UNIVERSAL TAU-M™ (TAU-M) is a redirective, non-gating, partially reusable crash cushion designed to meet MASH TL-3 and TL-2 testing requirements - all in a compact design.

The system is available for concrete and asphalt applications and can shield hazards with widths up to 760 mm.

Easy 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.

  • MASH tested TL-3 and TL-2
  • Partially reusable design
  • Quick and easy to install and repair
  • Minimum number of anchors needed to secure the system
  • Reduced length vs. NCHRP 350 TL-3 system
  • Upgraded slider panels for increased durability
  • Can be installed over bridge expansion joints
  • Concrete and asphalt systems available
  • Numerous non-proprietary transition options
  • NCHRP 350 to MASH
  • Retrofit kits available for UNIVERSAL TAU-II systems
TL-3 Length: 6.93 m

TL-2 Length: 4.33 m

Width: 760mm

Height: 830mm

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  • Endorsed by NZ Transport Agency in M23: Appendix A for use on the New Zealand state highway roading network
  • MASH TL-2 (70 km/h) & TL-3 (100 km/h) compliant
  • AS/NZS 3845.1:2015 compliant
  • Approved by Austroads Safety Barrier Assessment Panel (ASBAP)