Customers in the severe-duty and heavy haul sectors can now spec Holland Fifth Wheels' Severe-Duty Slider System. The new slider is designed for the Holland FW35, FW33, and FW0070 fifth wheel models and has an 80,000-pound vertical load and 200,000-pound drawbar pull capacity. Previous vertical load capacity was 70,000 pounds while the previous drawbar capacity was 150,000 pounds.
The slider's inboard and outboard mounting systems are adaptable to all fifth wheel configurations, including Holland's Kompensator and No-Tilt wheels, which provide fifth wheel top plate side-to-side cradle movement on uneven terrain. This relieves torsional stress and twist for high-center-of-gravity rigid trailers such as tanks, frameless dumps and side dumps. No-Tilt mounting systems provide for seamless conversion to a rigid No-Tilt fifth wheel for applications where articulation is provided on the trailer.
The severe-duty slider's modular, service-friendly design allows fifth wheel heights to be easily changed. Available bracket-mounting heights range from 8-inch to 11-inch, and can be easily changed to meet all OEM and heavy-haul customer configurations. The severe-duty slider system provides slide travels – 12-inch, 24-inch, 36-inch, 48-inch, 60-inch, and 72-inch – to accommodate a wide range of weight distribution and clearance needs. Two-inch slide increments enable versatile positioning to meet any payload distribution requirement.
New visual plunger lock indicators are located toward the front of the slide bracket for easy visibility so drivers can quickly ensure that the slide bracket is securely locked in place. In addition, the in-cab air slide release control allows drivers to easily reposition the fifth wheel when required.
Holland says production for the new Severe-Duty Slider System will begin in July.