Tony Spence, warranty administrator for Eager Beaver Trailers, said the company challenged its vendors to find solutions to prevent the premature corrosion failures they were experiencing due to calcium and magnesium chloride increasingly being used on roadways instead of salt. Spence said the new de-icing agents led to an alarming increase in the corrosion of heavy-duty vehicle components on their trailers.
"I am so appreciative that Sloan responded to our challenge and came up with this new coating for their hose assemblies," said Spence. "It says a lot about their company and its commitment to quality. They basically went back to the drawing board to engineer this solution and now we have a great preventative maintenance item on our trailers."
Sloan tested several different options to plate the steel crimped fittings before settling on the MAXXDuty plating. The material was originally designed for the military in naval applications to protect parts exposed to severe salt spray that often required frequent replacement due to corrosion. For more information, call Sloan at (800) 336-7778, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.sloantrans.com.