Holland lightweight slider system now an option on Kenworth trucks

Kenworth truck owners can now spec a lighter-weight fifth wheel system from SAF-Holland for any single suspension or tandem suspension up to a 40,000-lb. rating on Class 8 truck models

Kenworth truck owners can now spec a lighter-weight fifth wheel system from SAF-Holland for any single suspension or tandem suspension up to a 40,000-lb. rating on Class 8 truck models.

The Holland ILS (integrated low-weight slider system) offers an average weight savings of 30 lbs. over traditional fifth wheel slider assemblies, Kenworth said. It features a new bushing design that improves life and provides lateral and vertical cushioning.

“Kenworth is constantly expanding its offerings with the latest products that provide productivity-enhancing benefits to customers,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth director of marketing planning and research.

The system also provides for minimal time and effort spent on changing the slide brackets. The brackets bolt on through the top and can be changed in 15 minutes or less, according to Kenworth. An improved air cylinder provides a smaller footprint and fits neatly under the top plate to keep it protected from damage and debris.

The ILS can be ordered with the Holland FW17, a lightweight cast steel fifth wheel; the FWAL aluminum fifth wheel; the FW35; or the FW31 fifth wheel, which doesn’t require the use of grease on the top plate surface, between the top plate and bracket, or in the lock mechanism.

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