Big Sandy® Sand Barrels

The TrafFix Devices "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" Sand Barrels go above and beyond these requirement to provide the best in highway safety.


  • 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 - No Edge Seals
  • No cone insers for easy shipping, storing, and installation


Big Sandy Impact Attenuator Sand Barrels - Complete Big Sandy Sand Barrel System
Big Sandy Impact Attenuator Sand Barrel Lifting/Dumping Ring - Allows for easy lifting and emptying
Big Sandy Impact Attenuator Sand Barrel - 2,100 lb Big Sandy

TrafFix Devices 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.