Betts Spring Introduces Smart™ A17 Technology Spring Loaded Mud Flap Hangers

Fresno, CA (September 19, 2011) Betts Spring has introduced the most innovative spring loaded mud flap hangers available to the heavy truck industry in more than two decades.  Betts, for generations a pioneering manufacturer of quality coil springs, has developed Smart™ A17 Technology that will offer Class 8 operators lighter weight, corrosion resistant spring loaded mud flap hangers with exceptional performance and extended life cycles.

Betts’ Smart™ hangers have been laboratory and field tested to meet equipment manufacturer and end user demands.  The proprietary Smart™ design incorporates an open wound coil spring with unrivaled rate recovery and yield performance.  Betts has reduced the weight by 5% over current spring loaded mud flap hangers and at the same time, improved performance characteristics.   Betts’ full line of straight arm, tapered arm and angle down spring-loaded mud flap hangers are being replaced with Smart™ A17 Technology products that are currently being rolled out to Betts’ distributors.  By October 1, all major Class 8 manufacturers will complete release of the Smart™ hangers for production. 

Betts Spring has earned "first hang" position with major OE manufactures of Class 8 vehicles and is the first choice for aftermarket replacement and upgrade. This premier position has been earned by unwavering attention to quality and on time delivery, which consistently exceeds 99%.  Betts is a registered ISO 9001, ISO/TS16949 and ISO 14001 manufacturer. 

About Betts Spring

For over one hundred forty (140) years and during six generations of continuous family ownership, Betts Spring Company has practiced daily the mission of its founder and decorated spring maker William Michael Betts I – “Building Well, Serving Better”.  From its proud beginning as the first spring manufacturer in the Western United States, Betts has evolved into a diversified manufacturing and distribution company servicing the requirements of heavy duty trucking, automotive and industrial clients with innovative, patented solutions, products and services made in the USA.  For more information, please visit