ATLANTA, GA – Those who regularly chain their tires now have the chance to enjoy FlowBelow’s Tractor AeroKit system, thanks to new quick-release fairings between the wheels.
Drivers can remove related fasteners in seconds and without tools, compared to the traditional fasteners used on the base model.
“In just three to four seconds, you can now get full access between the wheels,” Butler said. “This is especially significant for drivers because they’re not trained mechanics, they shouldn’t have to go find a tool to remove this product. So we’ve made it really easy for them.”
According to Butler, the AeroKit maximizes the aerodynamic performance of the system’s wheel covers by also controlling the air flow between and behind the wheels. Based on SAE fuel economy testing, the fairings have demonstrated a significant fuel savings of 2.23% when combined with the with wheel covers. That’s triple the fuel savings of wheel covers alone.
“With the exception of the Freightliner Cascadia with Aero package, which comes standard with our wheel covers, over 80% of our customers utilize the complete AeroKit as opposed to wheel covers alone,” Butler said. “Most fleets cannot even measure the fuel savings of wheel covers by themselves. By enhancing our AeroKit with quick-release fairings we are targeting customers that desperately want achieve the maximum fuel savings possible without creating extra work for their mechanics and drivers.”
The quick release fairing option is available today and can be retrofitted, Butler added.