|Apollo caskets are made through a process called rotational molding.
Initially hand-carved in clay, the product goes through a series of operational steps,
including handpainting gold details and finishing with an artisan flaming each
casket to bring out the gold metals.
Specifications and Features
- A roomy casket in a standard size vault.
- Weighs approx. 220 pounds
- Exceeds the National Concrete Burial Vault Association standard of 5000 pounds
load bearing. Tested by the same lab that prepared the standards.
- Fits a standard coach
- Fits a standard casket lowering device and church truck
- Interior dimensions: 28” wide and 6’6” long
- Exterior dimensions: 34” width, 32 3/8” height, 89 ¼” length
- Gasketed and locks
- Adjustable bed and foot panel
- Made from a durable natural gas based polymer with a nice hand feel
- Double-walled construction makes it lightweight and strong
- Save not only the cost of a vault, but also set fees
- Hand-carved, cast, and hand finished
- Completely made in the USA
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Will this polyethylene vault stay down and not float up?
The Apollo Casket Vault is designed so that the interior of the double walled
construction is able to fill with water in a high water table situation –
something like a submarine. In fact, the area between the walls holds about 80
gallons of water. This means that the weight of the casket vault is about 1000
pounds. The casket vault displaces about 52 cubic feet of water, which results
in an upward force of 3200 pounds. The top of the casket vault is
approximately 20 square feet. If the top of the vault is two feet underground,
this would be a force of 40 cubic feet. The standard weight of a cubic foot of
earth is 75 pounds, which would mean a force of 3000 pounds. 3000 plus 1000
weight of the vault equals 4000 pounds, which should certainly counteract the
upward force of 3200 pounds.
Of course, as we all know, there are many variabilities such as the composition
of the soil and the actual water content and even the temperature of the soil.
And there are situations where even concrete vaults do not stay down. We feel
confident that if the top of the vault is at least two feet under the ground
surface, the vault will stay buried.
And again, the vault has surpassed load bearing requirements. Please see the
testing section for those test results.