Fontaine Fifth Wheel will be launching its latest range of fifth wheel couplings at this year’s IAA show, on stand E02, Hall 26 from 20th to 27th September. The company offers a broad range of technically tailored options that meet exacting operator needs.
Working at the forefront of automotive safety technology, Fontaine Fifth Wheel’s patented TechLock system has a jaw height sensor that doesn’t allow the fifth wheel to close if the kingpin enters at the incorrect height or position. Additionally, a 360° kingpin surface contact extends the life of the kingpin and fifth wheel mechanism. A full demonstration will be available at their IAA stand.
3000 cast fifth wheel with single green LED
The 3000 cast fifth wheel with extended handle and single safety clip sensor is another safety-first innovation. The safety clip sensor ensures that the safety clip has been attached – a critical check for any drive – and when the safety clip is attached the sensor shows a green LED light.
3000 LM (Low maintenance fifth wheel)
Fontaine’s 3000 LM coupler combines safety with low maintenance for hauliers throughout Europe and beyond. Featuring an interlock handle, which is an alternative to Fontaine’s safety clip system, it removes the need for a clip by integrating the safety mechanism into the handle.
150SP2 fifth wheel with 3 sensor green LED
The pressed steel 150SP2 3 sensor uses a three-sensor safety system both to assist the driver during the coupling procedure and to alert the driver of mis-coupling or tampering: The fail-safe system continuously monitors the connection and is the first of its kind to alert the driver from inside the cab, using warning lights and a buzzer if the coupling is incorrect.
As with the 3000, the 150SP2 3 sensor uses an extended handle to make driver access and fifth wheel operation easier. Plus, the 150SP2 does not require a wear-ring and thus reduces king pin wear.