SAF-HOLLAND Introduces New Products

SAF-HOLLAND Introduces New HOLLAND FW35TT Fifth Wheel for Terminal Tractors

SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear, and coupling products, announces the introduction of its HOLLAND FW35TT Multi-Feature Enhanced Fifth Wheel specifically for Terminal Tractors.

The FW35TT is specifically designed not only to exceed the requirements for repetitive coupling, but also to thrive in the demanding environment found in terminal operations. Unlike competitive designs, the FW35TT features the fast and reliable HOLLAND twin-lock design which prevents kingpin bounce out, the leading cause of coupling delay or failure.

“Over 50 years ago, HOLLAND was the first to introduce a fifth wheel specifically engineered for terminal tractors. Today, we are pleased to bring the HOLLAND FW35TT fifth wheel to the terminal tractor market,” said Ron Froese, Director of Sales – Powered Vehicle Products. “It’s specifically designed to excel in demanding yard operations, where fifth wheels couple and uncouple more times in an hour than some on-highway tractors do in a month.”

To achieve the durability needed to deliver an increased maximum vertical load capacity rating of 80,000 pounds, the FW35TT top plate is cast with an extra thick top surface to increase life. The entire casting is made from high yield cast steel, and provides top performance in all operating environments.

The FW35TT rib structure is second to none in regards to durability. The optimization includes a  more robust main rib and kingpin throat structure with added reinforcement to the entire kingpin contact area.

Ease of Maintenance
Since uptime is a key issue for fleets, the FW35TT is easy to maintain with new exclusive design enhancements. The twin lock jaws are secured with easy-to-remove pins and can be replaced in less than 15 minutes. When the grease-free pocket liners need replacing, it now takes only seconds to pull out the old pocket liners and drop in new ones. And, the new front skirt spring retainer makes for easy Yoke Shaft Replacement.

In addition to increased durability and easy repair, functionality is critically important in terminal tractor applications. We’ve enhanced the lock mechanism cam plate for smoother operation and increased life. And for driver convenience, an integrated automatic secondary lock eliminates the need for a manual handle for activation.

A new integrated lock down mode adds an unprecedented level of coupling security by automatically activating when a driver releases the trailer parking brakes. The new doubleacting air cylinder holds the lock mechanism in the closed position until the driver re-engages the trailer parking brakes and activates the in-cab release to unlock the fifth wheel. This new lock down mode automatically prevents the FW35TT from being accidentally uncoupled.

To keep yard operations running smoothly day in and day out, our HOLLAND FW35TT is the quickest, and most reliable coupling terminal tractor fifth wheel in the industry.

SAF-HOLLAND Introduces the SAF CBX23 AeroBeam™ Fixed Frame Air Suspension System

SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear, and coupling products, introduces the next model in their lightweight SAF CBX AeroBeam series, the CBX23 AeroBeamTM Fixed Frame Air Suspension. The CBX23 AeroBeam is now the lightest weight air suspension in the industry, providing the optimal balance of strength and weight for ultimate performance in standard duty applications including flatbed and tanker trailer applications.

“Expanding the lightweight AeroBeam Series into the on-highway vocational trailer segment supports our promise to bring innovative suspension technology to market,” said Jeff Talaga, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Development, Americas. “The CBX23 AeroBeam carries with it features that deliver measurable benefits for improved efficiency and safety performance.”

Lightest Weight Fixed Frame Air Suspension
Designed for greater fleet efficiency, the SAF CBX23 AeroBeam Fixed Frame Suspension has a base weight of 465 pounds1; 45 pounds lighter overall than the previous generation CBX23 and 25 pounds per axle lighter then the nearest competitive fixed frame air suspension. Per Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 legislation, the 45-pound savings will reduce the GHG gas emission by 660 pounds over 10 years2.

Setting a new level of excellence, the CBX23 AeroBeam is built to stand up to the rigorous demands of standard duty flatbed and tanker applications. Features of the new suspension include heat-treated cast alloy suspension beams, 80 ksi frame brackets and a 5.75-inch diameter friction-welded axle that is 12% thicker than competitive axles. Covered by a 5-year warranty structural warranty, the CBX23 AeroBeam is designed to provide years of trouble-free service.

Combined with the streamlined AeroBeam design, the new CBX23 AeroBeam provides trailer builders more flexibility. It can be adapted to fit a wide range of trailer types with multiple frame brackets styles, including weld-on tapered top, weld-on with wing and bolt on.

Like all SAF suspension systems, the CBX23 AeroBeam is treated with BLACK ARMOUR®, which provides hot dip galvanized level protection without the added weight or cost of HDG. Eco-friendly BLACK ARMOUR chemically bonds with metal to form a protective layer that is impervious to water and stands up against the harsh anti-icing agents used on roadways.

The patented SwingAlignTM system makes maintaining axle adjustment quick and easy. Industry standard service components including air springs, shocks, HCVs, and actuators reduce maintenance costs and downtime.

The CBX23 AeroBeam is available with the optional NewP89™ or P89 Plus™ Air Disc Brake System. Backed by a 5-Year Warranty, the New P89 sets a new industry standard for value. The P89 Plus is a premium ADB package that includes a 7-year maintenance-free bearing system and premium rotors to provide a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership.

Designed for varying load operations, the SAF Auto-PosiLift Automatic Axle Lift System is available on the CBX23 AeroBeam. The Auto-PosiLift system is programmed to automatically lift the front axle in a trailer tandem a minimum of 4 inches when it senses that only one axle is necessary to carry the load.

The CBX23 AeroBeam is the lightest weight, most durable fixed frame air suspension available, and is backed with 5-year structural warranty.

SAF-HOLLAND S.A., located in Luxembourg, is the largest listed supplier to the commercial vehicle market in Europe. With sales of approximately EUR 1,060 million in 2015 and more than 3,100 employees, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of chassis-related systems and components primarily for trailers, trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles. The product range comprises axle and suspension systems, fifth wheels, kingpins, and landing gear and is marketed under the brands SAF, Holland, and Neway. SAF-HOLLAND sells its products to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) on six continents. The Aftermarket Business Unit sells spare parts to the Original Equipment Service (OES) of the manufacturers and to end customers and service centers through its own extensive global service and distribution network. SAF-HOLLAND is one of the few suppliers in the truck and trailer industry that is internationally positioned in almost all markets worldwide.