SAF-Holland, a global manufacturer of fifth wheels, trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, landing gear, and coupling products, announced that Navistar has named it as its standard position fifth wheel partner. And, according to the company, the FW17 has been awarded the position as the standard fifth wheel on Navistar’s International LT Series truck.
The Holland FW17, manufactured from cast-steel, is the lowest weight steel fifth wheel available; designed as a durable, yet weight reduced choice for on-highway fleets, according to the company.
“SAF-Holland is honored that Navistar chose Holland as its standard fifth wheel on International trucks,’” said Jeff Talaga, vice president of sales & strategic development, Americas. “This is another milestone that strengthens our relationship with Navistar and allows us to expand our fifth wheel product offering to International dealers and their customers.”
According to the company, an optional air release feature allows in-cab air release of the fifth wheel locking mechanism. The FW17 is backed by the company’s 5-year/500,000 Mile Performance Guarantee.
“The FW35, with a NoLube option, is the most versatile and proven fifth wheel. Its strong and durable Twin-Lock mechanism design immediately captures the kingpin for a quick, reliable couple. Saving up to 100 pounds over competitive fifth wheels, the FWAL is made with ALCOA forged aluminum, making it the world’s lightest weight and only aluminum standard-duty fifth wheel,” the company said.