Savannah, GA,
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June
2012
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Strehl TrailerBlade

Summary


The Model 715 TrailerBlade is approved for factory installation on Great Dane trailers. The aerodynamic trailer side skirts have undergone independent fuel efficiency testing at the General Motors Desert Proving Ground and have met CARB requirements and achieved SmartWay certification.

The Model 715 TrailerBlade is approved for factory installation on Great Dane trailers. The aerodynamic trailer side skirts have undergone independent fuel efficiency testing at the General Motors Desert Proving Ground and have met CARB requirements and achieved SmartWay certification.

TrailerBlade Model 715, according to the manufacturer, achieved greater than seven percent fuel savings in independent testing compared to an identical trailer without the side skirts. By exceeding five percent fuel savings, TrailerBlade is SmartWay Certified as an Advanced Side Skirt.

The Sterol TrailerBlade side skirt consists of an upper panel made of a steel composite (polyethylene core). The composition is formulated to achieve a precise combination of aerodynamic efficiency, flexibility and durability. The upper panel can be color matched to a fleet's design.

The single piece, flexible lower skirt on the Model 715 TrailerBlade is made of TPV rubber (a thermoplastic vulcanite compound), which will maintain its aerodynamic profile in triple digit temperatures and yet remain flexible enough to pass over objects in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees. The proprietary lower skirt, the company notes, gives TrailerBlade ground clearance as high as 25 inches. The skirt's design also allows it to flex outward to release potentially damaging objects.

TrailerBlade features a patent pending, spring-loaded mounting pillar that flexes to avoid damage by absorbing side impacts and is pre-loaded to eliminate vibration. The pillar is also self-enclosed so it will not collect snow, ice, mud or other road debris. The four- way adjustable skirt enables both forward angle and side-pitch to be adjusted to achieve an optimal balance between fuel efficiency, aesthetics and durability.

TrailerBlade's design also enables easy, bolt-on installation and its modular components lower the cost of repair.

TrailerBlade Model 715 measures 22 feet in length and 32 inches in height, and weighs 220 lbs.