MAX-Tension Median End Treatment


The MASH tested MAX-Tension™ Median Terminal, with Sabertooth™ Technology, features the next level of impact performance. The system utilizes a tension-based design along with an energy absorbing coupler that features a 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.

The MAX-Tension Median Terminal also utilizes standard guardrail components for significant savings in inventory and maintenance costs. In addition, a majority of smart-parts are interchangeable within the MAX-Tension family of end terminals to lower inventory costs even further.

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MAX-Tension Median End Treatment


The MAX-Tension Energy Absorbing Coupler is fitted with a patent pending galvanized Sabertooth. When the system is impacted head-on, the Sabertooth is engineered to cut the downstream guardrail to aid in the deceleration of an errant vehicle.

MAX-Tension Median End Treatment


  • Tension-based cables control deceleration and increase re-directive performance. 

  • SABERTOOTH technology increases energy absorbing capacity and weakens the downstream guardrail rail to help reduce the severity of impacts. 

  • Available as a kit or full system, utilizes standard guardrail panels, posts and components after post 1.


MASH Classification - TL-3, Redirective Gating

System Length - 27’ (8.22 m)

Effective Length -  50’ (15.25 m)

System Width - 28.5” 720 mm

Impact Head Width - 30” 760 mm

Impact Head Weight - 99 lb. 45 kg

Length of Need - 9’ 4” 2.81 m