The Scorpion TMA consists of strut and cartridge sections that are linked together on a support frame. The curved side rails are made from corrosion resistant aluminium tubes, which offer full width impact protection along the entire length of the TMA. The side rails were designed to re-direct errant vehicles away from the rear of the truck.
The aluminium boxes are filled with a moisture proof, aluminium honeycomb material. The boxes, together with the curved side rails, absorb the energy from an impacting vehicle.
The aluminum boxes are painted with a bright yellow powder-coated finish, for lasting durability.
Upon impact the Scorpion TMA crushes in progressive stages. When hit by a lighter vehicle, the impact will crush the cartridge section, allowing only the cartridge section to be replaced.
Incidental damage sometimes occurs during backing-up or turning corners. With Scorpion’s modular design and construction, only the portions of the TMA that are damaged need to be replaced.