The Scorpion Trailer Attenuator, with its unique curved design, gives full width protection to the back of the host vehicle and protects the "coffin corners" of the truck andis NCHRP 350 tested and approved for all mandatory and optional offset and angled impacts. The Scorpion Trailer requires little or no modification to host vehicle or additional mounting hardware beyond the standard pintle hook and ½" thick × 32" wide steel frame plate. This single point attachment makes the installation of the Scorpion TA quick and easy.

The Scorpion's proven modular design crushes in progressive states allowing quick and economical replacement of damaged parts. Rear axle placement improves trailer stability and prevents the tail from "bottoming out" on driveways or uneven surfaces. The overall length of the Scorpion TA is only 17' 5", the shortest on the market, and is available in 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. The integrated electric brake system comes standard on all Scorpion Trailer Attenuators and are automatically activated in the event of trailer separation or hitch failure. Optional Arrow or Message Boards can easily be attached to the Scorpion Trailer.


TL-2 TL-3 STD TL-3 Euro
Length 13' (3.96m) 17' 10" (5.44m) 17' 10" (5.44m)
Width 96" (2.44m) 96" (2.44m) 96" (2.44m)
Height 36" (0.91m) 36" (0.91m) 36" (0.91m)
Weight 1,240lbs (562kg) 1,730lbs (785kg) 1,541lbs (700kg)

Telescoping Anti-Rotation System (TARS)

Telescoping Anti-Rotation System (TARS) - Pre-Imact Condition

Pre-Impact Condition

The Scorpion Trailer attaches directly to the pintle hook. It does not require additional installation, or truck modification, beyond standard factory installed pintle hook and ½" steel frame plate.
Telescoping Anti-Rotation System (TARS) - Post-Imact Condition

Post-Impact Condition

Upon impact, two heavy anti-rotation arms are driven against the frame plate, preventing angular rotation of the Scorpion Trailer during an accident.


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



* TrafFix Devices' Scorpion TMA 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.