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End & Median Terminals

Impact Absorption Inc. of Plainview, New York, distributes crash cushions like the Tau-II® Redirective Attenuator and also trailer-mounted attenuators to protect your road workers. Our road safety equipment company creates cost-effective barriers and crash cushions for your needs. Let us show you how we can help you with our Dragnet Work-Zone Net Attenuator.

X-Tension™ Redirective Non-Gating End Terminal

The X-Tension™ Terminal is the world's first fully re-directive, non-gating guardrail end terminal. The unique X-Tension technology is a tension-based solution rather than compression- based. It offers exceptional vehicle control and energy absorbing capabilities in head-on impacts. X-Tension consists of an impact head with a cable friction plate inside, a slider assembly and slider bracket, a cable anchor bracket, a foundation anchor assembly, two cable assemblies, a ground strut, standard steel or wood posts and three standard 12 gauge highway W-Beam rails.

The X-tension is tested to NCHRP Report 350, TL-3 (100km/h), fully redirective non-gating specifications.

Non-Gating End Terminal

X-Tension End Terminal Brochure
X-Tension End Terminal Installation Manual

X-Tension™ Redirective Non-Gating Median Terminal

The X-Tension™ Median Attenuator System (XMAS) is a fully re-directive, non-gating end treatment designed for bidirectional applications

The unique X-Tension technology is a tension based solution rather than compression-based like many other attenuators. It provides exceptional vehicle control and energy absorbing capabilities during head-on impacts. 

The X-tension is tested to NCHRP Report 350, TL-3 (100km/h), fully redirective non-gating specifications.

X-Tension™ Median Attenuator System

X-Tension Median (XMAS) Terminal Brochure
X-Tension Median (XMAS) Terminal Installation Manual



The MASH compliant MAX-Tension™ TL-3 tangent end terminal, with Sabertooth technology, features the next level of impact performance and an ultra-slim design. The system utilizes a tension-based design along with an energy absorbing coupler that features an all new cutting tooth design. When impacted head-on, deceleration is controlled by friction developed in the tension cables and by cutting the downstream guardrail panels. When a side impact occurs, tension cables can help safely redirect a motorist away from the hazard.

In addition, the MAX-Tension TL-3 terminal utilizes standard guardrail components for significant savings in inventory and maintenance costs. Nuisance impacts during snow removal and maintenance operations can also be minimized due to the narrow design of the MAX-Tension Impact Head.

MAX-TENSION TL-3 Installation Manual

Contact us for more about our trailer mounted attenuator from Plainview, New York.