Big Sandy Sand Barrels

“Big Sandy” is an Impact Attenuator Sand Barrel that is easy to move and provides external verification of the barrels correct weight of sand. This Impact Attenuator/Crash Cushion Sand Barrel has been tested and certified to meet the crash worthy requirements of NCHRP 350.

Big Sandy Big Sandy2

Different barrel configurations are used to create all of the weights used in current standard array geometries (200, 400, 700, 1400, and 2100 lbs) External sand weight verification is easy – use the right barrel configuration barrel to obtain the correct weight. Each “Big Sandy” Barrel is a made from a single piece of Polyethylene Plastic to eliminate sand leakages.

***Big Sandy Crash Cushion Attenuator Barrels have PASSED ALL suggested and mandatory requirements suggested for the NCHRP-350 Report for TL-2 and TL-3 evaluation criteria.*** 

Compressor Attenuator

 The Compressor is a self-restoring attenuator designed to take repeated impacts with minimal or no repairs.  It is also delivered assembled and ready to install. The corrosion resistant, solid steel uni-base requires only 14 bolts to install.  One crew can safely install several units in one day. The Compressor’s specially formulated attenuator modules are injection molded from HDPE plastic and are designed to more efficiently absorb energy in a shorter distance.

***The Compressor has PASSED ALL suggested and mandatory requirements suggested for the NCHRP-350 Report for TL-2 and TL-3 evaluation criteria.***


  • Overall length: 21′ 3″
  • Attenuator Module/Effective length: 16′ 6″

SLED (Sentry Longitudinal Energy Dissipater)  

The Sentry Longitudinal Energy Dissipater (SLED) is a narrow, non-redirective gating crash cushion. SLED is designed to shield the end of all permanent and temporary portable barrier shapes including concrete, steel and plastic. SLED’s unique design incorporates four internal steel cables which help envelop the impacting vehicle, reducing the possibility of secondary accidents. The SLED End Treatment does not require foundation anchor bolts to be attached to the road or bridge deck. The complete crash cushion can be installed quickly, with as little as one pick up truck and two workers on compacted dirt, gravel, decomposed granite, asphalt or concrete.



SLED (US) Specifications
Length 25′ 3″
Width 22 1/2
Height 42″
Weight (Empty) 995 lbs.
Weight (Full) 6505 lbs.