Fontaine Fifth Wheel announces a new top plate designed specifically for severe-duty applications: the Fontaine H7. This top plate replaces the H5092 and X5092 Series and combines it into one fifthwheel system.
Like the 7000 Series the H7 features a cast steel housing and the Fontaine No-Slack locking system, the only trigger activated self-adjusting locking mechanism in the industry. This Fontaine exclusive offers several advantages to their customers.
The fifthwheel lock self-adjusts to account for wear and for variations in kingpin geometry. This means drivers get a snug, secure hassle-free connection as they move from trailer to trailer. The design also reduces shock inputs into the frame when braking and accelerating; so drivers get a smoother ride and components last longer for lower maintenance costs.
“Our mission with the H7 was to simplify our severe duty product line into one cast steel fifthwheel system that uses our most up to date No-Slack locking system,” said Mike Randolph, vice-president, sales & marketing North America.
Paige Petroni, vice-president, aftermarket, added: “The beauty of the H7 fifthwheel is that it offers a majority of the same working parts that you find in our current No-Slack 6000 and 7000 series top plates so the need to keep additional replacement parts in field will be greatly reduced.”
The Fontaine H7 is rated up to 70,000 pounds vertical load, a drawbar pull rating up to 200,000 pounds and has the option of being blocked (no-tilt) from the factory. It’s a great solution for logging, heavy haul, oil field, mining and other severe-duty applications.
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