Fifth Wheels

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April 12, 2018

Fontaine Releases Top Plate for Severe-Duty Applications

Fontaine Fifth Wheel has introduced a top plate designed specifically for severe-duty applications, the Fontaine H7, replacing the H5092 and X5092 Series.

February 23, 2018

Moly Lubricant Recommended for Fifth Wheels

Moly 5th Wheel Lube is a semi-synthetic, diluent-type, heavy duty, extreme pressure spray lubricant recommended for the lubrication of fifth wheels.

December 20, 2017

Summit Truck Group Partners with Fontaine Fifth Wheel

Summit Truck Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Fontaine Fifth Wheel that would position Fontaine as the preferred vendor for fifth wheels for all new, stock units ordered by Summit.

October 31, 2017

Fontaine Offers Lightweight Steel Fifth Wheel Assembly

Fontaine Fifth Wheel’s 6NWB is a steel fifth wheel assembly that features a lightweight 6000 No-Slack top plate mounted to the Fontaine NWB sliding bracket.

September 28, 2017

SAF-Holland Offers 20K Lift Axle Suspension System

SAF-Holland has introduced its large-capacity 20K Neway LSZ auxiliary steerable lift axle suspension, designed to be more compact with increased lift speed and improved ride performance.

September 1, 2017

Minimizer Offers Insert-Style Version of Slick Plate

The Insert-Style Slick Plate from Minimizer is a greaseless slick plate designed specifically for trucks that have Holland fifth wheels with built-in lube plate inserts.

April 24, 2017

International RH Truck Offers SAF-Holland Fifth Wheel

The Holland FW17 Series Fifth Wheel will be standard equipment on Navistar’s new International RH Series regional-haul tractor.

April 20, 2017

New Severe-Duty Slider Fifth Wheel System from SAF-Holland

SAF Holland's new severe duty slider system offers an additional 10,000-pound vertical load and 50,000-pound higher drawbar capacity.

January 17, 2017

Jost's Air-Release Fifth Wheel Features Sensor Tech

Jost International has released the JSK37USK series air-release fifth wheel with sensor technology that allows the driver to confirm that the fifth wheel is safely and properly coupled.

November 14, 2016

Lights Help with Hooking Up, But Inspections Still Necessary

There’s dropping trailers, as in hook-and-drop operations, and there’s dropping a trailer, as in whoops! In his Trailer Talk blog, Tom Berg looks at two recent product announcements aimed at addressing the potential of trailers coming loose from fifth wheels.

November 11, 2016

Specialized Light Aims to Reduce Dropped Trailers

Purkeys Fleet Electric's 5th Wheel Light illuminates the jaws so a driver can see that they've secured the trailer's king pin.

October 27, 2016

Lights Tell Drivers If Fifth Wheel is Coupled to Trailer

White LEDs come on when a trailer kingpin is properly coupled to an ELI-te equipped fifth wheel, but two red LEDs begin flashing if the coupling is not made.

October 5, 2016

Navistar Names Holland as its Standard Fifth Wheel Supplier

The Holland FW17 was given the position as the standard fifth wheel on Navistar’s International LT, a series of linehaul tractors that were just unveiled.

June 1, 2016

Whoa, How'd This Rig Hold Together?

There are no federal government or SAE strength requirements, so standards were set by the marketplace, and now by European rules.

May 31, 2016

Permatex Fifth Wheel Lubricant Reduces the Mess

Permatex Fifth Wheel Lubricant is designed to lubricate the fifth wheel top plates of a trailer without the need for tools.

October 12, 2015

The Armor Fifth Wheel is Designed for Yard Tractors

Fontaine Coupling Solutions has introduced the Armor fifth wheel, designed specifically for yard trucks.

September 29, 2015

Why Proper Fifth Wheel Maintenance is Important

Proper fifth wheel maintenance is important to ensure the tractor and trailer stay together.

September 10, 2015

Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled

January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.

July 29, 2015

Slick Plate Reduces Fifth Wheel Friction

Minimizer’s Slick Plate is designed to get rid of grease and prolong the life of a fifth wheel by reducing friction.

January 20, 2015

Fontaine Adds Lightweight Mounts to Fifth Wheel

Fontaine Fifth Wheel is replacing two of its adjustable plate mount fifth wheel brackets with a single, lightweight model called the PML Adjustable Plate Mount.

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