Two anchor straps, included with the MIM Variocage, were used to secure the crate to the connections in the simulated cargo area.
Test Results: The front cargo connection failed – the front cargo strap remained intact, however it tore through the metal connection point on the crate.
The rear cargo connection failed and the webbing ruptured.
The crate crushed (as noted in the marketing material) during impact with an average crush of 10 inches. The top and sides of the crate experienced minor deformation.
The locked door retained integrity and was unlocked and opened easily. The crash test dog was retained.
Test Dog Size: 75#