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Truck Escape Ramps...


installed Dragnet truck escape ramp

The Dragnet Truck Escape System is comprised of a series of nets set up along a truck escape ramp. The array of nets is arranged in such a manner so as to stop the vehicle in the distance allowed, while minimizing the deceleration forces. These nets, which are made of aircraft cable, can have one or two energy absorbers connected on each side. The energy absorbers, in turn, are mounted within the concrete walls of the truck escape ramp.



The variables involved with determining the stopping distance and "g" load response of a system are vehicle weight, vehicle speed, and net width. Dragnet Truck Escape Systems have been designed to stop a wide range of vehicles weighing up to and including 90,000 pounds and traveling up to 90 mph.

The Dragnet Truck Escape System in action



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