Crash Cushions | GSI Highway Products

CRASH CUSHIONS

GSI is the exclusive Texas distributor of four NCHRP 350 approved crash cushions from Barrier Systems, Inc. All of our crash cushions are FHWA accepted and available for TL-2 and/or TL-3 applications.

NEW MASH TAU-M

TXDOT APPROVED

NEW MASH TAU-M

MASH TL-3 AND TL-2 TESTED - TxDOT Approved
The Barrier Systems Redirective, Non-Gating, Universal TAU-M Crash Cushion is designed to meet MASH TL-3 and TL-2 testing requirements in a compact, partially reusable design. The system is available for concrete and asphalt applications and can shield hazards with widths up to 30” (880 mm). Ease of installation, fast on-sight repairs, and numerous transition options make the TAU-M system an ideal crash cushion to shield most roadside and median hazards.

 

The TAU-M system is also available as an upgrade kit to retrofit existing NCHRP 350 TAU-II Systems into MASH TAU-M Systems.

TAU-M SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: 

  • Classification - Redirective, Non-Gating, Partially Reusable (R-NG-PR) Impact Attenuator

  • TL-3 Length - 6.93 m  /  22’ 9”

  • TL-2 Length - 4.33 m  /  14’ 2”

  • Width - 762 mm  /  30”

  • Height - 8030 mm  /  32 5/8”

  • Test Level - MASH TL 2 / 3

 
 

NEW ABSORB-M

ABSORB-M - TxDOT Approved

No ground anchoring, easy deployment/removal, and the shortest length in its class, make the ABSORB-M system the contractor’s choice for a work zone ready MASH crash cushion. At 26” (67 cm) wide, it is suited for narrow areas where road and workspace is limited. The system utilizes interchangeable, nested elements to reduce inventory costs and a universal transition takes time and complexity out of installation.

ABSORB-M PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 

  • Classification - Non-Redirective, MASH   TL-3 

  • TL-3 Length - 639 cm  /  21’

  • Width - 67 cm  /  26”

  • Height - 110 cm  /  43 1/4”

  • Element Weight Empty - 81 kg  /  180 lb. 

  • Element Weight Full - 1030 kg  /  2270 lb.

ABSORB 350 CRASH CUSHION

Product Features:

  • Narrow Footprint

  • Fast deployment and repair

  • No foundation anchors required

  • Construction or Permanent Applications

  • Speed Rating Flexibility

  • Optional wheel lifting device available for movement to new lane position or side of the road

The Absorb 350 Crash Cushion is a non-redirective crash cushion that is NCHRP 350 approved for TL-2 and TL-3 applications.

The Absorb 350 can be attached to the end of portable or permanent concrete barriers and steel barriers without the need to anchor the system to the roadway. This provides for easy and fast installation and repair.

The system is 24 inches wide, making it the ideal option for narrower roads where workspace and road space are limited.

It is designed for use on narrow hazards, exits, wide medians, edge of road locations.

X-TENUATOR CRASH CUSHION

The X-TENuator is a TL-3 re-directive, bi-directional non-gating crash cushion that provides high performance without the high cost.

The X-TENuator is designed to be installed permanently but can also be used on asphalt in work zones where re-directive non-gating performance is required.

Utilizing standard transitions, a narrow body, and ease of deployment and installation makes the X-TENuator ideally suited for shielding narrow roadside hazards at low impact sites.

Program Features:

  • Low cost hazard protection

  • Meets NCHRP 350 TL-3 test criteria

  • Only twenty-six ground anchors required for concrete

  • Accepted for installation on asphalt

  • Attaches to single faced guardrail, double faced guardrail and concrete barrier

  • Uses standard transitions

  • Ideally suited for narrow medians, gore areas, construction zones, toll plazas, side of road

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TAU-II CRASH CUSHIONS

The Universal TAU-II Family of Crash Cushions are a full line of re-directive crash cushions that meet both TL-2 and TL-3 NCHRP 350 requirements.

A fully re-directive system, the TAU-II Crash cushions are ideally suited for ends of rigid barriers, toll booths, utility polls, high speed roads with narrow medians, and many other roadway hazards.

The TAU-II system's open architecture reduces build-up coming from roadside debris. This helps keep the system clear of litter and ensure top performance and easy access for maintenance workers.

Program Features:

  • Low Life Cycle Cost and minimum number of anchors

  • Low Profile 6" foundation ideal for bridge deck

  • Can be used for 27.5" or 36" backups

  • One parts kit repairs or builds any size unit

  • Easily lengthened or shortened

  • Standard transitions and reusable nose standard

  • 70mph system available

 

X-TENSION MEDIAN ATTENUATOR SYSTEM

The X-TENsion Mediaun Attenuator System (X-MAS) is a TL-3 re-directive, non-gating, sacrificial impact attenuator that combines ease of installation and affordability with no foundation required.

Utilizing standard guardrail parts combined with superior engineering, the X-TENsion median system provide the same performance of an NCHRP 350 re-directive, non-gating sytem at a fraction of the price.

Product Features:

  • Attached directly to double faced guardrail

  • Utilizes standard guardrail components

  • Available at 28.5" or 31" heights

  • Easy installation with no foundation, backup or custom transitions required.

 

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