April 12, 2018 – Press Release
New Fontaine H7 No-Slack® Fifth Wheel Handles Severe-Duty Applications
JASPER, ALABAMA -- 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 fifth wheel 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 fifth wheel lock self-adjusts in order to accommodate 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 fifth wheel system that uses our most up to date No-Slack® locking system,” stated Mike Randolph, VP Sales & Marketing North America. “The beauty of the H7 fifth wheel 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,” stated Paige Petroni, VP Aftermarket.
The Fontaine H7 is rated up to 70,000 lbs vertical load, a drawbar pull rating up to 200,000 lbs 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. For more information contact Fontaine Customer Service at
800-874-9780 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Fontaine Fifth Wheel.
Based in Jasper, Alabama, Fontaine Fifth Wheel is the world’s largest dedicated fifth wheel manufacturer and the innovator of the only self-adjusting fifth wheel lock on the market: Fontaine No-Slack®. Fontaine offers a complete line of fifth wheels including stationary, sliding and blocked models covering a broad range of applications. Fontaine is a Marmon Highway Technologies (MHT) company. MHT companies support the transportation industry worldwide with an array of high-quality products and services and are members of Marmon Holdings, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company.