Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company has made new manufacturing enhancements made to its aerodynamic side skirts.
“We have made two design changes to the USS-120A side skirt,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Utility.
Introduced in August 2011, the USS-120A is U.S. EPA SmartWay® verified as an “Advanced Side Skirt”. The recent changes made to the USS-120A side skirt include a new Utility designed “spring” attachment added to the front of the side skirts and further enhancements to the manufacturing design at the bottom of the side skirt.
The USS-120A side skirt is now 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 further enhance the durability of the USS-120A, Utility’s galvanized high tensile steel braces that connect to the side skirt’s crossmembers have been vertically moved up by 5.75’’. This change will provide more material below the brace, which will allow the side skirt to bend and flex more freely on impact.