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U-MAD Lorry Mounted Crash Cushion

NCHRP 350 Guidelines supported / NCHRP 350 Guidelines compliance

U-MAD Truck Mounted Attenuators (TMAs) offer outstanding performance, excellent life cycle costs and quick, simple refurbishment.

The U-MAD TMA is available for use in work zones with speed capacities from 70-100 km/h. The U-MAD TMA provides a wide range of protection for workers, motorists and equipment. The U-MAD TMA has passed the rigorous NCHRP 350 TL-2 and TL-3 criteria for both mandatory and optional tests.

The U-MAD Truck Mounted Attenuator is designed to absorb collision energy during rear-end impacts, prevent impacting vehicles from underriding a protected truck and reduce expensive damage to equipment. After a design impact only the cartridge will need to be replaced.

The U-MAD TMA can be configured using a variety of options for mounting systems, hydraulics, and controllers to make installation, use, and maintenance as simple as possible.

Mounting Options:

  • Socket Hitch
  • Bolt-On
  • Tailgate Mount for dump tracks
  • Quick-Connect
  • Extension
  • Flatbed Mount

The U-MAD TMA is ideal for stationary operations such as repair of crash cushions guardrails or road surfaces where the truck is acting as a barrier vehicle. It is also ideal for slow moving operations such as striping, sweeping, marking, or plowing where the truck is acting as a shadow vehicle.

Features and Benefits:

  • Only the cartridge needs to replaced after a design impact
  • Passes all mandatory and optional NCHRP 350 TL-2 and TL-3 tests
  • Engineered to keep the impacting vehicle and support vehicle in the travel lane even after angle impacts
  • Cartridges are Interchangeable with the U-MAD Trailer TMA, reducing inventory costs
  • Light weight system
  • Many flexible mounting options
  • Optional cab-mounted controllers

General Specifications:

  • TL-3 Length - 4,19 m
  • Weight - 590 kg
  • Height in Storage Position - 381 cm