Electronic height control systems have traditionally required several separate components: the valve manifold itself, an external sensor, and the associated electronics.
Hadley’s SmartValve combines these devices into one simplified, cost-effective and compact solution.
Drop-And-Hook is Faster, Easier, Safer
With the weight of the trailer fully resting on the landing gear and suspension, the effort used in cranking the landing gear can result in injuries to the driver. When SmartValve is installed on the tractor, drivers won’t struggle against the weight of the trailer, even fully loaded. SmartValve helps fleets:
Recruit and Retain Drivers
SmartValve’s benefits in saving time and effort, and eliminating injuries, can give your fleet a competitive advantage in recruiting and retaining drivers.
Driver shortages and high driver turnover pose major challenges to the trucking industry. The demand for qualified truck drivers is at an all time high. Under these conditions, driver comfort isn’t a luxury… it’s a necessity.
…love it for the fuel savings
SmartValve can help you improve fuel economy. It provides OEMs with a tool to design more aerodynamic tractors, which automatically lowers vehicle ride heights at highway speeds. Hadley tested this technology at the Bosch Automotive Proving Grounds. The results show a .70% improvement on the specific tractor model tested at low ride height. With new tractor designs, that could mean savings of $700 or even more annually for every tractor in your fleet.