The standard-position, severe-duty model is the FW70 fifth wheel with a 24-in. sliding mount configuration, 70,000-lb. vertical load rating, and 20,000-lb. maximum drawbar pull, SAF-Holland reported. The moderate-duty standard is the FW35 in a 12-in. sliding mount setup. The FW35 boasts a 55,000-lb. vertical loading rating and the TwinLock jaw mechanism.
“We are honored that Daimler Truck North America has selected Holland fifth wheels for its Freightliner and Western Star brands,” Jason Cantu, SAF-Holland fifth wheel product manager, said in a news release. “Our strengthened DTNA partnership and this standard positioning opportunity will greatly benefit extra-duty fleet customers.”
The versatile FW35 fifth wheel is rated for multiple applications and available in a variety of non-standard position models, including the FW33 LowLube. Option requests include air release for in-cab lock release, and for the highest level of fleet safety, the Electronic Lock Indicator-technology enhanced (ELI-te) coupling system, which is designed to assist the driver with a successful coupling “time after time,” SAF-Holland said.
The FW35 and FW70 also are available with the optional NoTilt, and the Kompensator mounting bracket, in both stationary and sliding mounting systems.