CRANE AERODYNAMIC SIDE SKIRTS



 

For an aerodynamic side skirt solution with superior durability, one product rises above other materials in the market: Crane Composites fiberglass reinforced plastic (frp) Aerodynamic Side Skirt. The Crane Composite Aerodynamic Side Skirt is designed to meet fleet’s fuel efficiency requirements and enhance the productivity of a trailer while also lowering the total cost of ownership.

 

WE KNOW WHAT MAKES A DURABLE SKIRT...

When comparing aerodynamic side skirt material, weight, flexibility, and panel composition are three key attributes that determine the strength, durability, and superiority of side skirts. Made with a woven fiberglass and polyester resin matrix, the Crane Aerodynamic Side Skirt raises the bar and provides fleets with a skirt that has a high strength-to-weight ratio with enhanced weatherability and flexibility.

 

 

frp SIDE SKIRT BENEFITS

Crane Side Skirts are the superior solution when compared to alternative materials such as thermoplastics, leading to a clear advantage for the end user and OEM:

Why crane skirts?
  • Higher flexural strength when compared to thermoplastics
  • Weight Savings of up to 9% when compared to thermoplastics on a 53' trailer
  • Crane’s thermoset plastic allows for better fastener retention than thermoplastics and a smooth, decal friendly surface
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HOW ARE CRANE SKIRTS MADE?

Crane Aerodynamic Side Skirts utilize both a fully woven high strength glass reinforcement, along with a long strand chopped glass reinforcement, to achieve a flexible and durable panel that is designed to take abuse. The thickness of our skirt, 0.135", was derived to reduce fluttering of the panel, which can create drag. The skirts are enhanced with a unique resin system and UV inhibitors, which resists scratching and creates a barrier between the environment and the glass reinforcement, providing longer life in an abrasive application.

 

SIDE SKIRT PRODUCT OPTIONS

 

Heavy Duty

High Strength

Medium Duty/Standard

Aftermarket Product

Applications Unit Strength Product Product Code Thickness
   Refrigerated and Dry Van Trailers

    Aerodynamic Side Skirt ARMR
0.135"

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