During the Technology & Maintenance Council 2011 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition, Betts Spring Co. on Monday, Feb. 7, announced an agreement in principle for a strategic alliance to offer Spraydown USA’s spray suppression solutions as well as a newly developed integrated spray suppression solution that combines Spraydown USA’s Spraydown Aero Guard mudflap system with Betts’ DirectFlex mudguard hanging system.
The Spraydown Aero Guard System is designed to manage airflow while improving driver visibility by directing up to 98 percent of spray back to the road and out of the drivers’ view, delivering improved safety during wet and inclement driving conditions. Spraydown USA says its aerodynamic design also has delivered fuel savings approaching 4 percent in certified track and field tests.
Spraydown USA says it has chosen Betts and its wholly owned subsidiary Life-Time Fenders as its exclusive distribution partner to serve the OEM tractor market and select aftermarket distribution channels. Spraydown USA will manage distribution to the OEM trailer market and its related aftermarket distribution channels. Aero guard and hanger solutions offered by Spraydown USA and Betts will be available in freight-advantaged bundles.
Betts and Spraydown USA also have jointly developed a spray suppression solution designed to combine the fuel-saving and safety-enhanced value of the Spraydown Aero Guard System with the abuse-resistance guard-retention properties of Betts’ DirectFlex. The integrated solution, DirectFlex Flexible Hanger System Featuring Spraydown Aero Guard System, replaces typical mudflap/bracket components with a combined system designed to reduce the risk of guard loss due to curb pinch, landing gear entanglement or other such abuse.
Spray suppression solutions offered by Betts and Spraydown USA are on display at the Exponentially Smart Pavilion (booths 946 & 950) during TMC’s Transportation Technology Exhibition, Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 8-10.