TRUSSVILLE, Ala. – Fontaine Fifth Wheel is replacing two of its adjustable plate mount fifth wheel brackets with a single lightweight model.
The new PML adjustable plate mount weighs on average 10 lbs lighter than Fontaine’s PMA and APB mounts, though it delivers the same load capacity.
“We are always looking for opportunities to save weight in our fifth wheel components,” says Aaron Puckett, Fontaine Fifth Wheel director of national fleet sales. “The new PML bracket offers all the features of the PMA and APB brackets, but with a new reinforced cast steel design that cuts weight. Drivers will not notice any difference in capability, but at the end of the month, fuel usage will be measurably lower.”
The new mount is composed of fixed brackets that rest on a steel plate base. The mount’s brackets also have greaseless liners to minimize maintenance needs, and ensure there is no metal-on-metal contact.
“Switching to an advanced lightweight fifth wheel mount is an easy way to cut weight from a chassis,” says Puckett. “The PML mount offers flexibility and ease-of-use in a lightweight package. It also consolidates two previous options into one product, so our line of fifth wheel mounts is simpler to understand.”
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