United States Patent Issued: January 9th 2018
Patent Number: USD807,230S
Picture Above & Two Pictures Below: LCS announces July 2019 the kick off of a new Trained & Certified ROLLING TARP SYSTEM Installer , "Trailer Connection Inc.," in Joplin, MO for its Windmaster SMARTLOOK ROLL TOP Systems. Likewise LCS is proud to have another great order going to "The Bennett Group", in Mc Donough, GA. These New LCS "High Hauler" Systems stand 107" high above the deck built on low profile flatbed trailers enabling 104" inside load capacity. Bonus Feature: At 107" high the Windmaster SMARTLOOK is has a Higher CFD Wind Drag Reduction Test Result then a 100" high Aluminum Bulkhead. This is a 1st ever break through for soft side trailer systems, meaning your cost to go to a higher system is paid back in a year with better fuel savings in comparison to pulling a regular 100" high bulkhead.........Go to the LCS Windmaster SMARTLOOK - "High Hauler" and take advantage of that premier freight without sacrificing fuel cost. At LCS we are all about the WIN WIN!
Picture Below: LCS is happy to have completed another successful on-site install training session to a new fleet customer in Arkansas June 12th 2019. This customer confirmed his choice of Rolling Tarp System when he saw the Patented Aerodynamic Windmaster SMARTLOOK at the 2019 Mid America Truck Show in Louisville, KY. Nothing could be sweeter when a new customer has tried the rest and decides to purchase the BEST!
Preston Richey Statement: June 17th, 2019
• The Install & Training went GREAT! LCS Sr. Tech. is definitely in his element and a great teacher (Heck of nice guy) As far as comparison to other systems. I like that the Windmaster SMARTLOOK Bulkhead bolts on and fits the trailer perfectly. (Not mainly welded) The LCS Competitors systems that I have do not fit as snug and are always breaking bolts and have to be welded constantly. I believe the extra uplifting bows & tarp reinforcing recommended by LCS Sales Experts will help with longevity of tarp. Oh ya, and last but not least the look of the Windmaster Bulkhead and the aerodynamic aspect is fantastic. To be honest, I was kind of disappointed in having to wait so long for the system to be built. But now, I know that it is very important especially for the bulkhead to be built to my trailer specs. One size does not fit all. Other companies makes one size for all which speeds up the process, but causes continuous problems later on. Thank You LCS TEAM!
Picture Below: Thank You to OverKill Transportation in TX for their recent purchase of an LCS - Windmaster SMARTLOOK Aerodynamic Roll Top System sold through Superior Trailers. System was installed at LCS Dealer in Houston. Customer met LCS at GATS Truck Show August 2018. Nice how the Truck and LCS system flow as one unit.......Over 2 Decades later, there is a system that just LOOKS SMART on a flatbed trailer.
• Eric Schwartz Statement: Thank You LCS TEAM! I'm enjoying the ease of use and the increased fuel mileage I'm receiving in comparison to my previous square box flat front rolling tarp system. My Compliments !
Picture Below: Roger Price, an Aviation Transporter, chose Load Covering Solutions' Windmaster SMARTLOOK Aerodynamic Roll Top to resolve his manual tarping issues. Trucking Operators have choices and they can purchase from all the rest, but those that know equipment; purchase from the best. Promoting 10% Wind Drag Reduction....... www.loadcovering.com
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Windmaster SMARTLOOK sliding tarp system displayed at the 2016 Mid America MATS truck show in Louisville, Kentucky. Trucking Company Owners, Fleet Managers & Owner Operators have made it their mandate to explore fuel saving devices that reduce wind drag while providing less emissions into the atmosphere and promoting driver safety. The SMARTLOOK sliding tarp system, equipped with the Windmaster is the 1st ever fully integrated aerodynamic front to a sliding tarp system since its debut 20 years ago. Sixteen months in the development stage, LCS guaranteed it would provide the North America Trucking industry with an 8ft high sliding system that would have less wind drag while providing superior fuel efficiency then a 7ft high system without any aerodynamics. With countless design considerations followed by several CFD testing results, LCS is proud to say the Windmaster SMARTLOOK is the most fuel efficient sliding tarp system on the market today... Maximize your interior height of your next sliding tarp system by ordering the Windmaster SMARTLOOK sliding tarp system from Load Covering Solutions!
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LCS - Bulkhead Air Fairing Assembly Wind Master - 2016
CFD Flow Simulation on Trailer Front Bulkhead Air Fairing Aerodynamic Drag Reduction 7%-9% (Fuel Economy between 3.5% - 4.5%).
CFD - simulation and testing of semi-trailer truck for Drag Coefficient & Lift Coefficient with Aerodynamic add-ons (external drag reduction devices).
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation analysis of the steady flow field around the semi-trailer truck model with aerodynamic add-ons indicates the coefficient of drag is reducing between 7% to 9% depending on the height of the bulkhead structure and coefficient of lift is reducing about 30%. Hence, the Air Fairing is the effective tool to reduce the drag force on the vehicle and also improves trailer stability.
Flow Trajectories around semi-trailer with the Yaw Angle at 6 Degrees has been shown with draw trajectories in appearance as spheres (or arrows)
Flow Trajectories indication of high pressure areas and vortex turbulences intensity created between tractor-trailer gap is reduced with the use of aerodynamic add-ons which provides smoother transition of air flow (air resistance - drag reduced)
Flow Trajectories around semi-trailer with front Bulkhead Air Fairing attached ensures a streamlined airflow (less air flow turbulences identified / high pressure areas distribution around semi-truck minimized) indicated by pressure (Pa - Pascal's) colored by parameter in dialogue scale box
CFD Testing Results by an independent company compared a flat wall bulkhead on a sliding tarp system trailer measuring 96'-100' high to the Windmaster SMARTLOOK of the same height.
Windmaster SMARTLOOK sliding tarp system provides an average wind drag reduction of 9.96% equating to an average improved fuel of economy of 4.98%
With our Patent Pending Designs no other sliding tarp system manufacturer will match the advantages that Load Covering Solutions can provided. If better over the road handling combined with enhanced fuel economy are important to your transportation operation, then make the Windmaster SMARTLOOK sliding tarp system your next purchase
Click on thumbnails below to view large .pdf diagrams of CFD test results.