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 and is manufactured from UV stabilized high density polyethylene plastic. 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 inserts for easy shipping, storing, and installation
Part # Barrel Weight Barrel Capacity
48247P 17 lb. ± 1 lb. (7.7 kg. ± 0.5 kg.) Base Support
48247S 16 lb. ± 1 lb. (7.3 kb. ± 0.5 kg.) 200 - 700 lb. (90 - 320 kg.)
48140 23 lb. ± 1 lb. (10.4 kg. ± 0.5 kg.) 1,400 lb. (640 kg.)
48210 29 lb. ± 1 lb. (13.2 kg. ± 0.5 kg.) 2,100 lb. (960 kg.)

Big Sandy Lifting Ring
Big Sandy Lifting Ring being used with a Forklift

Big Sandy Lifting Ring

The Big Sandy Lifting Ring is engineered to safely lift filled TrafFix "Big Sandy" Sand Barrels ONLY. The Lifting Ring is constructed of lightweight aluminum, and weighs 62lbs and quickly attaches to a Forklift, Truck Mounted Crane, or Knuckle Boom to easily move filled Big Sandy Barrels into place. The Lifting Ring is fully adjustable and is build to lift the Big Sandy 200, 400, & 700 lbs Combination Barrels and the 1,400 and 2,100 lb Barrels.

The Big Sandy Lifting Ring is a must have when working with filled Big Sandy Barrels.


200, 400, and 700 lb. Crash Barrel Big Sandy - 1400 lb. Crash Barrel Big Sandy - 2100 lb. Crash Barrel Big Sandy Crash Cushion Sand Barrels Big Sandy in the field, outside of San Francisco, CA Big Sandy in the field, outside of Notre Dame