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Utility Trailer announces design changes to side skirt

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. --­ Utility Trailer has made new manufacturing enhancements to its USS-120A advanced aerodynamic side skirt.


Utility Trailer has changed the design of its USS-120A side skirt to include a new Utility-designed "spring" attachment added to the front of the side skirts.
Utility Trailer has changed the design of its USS-120A side skirt to include a new Utility-designed "spring" attachment added to the front of the side skirts.

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. –­ Utility Trailer has made new manufacturing enhancements to its USS-120A advanced aerodynamic side skirt.

“As a result of our continuing commitment to engineering the most advanced technologies, we have made two design changes to the USS-120A side skirt,” said Craig Bennett, senior vice-president of sales and marketing for Utility.

The changes include a new Utility-designed “spring” attachment added to the front of the side skirts and further enhancements to the manufacturing design at the bottom of the side skirt.

The USS-120A side skirt is now securely bolted by a “spring” attachment to the support leg wingplate. The reinforcement is designed to allow enough of the forward edge of the side skirt material to seamlessly engage the slip joint.

Utility has also vertically moved the galvanized high tensile steel braces that connect to the side skirt’s crossmember up by 5.75’’. Utlity says the change is designed to provide more material below the brace, which will allow the side skirt to bend and flex more freely on impact.

“Since 1914, Utility has been committed to the design and build of the highest quality trailers in the industry. As the demand for fuel efficiency grows, we will pursue the most advanced technologies for delivering fuel economy. Our recent advancements to the design of the USS-120A side skirt is just one more example of that commitment,” added Jeff Bennett, vice-president of engineering.


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