Raptor™ Utility Pole and Tree Protector
The Raptor™ is the world's first safety device designed to reduce the severity of errant vehicle impacts with utility poles or trees.
The unique Raptor™ is fully recyclable and is a highly compact alternative solution to a full scale crash cushion, especially at sites where space is limited.
It offers exceptional vehicle control and energy absorbing capabilities in head-on impacts (where the energy is absorbed by internal plastic cartridges) and in side-on, angled impacts where the vehicle is redirected safely.
The Raptor™ is also available for hire. This is an ideal temporary solution that meets NCHRP 350 TL-1 crash test criteria. See our Hire section for more information, click here.
| ||Reduces the severity of vehicle impacts |
| ||Little or no debris scatter |
| ||Two sizes available; Raptor 300 and Raptor 600 |
| ||Easily installed with zero maintenance |
| ||Not anchored to the hazard or ground in any way |
| ||Small number of parts required for installation |
| ||Low cost protection |
| ||Fully recyclable |
| ||Designed and manufactured in New Zealand |
| ||Designed for New Zealand conditions (UV stabilised) |
Crash test results
- Crash testing on the Raptor™ included using both a lightweight vehicle and pickup truck as required by NCHRP 350
- The Raptor™ was judged to have successfully met all applicable evaluation criteria for NCHRP 350 TL-1 for a re-directive, non-gating crash cushion
Evaluation criteria are:
- Structural adequacy
- Occupant risk
- Vehicle trajectory
Click here for crash test results.
Click here for Raptor Impactment Absorption information.
|Damage from impact with an unprotected utility pole || || |
|Considerably less damage incurred after impact with a utility pole protected by Raptor |
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