Hatcher Components has introduced a lower cost version of its smart spoiler system of adjustable roof spoilers.
Hatcher says the system uses sensors mounted at the back of the cab to detect the trailer height and automatically adjust the spoiler position accordingly, with no driver intervention required.
When no trailer is fitted, the spoiler returns to its fully lowered default position. That version continues, but has now been made more cost-effective by the use of a single actuator.
Hatcher adds that the new version saves around 30 per cent of the cost at the expense of reduced driver convenience. The height of the spoiler is adjusted manually via a remote-control unit. Both versions are available for the majority of European tractor unit types.