Scorpion® Trailer Attenuator

The Scorpion Trailer Attenuator attaches directly to a trucks pintle hook. It does not require additional installation, or truck modification, beyond standard factory installed pintle hook and 1/2" steel frame plate. Upon impact, two heavy duty anti-rotation arms are driven against the frame plate, preventing angular rotation of the Scorpion Trailer during an accident.

10002 Series Specifications
TL-2 TL-3 TL-3 (EU)
*TrafFix Devices' Scorpion Trailer Attenuator has been tested and has PASSED a "worse case" side angle re-directive impact test. This goes beyond all governmental testing requirements. Full details available upon request.
Length 13' (3.96m) 17' 10" (5.44m) 5.44m (17' 10")
Width 96" (2.44m) 96" (2.44m) 2.44m (96")
Height 36" (.91m) 36" (.91m) .91m (36")
Weight 1,460lbs (562kg) 1,900lbs (785kg) 700kg (1,541lbs)

Features

  • NCHRP 350 tested and approved for all mandatory and optional offset and angled impacts
  • 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. (2,041.17 k.g.) truck traveling at 63.5 mph (100 km/h)
  • 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-Rotaional 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 states 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 the 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 the Scorpion Trailer Attenuator

Images

TrafFix Devices Scorpion Trailer Attenuator - With attached Arrow Board
TrafFix Devices Scorpion Trailer Attenuator - Trailer Hitch
TrafFix Devices Scorpion Trailer Attenuator - Inline Impact - 4,500 lb Vehicle impacts 10,000 lb host vehicle at 62.5 mph #1
TrafFix Devices Scorpion Trailer Attenuator - Inline Impact - 4,500 lb Vehicle impacts 10,000 lb host vehicle at 62.5 mph #2
TrafFix Devices Scorpion Trailer Attenuator - Inline Impact - 4,500 lb Vehicle impacts 10,000 lb host vehicle at 62.5 mph #3
TrafFix Devices Scorpion Trailer Attenuator - Offset Impact - 4,500 lb Vehicle impacts 20,000 lb host vehicle at 62.5 mph #1
TrafFix Devices Scorpion Trailer Attenuator - Offset Impact - 4,500 lb Vehicle impacts 20,000 lb host vehicle at 62.5 mph #2
TrafFix Devices Scorpion Trailer Attenuator - Offset Impact - 4,500 lb Vehicle impacts 20,000 lb host vehicle at 62.5 mph #3

TrafFix Scorpion Truck Mounted Attenuator, and Scorpion Trailer Attenuator have PASSED ALL optional and suggested requirements in the NCHRP-350 Report for TL-2 and TL-3 evaluation criteria.