TrailerBlade™ HD is the only side skirt built entirely from materials that are already on the outside of your tractor-trailer. These industry standard materials are why our product has been so successful and outlasts all other side skirts.
The Upper Panels are polyester-coated steel with a polyethylene core that is similar to what clads the trailer. The high gloss finish is an identical match to your trailer’s panels and will look great for years. The panel’s composition is formulated to achieve the optimum balance of aerodynamic efficiency and flexibility. When combined with our articulating struts, the flexible composite panels allow TrailerBlade™ to absorb tremendous side impact.
The Lower Skirt is made from a thermoplastic vulcanizate compound, or TPV, the same material that tractor makers use on cab and side fairing extenders. Our patented design maintains aerodynamic integrity while maximizing ground clearance. TrailerBlade™ has successfully recovered from a 25-inch perpendicular impact. The compound is so strong that the skirt will maintain its aerodynamic profile in triple digit temperatures and yet be flexible enough to pass over objects in temperatures as low as minus 40 degrees.
Like the rest of most trailer undercarriages, our patented Mounting Strut is made of high-strength steel. This pre-loaded strut not only pivots, it articulates. This four-way adjustment not only prevents damage, it ensures a perfect installation on every trailer, every time, without vibration. The slim profile resists snow, ice, and mud buildup. And the triple-coated galvanizing protects from the effects of corrosion.
TrailerBlade™ HD Strut Design
Our patented strut eliminates vibration and is built to withstand the most brutal conditions.
TrailerBlade HD™ and TrailerBlade Fleet™ Comparison
- Fuel Savings: 7.15% in SAE J1321 Test
- Approvals: CARB, EPA GHG2, SMARTWAY
- Length: 16-22’ (depending on configuration)
- Height: 32”
- Weight: 160-223 lbs. (depending on configuration)
- Panel: Steel Panel with LDPE Core with Silica Impregnated Polyester Coating Lower Skirt: Thermoplastic Vulcanite (TPV). Rivets into Panel.
- Strut: Steel with Dual Coil Springs
Fuel Savings: 7.15% in SAE J1321 Test
Approvals: CARB, EPA GHG2, SMARTWAY
Length: 16-22’ (depending on configuration)
Weight: 147-187lbs. (depending on configuration)
Panel: Steel Panel with LDPE Core with Polyester Coating
Lower Skirt: Thermoplastic Vulcanite (TPV). Slides into Clips on the Panel.
Strut: PolyBladeTM Strut. Hybrid with Steel Head and Fiber-Reinforced Nyon Channel. Fiber Composite Spring.
TrailerBlade HD™ and TrailerBlade Reefer™ come standard with Aeroguard™.
AeroGuard is a proprietary, non-organic nano coating that has been specially formulated for side skirts. This invisible coating dramatically increases resistance to dirt, oil, fuel, and water.