Picture of the Urban Crash Cushion mounted on the back of a pick up vehicle

Asset Alliance builds 3.5 tonne Urban Crash Cushion

Picture of Asset Alliance's Urban Crash Cushion demonstration vehicle

Published:  14 May, 2018

Asset Alliance has built a 3.5 tonne Urban Crash Cushion demonstrator, designed to offer increased protection to roadworkers on slower carriageways.

It is designed for local authorities, utilities and event management businesses that need to shield workforce and the public. The demonstrator vehicle is available for fleets to trial nationwide.

Crash-tested to 43 mph, the Verdegro Light Truck Mounted Attenuator (LMTA) has been fitted to an IVECO Daily seven-person crew-cab chassis and has a payload of 830kg. It can also be fitted to a medium wheelbase Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with standard cab, offering a 950kg payload.

Steve Stanton, head of sales for traffic management at Asset Alliance, said: ‘Safety is always our number one priority which is why the 3.5 tonne Urban Crash Cushion is such an important addition to our fleet.

‘It is highly visible so reduces the risk of any collision in the first place. However, should the worst happen, it offers an additional level of protection which will significantly reduce injury.’

He adds: ‘Legally, crash cushion vehicles are only required on motorways and high-speed roads. We believe they should be used on all roads, as they have such huge life-saving potential.’

The Urban Crash Cushion conforms to NCHRP 350 standards and can also be fitted to larger vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes. All vehicles come equipped with a mini light arrow board which can direct road users left or right.

Asset Alliance will be introducing the 3.5 tonne Urban Crash Cushion at the APSE Scotland Fleet, Waste and Grounds services seminar 2018 in Aviemore, from 15-18 May.

The team will also be demonstrating the vehicle at a series of roadshows at IVECO dealers throughout June, July and August.

The traffic management division of Asset Alliance was launched in June 2017 and has access to a full range of commercial vehicles, equipped for any traffic management application.

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