaces until heated and fused into a smooth
coating in a curing oven. The result is a uniform,
durable, high quality, and attractive finish. Powder
coating is the fastest growing finishing technology in
North America, representing over 10% of all industrial
can accommodate custom colors for an
additional one time fee of $98.
PIN Tumbler Locks (round keyed):
These standard locks come with the Fort Knox Mailbox.
They are a chrome plated "tubular" 7 pin key
lock. Tubular locks are more durable (pick-proof) than
the common keyed lock. The cams that hold the Fort Knox Mailbox
doors shut are 1/8" steel which is thick enough to keep
out unwanted criminals. (2 keys included with lock).
This lock is designed for
those who receive packages larger than the 1-3/4" slot
quite frequently. The Slam Lock is made so that you
can leave the main door unlocked to receive packages. Your
mail carrier then opens the slam lock door, takes your outgoing
mail, and then places your mail and package in the mailbox.
The mail carrier then shuts the Slam Lock door and it
automatically locks. Once again, you are the only one
with a key. (2 keys included with lock).
*One Year Warranty!*
CL Series - "Double D" Hole Cam Lock:
This is the most reliable security
lock available for coin-operated laundry equipment, vending
machines, coin boxes, slot machines, music and gambling machines,
pay phones and other high security applications. And now...FORT
KNOX MAILBOXES! (2 keys included with lock)
*2 YEAR WARRANTY!*
unique design provides triple locking action, making the locks
virtually pick proof. All Medeco keys and locks are protected
under patent, trademark, and copyright laws. Medeco3 keys
may only be duplicated by Medeco or by a Medeco authorized
sales outlet, and only at your request. (2
keys included with lock)
be added to the Vault Lock to turn it into the
Vault Lock Extreme!
*2 YEAR WARRANTY!*
(for people who want above and beyond security)
lock works just as our standard and Abloy locks, but
with added strength. It works like a safe or vault
lock mechanism where when locked, two 1/2" steel
pins along with our 1/8" thick cam slide into a
locked position. It is used when extreme security
*Two Year Warranty!*
The Vault lock EXTREME!:
more security? Same great benefits as the Vault Lock,
but with the upgraded Medeco lock to give your mailbox
the best offered security possible. Forget high security,
this is EXTREME security!
*Two Year Warranty!*
Move your mouse over to see it operate
larger companies and multiple mailbox options)
The Post Office has agreed
to have their "Arrow Lock" placed on our mailboxes in certain
situations and areas. Prior local post office approval is
needed in order for us to set up the mailbox for the Arrow
Lock. With the Arrow Lock, companies or multiple mailbox owners
can have their outgoing mail locked up. Fort Knox Mailbox
is unable to install the actual Arrow Lock on mailboxes. Each
post office has their own Arrow Lock keyed for their location
only. The local post office where the mailbox is to be installed,
will install the "Arrow Lock" themselves once the mailbox
is installed. We simply set up the mailbox to allow the Arrow
Lock to be installed by the USPS. The purchaser of the Fort
Knox Mailbox must contact their local post office and see
if this option is available in their area.
Call for more details....(800)
a Fort Knox Mailbox?:
to see what our method of installation is. Ask us about
- See our accessories to go with
- Pricing on all of our products.
made in the USA!
(Grants Pass, Oregon)