The VORTEQ® is a trailer mounted attenuator for use on stationary or moving shadow support vehicles with a minimum weight of 9,920 lbs (4,500 kg). It is tested to NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 3. Additionally, it is further tested to the UK TD 49 (110 km/h) standard. The unit is comprised of a lightweight tube-in-tube frame rail and a wheel/axle assembly. The VORTEQ® is designed to help absorb rear-end impacts at speeds up to 62 mph (100 km/h) when impacted within NCHRP Report 350 crash test standards.


  • Integrated anti-rotation capabilities.
  • Open frame design helps facilitate inspection, maintenance, or repair.
  • Contained debris field after an impact within NCHRP Report 350 crash test standards.
  • Arrow board mounting systems available.




Assembly & Maintenance

  • Attaches to most support vehicles with a 20 ton pintle hook and 7 pin lighting connector.
  • Wheels and axle are designed to stay connected so that the damaged unit can be driven away.
  • Potentially reusable after an impact within NCHRP Report 350 crash test standards.*




*After an impact, the product must be inspected and evaluated per the direction of the specifying roadway authority. The ultimate decision on reusability rests with the specifying roadway authority and/or state DOT.


  • 23’ 2″ (7.06 m) Long
  • 92″ (234 cm) Wide
  • 28″ (71 cm) High
  • 300 lbs. (136 kg) Tongue Weight
  • 1,300 lbs. (590 kg) Unit Weight (Nominal)
  • 9,920 lbs. (4,500 kg) Support Vehicle Minimum Weight


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