Minimizer Fenders FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What colors are your Minimizer Fenders available in? Minimizer offers a wide array of color options through one of our different fenders options. As far as standard colors go, we have four primary choices. BLACK, RED, WHITE and GALVANIZED. We do offer a GREEN color option as well in a select few fender styles.       In addition to our standard colors we have several Unique Options as well. High Bar Unique Fender options are: LIQUID PLATIUM, CARBON FIBER, SILVER MIRROR and BLACK SMOKEY MIRROR. Unique Options are a combination of automotive paint films and our HDPE poly fender material. Finally if one of our standard colors or unique options isn’t something you’re looking for, we offer a TPO (paintable) fender material option where you can paint the fender your choice of color.       All said, we have basically every color you could imagine.
  2. What is the warranty on the Minimizer Fender? Minimizer carries a LIFETIME warranty on all of our fenders, with specific circumstances related to paint films. We also require a Minimizer Mounting Bracket Kit be used on installation of any of our Minimizer Fenders for the warranty to be valid.
  3. What size of Minimizer Fenders do you offer?       Like our color choices, we have a wide array of sizes. We have fenders that will fit dual wheel 16.5” tires all the way up to your large 24.5” tires. Multiple combinations as well, super single to utility fenders. Check out all of our options at minimizere.com
  4. What is the weight of the Minimizer Fenders?       With such a selection of options, we have a lot of various weights, our fender pieces can range anywhere from 5.5 lbs. to roughly 13 lbs. Single axle or half fender sets from 11 lbs. to 26 lbs. and Tandem axle sets from 44 lbs. to 52 lbs. Find your particular fender under our “On the Truck” tab at minimizer.com, each specific fender set has it’s combined fender weight listed.
  5. Do the Minimizer Fenders require mounting brackets? Yes, to properly install your Minimizer Fenders mounting brackets will be required. We have a combination of different bracket options to mount your fenders with.
  6. Do the mounting brackets come with the Minimizer Fenders? No, our fenders are sold in either a set form, or a part form, and no mounting brackets come with the fenders. We have several bracket options that can be purchased in addition to your Minimizer Fender sets of pieces.
  7. Do you have to drill holes into the Minimizer Fenders to mount them? Yes, the fenders do not include any manufactured holes; you will want to use your mounting brackets as guides when drilling your holes.
  8. Can I put lights on the fenders?       Yes, we offer our Minimizer fender in several different options that include a molded in light box.       The box itself is molded into the fender piece, it is enclosed on the back side and contains (3) 4” Round light cut-outs. Check out the fender options at minimizer.com.
  9. Do lights come with the Minimizer Fender? No, lights are not included with the Minimizer Fender pieces. You can purchase the Minimizer ACCLED1200 light kit separately or any 4” round light with a grommet will work.
  10. Can I paint my Minimizer Fender?       Yes & No – Yes if you purchased the Minimizer paintable fenders, which is our TPO (thermos-polyolefin) material. No if you purchased one of our standard colors or unique paint film options.
  11. How do I paint my Minimizer TPO fender? Instruction sheet comes with our TPO material, you will want to consult with a certified paint supplier and inform them of your material your painting. A adhesion promoter will need to be applied to the fender first in order for the paint to bind correctly, once your ready to paint, a flex-agent will want to be included in your exterior automotive paint in order to prevent fracturing of the paint.
  12. Is the Minimizer Fender colored the same all the way through the entire fender? Yes, for our standard colors, the color you see if the color of the entire fender through and through. No, for our unique paint film options, again the film is a automotive paint film laminated to the surface of the poly material, what is underneath the film is a BLACK fender material.
  13. Is there any special maintenance I need to do to the Minimizer Fender? No, from a maintenance or too care for standpoint, simple water and any All-Purpose cleaner to wash them up, some guys prefer a little Armor All now and then, but other than just that nothing special needs to be done.
  14. On your shiny metal looking fenders, do I need to polish them? No, again no special maintenance needs to be done to our fenders, for the paint film Silver or Smoky Mirror colors, simple soap and water to clean, and then proceed to use a Micro-Fiber cloth to wipe dry.
  15. Can I hang a mud flap on the bottom of your fender? We don’t encourage you to, but yes you could run a flap off the bottom of our Minimizer Fender. We do stress to slot the bolt holes on your flap, and to use just bolts, washers and nuts to install. Also – do not hang a flap to the bottom of our Light-Box optioned fenders if at all possible.
  16. Will Conspicuity Tape stick to your Minimizer Fender pieces? No, unfortunately tape will not stick to our Minimizer fender material. The good thing though, is most other material will not either, unlike metal or fiberglass fenders, debris, chemicals and other harsh substances will not stick, keeping your Minimizer poly fender looking good for years to come.
  17. Can I stand on your Minimizer Fenders? We advise to not use the fender as a step if at all possible. The material is flexible and under certain weights may flex, which could cause bodily injury in the event of a fall. The integrity of the fender will not be damaged, it’s more so a safety precaution than anything.
  18. What would happen to a Minimizer Fender if I were to blow a tire? We have had a number of things happen, in certain cases damage to the bracket could occur resulting in the fender coming off. Simply pick the fender back up, and replace your mounting bracket arm. In other cases we’ve had damage occur to the fender from the tire whipping or rubbing the fender.
  19. Does the Lifetime warranty cover a blown tire?       No, our warranty will not cover a tire failure that results in damage to our Minimizer poly fender.
  20. Can I buy a replacement fender separately?       Yes, you can purchase a replacement fender section individually from any of our Minimizer Distributors.       Most sell them either as a set or an individual piece as well.
  21. I’m not sure what fender section I have, how can I tell? Our fenders have a label on the inside (tire side) of the fender. In the event the label is gone, you can take a picture of your fender and contact us at 800-248-3855 and we can easily tell for you. If not there is a couple key indicators to look for, one being our rib pattern, the second depending on your style, where the fenders butt together there will either be (2) or (4) internal dimples. Or you can visit minimizer.com and compare your model to our fenders models listed.
  22. I have Minimizer half fenders now, can I add to my fenders to make a full fender? Yes, you can purchase another set of Minimizer poly fenders and bolt directly to your existing fenders to create a full or multi-axle fender option. An additional bracket arm will be required.
  23. Do certain chemicals have a negative effect on your Minimizer Fender? No, from the most common chemicals we’ve researched, we have not found any that would cause damage to our fender. The most severe acids would have to be in a pure form, exposed to the material for an extreme amount of time in direct sunlight before any minor issue would occur. In the event of a chemical spill, simply wash off to avoid potential issues.
  24. I run in some severe temperatures, how well does you Minimizer Fender hold up? We’ve done several severe tests on our fenders and have had them well below -100oF to well above +197oF. No brittleness or softness has occurred, if you’re out in a temperature beyond those ranges we feel for you, and hope everything but your fenders hold up.
  25. What type of Plastic is your Minimizer Fender made out of? None, we don’t use plastic here at Minimizer, our fenders are made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) far superior than your typical plastics most people want to stereotype these into. Our material will flex, bend, twist and turn and still pop back into shape. So unlike other Plastic Fenders out there, we use a higher grade material than most, which is why we are proud to say our fenders have been “Tested & Tortured” and we can offer a Lifetime warranty.
  26. How is your Minimizer Fender made?       We are one of the only ones in the fender business to use a thermo-forming process. Our fender starts out in flat sheet form, cooks a bit in a large oven and then is formed over a water-cooled aluminum mold. Once our fender is formed it will always want to return to its formed shape. This is why if you happen to crush them with a tank, simply put’em out in the sun for a bit and they’ll pop themselves right back out.
  27. Do you sell the side bristles for your Minimizer Fenders? Ice & Mud Sickle formers you mean? For what, we have a formed side lip to help minimize road spray; our unique beauty ring is all you’ll need to keep road debris at bay.       Check out our Anti-Spray video at minimizer.com and see for yourself. We’ll leave the bristles where they should be, on the bottoms of our brooms!
  28. Can I cut your Minimizer tandem fenders to shorten them? No, are fenders are designed to butt together, cutting the ends off will greatly alter the way our fenders go together. You should not have to alter our tandem fenders in anyway.
  29. Why do you make a multi piece fender? We do this for a number of reasons, one being for our distributors. They have the ability to stock one part and sell several different styles. The others we don’t have enough space to cover them all, but the most important things to mention are the strength and integrity. The multi purpose approach keeps are fenders stronger than other competitor fenders and makes adjustments to ours very manageable.
  30. Do you offer a smooth fender, one without the ribs? Not yet, and no. Our ribs add strength which is why our fenders have a lifetime warranty.       The ribs are a trademark and can be accessorized in a number of ways to give you that one off look.       Not yet, in the sense that we have an innovator running the company, he’s always looking for ways to make our products that much better and we have a lot of things in the old R&D hoper, we may just out do ourselves yet.
  31. Can I run tire chains with the Minimizer Fenders? Yes, we’ve had a lot of truckers run chains. You’ll want to install your fenders a bit higher than normal to compensate for the added thickness of chains. Does it make it harder to chain with fenders? Was chaining easy to begin with? Hey we’re truckers too, and we know it’s not easy, but to quote Guns N’ Roses – you’ll need “Just a little Patience” and you’ll be running over the mountain or through the mud in no time.
  32. Can I still change my tire?       Absolutely, the fenders are flexible, a little muscle and you can wiggle the tire off, or jack the frame and off the wheel comes. In the event the above will not happen, a few bolts on any one of our brackets and you can easily slide the arm off, lift the fender up, and slide the wheel out.
  33. Looks like the FAQ is getting pretty long, if you should have any other questions other than what is above, like style I should run, or what did we have to eat last night?       Call us; we have a dedicated staff that is happy to talk your ear off in regards to any of our Minimizer products. Just remember our fenders “Never” need paint, fade, rust, crack or need polishing!
  34. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Fender? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Fender line.

 (Product) Talking Points.

Our weight – yes we watch it, and compared to other fender materials we are lighter. What is the cost per pound to you? Compare us, you’d be surprised.

Durability – we test and torture our fender products.

Warranty – Lifetime, it’s the last fender you’ll have to buy.

Non-corrosive

Cost

Options – we have the largest fender option in the fender business, we will have something for you.

Universality

Safety

Reduction in road spray

Aesthetics

Minimizer Floor Mat FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What colors are the Floor Mats available in? Currently the Minimizer Floor Mat is only available in BLACK.
  2. What is the warranty on the Floor Mats? The mats come with a Life-Time warranty.
  3. What size are the Floor Mats we have? The size depends really on the Make, Model and Year of the particular truck you are trying to put the mats in.       Please reference our Floor Mat catalog to determine your correct mat. Mats are designed to fit that specific truck.
  4. What is the weight of our Floor Mats? Again depending on mat part number, we have both 2 piece and 3 piece mats, total mat weight would be less than 12 lbs. combined though, so no real added weight.
  5. Do the Floor Mats require any mounting brackets? Yes each set of mats come with up to TWO retention hooks that can be installed in seconds using existing screws or adhesive backs.       Please refer to your install instructions for mounting points.
  6. Do the Floor Mats come with only the Minimizer logo? Yes and No. The molded in piece does come standard with the Minimizer logo, however the emblem can be co-branded to a distributor or fleet with a minimum order.       Minimum order requirement is 40 complete mat sets, mixed or matched.
  7. Can the floor mats be trimmed to fit? Yes certain mats have molded edge points that can be simply cut with a carpenter knife and trimmed to fit.       Please follow your install instructions per mat to see cutting points and related information.
  8. Can you purchase just a driver side mat?       Currently we only sell mats as a complete set, it is meant to cover the entire floor plan and designed to overlap one another so rocks, dirt, debris and water does not go all over your entire floor. For larger fleet volume orders please contact your Territory Manager to discuss, we do have options for single piece orders with larger minimums.
  9. Does the floor mats fit multiple vehicles?       Yes our mats are designed based off of cab profile, a lot of the manufactures use the same cab profile, so one mat may work in 3 or 4 different makes.       Please review our Floor Mat flyer sheet for truck make, model and year listings to see the multiple options.
  10. Do the Floor Mats come individual boxed?       Yes the mats come packaged in their own box, which will double as a display.       They stack nice and can be easily stored in your warehouse or display shelfs for point of purchase sales.
  11. Do you have a Floor Mat display? Yes we will provide a display for you on your initial mat order. The display is a wall display featuring a mat, customers can get a feel for the high quality, and durability of the mat.
  12. Is a part number listed on the mat for us to identify? Yes each mat has a individual part# listed on the floor side (bottom). You can easily identify what the part# is for re-order purposes as well.
  13. Can the mats be washed? Yes absolutely, simply spray them off at any wash to remove any stuck on dirt or debris. Simple soap and water will have them looking like new.
  14. Do you make mats for all type of vehicles? No – we stick to what we know, heavy duty and some medium duty trucks, however we do not do any cars or pickup truck mats.
  15. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Floor Mats? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Floor Mats.

(Product) Talking Points.

Our floor mat is made out of a proprietary composite blend. The mat is designed by taking scanned laser measurements of the internal STOCKED cab. The mat is a tray based system where water and debris will remain contained in the mat. It is rigid enough that it will not curl under the driver’s feet, but still pliable enough that it can be bent while still containing the water or debris when removing to clean

Driver turnover and retention is a huge issue in trucking today, keeping drivers happy and wanting to continue driving for the company is a key factor. Replacing drivers is another issue in itself, but for lower cost on driver turn-over, what easier way to keep the truck looking new by having a custom fit molded floor mat. Think of the cost savings on the life of a truck, with multiple drivers the mats will pay for themselves in no time when looking at high detailing fees to get that truck ready again for a new driver.

The mat is based off similar concepts in the auto field. Other large scale producers make custom fit mats for cars and pickups, and sell thousands; however no one has ever made a custom fit mat for heavy duty trucks. A truck is meant to be driven, what is the first thing you see when getting into a large truck. The floor, with prices on new trucks continually going up why not add a line of protection to not only keep the truck looking good, but also to prevent maintenance and safety issues from occurring do to water or dirt.

Ideal for large fleets, leased trucks and the individual trucker himself. Protect your investment, minimalize your cost on cleaning, and prevent safety and maintenance issues from occurring. Get a Minimizer Floor mat today!

Minimizer ACC LED Light Kit FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What colors are the Minimizer lights available in? RED & Clear
  2. What type of light is your LED light kit? It is a LED based light; the product brand on it is United Pacific.
  3. How many diodes do your LED lights have?       The lights have a 12 diode base model, with a coned funnel to each diode giving you maximum light exposure.
  4. Does your LED Light Kits come with a warranty?       No – we are not the manufacture of the light itself, so we do not carry a warranty.
  5. What size are your LED Light Kit lights? Our standard LED light kit contains 4in. ROUND lights.
  6. What is included in your LED Light Kit? The kit itself contains (6) twelve diode LED lights. The light breakdown is (4) RED and (2) clear lights.       In addition to the lights, you get the rubber grommets to install them into a 4in. round opening and the chrome poly bezels to trim the lights out. It also contains the standard LED pig tail for wiring.
  7. Can the LED Light Kit be used with your Minimizer light box fenders? YES – we sell the kit as a convenience item with our fenders, and actually prefer using our LED light kit. The light boxes on our fenders have (6) holes cut into the rear set, which is why we sell a (6) light LED kit. They of course can be used anywhere a 4in. hole is, but can also be used on our Minimizer fender line as well.
  8. Can you buy just (1) light? NO – we sell our kit as it sounds a kit.       We do not break our kits down per light, as they come assembled as a kit.
  9. Does Minimizer sell any other size lights or light kits? No – we only have our one standard light kit available in the 4in. round option. We do have a national distribution channel and many of our distributors do carry a light line, you can pickup lights at numerous distributors across the country.
  10. What is your Part# on the LED Light Kit? ACCLED1200
  11. Where can I purchase the Minimizer LED Light Kit? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer LED Light Kits.

 

(Product) Talking Points.

We offer fenders with light boxes, light boxes need lights. We sell the ACCLED1200 as an option to upsell the customer on a complete fender kit. What easier or convenient way to add to a sale when purchasing a Minimizer fender set with light boxes. The kit comes packaged as an assembly and will contain all the items they need to install the lights.

Minimizer Quarter Fender FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What colors are your quarter fenders available in? BLACK only.
  2. What is the warranty on your quarter fender set? We carry a life-time warranty on our quarter fenders just like we do on our standard fenders. We protect it from everything but an accident.
  3. What size are your quarter fenders? We measure it at a horizontal and vertical line, the quarter fender measures in at 24in. x 24in.
  4. What is the weight of your quarter fender set?       Standard set weighs in at 35lbs. That includes the pair of fenders, the top flap, and the tube clamps. It does not have the frame mounting hardware included in it.
  5. Do the quarter fenders require mounting brackets? Yes, in addition to the attached tube to the fender shield, a frame mount is required to attach it to the truck. Our standard quarter fender set does not include a frame bracket; however we sell kits that have either a post mount or a flange mount included. Please consult your sales rep. when deciding what fender kit you will need.
  6. Do the mounting brackets come with the quarter fenders? No – as far as the frame mount goes they do not. The standard kit does include the tube clamp however. We do sell two options in addition to our standard quarter fender kit.       One kit would include the single bolt post mount, and the other would include the 4 bolt flange mount.       Please specify when ordering quarter fenders, if you would like your set to contain a truck frame mount or not. Price does vary based on the frame mount option.
  7. Can I buy just one replacement Quarter Fender?       No – unfortunately we sell these as a pair or set, and will not break the set.       You will have to buy the quarter fender set from us as a set.
  8. What are your options on the top flap, can that be customized? Yes – we have a few options on the top flap. The standard logo actually contains the Minimizer Logo and our Tested & Tortured tag line. However you can order them as a BLANK flap or a custom logo. As for custom logos, we treat those the same way we do our mud flaps. Qty. and color options make up the added cost. A one time setup fee will also occur on a custom logo.
  9. Frame mount options, what is better and can we buy these separately? Yes – the frame mount options can be purchased in a quarter fender kit set, or individually. They do carry an assigned part# – your Minimizer sales rep. can provide a part# for you to order individually. As for better, all of our options are considered the best, we have a more preferred option from what we sell and that would be the single bolt post option.
  10. What are minimum orders and what is prepaid shipping on these? We do not have a minimum order amount for these, one set is our standard minimum. We have pre-paid shipping at $3000 to our distributors, and prefer to ship in multiples of 16 per skid. Of course from 16 you can break these down as well based on your ordering volume requirements.
  11. Can you buy replacement parts?       Yes, as far as the frame mounting arm, top flap and tube clamp, otherwise the tube itself is attached to the quarter fender shield, and the fenders are sold as a pair.
  12. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Quarter Fenders? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Quarter Fenders.

 

(Product) Talking Points.

Life Time Warranty

Ideal price points – very price competitive

Most common black poly quarter fender on the market today.

Comparable to the James King 1900 series fender set.

Minimizer: Steerable & Non-Steerable Axle Bracket – FAQ– Answer Sheet.

  1. What is your warranty on the Minimizer axle brackets? We carry a life-time warranty on our axle brackets when used with a Minimizer Fender.
  2. What is the difference between your Self-steer and Non-steerable lift axle brackets? The difference is the steerable axle brackets are designed to bolt around the spider of a self-steering lift axle with drum brake. The non-steerable axle bracket is designed to clamp to a 5” round axle that only lifts and lowers.
  3. Will either bracket work on a lift axle?       No, your first step will be to determine if you have a self steerable lift axle or just a straight lift axle. Easiest way to tell, is look at the axle configuration and see if you have tie-rods on it that allows it to turn. If the axle doesn’t have tie-rods or a sway bar, then it’s just a straight lift axle.
  4. I have a NON-STEERABLE lift Axle what bracket do I need? We offer a single wheel 5” round axle bracket with saddle – part# is B-SHORTLIFTAX. These will U-bolt around your axle. You will need roughly 3 to 4in. of space on the 5in. round axle as well.
  5. Will the BSHORTLIFTAX work with a dual wheel lift axle? No are lift axle bracket is only designed to mount a single wheel.
  6. What Minimizer Fender will work with your BSHORTLIFTAX? Either our MIN161200 series for 255 70R 22.5 or smaller tires, or our MIN221800 for anything large than a 255 70R 22.5 tire.
  7. I have a SelfSteerable Lift Axle, what bracket do I need for that? You will first want to download our Steer Axle Guide Book which can be found at minimizer.com. Then determine what weight your lift axle is, (ie 8k, 13k or 20k lift axle). After you review the Guide Book you will then want to proceed to your axle, and once there, stand on the outside of the truck on the driver side and clock your cam tube flange. Once you’ve determined proper clock position, review the Guide Book and determine what measurements you have based off of your bolt pattern compared to the guide measurements.
  8. I can’t seem to tell what one I have? You will then want to determine what type of bolt pattern is on your S-Cam.       Should typically be one of three options, 2 Bolt, 4 Bolt or Boltless S-Cam. If you have a 2 Bolt S-Cam review the Guide Book with all 2-Bolt options. If you have a 4 Bolt S-Cam review the Guide Book for all (6) – 4 bolt options. If you have a Boltless S-Cam, then you would either have a Hendrickson SC13 or a Watson Challin SL1195SSR. If you have either one and it’s in fact a boltless S-Cam you would need our B845SBA kit.
  9. Is there any assembly required for installing the Lift Axle Brackets? Yes, for the Non-Steer Lift Axle you will have to assemble the saddle bracket and axle bracket together using the supplied U-Bolt kit. Once the axle bracket is attached you will have to drill your 4 aluminum fender arms and bolt to the axle bracket and fender. If you have the Steerable Lift Axle bracket, you will have to remove the tire, in the event you have a dust shield you will have to remove that.       Bolt the 4 spider brackets to the rear hub holes. Then you will have to drill and bolt your aluminum fender arms to the supports and fenders. Finally if you have a Boltless S-Cam Steerable Lift Axle Bracket, you will have to weld the flange to the axle mount as shown in the included instructions with your kit. Then proceed to follow the steps in the instruction manual.
  10. Are the hardware and aluminum arms included in the Lift Axle Bracket kits? Yes, all mounting hardware and aluminum arms are included in your lift axle kit.
  11. Do the fenders come with the Lift Axle Bracket kit? No, our Minimizer fenders are sold separately.
  12. Are the Lift Axle Bracket kits sold as a pair or separately? The lift axle brackets are sold as a kit, and will install one axle.       Replacement parts can be purchased individually however.
  13. My aluminum arms are to long can I cut them? Yes we purposely make the aluminum arms a bit longer than needed, as each axle is different. You can use a chop saw or band saw to cut your aluminum arms down to fit your fenders better.
  14. When installing your Lift Axle Bracket kit with Minimizer Fenders, do I put your fender on top or underneath the aluminum arms? We recommend you place our fender underneath the aluminum arm and bolt into the top of our fender rib. This will help to keep your fenders centered as well and avoid any rubbing issues.
  15. Is there mounting instructions to install your Lift Axle Bracket kits? Yes, each of our kits comes with a detailed instruction manual on how to properly install your axle brackets.
  16. I have a wide based super single tire, will your Lift Axle Brackets work? Yes our brackets and Minimizer Fenders will work with tire sizes up to a 445 22.5 tire size. Single wheel.
  17. I need a replacement part, can I buy a single piece or do I need to buy a complete kit? Each or our kit parts can be purchased separately, you will want to know what side the bracket is on, and what part either front or rear. Each of our kits have a breakdown, so if you can let your Minimizer distributor know or by calling 800-248-3855 with your bracket kit part# and the information from above we will be able to provide you with your replacement part#.
  18. Can you email the diagram or fax it so I can tell what kit I need? Absolutely, we can send it either way to help you, just let one of our Inside sales staff know where to send it and we can get it over to you right away.
  19. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Lift Axle Bracket Kits? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Lift Axle Bracket Kits.

Minimizer Mud Flaps FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What colors are the Mud Flaps available in?       Black only for rubber and White or Black for Poly. However we can help with custom colors, contact your sales representative to see what options are available. There is usually a minimum requirement for custom colored flaps.
  2. What is your warranty on the Mud Flaps? Minimizer brand mud flaps carry a (1) one year warranty from date of purchase against breakage, curling and separation under normal operating conditions within the recommended service temperature of -40oF to +150oF.
  3. What size of Mud Flaps do you offer? We offer the most common standard sizes, sizes are 24×18, 24×24, 24×30 and 24×36. We can also custom cut flaps to different sizes for a small fee as well; price will be based off the flap size sold prior to the cut.
  4. What is the minimum order on your Mud Flaps? We do not have a minimum order requirement for flaps; pricing is based on three factors, material type, size of flap, and quantity.
  5. Are the Mud Flaps sold as pair or individually? Are flaps are sold individually, again pricing is based on quantity, material type and size of flap. Please factor in your quantity based on single flaps though.
  6. Do you offer custom logo mud flaps? Yes – we can do custom logo flaps based off of your logo. We require the logo to be in either a .EPS or .AI file format in order for us to duplicate the logo.
  7. What material is your mud flaps available in? We offer two types of flap material, both Rubber and Poly. Both flaps are similar in appearance featuring a smooth face (rear view visible) with a anti-sail grooved back (tire side).
  8. What is the thickness for your mud flaps? Thickness for Rubber is 1/4in, 3/8in. and 1/2in. Thickness for Poly is 1/4in.
  9. I don’t have a custom logo, can I just do lettering? Yes – we have standard block letters available in 2, 3 and 4in sizes. We also have several stocked clip art logos that you can create a nice custom look with little to no setup cost.       Please review our flap stock chart for logos and letter sizes.
  10. Can you create a custom logo for me. No – we do not offer graphic services, we do have an in house graphic designer and his time is valuable. If in house work is needed to re-create or re-image your standard logo, a fee maybe charged depending on time.
  11. Is there a setup fee for logo flaps? Yes and No. Yes there is a One-Time setup charge on custom logo flaps using your own logo provided to Minimizer. No there is not a setup charge if you are using Minimizer stocked letters and clip art.
  12. What colors do you offer for logos and if my color isn’t available can you get it? We have a wide array of standard colors available as well as several metallic films. Please refer to our Minimizer logo color guide for options. If your color does not appear, we can custom color match it using your Pantone numbers. There is a minimum amount that needs to be ordered however, so best to try to come close or order the minimum requirement for custom colors. Please contact your sales representative for minimum requirements.
  13. How is the logo applied to the flap? We hot stamp the logo into our flap using vinyl material. Unlike a lot of other suppliers out there, we do not print the flap, which usually results in your logo fading or scraping off. Our logo being hot stamped will last the life of the flap itself and is virtually impossible to rub it off under normal operating conditions.
  14. Does your mud flaps require a mounting bracket? Yes – in most cases you will need to attach your Minimizer Mud Flap to a mounting bracket arm. There is a wide array of mud flap mounting brackets available from one of our distributors, please contact a Minimizer representative or your local parts distributor for flap mounting options. You can also mount the flap to the bottom of our Minimizer Fenders, we recommend slotting the bolt hole however so it will tear off easier, or use our Minimizer Fast Flap mounting hardware to install.       We do not recommend however mounting flaps to the bottom of the Minimizer Fenders with the optional light boxes. This will void the warranty on the fender box itself as damage may occur and backing plate separation can happen.
  15. Do you supply a sample of proof of the flap layout? Yes – a Minimizer proof showing measurement, size, quantity, color and layout will be supplied. A signed copy of the layout will need to be returned to your Minimizer representative so production can begin. For a sample, your Minimizer territory salesman would have a small sample of the material if you would like to review the flap as well.
  16. What is the lead time on Mud Flaps? We keep a large stock of Minimizer Mud Flaps in house, our turn around times are very short, some of the best in the industry. Depending on the shippable location, we can generally have flaps out to you within 2 weeks after acceptance of proof.
  17. Do you offer stock logo flaps?       Yes we do, please refer to our stock flap sheet again to review. We have several safety flaps as well as quite a few truck make flaps available for purchase. Accessory or stock logo flaps are sold as a pair and our priced as a sold pair item.
  18. What determines your flap pricing?       Three major factors, (1) Size of Flap, (2) Quantity of Flaps and (3) Material type. Now keep in mind, material and sizes can vary as long as the logo is the same. Volume would be based on total flaps of those two factors with the exact same logo.
  19. Your flaps are squared on the corners, can I get rounded or angled cut corners to fit my brackets? Yes – at time of layout, we can specify a rounded corner or angled cut; this will need to be provided to us first.       To determine angle cut – we go off the top measurement in, and the side measurement down. A small labor fee will be charged for custom angles and / or rounded corners.
  20. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Mud Flaps? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Mud Flaps.

(Product) Talking Points.

Warranty – (1) year

Quick turn around times.

No Minimums.

Custom and standard logos available.

Hot Stamped flaps – no cheap printing is done.

Anti-Sail Grooved backs.

Endless options for stock logo flaps.

In house graphic design for assistance in layouts.

Priced very competitively compared to larger flap suppliers.

Minimizer: Rear Center Light Panel – FAQ – Answer Sheet.

  1. What colors are the light panels available in? Black, Red, White, Green, TPO, Liquid Platium, Silver Mirror and Black Smoky Mirror.
  2. What is our warranty on the rear center light panel? Life-Time warranty on panel if installed with our Minimizer mounting hardware.       Keep in mind though we only cover Minimizer product, lights, labor and any other added items will not be covered by warranty.
  3. What is the weight of our rear center light panel? 4 lbs. on the panel excluding lights, and 6 pounds for the mounting hardware.
  4. Do the mounting brackets come with the rear center light panel? No, mounting brackets are sold separately just like our fenders and brackets. You would not necessarily need to use the mounting hardware to install the center panel, but then you would not have the Life-Time warranty available to it.
  5. Are grommets needed to install lights into our center light panel? No, grommets will not work on the light encasements. Customer would have to use mounting flanges. Mounting flanges can be purchased anywhere lights are sold as well.
  6. Will the center panel cavity fit a standard DOT license plate? No, a license plate will not fit into the center cavity, cavity is designed for a backing plate that the customer can then install to customize their center panel.
  7. Can you get a light panel without either the cavity or skull & cross bones? Currently NO – we only have these two options to start with.
  8. Does the rear center light panel have any manufactured holes? No, end users will have to drill their own holes into the panel to mount it, and their own holes into each one of our light encasements in order to install their lights.
  9. Is mounting instructions supplied with rear center light panel? Yes, mounting instructions will be supplied with light panel and hardware.
  10. What is the cost on our rear center light panel? Cost does vary, just like our fenders prices are based on color options.       As far as panels go though, either the skull & cross bones or the center cavity cost will not vary, only color choice changes the price.
  11. Does a DOT license plate need to be mounted to a rear center light panel? No, a center license plate does not need to be installed on the center panel, however 44 of the US states and all of Canada require a rear license plate that needs to be displayed on the rear of the truck. Use the website http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/standards/conspicuity/TBMpstr.html for trucks and buses and the website http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/standards/conspicuity/Trlrpstr.html for trailers.
  12. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Rear Center Light Panel? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Rear Center Light Panel.

Mounting Info Talking Points.

Note your measurements – 20in. Max on center hole, or 22 7/8in. on your outer mounting arms. 13.88in. on overall bracket slotted arms height. Again – this is what our panel will allow, you can’t go any further out, or higher up based on how it installs to the panel.

Rear center light panel will not typically be able to be bolted to the frame rails. Simple fact, frame rails are usually wider than what our max dimensions will allow. Also drilling a frame is not easy, utilizing the cross member and typically some existing holes from an OEM light panel or previous light panel will be more ideal anyways.

Single Tire Work Bench FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What colors are the Single Tire Work Benches available in? RED only
  2. What is your warranty on the Single Tire Work Bench? Life-Time warranty on entire maintenance line.
  3. What is the weight of your Single Tire Work Bench? 3.5 lbs.
  4. What is the dimension of your Single Tire Work Bench? 15” Wide x 18.5” Long x 6” High
  5. What is the surface area of your Single Tire Work Bench? 1.9 square feet
  6. What is the part number of the Single Tire Work Bench? 100041
  7. Can the Single Tire Work Bench be used as a step? No, Minimizer does not recommend using the tire bench as a step or standing apparatus. It is designed to fit on a single wheel or on a flat service only. It will however support in excess of 300 lbs.
  8. What is the weight capacity of the Single Tire Work Bench? It has a .7 cubic foot top storage space, it will easily hold 300 lbs. when set on a tire. It will hold what can set on the bench safely and securely.
  9. Are there holes in the Single Tire Work Bench? Other than the 2 manufactured carrying handle holes, no, we do not incorporate holes into our benches. If a customer would like to drill a few holes for a screw-driver slot that would be fine, we recommend drilling in the carrying handle area.
  10. What tire sizes will the Single Tire Work Bench fit? It will fit your standard 22.5 to 24.5 tires out there today. In some cases it will also fit a smaller tire, but is primarily designed to fit your larger truck tires.
  11. Can you drill holes in the Single Tire Work Bench? If your customer would like to incorporate a few holes for a screw-driver slot that would be okay, drill hole as large as screwdriver shaft without exceeding the handle width.
  12. Can the Single Tire Work Bench be used as a carrying tray? Yes, the single tire bench can be inverted to double as a carrying tray for the mechanic to return his tools to his toolbox.
  13. What is the purpose of the Single Tire Work Bench? Exactly as it sounds. It is designed to make a life a little easier for the hard working truck mechanics. Instead of using the rounded tire, the engine block or the fender well for a storage point, the tire bench will fit securely and hold all of your tools in one spot. No more dropped or misplaced tools, get yours today and see for yourself how much easier life is with the Single Tire Work Bench.
  14. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Single Tire Work Bench? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Single Tire Work Bench.

Mounting Info Talking Points.

Efficiency – How efficient is having a portable work station readily available to the service tech. or mechanic? Ideal for shops, mobile service trucks, or even the everyday trucker to have in order to quickly, safely and effectively have a portable work station to service their truck or trailer at the time of need. Light weight, durable and non-corrosive it will make a world of difference for anyone using it. Backed by Minimizer’s life-time warranty, this is a must have for anyone in the trucking industry.

No more dropped or mis-placed tools – keep everything at your side in a tray capable of sitting on a rounded tire or flat work station.

Doubles as a carrying tray.

Very in-expensive time saving tool.

Minimizer Slick Disc FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What color does the Slick Disk come in?       BLACK Only
  2. What is the warranty on the Slick Disk? We do not carry a warranty on the Slick Disk, it is meant to be a disposable product.
  3. What sizes of Slick Disks do you offer? We offer one standard size of the Minimizer Slick Disk. Disk diameter is 32in. (Round)
  4. What is the weight of your Slick Disk? Less the 3 pounds
  5. Does the Slick Disk require any install?       Yes, you can watch our quick video install at https://www.minimizer.com as well. Install is quick and all hardware is included, no tools necessary.  Simply clean bottom of king pin plate, place Disk around king pin and tap the retention ring to fit snug to bottom of trailer. The Slick Disk contains a recessed groove that the retention clip sits in, this will be facing the ground.
  6. Does the Slick Disk come with the hardware to install? Yes, the Disk has the round retention ring included in the assembly.
  7. Do you have to drill any holes for the install? No, the Minimizer Slick Disk does require any bolts or hole drilling, a retention ring comes with the Slick Disk assembly.
  8. Will this cause any coupling issues when connecting my trailer to the hitch? None that we’ve found, typically kingpins are longer anyways and hooking should not have any issues when connecting your truck and trailer.
  9. How long does it take to install the slick Disk? The initial install we did, after cleaning of the king pin plate roughly took 5 minutes.
  10. Does the 5th wheel plate and king pin plate need to be cleaned prior to installing the Slick Disk?       Yes, you will want to remove as much old grease as you possibly can; a nice hot pressure wash should take most of it off. Upon drying proceed to install your Slick Disk.
  11. Will you need to continue to grease the plate after installing the Slick Disk? No, the top plate itself you will not want to apply grease, the drier you can keep it the better. You will still want to maintain a proper grease amount on all moving parts though.
  12. Will grease hurt the Slick Disk?       No, grease itself will not, however old grease does contain your abrasive materials where the wearing of the Disk can occur, always try to keep as much grease off the top plate as possible.
  13. What if you hook to multiple trailers? The slick Disk is meant for a dedicated truck & trailer combo, if you are switching between multiple trailers you should consider using our Minimizer Slick Plate or Trailer Slick Plate
    instead.
  14. What is the load capacity of your Slick Disk? Combined tractor/trailer weight of less than 100,000 lbs.
  15. Can I buy replacement retention rings for my Slick Disk? Yes, most of our Minimizer distributors keep replacement rings in stock and rings can be purchased separately.
  16. What is the Slick Plate made out of?       It is made from High Density Polyethylene
    (HDPE).
  17. How long does the slick Disk last?       That is to be determined based on the user, we’ve found in a lot of cases the Disk will last up to a year on lighter usage vehicles. However, the more use you have and the various condition you might be in all factors into the life expectancy of the Slick Disk.
  18. What is the part# on your Minimizer Slick Disk? ACCSLICK32ASSY
  19. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Slick Disk? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Slick Disk.

Minimizer Slick Plate FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What colors are the Slick Plates available in?       White Only
  2. What is the warranty on the Slick Plate? 5 Year Warranty
  3. What sizes of Slick Plates do you offer?       Sizes vary; the plates are designed to fit a specific top plate Make and Model. Please reference our Slick Plate flyer to find your part#.
  4. What is the weight of your Slick Plate? Less the 5 pounds
  5. Does the Slick Plate require any install?       Yes, you will have to drill approximately 12 holes into your top plate. The Slick Plate itself comes with 6 recessed mounting holes to be used as a guide, the addition of two (2) steel ram bars is also required and slots are manufactured into the plate itself. Once you have installed and bolted your top plate down, you can simply use the ram bars as drilling guides to drill out your 6 additional holes for the steel ram bars. Please refer to our Minimizer Slick Plate video install on our training site.
  6. Does the Slick Plate come with the hardware to install? Yes, all mounting hardware and steel ram bars are included with your Slick Plate.
  7. Do you have to tap your holes for the install? No the bolts are threaded to receive the nut included in the hardware installation kit, simply drill the hole large enough as specified in the install instructions and insert the bolt.
  8. Will drilling of holes into my 5th wheel void any warranty? Please contact your top plate manufacture on this, most of the findings we’ve researched only come with a 1 year limited warranty on the plate itself, so if you’re beyond the initial year you should not have any issues.
  9. Will this cause any coupling issues when connecting my trailer to the hitch? None that we’ve found, typically kingpins are longer anyways and hooking and un-hooking should not have any issues when connecting your truck and trailer.
  10. How long does it take to install?       The initial install we did, after cleaning of the plate was complete took approximately 30 minutes.       It will vary on how fast you can drill your holes and clean your top plate.
  11. Does the 5th wheel plate need to be cleaned prior to installing the Slick Plate? Yes you will want to remove as much old grease as you possibly can, a nice hot pressure wash should take most of it off, upon drying proceed to install your Slick Plate.
  12. Will you need to continue to grease the plate after installing the Slick Plate? No, the top plate itself you will not want to apply grease, the drier you can keep it the better. You will still want to maintain a proper grease amount on all moving parts though.
  13. Will grease hurt the Slick Plate?       No grease itself will not, however old grease does contain your abrasive materials where the wearing of the plate can occur, always try to keep as much grease off the top plate as possible.
  14. What if you hook to multiple trailers? If possible, clean as much grease off prior to hooking, what is also handy is to keep a bottle of dawn dish soap readily available and prior to hooking, apply to the Slick Plate to act as a de-greaser.
  15. What is the load capacity of your Slick Plate? >100,000 lbs.
  16. How can I determine what Slick Plate I need? Find your Make and Model number on your top plate product plate. Contact your Minimizer distributor or call 800-248-3855 and speak to a sales representative to get your correct part#.
  17. I do not have a top plate product plate to tell what I have what can I do now? Easy – just measure you Height (overall length of plate) your Width (overall width of entire plate) and Throat (opening at rear of plate on inner to tabs). Then contact Minimizer at 800-248-3855 or visit our website at minimizer.com to determine what plate has your exact measurement.
  18. Can I buy replacement steel ram bars for my Slick Plate? Yes, the ram bars are meant to wear, and replacement kits are sold separately for each Slick Plate.
  19. What is the Slick Plate made out of?       It is made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. (UHMWPE) is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic. It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals except oxidizing acids; has extremely low moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of friction; is self-lubricating; and is highly resistant to abrasion, in some forms being 15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel.
  20. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Slick Plate? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Slick Plate.

Tandem Work Bench FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What colors is the Tandem Work Bench available in? The top two trays are RED and the bottom tandem well is BLACK. Only two colors available.
  2. What is our warranty on the Tandem Work Bench? Life-Time warranty.
  3. What is the weight of your Tandem Work Bench? 22 lbs.
  4. What is the size of your Tandem Work Bench? 23.5” Wide x 54” Long x 7.5” High
  5. What is the surface area of your Tandem Work Bench? 8.8 square feet
  6. What is the storage area of your Tandem Work Bench? 3 cubic feet
  7. What is the part number for the Tandem Work Bench? 100102
  8. Can the Tandem Work Bench be used as a step? No, Minimizer does not recommend using the tandem bench as a step or standing apparatus. It is designed to fit in between a tandem axle and has an uneven bottom so will not sit securely on a flat service.
  9. What is the weight capacity of the Tandem Work Bench? 300lbs.
  10. Are there holes in the Tandem Work Bench?       Yes, the top two trays feature (2) center cut outs as a cup holder, they also have (4) indentations for bolts or smaller items to fit into.
  11. What tire size will the Tandem Work Bench work with? It will fit your standard 22.5 to 24.5 dual tires, on a common 52” to 54” axle spacing.
  12. Are the top trays on the Tandem Work Bench removable? Yes, you can easily slide or completely remove either of the top two trays. The trays themselves do not require any hardware to install and can easily be removed to gain access to the internal storage compartment.
  13. Is there assembly required to attach the top trays on the Tandem Work Bench? No, the top two trays do not require any mounting hardware to install.
  14. Is the internal storage compartment on the Tandem Work Bench waterproof? Yes – in the fact that there is no manufactured holes placed into the internal storage tray. The black compartment will be waterproof.
  15. Can the Tandem Work Bench top trays be used as a carrying tray? Yes, they are removable so if you want to carry items back to your toolbox, to a parts washer or to another part of the truck the top tray will double as a carrying device.
  16. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Tandem Work Bench? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Tandem Work Bench.

Talking Points.

Efficiency – How efficient is having a portable work station readily available to the service tech. or mechanic? Ideal for shops, mobile service trucks, or even the everyday trucker to have in order to quickly, safely and effectively have a portable work station to service their truck or trailer at the time of need. Light weight, durable and non-corrosive it will make a world of difference for anyone using it. Backed by Minimizer’s life-time warranty, this is a must have for anyone in the trucking industry.

Overhauls

Wheel Seals

Brake Jobs

Transmission or Drive Line work

Minimizer: Tool Box – FAQ – Answer Sheet.

  1. What colors are the toolboxes available in? Black, White, Red, Gray, Yellow, Granite Gray.
  2. What is our warranty on the toolboxes? Lifetime Warranty on all polyethylene components from defects in materials and workmanship. Lifetime warranty against rust & corrosion. 1 Year warranty on all hardware and mechanical components from defects in materials and workmanship. 
  3. What size of toolboxes do we have?       We have 3 sizes of toolboxes, in 2 box configurations. Underbody or Chest style. Chest style boxes we offer a 20x19x36 and a 20x19x24 – in the Underbody we offer a 20x19x36, 20x19x24 and a 18x18x24 (left hinged swing door).
    3A – The INTERIOR DIMENSIONS of each box are as follows:
    18inch box – 22.2” Long x 16.0” Tall x 16.1” Deep24 Inch chest style box – 21.8” Long x 17.8” Tall X 16.0” Deep24 Inch underbody style box – 21.8” Long x 16.0” Tall X 17.8” Deep36inch chest style box – 33.8” Long x 17.1” Tall x 16.2” Deep36inch underbody style box – 33.8” Long x 16.2” Tall x 17.1” Deep
  4. What is the weight of our toolboxes? We have three box size options. 36in. Box – 30lbs., 24in.  Box – 27lbs. and 18in. Box – 23 lbs.
  5. Do the toolboxes require mounting brackets? Our chest box may not require a box depending on how they mount it, if they set it on a flat surface then they would just use lag bolts and bolt into the sub-frame of what the box is sitting on. If they were to hang it off the side of the truck then, yes, a bracket would be required. Also for our underbody, again depending on how they mount it, but in most cases all of our underbody boxes require a bracket.
  6. Do the mounting brackets come with the toolboxes? No, mounting brackets are sold separately, we do offer a mounting bracket kit, Part# PTBKTMIN. They would have to purchase that separate.
  7. How much weight will the bracket support? Minimizer’s bracket system has a max load of 250lbs. The amount of weight the box is able to hold depends on the bracket system used which could increase or decrease depending on how it’s mounted and the style of brackets used.
  8. Does the toolbox handle have a key hole? Yes, the box handle or what we call the Vector T latch, does have a key hole, box includes keys, and it also contains eyelets for customers to place a paddle lock on it.
  9. Does the toolbox have lanyards?       Yes & No. The chest style box does, which will allow the door to open to a 90 degree angle, the underbody does not, so the door can open the entire length.
  10. Is the toolbox waterproof? Technically it’s not since we do have to put holes in it to mount it. It is a water tight box, but not waterproof. However, we do not have seams other than the lid, and the lid has a 3/4in. gutter channel around the entire opening with heavy duty weather-stripping in the lid.
  11. Can you buy replacement parts?       Yes, every part of the toolbox can be purchased or sold separately, so in the event of an accident your customer can buy a replacement part.
  12. Can you customize the box to have it be co-branded to a particular customer (OEM, Dealer or Fleet). Yes, we would work this like we do with customer mud flaps and floor mats. A .EPS or .AI file would be required of the logo they want to use. A layout would then be created, signed by the customer and a plate charge would be quoted. If customer agrees to plate charges, and layout then we can proceed to place order. A unique part # would need to be created for the custom box first. However, keep in mind, a minimum of 12 boxes would be required to have a custom box logo.
  13. What is the cost on our toolbox and does color change the price? Cost does vary based on SIZE only. Colors do not change the price of the box itself, only the size of the box. Also the same for our chest or underbody option as well, same price either way.
  14. Can the box have handles? Yes, we do offer a box with attached metal handles, part# specific so note to your customers this will need to be ordered that way.       They can also do it on their own if they would like, however they would have to drill it causing holes.       We do offer though a chest box option with carrying handles.
  15. Do all the toolboxes have the black rubber side straps? No, we only have the black rubber side straps on the 36in. box.
  16. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Tool Box? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Tool Box.

 

Tool Box Talking Points.

Our toolbox is made out of poly material, and is rotationally molded leaving the box and lid as a solidly formed piece. No seams, welds, bends or tabs like a metal box would have which causes bending, cracking, rusting, and other corrosion issues.

Our toolbox is unique in that we weather-strip the lid and not the box opening like most do. By doing what our competition does, the weather-strip typically gets torn or separated from the box itself, causing water and corrosion issues and improper door sealment. By using “Seal Tight” weather-stripping the lid, we avoid all of those issues, and have a water-tight bond that forms from the door locking tightly and forming around our 3/4in gutter channel.

Our box is poly, so it will not sweat like a metal one will. By condensation forming on a box, or inside the box, corrosion will occur, and breaking or cracking issues will happen. Our poly box will not condense or sweat like our competitors will.

Our weight is a huge selling point, especially to payload minded customers, in most cases the our poly box is less weight compared to steel or other metal boxes.

Our warranty is far better than any box out there; no one has a 3 year, let alone a 1 year warranty.

Minimizer: In-Frame Tool Box – FAQ – Answer Sheet.

  1. What is the In-Frame Tool Box Part Number? 103851
  2. What colors is the In-Frame Tool Box available in? Black.
  3. What is our warranty? Lifetime Warranty on all polyethylene components from defects in materials and workmanship. Lifetime warranty against rust & corrosion. 1 Year warranty on all hardware and mechanical components from defects in materials and workmanship. 
  4. What size is the In-Frame Tool Box? The interior dimensions are: 20”(W)x17”(D)x10”(H).  Exterior dimensions are: 33”(W)22(D)”x13.5”(H)This Tool Box is designed to hold 2 – Group 30 or 31 truck batteries.  There is also a 3” clearance in the bottom of the box for the truck’s drive shaft.
  5. What is the weight? The total assembled weight is 26 lbs., including the included mounting clamps.
  6. Does the Tool Box require mounting brackets? There are 4 mounting clamps that are included with the Tool Box, which allows it to be installed on any class 6 to 8 truck with 27” – 28.5” frame rails.  The clamps are compatible with 5/16” – 3/8” frame rail thicknesses. Minimizer offers a battery hold down kit (P/N 105243) that can be purchased separately when customers use the box for battery storage.
  7. Do the mounting brackets come with the Tool Box? Yes.  However, there is an optional Battery Hold Down Kit (Part Number: 105243) that can be purchased separately for customers use the box for battery storage.
  8. Does the truck frame need to be drilled to install? No, the frame does not need to be drilled for installation.
  9. How much weight can be stored in the Tool Box? The Tool Box is rated to hold up to 200lbs internally.
  10. Can you stand on the Tool Box?  The cover of the Tool Box is foam filled and can hold up to 350 lbs.
  11. Does the Tool Box handle have a keyhole? Yes, the box handle or what we call the Vector T latch, does have a keyhole, box includes keys, and it also contains eyelets for customers to place a padlock on it.
  12. Does the Tool Box have a lanyard? No. The In-Frame Tool Box does not utilize a lanyard, and the lid will open a full 180°.  There are finger tabs on the cover for easy lifting.
  13. Is the Tool Box waterproof? Technically we cannot say it’s waterproof, however, the Tool Box has a one-piece rubber cooler seal for a very tight seal between the box and cover.  This product is more waterproof than any other Tool Box on the market.
  14. Can you buy replacement parts? Yes, every part of the Tool Box can be purchased or sold separately, so in the event of an accident your customer can buy a replacement part.
  15. How do you hook up battery cables if you use the box for battery storage? Add holes in the rear wall of the box for battery cable entrance points. Use rubber grommets (not supplied) in the cable holes to protect the battery cables from wear. Do not drill through the cover of the box.
  16. Do you need any type of vent holes in box? Yes, vent holes are required when storing batteries in the truck box (one near each battery). Drill ¼” vent holes thru one layer of the center gusset on each end of the box.
  17. Can you customize the Tool Box to have it be co-branded to a particular customer (OEM, Dealer or Fleet)? Currently custom logos are not available.
  18. Does the Tool Box have the black rubber side straps? No, there is no need for the black rubber side straps.
  19. Where can I purchase the Minimizer In-Frame Tool Box? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Tool Box.

 

Talking Points:

Electric APU units are becoming more popular for sleeper trucks.  Trucks with electric APU or HVAC typically carry a separate battery bank for that purpose.   Usually the battery bank is stored on the side of the frame rail.   This would be an option to store those batteries between the frame if they are tight on space.

It can also be used to store engine batteries. For some the only option is to store the engine batteries in the cab since the tier 4 emission equipment tends to take a lot of real estate along the frame rails.

Minimizer Fast Flaps FAQ – Answer Sheet. For TSM Training

  1. What colors are the Fast Flaps available in?       Stainless Steel.
  2. What is your warranty on the Fast Flap? Life-Time warranty.
  3. What is the Fast Flap? Fast Flap is a heat tempered stainless steel clamp that allows mud flaps to release free from brackets without damaging flaps, fenders or hanger brackets. Think of it as a large trap or clamp. You simply bolt the Fast Flap to your mud flap holes and insert your mud flaps into the Fast Flap clamp. No more tearing of flaps.
  4. What is the purpose of your Minimizer Fast Flap? Simple, tired of having flaps get torn off, or hefty fines for not having one on?       Or maybe you’re sick of paying high labor rates to re-install flap hangers, or flaps themselves. The flap will release damage free from the Fast Flap when backing up into any type of obstruction which causes the mud flap to be pinched against the rear tire. With our Fast Flap, the driver can quickly in minutes re-install his mud flap, preventing expensive fines for driving without one (illegal in all 50 states by the way) and costly down time if you were to tear one off, and didn’t have a Fast Flap on.
  5. Is there assembly or any additional installation needed to install Fast Flaps? No – no assembly required, and no need to drill holes or fabricate additional brackets to install. The Fast Flap simply bolts into your standard Flap hole; all hardware is provided for install. You simply bolt this into the place of the flap, then a little muscle and a 10in. Flat Head screwdriver is needed to insert your mud flap.
  6. What size of bolt hole is needed and what are the measurements for the holes? A 1/4in. bolt is inserted into the Fast Flap for you, so your standard hole from your previous flap will work. The holes are placed at 7in. on center – which is a standard commercial flap hole placement. Again no need to drill holes to install will simply bolt into existing mud flap locations.
  7. Can I reinstall my mud flap into the Fast Flap if it pulls out? Yes, simply get a 10in. long flat head screw driver and pry the Fast Flap back open, insert the mud flap back in and be on your way. Unlike other spring loaded flap hangers, are release freely from the hanger itself, allowing the driver to re-install the mud flap in minutes, avoided costly fines and downtime for not having a torn off flap or bent flap hanger.
  8. Are the Fast Flaps hard to install?       No – we’ve installed them on a lot of different makes and model trucks out there, in all forms of industry applications. We used our most experienced guys, to random ones off the street, and they can install these in no time. We’d bet you could have your set on in under an hour probably even quicker than that; take the challenge we’d love to hear the feedback.
  9. What size of Mud Flaps will the Fast Flap fit?       Generally all sizes, they are standard for 24in. wide flaps, however you can just add additional Fast Flaps to a wider flap if needed. As for length, these are most common on 30in. and 36in. but will fit shorter as well as longer flaps up to 42in.
  10. What is the minimum order on your Fast Flap? We sell the Minimizer Fast Flap as a packaged set which contains (4) Fast Flaps, minimum order would be one complete packaged set.       However you can buy as many sets as you would like.
  11. Are the Fast Flaps sold as a pair or individually? The Fast Flap set is sold as a pair, or a set of (4) Fast Flaps, which will mount (1) pair of mud flaps. We do not sell them individually however.
  12. What thickness of mud flaps will your Fast Flap hold? They will fit your most common thickness of flaps. 1/4in. all the way to 1/2in.
  13. Does your Fast Flap require a mounting bracket? No – no need for a mounting bracket, ideally it’s designed to bolt into existing flap holes on your trucks body application. Will work to attach to a mud flap bracket, however most common that it’s bolted directly to the box (bed) or trailer.
  14. How much force is needed to pull the mud flap out of the Fast Flap, I’m worried the flap will just fall off while driving? No need to worry; check out our video on Fast Flap at minimizer.com. We have Tested & Tortured this; it requires in excess of 500 lbs. for 1/4in. thick rubber flaps and 450 lbs. for 3/8in thick rubber flaps. Go ahead and give them a pull, they aren’t coming off just driving down the road.
  15. Does the Fast Flap have conspicuity tape on it, I know that it’s required in most states? Absolutely, we have 8 strips included with your Fast Flap kit, (4) red and (4) clear. You will just apply the tape strips yourself once you install your Fast Flap.
  16. I’m not sure if I need a Fast Flap, whose using these? Everyone and their relative, no, we like to say these are designed for everyone.       Whether you drive a cement mixer, asphalt truck, block truck, logging truck, roll off or refuse truck or are on-road or off-road, from an owner operator, fleet or Municipality /D.O.T to just a person who has a truck, the Fast Flap is for you. Works great for freight haulers as well that do experience mud flap damage while backing into those difficult docks or loading areas. So as you can imagine again, anyone who drives a large truck, this is ideal for.       We have thousands in use, and can easily say they’ll quickly pay for themselves if you ever happen to pull your flap off.
  17. What is the lead time on the Fast Flap? We keep a large stock of Minimizer Fast Flaps in house, our turnaround times are very short, some of the best in the industry. Depending on the shippable location, we can generally have the Fast Flap out to you within 1-2 business days.
  18. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Fast Flap? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Fast Flap.

(Product) Talking Points.

Life Time Warranty

Saves on costly maintenance issues.

Flaps re-install in minutes.

Made in America.

Stainless Steel.

Application type, works great on any type of straight truck. Also end dumps or trailers that back into things to unload.

Bolts to existing holes – no fabrication required.

No moving parts.

Allows flaps to release damage free.

Pre-packaged sellable containers just set it on your showroom shelves or hang on any peg board display. Looks great next to the mud flaps.

Have you ever torn a flap off? If so this is for you.

Minimizer: Seat – FAQ- Answer Sheet.

 

  1. Can we buy the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat direct? No – we do not sell products through a retail channel. All of our seats may be purchased through one of our preferred Minimizer distributors. We encourage you to visit our website at minimizer.com and fill out a request form, to locate the nearest distributor with our seats near you. We highly recommend testing our seat first, you will see for yourself why it’s the preferred seat in the market.
  2. What is your warranty on the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat? We offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Please see our seat warranty for detailed coverage. Warranty info can be found at minimizer.com
  3. Where is the serial number located for warranty registration: The Serial number is either a 6 digit # found on the front left side of the seat base -OR- 10 digit # found on the left side of the seat base
  4. Which truck models will the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat fit into? Our seat was designed to be used in all Class 8 trucks and several Class 7 trucks as well. Please visit our website at minimizer.com to check further details.
  5. Where can I sit on or see one of your Minimizer Long Haul Series Seats? We have a nationwide distribution channel, and are increasing our distributor seat stock daily. It is best to visit minimizer.com or call us at 800-248-3855 and we will be happy to direct you to our closest stocking distributor.
  6. What colors are offered for the Minimizer Long Haul Series seat? Black.
  7. Can I order a custom color seat to match my interior? No, at this time we only offer black in both our premium cloth and ultra leather options. If a color is a must please continue to follow our seats at minimizer.com to see if and when we will offer custom color options.
  8. Is the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat available in a two tone color option? Currently, no. We offer only a solid color choice of black.
  9. What material is the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat available in? We offer both a black premium clothe, and a black ultra leather option.       Both fabrics are of high grade material, and come with auto stitched seams.
  10. What features are offered on the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat? We have 14 standard features, which are stock, please see our Minimizer Truck Seat System Long Haul Series feature guide which can be found at minimizer.com. We also offer 3 optional premium features which consist of a heated backrest and seat cushion, climate (cooled backrest and seat cushion), and a revitalizing massager. Each feature is available in premium cloth or UltraLeather.
  11. What is your Climate feature?       Our climate feature provides ambient air which is blown through both the seat base and back, this will help keep you feeling dry, which keeps you cool in the hot summer months.       The climate feature has an easy to locate button on the right hand side on the seat base and can be turned on or off with a switch. It has 3 fan speeds to provide you with your desired level of comfort.
  12. What is your Heated feature?  Just like heated car seats, our Long Haul Series seat heat feature provides warmth in both the seat cushion and seat back.    The heat feature has an easy to locate button on the right hand side of the seat base and can be turned on or off with a switch.  It has 3 heat range settings to provide you with your desired level of comfort in our seat models that feature the climate and heat premium options.  In our Heat / Revitalize massage option, it simply has an on/off switch that will turn the heat to a normal heat level.
  13. Revitalizing Massager? In all the seats I’ve looked at, I’ve never heard of such a feature, what is the Revitalizing Massager? Great question, it provides a massage or rejuvenation feature that helps stimulate blood flow to your joints that need it when you’re been behind the wheel for all those hours. It has several different zones and levels on intensity. It can be turned on or off, and adjusted with the remote control that come’s stock with this feature. It is a full body relaxation feature that again provides that extra touch which sets our seat apart from the competition.       Use it with heat to maximize its benefits. We don’t make the Truck, we make the truck you!
  14. Does Minimizer offer a protective seat cover for the Long Haul Series Seat? At this time we do not.
  15. Does Minimizer offer a low profile, or lowrider seat? No our suspension base is designed to offer one of the industry leading rides, with that being said, we cannot set the seat base to the floor with our bag and shock system.
  16. What is the weight capacity of the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat? We have a specification of 150kg. This in pounds puts the limit at 330lbs.
  17. Will you offer a wider seat? We will not be; the seat was designed in collaboration with ISRI seats, and after conducting extensive research, led us to this ultimate ideal design. This seat cradles you versus you sitting on a surface.
  18. Will you offer the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat with a mid-level or low back? Yes, eventually our R&D will catch up to our sales and we will have a mid-level back seat in the near future. Continue to follow us at minimizer.com for updates.
  19. Is there a swivel option on the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat? Yes – our seat comes standard with a swivel base. Since we feel the same high standard seat should be provided to the passenger seat, our swivel can be adjusted with a few set screws to allow your passenger seat to swivel the opposite direction.
  20. Where can my Minimizer seat be serviced?       If your seat requires a specific service we please ask you to call us at 800-248-3855 or visit us online at minimizer.com. We will help identify your issue and provide you the closest contact where the seat can be serviced.
  21. Do you sell replacement parts for the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat? Yes, we offer replacement components and subassemblies. If you should happen to have any type of issue with our seat, we have the part to fix it for you. Contact us at 800-248-3855 or visit us online at minimizer.com
  22. Which distributor has service parts in stock? Depending on what replacement part that is needed, we encourage you to call us at 800-248-3855 or visit us online at minimizer.com. The distributor you purchased the seat from should also have a stock of replacement parts.
  23. How soon can seats or parts be shipped?       We will have a seat or a replacement part shipped out within 4 business days at the most.       Depending on your location you should have it from our warehouses in Minnesota in just over a work week.
  24. Do you have a wiring diagram for the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat in regards to the Revitalizer element?       Yes, you can visit us online at minimizer.com or contact us at 800-248-3855 and we will be happy to provide you with one.
  25. Do you have a wiring diagram for the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat in regards to the Climate element? Yes, you can visit us online at minimizer.com or contact us at 800-248-3855 and we will be happy to provide you with one.
  26. How many AMP’s will be required to run the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat? 2 amps for the Revitalizer, 3 amps max (3 amps inline fuse). 8 amps for a climate system.
  27. I’ve bought seats in the past; does your seat require a specific riser to install in my particular truck?       Yes, we have a universal riser that fits approximately 85% of the trucks out there today; however it’s best to consult with us on your particular make, model and year so we can get you the correct riser.
  28. I have an ISRI seat now, and would like to replace it with your Minimizer seat; do I still need to buy a new riser? No, if you already have an ISRI (NTS model) seat in your truck, the riser will work with our new Minimizer Long Haul Series seat. Yes, if you have an older ISRI seat model, (6800 or older) – best to get your ISRI serial# off the bottom of the seat and let us know so we can identify what exact model you have, and if a new riser would be required.
  29. Can your Revitalizer and Climate options be put on the same seat? No, at the moment we do not have this option available to us. Again, this is at the moment. Be sure to keep up-to-date on the new Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat as we are continually looking at ways to bring you expanded seat options.
  30. Does Minimizer offer a softer seat cushion?       No – extensive research went into identifying the preference of most drivers, with input from ergonomics and medical professionals. Three main comfort factors, short-term, visual, and long-term had the cushion we chose rated the highest. It works in collaboration with our seat base, and offers the highest level of comfort, proper support and stability out there today.
  31. How much Air Pressure is required for the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat? 90-145 psi. The seat will function at any point in between this range.
  32. Does your Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat come with Armrests? Yes, all of our seats have dual armrests that are included at purchase.
  33. Can you purchase the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat without Armrests or just one armrest? No, we only sell it with the dual arms attached; you can however very easily remove one or both armrests if you choose to do so.   You can always just leave them upward in a vertical position to remove them from your side.
  34. Do you have instructions on how to remove the armrests? Yes, we have instructions included with the seat, or we would be happy to provide them to you, please call us at 800-248-3855 or visit us online at minimizer.com
  35. Can you clean the seat; does any special chemical need to be used? No, we recommend using an Aunde Chemical when cleaning, otherwise any all-purpose carpet/material cleaner will work just fine in removing any unwanted stains.
  36. What is the price on the Minimizer Long Haul Series Seat? We do not sell direct, we encourage you to find our closest seat distributor and get a feel of the high quality this seat has to offer you. We also encourage you to contact us at 800-248-3855 or visit us online at minimizer.com for your nearest Minimizer seat distributor.
  37. Installation regarding seatbelt tethers to the ICP bar? You will want to use your existing belt setup. We recommend fastening the tether to the ICP bar first before you bolt the entire seat down, in some instances it could be tight fitting to get the bolt in after the seat has been installed. Our internal thread pattern on the ICP bar is a 7/16 x 20 (fine thread). The Minimizer seat will NOT come supplied with (2) 7/16x20x1 ½ bolts to connect your seatbelt tethers to your new seat.
  38. What is your short and sweet sales pitch for your Minimizer seat? Think of it like this, the most important piece of cargo your truck will ever haul sits in a seat, you! We carry the moto here at Minimizer of “Respect the Driver”, we were founded by one. We’ve brought the best seat to the market at the best price level all these features could buy. Respect yourself and invest in a seat that will give you the best comfort, ride, support and features any seat out there offers today. Invest in your career, extend your durability, and prevent health related issues from taking you away from what you love to do by sitting in an inferior seat that doesn’t give you what our seat will. The national average of a seat is 3 to 5 years; you’re going to pay more in the long run for a cheaper seat over the course of your trucks life.       Minimizer Long Haul Series seats carry a Limited lifetime warranty at a competitive price compared to others with the standard features our seat includes, it will be the last seat you will buy. Get yourself in one of our seats and make a believer out of you.

 

Talking Point

  • 6 Premium SKU’s
  • Ultra-Leather & Premium Cloth
  • 14 Standard Features
  • Ride Features – premium base
  • Different risers available for certain makes and models.
  • Limited Life-Time Warranty Seat
  • 94% of people surveyed tend to buy a new seat at a dealer/distributor. Only two widely recognized seat brands. Neither have the standard features we offer and a limited life-time warranty.
  • Seat Video – two health experts discussing fatigue and body issues from extended periods of sitting with limited blood flow. Our revitalizer will cut down on these issues.
  • Replacement Parts – seats can be repaired at any point, for any part. One seat will give you a life-time ride.
  • Can be bought in any quantity, and can be added to stock orders from our existing distributors.
  • Bose’s ultra premium seat system starts at around $5900.00 – and has a standard seat top.
  • Comfort Levels, short term, visual and long term. Our seat tested near the top in all three.
  • Respect the Driver
  • Average life of a standard seat; 3 – 5 years. Replacement costs over the life of a truck. In the long run you’re going to pay more for a cheaper seat, than you would if you invest in a quality seat like ours.

Minimizer: Hanging Tool Caddy – FAQ – Answer Sheet.

 

  1.  What colors is the Hanging Tool Caddy available in? RED only – with yellow trays and hanging hooks.
  2. What is your warranty on the Hanging Tool Caddy? Life-Time warranty on entire maintenance line.
  3. What is the weight of your Hanging Tool Caddy? Varies on Caddy version, however our weights on the (3) different versions are as follows: 6.3lbs. 11.3lbs. & 14lbs.
  4. What is the dimension of your Hanging Tool Caddy? 33.18”(L) x 12.63”(H) x 9.39”(W)
  5. What is the dimension of your Hanging Tool Caddy yellow trays? 15.53”(L) x 1.7”(H) x 7.24”(W)
  6. What is the part number of the Hanging Tool Caddy? We will feature three different styles of tool caddies – 101598 (trailer caddy) 101599 (super single tire caddy) and 101198 (single wheel tire caddy)
  7. Can the Hanging Tool Caddy be used as a step? No, Minimizer does not recommend using the Tool Caddy as a step or standing apparatus.
  8. What is the weight capacity of the Hanging Tool Caddy? 100 lbs.
  9. Do you have to assemble the Hanging Tool Caddy? Yes, assembly is required, and will vary a little from one to another, depending on what tool caddy you went with. All hardware and assembly instructions are provided though in your Hanging Tool Caddy kit.
  10. Are there holes in the Hanging Tool Caddy for assembly? Yes, the Hanging Tool Caddy will come with manufactured assembly holes.       You will only need a Philips screwdriver and socket to complete your assembly.
  11. What tire sizes will the Hanging Tool Caddy fit? We have (2) versions of our Hanging Tool Caddy for tire hanging applications. Part# 101599 will fit your wide based super single tires, (385, 425, 445, & 455).  Part# 101198 will fit tire sizes(245, 255, 265, 275, 285 & 295)
  12. Can the Hanging Tool Caddy be used as a carrying tray? Yes, the Hanging Tool Caddy can double as a carrying tray for the mechanic to return his tools to his toolbox, simply just use the two carrying handles.
  13. Are the top yellow trays on the Hanging Tool Caddy removable? Yes, you can easily lift them completely out. The trays themselves do not require any hardware to install and can easily be removed for larger items to store.
  14. Is there assembly required to attach the top yellow trays on the Hanging Tool Caddy? No, the top two trays do not require any mounting hardware to install in the lower tray.
  15. Do I need to install the yellow hanging arms to my Tool Caddy Box? No, you would not if you did not want to have arms mounted to your Tool Caddy, we suggest going with our 101598 Hanging Tool Caddy, as it gives you the smallest arms instead of larger tire hanger arms. Or look at one of our Tire Work Benches, as they are designed to sit on the tire itself and not hang.
  16. Do the yellow hanging arms come with it? Yes, out of our (3) part numbers – yellow hanging arms would come with.
  17. Do you make a universal yellow hanging arm? No, we do not at this time. You would have to select one of the three different versions to go with
  18. Can I buy the yellow arms separate if I want to turn my current Tool Caddy into another version of it?       Yes, the yellow arms can be purchased individually from the tray itself. Please contact your Minimizer distributor or reach out to our customer service team to get the correct yellow arm part# for ordering purposes.
  19. Anything else to know about the Minimizer Hanging Tool Caddy? Yes, our trailer caddy will also fit into our Minimizer 36in. Tool Box.       Now you can use your tool caddy as a storage tray or separate compartment with the Minimizer 36in. Tool Box.
  20. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Hanging Tool Caddy? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Hanging Tool Caddy.

Mounting Info Talking Points.

Efficiency – How efficient is having a portable work station readily available to the service tech. or mechanic? Ideal for shops, mobile service trucks, or even the everyday trucker to have in order to quickly, safely and effectively have a portable work station to service their truck or trailer at the time of need. Light weight, durable and non-corrosive it will make a world of difference for anyone using it. Backed by Minimizer’s life-time warranty, this is a must have for anyone in the trucking industry.

No more dropped or mis-placed tools – keep everything at your side in a tray capable of sitting on a rounded tire or flat work station.

Doubles as a carrying tray.

Very in-expensive time saving tool.

Minimizer: Trailer Slick Plate – FAQ – Answer Sheet.

 

  1. What colors are the Trailer Slick Plates available in? White Only
  2. What is the warranty on the Trailer Slick Plate? 5 Year Warranty
  3. What sizes of Trailer Slick Plates do you offer? Sizes vary; the plates are designed to fit a specific upper coupler plate. Please reference our Trailer Slick Plate flyer to find your part#.
  4. What is the weight of your Trailer Slick Plate? Plate weights will vary depending on size, but none of them will weigh more than 14 lbs.
  5. Does the Slick Plate require any install?       Yes, you will have to drill approximately 13 to 19 holes (depending on plate size) into your trailer upper coupler plate. The Trailer Slick Plate itself comes with recessed mounting holes to be used as a guide. Installation instructions, including drill size and recommended tools will be noted.
  6. What recommended tools will I need to install the Minimizer Trailer Slick Plate? To install your Trailer Slick Plate, you will need the following: Marker, screwdriver, center punch or centering tool, drill with 1/8”, 17/64” and 9/32” (optional drill bits, Loctite, Impact driver.
  7. Does the Trailer Slick Plate come with the hardware to install? Yes, all mounting hardware is included with your Trailer Slick Plate. **Note you will actually have extra mounting Torx bolts included with your hardware in the event a bolt break should occur. **
  8. Do you have to tap your holes for the install? No the bolts are self-taping, we recommend starting with a smaller pilot hole, then moving to a larger drill bit. Once your larger hole has been drilled, using the provided Torx bolt, you will screw the fasteners in.
  9. What happens if one of these Torx bolts breaks during install? This may occur especially on hardened upper coupler plates. In the event a Torx bolt should break. Drill a 5/16” hole in the Trailer Slick Plate next to the broken screw hole. Countersink the hole with a standard 82 degree countersink bit. Install Torx screw per instructions procedure and move on to the next hole. This is why we include extra hardware in the event this may occur.
  10. Will drilling of holes into my upper coupler plate on my trailer void any warranty? Please contact your trailer warranty guide on this, most of the warranties we researched are not limited to such a case, best to check first however.
  11. Will this cause any coupling issues when connecting my trailer to the hitch? None that we’ve found, typically kingpins are long enough anyways.       According to the SAE J700 guidelines, even with installing our ¼” thick Trailer Slick Plate – your kingpin should still fall into the 3.2 to 3.4” guideline. We do recommend following the install instructions accordingly, and following proper attaching and detaching instructions when connecting your trailer. Always check to see your trailer is secure before leaving.
  12. How long does it take to install?       This may vary depending on how much cleaning is needed on your upper coupler plate. Install time would then be on average around 60 minutes.
  13. Does the upper coupler plate on the trailer and the 5th wheel plate on the truck need to be cleaned prior to install? Yes you will want to remove as much old grease as you possibly can. A good putty knife, solvent and if need be, a proper steam clean should get the job done. It is important to avoid getting water behind the upper coupler plate when using the steam cleaning method.
  14. Will you need to continue to grease the 5th wheel plate after installing the Minimizer Trailer Slick Plate? No, the top plate itself you will not want to apply grease. We would recommend applying either a 85/140W gear lube or regular motor oil to the 5th wheel during regular PM’s or every (2) months. This is only for preventive maintenance and will help keep corrosion from setting in on your 5th wheel top plate.
  15. Will I have to do the same with the Trailer Slick Plate? As far as applying a anti-corrosion oil to the plate itself no. We do recommend applying a glaze or anti-rust paint, or gear lube or motor oil to the bottom side of the upper coupler trailer plate. This again is to prevent corrosion.
  16. Will grease hurt the Trailer Slick Plate? No grease itself will not, however old grease does contain your abrasive materials where the wearing of the plate can occur, always try to keep as much grease off the plate as possible.
  17. What if you hook to multiple tractors? If possible, clean as much grease off prior to hooking, what is also handy is to keep a bottle of dawn dish soap readily available and prior to hooking, apply to the Trailer Slick Plate to act as a de-greaser.
  18. What is the load capacity of your Slick Plate? >100,000 lbs.
  19. How can I determine what Trailer Slick Plate I need? You will want to take a measurement from the front of your trailer to the center of your king pin. Then using our Trailer Slick Plate guide, you can determine what Trailer Slick Plate will fit to your trailer dimensions. Or visit our website at minimizer.com and reference our On the Truck Series product lineup and find the Trailer Slick Plate brochure.
  20. Can I buy replacement Torx bolts?       Yes, the bolts will have a bolt pack# assigned to them. Reference your Trailer Slick Plate part# to find your correct bolt kit pack.       Then contact any of our Minimizer distributors to order.
  21. What is the Trailer Slick Plate made out of? It is made from Ultra High-density Molecular Weight Polyethylene. (UHMWPE) is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic.       It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals except oxidizing acids; has extremely low moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of friction; is self-lubricating; and is highly resistant to abrasion, in some forms being 15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel.
  22. Will I need to still grease my 5th wheel plates locking jaws? Yes, you will still want to maintain proper lubrication on the locking jaws and mechanism. This can be done while the trailer is pinned also.
  23. Is there anything else I should have to do, to my 5th wheel plate? Always be sure the 5th wheel is deburred before pinning up to the Minimizer Trailer Slick Plate.
  24. I have a low lube Teflon 5th wheel top plate; will the Minimizer Trailer Slick Plate still work in conjunction with this? No, we do not recommend running a 5th wheel low lube Teflon top plate with the Minimizer Trailer Slick Plate, or any other plate for that matter. One or the other is only recommended.
  25. What side of the Minimizer Trailer Slick Plate goes towards the front? The plate has a front and a rear to each of them. The front side, will be the side with the beveled edge.
  26. With all these holes, is there a certain pattern that needs to be followed when attaching the Trailer Slick Plate down? Yes, you will find a recommended bolting pattern in our supplied install instruction. We recommend following the proper bolting pattern.
  27. Is there any maintenance I will need to do to the Trailer Slick Plate overtime? We suggest you continue to follow your 5th wheel manufacture’s lubrication and maintenance recommendations for the locking mechanism and king pin. Other than that, be sure to keep grease off, and periodically check bolts/nuts and retighten if necessary.
  28. How far do you drill your holes into the upper coupler plate? Drill the holes all the way through.
  29. I’ve encountered a beam when drilling into my upper coupler plate, what should I do? If you encounter a beam, you only need to drill as deep as the screw itself.
  30. My plate sticks past my trailer front edge, what now, can I cut it? No, if your Trailer Slick Plate exceeds the front of your trailer, you have the incorrect Trailer Slick Plate. Do not install. You will need to consult our Trailer Slick Plate diagrams that can be found at minimizer.com and confirm your size. You will have to get a new Trailer Slick Plate in the event it sticks past the front of your trailer.
  31. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Trailer Slick Plate? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Trailer Slick Plate.

 

 

(Product) Talking Points.

  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Eliminates the need to grease the 5th wheels
  • Withstands hooking and dropping, won’t tear off.
  • Available in (9) different sizes predrilled, complete with counter sunk screws, should fit most any type of trailer out there today.
  • Increases steer tire life
  • Easier trailer handling for drivers
  • Breakdown the cost of grease over 5 years, in most cases your money ahead just on grease alone, not to mention labor..
  • Wear and tear – anytime metal is showing on a top plate wear occurs, I guarantee you more trucks than not have metal showing and top plate wear is occurring. Protect and extend your top plate with a Minimizer Slick Plate.
  • Off road guys for surely need this, dirt, sand, dust and other particles are abrasive, mix in with grease and you basically have a piece of sand paper between your trailer and top plate wearing each turn.
  • Service – greasing a top plate is not fun and is definitely a dirty job. Scraping and cleaning, re-greasing is this getting done, who is responsible for doing this? Take the worry out of your service manager’s hands and run a top plate or for your independent trucker save him the down time on greasing at each stop.
  • Time – it’s time and money when you have to disconnect to clean and re-grease your top plate, think of the time savings alone in not having to do this, how much money is your time worth?
  1. What colors are the Slick Plates available in?       White Only
  2. What is the warranty on the Slick Plate? 5 Year Warranty
  3. What sizes of Slick Plates do you offer?       Sizes vary; the plates are designed to fit a specific top plate Make and Model. Please reference our Slick Plate flyer to find your part#.
  4. What is the weight of your Slick Plate? Less the 5 pounds
  5. Does the Slick Plate require any install?       Yes, you will have to drill approximately 12 holes into your top plate. The Slick Plate itself comes with 6 recessed mounting holes to be used as a guide, the addition of two (2) steel ram bars is also required and slots are manufactured into the plate itself. Once you have installed and bolted your top plate down, you can simply use the ram bars as drilling guides to drill out your 6 additional holes for the steel ram bars. Please refer to our Minimizer Slick Plate video install on our training site. The Insert-Style Slick Plate does not require any holes to be drilled into the 5th wheel plate; they are already existing.
  6. Does the Slick Plate come with the hardware to install? Yes, all mounting hardware and/or steel ram bars are included with your Slick Plate.
  7. Do you have to tap your holes for the install? No, the bolts are threaded to receive the nut included in the hardware installation kit; simply drill the hole large enough as specified in the install instructions and insert the bolt when required.
  8. Will drilling of holes into my 5th wheel void any warranty? Please contact your top plate manufacture on this, most of the findings we’ve researched only come with a 1 year limited warranty on the plate itself, so if you’re beyond the initial year you should not have any issues.
  9. Will this cause any coupling issues when connecting my trailer to the hitch? None that we’ve found, typically kingpins are longer anyways and hooking and un-hooking should not have any issues when connecting your truck and trailer. But always verify the king pin is locks in place when the Slick Plate is installed to verify a secure coupling.
  10. How long does it take to install?       The initial install we did, after cleaning of the plate was complete, took approximately 30 minutes.   It will vary on how fast you can drill your holes and clean your top plate.
  11. Does the 5th wheel plate need to be cleaned prior to installing the Slick Plate? Yes, you will want to remove as much old grease as you possibly can, a nice hot pressure wash should take most of it off, upon drying proceed to install your Slick Plate.
  12. Will you need to continue to grease the plate after installing the Slick Plate? No, the top plate itself you will not want to apply grease, the drier you can keep it the better. You will still want to maintain a proper grease amount on all moving parts though.
  13. Will grease hurt the Slick Plate?       No, grease itself will not, however old grease does contain your abrasive materials where the wearing of the plate can occur, always try to keep as much grease off the top plate as possible.
  14. What if you hook to multiple trailers? If possible, clean as much grease off prior to hooking, what is also handy is to keep a bottle of dawn dish soap readily available and prior to hooking, apply to the Slick Plate to act as a de-greaser.
  15. What is the load capacity of your Slick Plate? >100,000 lbs.
  16. How can I determine what Slick Plate I need? Find your Make and Model number on your top plate product plate. Contact your Minimizer distributor or call 800-248-3855 and speak to a sales representative to get your correct part#.
  17. I do not have a top plate product plate to tell what I have what can I do now? Easy – just measure you Height (overall length of plate) your Width (overall width of entire plate) and Throat (opening at rear of plate on inner to tabs). Then contact Minimizer at 800-248-3855 or visit our website at https://www.minimizer.com to determine what plate has your exact measurement.
  18. Can I buy replacement steel ram bars for my Slick Plate? Yes, the ram bars are meant to wear, and replacement kits are sold separately for each Slick Plate.
  19. What is the Slick Plate made out of?       It is made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. (UHMWPE) is odorless, tasteless, and nontoxic. It is highly resistant to corrosive chemicals except oxidizing acids; has extremely low moisture absorption and a very low coefficient of friction; is self-lubricating; and is highly resistant to abrasion, in some forms being 15 times more resistant to abrasion than carbon steel.
  20. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Slick Plate? At any of our Minimizer distributors, contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com and request additional info on the Minimizer Slick Plate.
  1. The fender guys are selling a truck mattress? We’re not the fender guys anymore, just in case you haven’t already seen one of the many other products we have available. Check us out at any one of our hundreds of distributors worldwide or take a look at all the products we have at https://www.minimizer.com. On the truck, in the truck and fix the truck is what Minimizer is about these days.  Mattresses go in the truck. Our NEW Long Haul Series Mattresses are the perfect combination of resilience and luxurious comfort for you, the driver.  A professional driver needs the proper support and pressure point relief to get a good night’s rest. With this mattress, you’ll sleep better at night and wake up feeling well-rested. Studies show that sleep quality is even more important than sleep quantity in protecting good physical, mental and emotional health in people of all ages.  A body contouring mattress that helps keep the spine aligned is also helpful for people with chronic back pain and other sleep related issues. Minimizer knows how to #RespectTheDriver. Drivers not only deserve, but need, a good night’s rest. Without professional truck drivers, how do you think we became more than just the “fender guys?” People like you that buy, haul and request our products.  It’s just another way we can say “Thank You” for all that you do for every one of us!
  2. What is your Minimizer Long Haul Series Mattress made out of? It is made out of 100% natural, organic latex, and is covered in a 1” soft luxurious Damask Quilted Cover.
  3. Latex, like the smelly gloves? No, not like the smelly gloves. We use 100% natural, organic latex, from the rubber sap or serum that comes from rubber trees (Hevea Brasiliensis).  No harsh chemicals or odor producing agents are used in our mattress material; we only use the best here at Minimizer. Beyond the organic nature of latex, a latex mattress can offer so many other great benefits.
  4. Why latex? Natural, organic latex is a very comfortable and supportive sleep surface.  It conforms to your body, offering support where needed, to help keep your spine in alignment throughout the night. It also offers freedom of movement—rolling with you instead of keeping you in place.  Natural, organic latex provides cushion for pressure points like hips and shoulders, allowing for a comfortable and restful night’s sleep,  one of the most important factors when it comes to driving a truck for a living.  We know, because we #RespectTheDriver.  The supportive nature of natural, organic latex and its ability to relieve pressure point discomfort are two significant benefits – along with many others – as to why we chose a natural, organic latex mattress. Simply put; this is the best mattress material available on the market.
  5. Other benefits like what? Natural latex is hypoallergenic, anti-microbial, dust mite, mildew, and mold-resistant. Dust mites are unable to live in natural, organic latex mattresses. If you are sensitive to dust mites, choosing a natural, organic latex mattress can often relieve allergies and will let you have a much sounder, less congested sleep. Our natural, organic latex mattresses are covered in damask quilting, rugged enough to stand up in a truck environment. The use of these materials allows our mattress to meet flame retardant guidelines, so they are FMVSS 302  compliant without using harsh, toxic chemicals that can be related to health problems. Compared to conventional mattresses, the absence of chemical flame retardants and synthetic additives in the latex could help to keep long term health problems at bay. Another key benefit of natural, organic latex is that it will help to regulate your body temperature throughout the night. Sleeping directly on a memory foam mattress could cause you to overheat.  Natural, organic latex is amazing in that under the quilted damask cover, it will help keep you warm when you are cold and  keep you cool when you become too warm. One of the most desirable attributes of a natural, organic latex mattress is the ease of customization. Our natural, organic latex mattress is made in layers that are held together with a natural, water-based adhesive. The layers allow for customization to meet your comfort level. You can now customize the firmness of your mattress, so you can enjoy a full, restful night’s sleep.
  6. In what way can you customize your mattress? We offer a true DUAL sided mattress, one that offers a softer support layer on one side, with a firmer support layer on the opposite side. Customizable in a way that you can flip it over to find your preferred sleep comfort level. We feel that with our two layers of natural organic latex, coupled with a firmer support core, you will find your SWEET SPOT of comfort from one side or the other. Whether you prefer to sleep on your back, stomach or side, our multi-layered, dual sided customizable mattress will offer you the sleep you’ve been searching for in a truck mattress.
  7. How will I be able to tell what side is soft and firm? We feature a label on the outer sides of the mattress showing both sides.  Our mattress will make you want to sleep in your truck even when you’re at home!
  8. You mentioned pressure points. What are you talking about when saying pressure points? Your body composition. The majority of a person’s weight or body mass is from the top of the stomach to mid-thigh (approximately 65-70% of total weight). Proper support provided by a quality mattress is critical to hips, low-back and shoulders. Key areas to professional drivers when you consider the line of work they’re in! Pressure Point is a term thrown around a lot in the mattress industry. A pressure point is caused by the lack of blood flow to your capillaries. These “pressure points” are what cause people to toss and turn at night, disrupting sleep and making it harder to drive the next day.  The average person needs 7-9 hours of sleep a day to be alert, attentive, and healthy. Sleep deprivation has been linked to several health issues, including weight loss/gain, high-blood pressure, and heart disease, among several others. Ask yourself – are you sleeping soundly? Do your pressure points ache? Are you feeling ready to drive the next day?
  9. I drive this type of truck or that type of truck; do you have only one size of mattress available and how will I know if yours will fit? No, we have several sizes of truck mattresses. Our mattress sizes are – (in inches – L x W x H)
      1. 32”x78”x10”
      2. 36”x80”x10”    
      3. 39”x80”x10”
      4. 42”x80”x10”:

    To determine – simply measure your existing mattress, or better yet, your sleeper berth compartment to get your ideal mattress size.

  10. Will you have other sizes? At this time NO, we have researched the most common sleeper berth areas and found these to be the standard sizes we will offer at this time.
  11. Ten inches of height? Yes, that is correct. Our dual sided, 100% natural, organic latex mattress will be a plush 10” of thickness. The breakdown is 1” of damask quilting on both the top and bottom to give you that soft, luxurious feel. A 3” 20 ILD Soft Latex core for most side sleepers – a 2” 40 ILD support core to ensure you won’t bottom out and another 3” 30 ILD Firm core for most back and stomach sleepers. Add it up, and we have a 10” high mattress.
  12. ILD what does that mean? ILD stands for “Indentation Load Deflection,” which is a standard measuring unit in the mattress industry. The higher the ILD, the more firm a mattress layer is.  We’ve found that most people fall between a 24 to 32 level of firmness. With our DUAL sided Long Haul Series Mattress,  we believe you will get that SWEET SPOT in terms of comfort. What do we know though, right?  We’re only truck parts people!  No, we have engineers, product managers and a bunch of key people that truly look into all of our new products here at Minimizer. We’ve been talking mattresses for a while now, and you may have even heard one of our professional sales associate ask you about mattresses in the past. It was all part of our plan to offer the best to our customers – you the drivers!
  13. Tell me more about natural, organic latex?  It’s naturally durable, creating a long lasting mattress and mattress material, which is hands down the best on the market today.  Also, did we mention its “Guaranteed for Life”? It’s naturally elastic, with  no motion disturbance. Independent cell structure of natural latex helps prevent added motion disturbance. It’s naturally supportive,  conforming to your body and providing  optimal progressive support. Finally it’s naturally breathable, providing  superb ventilation. It’s also moisture-resistant, due to ventilating structure of latex. It dries quickly and will help you stay sleeping, feeling cool and warm during the changing seasons you experience on the road. Hey we know, we were started by a truck driver. It’s not an easy job nor conducive to things lasting a long time. We just believe in giving you something that is the best from the start, something that is going to last as long as you want to drive your truck. What else is the point?  If you’re going to do something, do it to the best of your ability, or find something else to do!
  14. Can we buy the Minimizer Long Haul Series Mattress direct? No – just like all of our products we manufacture, we sell them conveniently through our local distributors. All of our mattresses may be purchased through one of our preferred Minimizer Distributors. We encourage you to visit our website at https://www.minimizer.com and fill out a request form to locate the nearest distributor. Or simply give us a call at 800-248-3855 and we’d be glad to help you locate your nearest one.
  15. What is your warranty on the Minimizer Long Haul Series Mattress? We offer a “Guaranteed for Life” warranty! Of course, our warranty on the mattress and all of our products can be found at https://www.minimizer.com
  16. Which truck models will the Minimizer Long Haul Series Mattress fit into? Our mattress was designed to be used in all Class 8 trucks and several Class 7 trucks that have either an upper or lower sleeper berth. We offer (4) sizes of mattresses that are common to most trucks out there today.
  17. Where can I test or see one of your Minimizer Long Haul Series Mattresses? We have a nationwide distribution channel, and are increasing our distributor mattress stock daily. It is best to visit https://www.minimizer.com or call us at 800-248-3855 and we will be happy to direct you to the closest stocking distributor in your area.
  18. Does Minimizer offer a protective mattress cover for the Long Haul Series Mattress? We do not  at this time, but these mattresses are common sizes so you can find one at any home or bedding store.
  19. Does Minimizer offer a low profile, or narrower mattress? No – our mattress is designed with comfort in mind. We currently only offer a 10 in. thick mattress.
  20. What is the weight capacity of the Minimizer Long Haul Series Mattress? Our mattress is rated for drivers that weigh between 100 lbs. (or smaller) and 400 lbs. Most mattresses, if they publish it at all, aren’t even close to that and do not support larger drivers. No matter your size, our mattress will keep you from bottoming out and support you in a proper spine alignment that will keep you feeling supported during that well deserved rest.
  21. If I order a mattress, how soon can I expect it to be shipped? We keep a large inventory of mattresses in stock of all (4) sizes in our environmentally-controlled warehouse. We will also continue to build our distributor inventory levels as well. Just like all of our other Minimizer products, once ordered, we will ship it within four business days (if it’s not in stock at one of our preferred Minimizer distributors).
  22. Can you clean the mattress cover; does any special chemical need to be used? Yes, you can clean it; no, it is not removable. To clean though, we recommend using any all-purpose, mild material cleaner when removing any unwanted stains.
  23. What is the price on the Minimizer Long Haul Series Mattress? We do not sell direct, so we encourage you to find your closest Minimizer mattress distributor and get a feel of the high quality this has to offer you.  We also encourage you to contact us at 800-248-3855 or visit us online at https://www.minimizer.com for your nearest Minimizer mattress distributor.
  24. What does the Minimizer Long Haul Series Mattress weigh? Our mattresses range in weight based on size, but are between 51 and 68 lbs.
  25. Can I order these for my home? We don’t see why not! You’re going to wish you were still sleeping on your truck mattress even when you’re at home.  Please note our sizes and confirm with standard mattress sizes. In most cases, doubling up one of our mattresses could get you in a California King, standard King, or possibly a Queen.
  26. What is your short and sweet sales pitch for your Minimizer Long Haul Series Mattress? Many people are concerned about natural, organic latex mattresses being a bit pricier than conventional innerspring mattresses. The most important factor to look at is the lifespan of a natural, organic latex mattress compared to its conventional innerspring counterpart. An innerspring mattress generally has a lifespan that ranges between 5-10 years, sometimes with body impressions forming within months, whereas a natural, organic latex mattress generally has a lifespan of 20-30 years with a comparable warranty to back it up. Oh, by the way we offer a “Guaranteed for Life” warranty. So, although an innerspring mattress might be cheaper up front, your natural, organic latex mattress will probably last long enough that you would have purchased 2 or 3 new, cheaper innersprings, which will save you money when trying to dispose of these old uncomfortable mattresses. Although a natural, organic latex mattress is an investment, we will tell you that you’re the investment. Last time we checked, trucks don’t drive themselves, and without you, your company will not be making any money, so invest in yourself, your company and your wellbeing. Besides, you will be spending much less money over the lifespan of the product. There are so many benefits to sleeping on a Minimizer Long Haul Series natural, organic latex mattress! As you’ve read – the health, comfort, versatility, and financial options are just four very important factors that you might consider when choosing a mattress for you or your loved ones. Give us a call today to chat about what is right for your lifestyle!
  1. What is the Part# for the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket and what is included in the kit?

Fast Flap & Fast Flap Mounting Bracket Part# 103022 Contains:

Ø  1 – Bracket Kit

Ø  1 – Fast Flap Kit = Part# 101227

 

Mounting Bracket – contains:

Ø  2 – Driver/Passenger Side Mounting Arms

Ø  1 – Hardware kit to install to your frame

Ø  1 – Installation Instructions

Part# 101227 – contains:

Ø  4 – Fast Flap stainless steel, mounting brackets

Ø  4 – RED Conspicuity Tape Sections

Ø  4 – Clear Conspicuity Tape Sections

  1. What colors are available?  Black – only
  2. What is your warranty on the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket? The bracket has a 5 year warranty when used with the Minimizer Fast Flap (Part# 101227).  For further details please visit minimizer.com and see resources page for details.
  3. What is the size of the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket? 30.25 in. in length – with 4 holes at 7 in on center lengths designed to easily bolt on Minimizer Fast Flaps.
  4. What is the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket made out of? C-Channel powder coated carbon steel – with a welded mounting tab that allows it to easily bolt to your truck frame.
  5. Does the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket come with conspicuity tape?  Yes the kit will include conspicuity tape sections; they are included with the Fast Flap (Part# 101227).
  6. What is the Fast Flap?  Fast Flap is a heat tempered stainless spring steel clamp that allows mud flaps to release free from brackets without damaging flaps, fenders or hanger brackets.  Think of it as a large clamp.  You simply bolt the Fast Flap to the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket and insert your mud flaps into the Fast Flap clamp.  No more tearing off flaps.
  7. What is the purpose of your Minimizer Fast Flap?  It’s simple. Tired of having flaps get torn off, or hefty fines for not having one on?  Or maybe you’re sick of paying high labor rates to re-install flap hangers, or flaps themselves.  The flap will release damage free from the Fast Flap when backing up into any type of obstruction which causes the mud flap to be pinched against the rear tire.  With our Fast Flap, the driver can quickly re-install their mud flap, preventing expensive fines for driving without one (illegal in all 50 states, by the way) and costly down time if you were to tear one off and didn’t have a mud flap on.
  8. Do you need to bolt the Fast Flap to the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket?  No – but it is recommended that you always use the Fast Flap with the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket.  You can use the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket to hang any standard 24in. wide mud flap in conjunction with Minimizer Fast Flap, and turn your tractor or trailer into a vehicle that will no longer damage your mud flaps.  That’s the way we would like to see it, we #RespectTheDriver.
  9. Is the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket spring loaded?  It is not. It is standard C-channel carbon steel welded to a flange that bolts to the side of a frame rail or other application on the rear of a truck or trailer.  The Fast Flap Mounting Bracket is not spring loaded, and we recommend only using it in conjunction with our Minimizer Fast Flap, part# 101227.
  10. Do you need the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket to mount the Fast Flap? No, this is not required to mount the Fast Flap.  The Fast Flap Mounting Bracket is an extension piece if you can’t mount the Fast Flap to the back of your Truck or Trailer.  The Minimizer Fast Flap can be purchased individually through one of our Minimizer Distributors.  Part# 101227 is the Fast Flap kit only.
  11. It says that your Fast Flaps have a pull force of over 500 lbs. Would the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket be able to take that much pull force?  Yes, we’ve actually tested it to over 800 lbs.  Unfortunately if you were just using mud flaps, you’re likely to tear your flaps before the bracket would bend.  This is why our Minimizer Fast Flaps work great in addition to the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket. Prevent those costly mistakes from occurring time after time and get yours today.
  12. Is the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket difficult to install?  No, it is designed to bolt into your existing frame bolt holes where your flap hangers would mount.  If you’re bolting into something else, a hole will need to be drilled prior to installing our Fast Flap Mounting Bracket. Simply follow our provided instructions and use the frame tab as a guide and drill holes according to the mounting specifications.
  13. Are the Fast Flaps hard to install?  No – we’ve installed them on a lot of different makes and model trucks and trailers out there, in all forms of industry applications.  We’d bet you could have your set on in under an hour. Probably even quicker than that. Take the challenge. We’d love to hear the feedback.
  14. What is the lead time on the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket?  We keep a large stock of Minimizer Fast Flap Mounting Brackets in house. Our turnaround times are very short, some of the best in the industry.  Depending on the shippable location, we can generally have the Fast Flap Mounting Bracket out to you within 4 business days.  Your best bet is to find a preferred Minimizer stocking distributor.  Contact us today at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest distributor.
  15. Are individual pieces sold separately?  If damaged and it is deemed to be a warranty-related issue, then Minimizer will replace any piece for you.  If you just so happened to have an accident, hey, we know, accidents are possible, then yes.  Please contact us or one of our distributors with a description of the piece you’re looking to replace and we will have individual components available.
  16. Where can I purchase the Minimizer Fast Flap Mounting Bracket?  At any of our Minimizer distributors. Contact us at 800-248-3855 to find your nearest Minimizer distributor or visit us online at minimizer.com to view our solution and installation videos and to request additional info on the Minimizer Fast Flap Mounting Bracket.
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