Betts Spring Company announced an agreement in principle for a strategic alliance with Spraydown USA to offer the commercial vehicle industry comprehensive access to Spraydown USA’s spray suppression solutions as well as for introduction of a newly developed integrated spray suppression solution that combines Spraydown USA’s patented Spraydown Aero Guard mud-flap system with Betts’ patented DirectFlex mud-guard-hanging system.
The Spraydown Aero Guard System manages airflow to generate significant fuel savings, while improving driver visibility. By directing up to 98% of sprayback to the road and out of the drivers’ view, the Spraydown Aero Guard System delivers substantially improved safety during wet and inclement driving conditions. Spraydown USA’s aerodynamic design has also delivered fuel savings approaching 4% in certified track and field tests.
After extensive market research, Spraydown USA has chosen Betts and their wholly owned subsidiary Life-Time Fenders as its exclusive distribution partner to serve the OEM tractor market and select aftermarket distribution channels. Spraydown USA will manage distribution to the OEM trailer market and its related aftermarket distribution channels. Popular aero guard and hanger solutions offered by Spraydown USA and Betts will be available in freight advantaged bundles for cost effective distribution.
Betts and Spraydown USA have also jointly innovated a spray-suppression solution that combines the fuel-saving and safety-enhanced value of the Spraydown Aero Guard System with the abuse resistance guard retention properties of Betts’ DirectFlex. The integrated solution, DirectFlex Flexible Hanger System Featuring Spraydown Aero Guard System,replaces typical mud flap/bracket components with a combined system that substantially reduces the risk of guard loss due to curb pinch, landing gear entanglement or other such abuse.