Eco Flaps has partnered with RealWheels Corporation and IMI to offer a package of products that helps improve tractor fuel consumption.
RWC’s wheel covers, IMI’s adaptive internal wheel-end balancer Equal Flexx and Eco Flaps fuel-efficient splash guards can be purchased or specified together as the MPG Smart Pack for combined fuel savings.
“Eco Flaps have proven to reduce fuel consumption, which maximizes savings and minimizes impact on the environment,” said Bren Marshell, VP Sales of Eco Flaps. “Now, fleets can expect to see even more of these benefits by using Eco Flaps, RWC’s wheel covers and IMI’s Flexx together.”
In testing on Class 8 equipment, the Southwest Research Institute found that when all three solutions were added to the test tractor and trailer, fuel consumption at 62 miles per hour improved by over 5%.
The three products can also benefit users with decreased vibration, spray and corrosion. The Equal Flexx wheel-end balancer can also extend tread life on tractor tires.
Fleets will be able to purchase the Eco Flaps, RWC wheel covers and IMI’s Equal Flexx as the MPG Smart Pack from major truck OEMs and through dealer networks. Eco Flaps are backed by a two-year warranty for Class 8 tractor applications. IMI’s Flexx is warranted for the life of the tractor tires, and RWC’s Twist & Lock wheel covers are warranted for the first ownership or lease term of the truck.