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T680 gets standard Jost fifth wheel

July 13, 2018 by John Smith

Kenworth T680 on-highway trucks now come standard with the Jost JSK37USB fifth wheel. The fifth wheel actually has just four moving parts, with a simple mechanism that allows infinite adjustments, rather than the restricted motion associated with notched adjustments. Wear […]

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SAF-Holland releases lift axle, light retrofit

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – SAF-Holland has unveiled a new steerable lift axle, and a retrofit kit for its Elite electronic lock indicator for fifth wheels.

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SAF-Holland releases lift axle, light retrofit

October 6, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – SAF-Holland has unveiled a new steerable lift axle, and a retrofit kit for its Elite electronic lock indicator for fifth wheels.

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Ep 8: The Duals

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, stop at a dual wheel assembly during a Level 1 inspection. There, they search for potential issues involving tire condition, spring hangers, fifth wheels and more.

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Ep 19: Fifth Wheel

June 9, 2017 by John Smith

Tractors and trailers connect at the fifth wheel, and the so-called tug test is used to ensure there is no excessive play in the connection. Editor John G. Smith and Samantha Sarasin, Ontario Ministry of Transportation enforcement officer and provincial Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) instructor, explore the steps taken to ensure a secure connection.

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Severe-duty slider for fifth wheels

April 21, 2017 by John Smith

SAF-Holland’s severe-duty slider system for fifth wheels offers nothing less than an 80,000-pound vertical load and 200,000-pound drawbar capacity.

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Terminal tractor fifth wheel

March 1, 2017 by John Smith

SAF-Holland is introducing a new enhanced fifth wheel designed for terminal tractors — an application that couples more times in an hour than a linehaul tractor might complete in a month.

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Fifth-wheel lock sensors

February 1, 2017 by Rolf Lockwood

Jost’s Sensor Coupling System allows the driver to confirm that the fifth wheel is properly coupled from inside the cab

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SAF-Holland expands lineup, pledges more to come

October 27, 2016 by John Smith

ST. LOUIS, MO – SAF-Holland has added a new on-highway sliding tandem axle air suspension and an electronic fifth wheel lock indicator to its expanding product line – and there’s already the promise of more to come.

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Yard Truck Fifth Wheel

August 3, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

The Fontaine Armor yard-truck fifth wheel is the only fifth wheel built specifically for the yard truck market

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Yard Truck Fifth Wheel

October 14, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

The new Fontaine Armor fifth wheel provides greater capacity, the first fifth wheel designed from the ground up specifically for yard trucks with less downtime

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Fifth Wheels Recalled Following Deadly Crash

September 14, 2015 by sehui

TRUSSVILLE, AL — A fifth wheel manufacturer has reportedly agreed to recall 6,800 pieces of equipment following a deadly crash.

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Fifth-Wheel Plate Mount

January 21, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Fontaine Fifth Wheel’s new adjustable plate mount replaces two brackets with one, reduces chassis weight

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LIGHTWEIGHT FIFTH WHEEL

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Fontaine says its new Ultra LT is the industry’s lightest fifth wheel slider system

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FOUR FIFTH WHEELS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

A big new line of products from Fontaine