OJ. Watson News

Cover Your Six with a Scorpion
By Michael McClanahan / February 14, 2023

With this winter’s seemingly endless cold, roadways in the Mountain West have become more treacherous than usual. Even veteran drivers find it hard to avoid slipping and sliding on icy roads that never seem to clear.

That’s why you need the extra protection of the Scorpion Towable Attenuator.

Scorpion Attenuators Keep You Safe in a Crush

A Scorpion Towable Attenuator (TA) gives full width protection to the back of the host vehicle and protects the "coffin corners" off the sides of your truck. It’s a mobile crash cushion designed with a tongue and axle/wheel that connects directly to the support vehicle's pintle hook from a lunette ring on the attenuator. It requires little or no modification to the host vehicle or additional mounting hardware, making for a single point of attachment for quick and easy installation.

The Scorpion's proven modular design crushes in progressive stages, allowing quick and economical replacement of damaged parts. Rear axle placement improves the attenuator’s stability and prevents its tail from bottoming out on driveways or uneven surfaces.

All Scorpion Towable Attenuators come with an integrated electric brake system that’s automatically activated in the event of separation or hitch failure. They’re NCHRP 350 tested and approved for all mandatory and optional offset and angled impacts. And they come in two lengths (13’ and `7’10”) to protect trucks of all sizes.

Optional electronic Arrow and Message Boards can easily be attached to all models of the Scorpion Towable Attenuator.

We Cover Your Six…and More

The O.J. Watson Equipment Company covers your fleet’s every need from every direction, in every situation. Crash attenuators are only one of the many safety enhancements we offer for work trucks. From monitors and alarms to cameras and lighting, chances are we have the right accessory to keep your operators and equipment safe and productive.

Our suppliers are the most trusted in the business, and since we build custom trucks, we have more brands and varieties of parts available than other dealers.

OJ is the OG in Work Trucks

O.J. Watson has been selling and customizing trucks from pickups to large workhorses for over 100 years, so you can be sure you're getting the finest designs and equipment backed up by OEM parts and superior service. With facilities in Denver and Greeley, we’re easy to get to from all Front Range and rural Colorado locations.

We also have a huge variety of accessory items and parts at both our locations, and are experts in custom fabrication to meet every need. Whatever specialized truck and truck equipment you require, from large to small, O.J. Watson is proudly prepared to handle it.

Learn more about safety equipment and our other many products and services on our website: ojwatson.com.