Delta’s bollard destroys truck in 50mph tests


Delta Scientific has successfully tested its Model DSC635, a single shallow foundation bollard design that stops and destroys a 15,000 (6.804 kg) pound test truck with less than two feet (0.6 m) of static penetration and 6.14 feet (1.87 m) of dynamic penetration. The simulated bomb load remained intact and contained on the truck bed.

The test vehicle weighed 15,000 pounds (6,804 kg) and was traveling over 50 miles per hour (80.5 kpm). The front wheels were pushed back behind the cab and the engine ended up on the passenger side of the seat. The truck was stopped and completely disabled. “Delta is proud of our long history of innovation and full scale crash testing,” states David Dickinson, CEO of Delta Scientific.

The DSC635 bollard has a height of 44 inches (111 cm) and a diameter of 15.75 inches (40 cm) with a cover. Delta’s bollards can be furnished with an array of decorative covers to enhance the look and match the aesthetic of the surrounding structures. These covers include stainless steel, powder coated aluminium and fibreglass with custom styling and painting also available. Lights, beacons and audible devices can also be added to the bollards for additional safety protocols.

Delta has been manufacturing shallow foundation bollards and barricades 24 inches (60.96 cm) or less for decades. Shallow foundation bollards are an ideal solution for sidewalks, campuses, parking structures and government/corporate facility perimeters where underground utilities and space limitations pose a problem for traditional deep foundation bollards. Delta’s shallow foundation bollards are often used to protect building perimeters and sports stadiums as static arrays and used in conjunction with the Delta’s active bollards and vehicle barricades at entrances and exits.