Trailerbodybuilders 5628 Fontaine Fifth Wheel 6nwb

Fontaine says new 6NWB is industry’s lightest steel fifth wheel assembly

Nov. 1, 2017
Fontaine fifth wheel industry's lightest

Fontaine Fifth Wheel now offers what it is calling the lightest steel fifth wheel assembly in the industry: the Fontaine 6NWB.

This new product features the lightweight 6000 No-Slack top plate mounted to the lightweight Fontaine NWB sliding bracket. The net result is about 60 pounds lighter than the competition, plus the added benefit of Fontaine’s No-Slack technology so the lock automatically self-adjusts to trailer kingpin variances for a smoother ride, lower maintenance costs and longer component life. No change was made to the No-Slack lock components so customers can count on the same  performance, and parts are interchangeable with older models.

“We’re really proud of the engineering team that made this happen,” said Mike Randolph, vice president of sales and marketing for North America. “Using Finite Element Analysis technology and strategic placement of high strength alloy steel, they accomplished this goal without sacrificing an ounce of performance, durability or load rating.”

The 6NWB is rated at 50,000 lbs vertical load with a drawbar pull rating of 150,000 lbs. For more information contact Fontaine Customer Service at 800-874-9780 or email [email protected].