Cats Whiskers have been tested by Dunlop, Michelin, Mintex Don, Systems Technology USA, and MIRA UK. This is what they said about our system:
“It was exciting to see a Spray Suppressant perform so well in the spray tunnel.
The Systems simplicity and light weight should make it a very desirable product.”
- Easy to fit
- Cost Effective
- Keeps your drivers safe, and your lorries on the road instead of on tomorrows newspaper headlines.
- Help to keep your brand and your customers. You never know if your next customer is driving behind one of your vehicles.
Here are how the Cats Whiskers match up against normal absorber systems to reduce/eliminate spray.
|Requirement||Cats Whiskers||Other “Absorber” Systems|
|Seal gap around tyre under all conditions of loading|
|Must control/absorb fine spray under all weather conditions|
|Must not damage tyres if held in continuous contact|
|Must be low in weight||5 KG/Wheel excluding mudguard||TBA Heavy|
|Must not interfere with wheel removal||Top section needs to be removed before removing tyre|
|System must be flexible for safety reasons and porous||Impervious|
|Must not clog with fibrous material from road||Self cleaning||Clogs rapidly and effectiveness impaired|
|Must not require other modifications to vehicle||Cab roof deflector gives improved results in still air conditions|
|Must not be damaged by clogging in freezing or icy conditions||No problems down to -30 C||Clog and can tear off under their own weight|
|Must approach road surface as closely as possible under all load conditions||Only system to attempt control of footprint plume||Rigid and cannot approach closer than 6″ to the road. Do not effectively control footprint plume|
|Must be cheaply and easily replaceable to minimize after cost||Total replacement required|
|Must be simple to fit||Requires individual trimming to fit specific vehicles|
|Must be able to treat steered wheels effectively|
|Must be corrosion resistant to all chemicals used normally on the road|
|Must perform at all speeds||Some systems are not effective at lower speeds (bounce back)|
|Must perform under heavy surface water conditions||Saturation of absorbers can result in bubbling outside surface which is stripped by the air steam and creates spray|
Our Custom Build Facilities can manufacture any extrusion you need. Cats Whiskers offer a simple and affordable method of improving the visibility of vehicles in wet conditions with outstanding results.
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