Fontaine Fifth Wheel LWB Slide Bracket Assembly Saves Weight
January 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Fontaine Fifth Wheel introduced the LWB lightweight slide bracket assembly. This new assembly replaces Fontaine's ATB slide and will provide additional weight savings without sacrificing strength.
"We've designed the LWB to be lighter than its predecessor without sacrificing capacity or strength," says Aaron Puckett, Fontaine Fifth Wheel director of fleet sales. "Our R&D team used computer-aided design to develop this bracket's smaller footprint that uses steel reinforcement in key areas to provide greater durability and strength."
The LWB accepts a variety of Fontaine No-Slack top plates, including model 6000 stamped steel, model 7000 cast steel and model 7000CC cast steel, low-lube.
The LWB's Quad-Lock four-point locking system increases the locking surface area to provide greater stability and improved wear characteristics. The two-inch increment positioning capability provides greater versatility for improved payload distribution. Its greaseless bracket liner offers consistent lubrication, reduces wear and diminishes maintenance costs.
The LWB is rated up to 55,000 pounds vertical load and 150,000 pounds drawbar pull rating.