CAT® 350

The Crash Cushion Attenuating Terminal (CAT®) is an energy absorbing attenuator or end treatment available for use where blunt ends of rigid barriers, W-beam, and fixed objects are in the median or on the shoulder. It is tested to NCHRP Report 350 Test Level 3.

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  • CAT® 350 can be used as a W-beam barrier end treatment or as a crash cushion either in the median or on the shoulder.
  • Various post and post/sleeve options are available.
  • Durable galvanized components.

Assembly & Maintenance

  • Soil installation.
  • Does not use concrete pads.
  • Does not use foundations and deadmen anchors.
  • No torque requirements on bolts.
  • Although all crash dynamics are unique, hardware at or below grade are potentially undamaged after impact so only major components need to be repaired or replaced.*


*After an impact, the product must be inspected and evaluated per the direction of the specifying roadway authority. The ultimate decision on reparability rests with the specifying roadway authority and/or state DOT.


  • System Length: 31′ 3″ (9.52 m)
  • System Width Inside: 22.5″ (572 mm)
  • System Width Outside: 29″ (737 mm)
  • System Height: 27.75″ (705 mm)
  • Total Number of Breakaway Posts: 6
  • Redirective Capability (LON) Begins at Post 4 from Nose


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PI Sheet

CAT 350®


CAT® 350 System Product Description Assembly Manual