ALUMINUM FIFTH WHEEL

New from SAF-Holland is the Holland FW lightweight aluminum fifth wheel. Forged by Alcoa from the same aluminum alloy as its truck wheels, the new fifth wheel is said to be the lightest in the industry, though it’s designed for standard duty applications. It’s rated for 55,000 lb maximum vertical load and 150,000 lb maximum drawbar pull and is backed by a 5-year/500,000 mile performance guarantee.

Weight-conscious truck operators will like the fact that it’s 100 lb lighter than competitive fifth wheels, SAF-Holland says. It was field-tested with fleets utilizing tankers, bulk haulers, and flatbeds hauling a variety of loads from steel to cement.

It uses the patented NoLube technology that completely eliminates the use of grease on the top plate, between top plate and bracket, and in the lock mechanism. While saving
maintenance time, that also helps owners comply with environmental regulations and helps delver a smoother ride.

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