The Volvo Co. has recently made available a new fifth wheel option that will be directly installed into the frame of its trailer trucks, rather than onto it. The design is a lighter and smaller design which will help to improve the quality of the drive when it weighs around 100 pounds which is less than the current fifth wheels standard duty wheels as well as help improve the ride. The Volvo Truck Co. worked with the Fontaine Fifth Wheel on this new system where it developed a lower new assembly which will help support both the frame of the truck as well as the fifth wheel. This design made it possible for the engineers to redesign the top plate of the fifth wheel without compromising on the durability, strength and stability. The top plate which is constructed of cast steel weighs just [...]
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The Volvo Truck Corporation is a multinational truck manufacturing company which is owned by the Volvo Group – AB Volvo. This truck manufacturing company whose headquarters are located in Sweden is in fact the second largest manufacturer when it comes to building heavy duty trucks in the world. The majority of the Volvo trucks which are built are listed in the heavy weight class weighing in at more than 16 tones. Most of the production plants of the company are located in Belgium, Sweden, USA and Brazil with around eight assembly plants as well as nine factories owned by others. These heavy duty trucks are sold globally in almost 140 countries or more having a large dealership and workshop base of more than 2300. While this company is renowned world wide for their line up of heavy duty [...]