SAF-Holland has introduced a lightweight aluminum fifth wheel, the Holland FW, which was designed by SAF-Holland and manufactured by Alcoa.
Developed for standard-duty applications, the new fifth wheel is made with the same aluminum alloy as Alcoa's aluminum truck wheels. According to SAF-Holland, the unit is “100 lb. lighter than competitive” products.
Rated for 55,000 lb. maximum vertical load and 150,000 lb. maximum drawbar pull, the FW is backed by a five-year/500,000-mi. warranty.
The aluminum fifth wheel also uses the company's NoLube technology, thus eliminating the need for grease on the top plate, between the top plate and bracket and in the lock mechanism.