December 21, 2012
Airman has released Wingman, its newest airflow control product designed to help prevent snow and ice accumulation on axles, airlines, taillights and undercarriage components.
According to Airman, Wingman can provide a minimum 5 percent fuel economy increase, and the company says it will reimburse customers who don’t see those benefits. The product also is said to provide top-quality ground clearance, stability in cross winds, spray control in wet weather, cooler running tires.
Wingman is installed next to the rear axles and moves with the axles. Airman says Wingman’s compact design prevents damage from curbs, railroads, or large elevation changes in skirt-unfriendly docks.
“I traveled 700 miles in central South Dakota with three other truckers in hard snow conditions. When we stopped there was no buildup of snow and ice on the Wingman, the axles, the air lines, or the ICC bumper. The lower sections of the rear doors were clean as well as the tail lights. The clean tail lights are a good thing since my LED tail lights operate much cooler and do not melt off the snow and ice like regular lights used to do,” says Dave Eby, an independent trucker that has installed Wingman on his unit.