Aero Industries has announced that the patent office has issued it a patent on its newest product, the Weigh-Down. This product is an option on Aero's Easy Cover, an automatic tarping system for dump bodies and trailers.
According to Dave Boyd, chief operating officer of Aero, “The Weigh-Down helps eliminate ‘tarp ballooning,’ and best of all, no mechanical parts are required since it uses the natural and constant force of gravity.”
The Weigh-Down can hold the tarp inside the dump trailer or body sidewalls, without using any mechanical components, which optimizes the tarp's coverage of the load. No additional arms or spring mechanisms are present. For asphalt haulers, the Weigh-Down retains heat better. Sand and gravel haulers will experience less load loss due to a better tarp seal.
This patent brings the total number of patents Aero has secured to 43 in the United States and Canada combined. Aero also has additional patents pending.