MAX-Tension™ Guardrail Terminal System (MAX™)

Report Number(s): NA

Description: The MAX-Tension"' Guardrail Terminal System (MAX"') is a re-directive gating end terminal for corrugated Wbeam barrier systems in tangent configurations. The MAX system utilizes tensioned cables, telescoping panels, and a cutting tooth to absorb the kinetic energy and safely contain or redirect impacting vehicles. The system is comprised of a friction based energy absorbing impact head, two tension cables, a releasable post 1, a ground anchor assembly, and an energy absorbing coupler with integrated cutting tooth used in conjunction with standard AASHTO 12 Gauge guardrail panels, posts, blackouts, and hardware.

Test Level: 3

Eligibility Letter: CC-133

System Type: W-Beam Guardrail Terminal

MASH Test Number: 3-30, 3-31, 3-32, 3-33, 3-34, 3-35, 3-37, 3-38

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Full-Scale Crash Testing

Sponsor: Lindsay Transportation Solutions, Inc.

Test Article Description

Height: 31"

Aesthetic: No

Location: Yet to be updated