Utility Enhances Side Skirt
June 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company says has enhanced the USS-120A, Utility's aerodynamic side skirt, including the ability to flex more freely on impact.
"As a result of our continuing commitment to engineering the most advanced technologies, we have made two design changes to the USS-120A side skirt," said Craig Bennett, senior vice president, sales and marketing.
Introduced in August 2011, the USS-120A is U.S. EPA SmartWay verified as an "Advanced Side Skirt." It now features a new Utility-designed "spring" attachment added to the front and further enhancements to the manufacturing design at the bottom of the skirt.
The USS-120A side skirt is now securely bolted by a "spring" attachment to the support leg wingplate. The reinforcement will allow enough of the forward edge of the side skirt material to seamlessly engage the slip joint.
To enhance the durability, the galvanized high-tensile steel braces that connect to the side skirt's crossmembers have been vertically moved up by 5.75 inches. This will provide more material below the brace, which will allow the side skirt to bend and flex more freely on impact.
For more information: www.utilitytrailer.com.