Fleet Engineers has released the AF-19, a 19” wide version of its popular AeroFlap mud flap, now sized for wide-base tires.
The AeroFlap offers the finest in spray suppression and aerodynamic value, and is specifically designed for today’s fuel-conscious fleet managers.
Many fleets today are replacing their standard dual tire configurations for wide-base tires for reasons of fuel economy and stability. National Transportation Research Laboratory testing showed gas mileage increased nearly 3% with the use of the wider single tires on tractor-trailers.
The AeroFlap makes its own contribution to fuel savings. Its patented diamond-patterned design allows air and water to flow through the flap, reducing vehicle drag and increasing fuel mileage. On-highway studies indicate that the aerodynamically-friendly AeroFlap increases fuel efficiency from .5 to 1%.
And safety is also increased. Since air and water flow through the AeroFlap, the vacuum that trails traditional mud flaps is broken up, thus reducing rain spray on the road. The increased airflow also serves to vent heat away from tires and brakes.
The AF-19 and the AF-24 come in various lengths and are available in white or black with straight or angled top edges.
The AeroFlap is manufactured entirely in-house at the Fleet Engineers Muskegon, Michigan, headquarters using an injection-molding machine, installed in April 2015.
Contact Fleet Engineers at 1-800-333-7890, or online at FleetEngineers.com.