Kenworth offers Holland low-weight fifth-wheel slider system

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Kenworth Truck Co. announced that it now offers the Holland Integrated Low-Weight Slider System designed to provide an average weight savings of 30 pounds over traditional fifth-wheel slider assemblies. The Holland ILS Fifth Wheel Slider System is available with any single suspension or with any tandem suspension up to a 40,000-lb. rating on selected Kenworth Class 8 models.

The system features a new bushing design that helps improve its life and provides lateral and vertical cushioning. The slide brackets bolt on through the top and can be changed in 15 minutes or less, while an improved air cylinder helps provide a smaller footprint and fits neatly under the top plate to help keep it protected from damage and debris.

“Kenworth is constantly expanding its offerings with the latest products that provide productivity-enhancing benefits to customers,” says Judy McTigue, Kenworth director of marketing planning and research. Truck fleets and operators can order their Kenworths equipped with the Holland ILS Fifth Wheel Slider System with the following Holland products:
• FW17, a lightweight cast steel fifth wheel;
• FWAL, an aluminum fifth wheel for maximum weight savings;
• FW35, Holland’s most popular and most versatile fifth wheel; or
• FW31, which doesn’t require the use of grease on the top plate surface, between the top plate and bracket, or in the lock mechanism.