TMA Meets all required and optional tests
The SST provides state-of-the-art protection
with a revolutionary trailer design that allows users to rapidly
deploy a TMA while lowering operating costs.
Absorption Systems, Inc, a Quixote Transportation Safety, company,
announces its new trailer-mounted SST
Safe-Stop® Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA). The SST’s
unique design requires minimal modification to host vehicles allowing
quick and simple attachment, resulting in low installation and operating
costs, as well as increased truck fleet operating flexibility.
The SST TMA has passed all mandatory & optional NCHRP 350 TL-3
The SST TMA’s length from the back of the host
vehicle is less than 20 feet (6m) and has many interchangeable parts
with the company’s popular Safe-Stop 180º tilt model
TMA, including the lightweight aluminum energy-absorbing cartridges.
An added feature of the SST TMA is anti-rotational dampeners that
are designed to lock the TMA in place during an angled impact to
maximize the TMA’s effectiveness and minimizing impacting
vehicles from “gating” into a work zone or adjacent
lane(s), which could potentially cause a secondary accident. The
dampeners also protect the host truck’s frame by spreading
the load of the impacting force, and provide maximum protection
to work crews, the impacting driver, adjacent drivers, and the host
The SST TMA, and is adaptable to the widest range of host vehicle
weights which also enhances maximum fleet utilization. An optional
arrow board attaches directly to the SST TMA. The unit also offers
a high degree of nuisance impact protection and high reusability
after a design impact and a tight turning radius.
The Safe-Stop line of TMAs from Energy Absorption, Inc. is the culmination
of years of TMA engineering and in-field experience. When impacted,
the unit’s steel support frame collapses and the aluminum
cartridges crush to absorb the energy of impact, bring the impacting
vehicle to a controlled stop.
About Quixote Corporation
Quixote Corporation (www.quixotecorp.com) through its wholly owned
subsidiaries Quixote Transportation Safety, Inc., Quixote Transportation
Technologies, Inc. and Quixote Traffic Corporation, is the world's
leading manufacturer of energy-absorbing highway crash cushions,
truck-mounted attenuators, intelligent intersection control systems,
computerized highway/advisory radio transmitting devices, electronic
wireless measuring and sensing devices, weather monitoring stations,
fixed and variable electronic message signs, flexible post delineators
and other highway safety products and services.
Energy Absorption Systems, Inc.