Scorpion Traffic Crash Attentuators

Scorpion® Trailer Attenuator

Stahl Truck Bodies

NCHRP-350 Tested for all mandatory and optional offset tests

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  • Scorpion Traffic Crash Attenuator

    Successfully NCHRP 350 tested for all mandatory and optional offset tests

  • Only Trailer Attenuator, tested and approved when attached to a 10,000 lb host vehicle (caution – forward roll of host vehicle was 64’ when impacted by a 4,500 lb truck traveling at 63.5 mph)
  • Single point attachment to standard 20 Ton (minimum) rated pintle hook is quick and easy
  • Requires little or no modification to host vehicle or additional mounting hardware (1/2” thick x 32” wide minimum pintle hook mounting plate required)
  • Telescoping Anti-Rotational System (TARS™) minimizes Scorpion Trailer rotation during angled impacts and prevents trailer separation from host vehicle
  • The Scorpion’s proven modular design crushes in progressive stages allowing quick and economical replacement of damaged parts
  • The unique curved design gives full width protection to the back of the host vehicle and protects the “coffin corners” of the truck
  • Rear axle placement improves trailer stability and prevents the tail from “bottoming out” on driveways or uneven surfaces
  • Overall length of Scorpion Trailer Attenuator is only 17’ 5” – the shortest on the market
  • Integrated electric brake system comes standard on Scorpion Trailer – brakes are automatically activated in the event of trailer separation or hitch failure
  • Available in a shorter (12’ 7”) lower speed TL-2 (45 mph) model, which is ideal for congested city streets or where posted speeds are 45 mph or less
  • Optional Arrow or Message Board can easily be attached to Scorpion Trailer Attenuator


Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator

The Scorpion TMA has been tested and PASSED ALL optional and mandatory requirements suggested in the NCHRP-350 Report for TL-3 evaluation criteria-for speeds up to 62.5mph (100km/h)

Traffic Attenuator

  • Crash AttenuatorThe hydraulic system allows the cartridge to be partially raised for maximum road clearance and maneuverability
  • Scorpion’s low profile and open tubular design in beneficial in minimizing wind resistance and drag, allowing you to drive at freeway speeds safely, as well as increasing rear visibility and gas mileage
  • Scorpion’s lightweight aluminum construction minimizes rust and other corrosive elements and weighs only 1,800 lbs.
  • With its modular design, Scorpion crushes in progressive stages upon impact thus reducing repair costs
  • Scorpion’s durable construction and heavy duty tubular side rails minimize incidental back-up or turning damage
  • The unique curved design redirects side angle impacts away from the exposed corner of the truck
  • Scorpion can be easily and quickly mounted to or removed from the truck