Head assembly for guardrail extruder terminal
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A guardrail extruder terminal includes a rail feeder chute associated with a downstream end of the guardrail extruder terminal. The terminal also includes an impact portion associated with an upstream end thereof. The impact portion is coupled to the upstream end of the rail feeder chute and includes an impact plate positioned to face oncoming traffic, a first side member coupled to the impact plate and positioned on a roadway side of the guardrail extruder terminal, and a second side member coupled to the impact plate and positioned opposite the first side member. The impact portion may include a top plate and a bottom plate, each being coupled between the first and second side members. The top and bottom plates each have a traffic side edge positioned to face a roadway that is approximately flush with a traffic side of the rail feeder chute.
Bligh, Roger; Brown, Steve; Buth, Eugene; Ross, Hayes E. (2004). Head assembly for guardrail extruder terminal. United States. Patent and Trademark Office; Texas A&M University. Libraries. Available electronically from