SAF-Holland announces a retrofit kit for its Holland ELI-te fifth wheel coupling assistant

SAF-Holland announces a retrofit kit for its Holland ELI-te fifth wheel coupling assistant


SAF-Holland, global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear, and coupling products, introduced the retrofit kit for its new automatic fifth wheel lighting system–Electronic Lock Indicator (ELI-te)–at the North American Commercial Vehicle show.

Designed for Holland FW35 Series Fifth Wheels, the ELI-te uses state-of-the-art components to ensure robust performance in an easy-to-install, economical product, the company explained. A long-life, application-specific electronic control module is mounted directly to the fifth wheel top plate, and features electrical output capability to support connection with remote indicators.

For a look at the ELI-te system in action, watch the video below.

With the new Retrofit Kit for the ELI-te, fleets looking to immediately add its safety features to their FW35 Series Fifth Wheels can acquire the kit through SAF-Holland Original Parts Aftermarket Distributors and Dealer. And, the plug-and-play technology makes it easy to install, according to the company. In addition to the retrofit kit, it’s also available as a replacement top plate or as a complete fifth wheel assembly to replace non-Holland fifth wheels.

Dropped trailers are an expensive and preventable situation so ELI-te is ideal for fleets looking to enhance safety. When a trailer kingpin is properly coupled to an ELI-te equipped fifth wheel, four high-intensity white LED lights automatically illuminate the kingpin and lockjaws making inspection easier. A failed coupling attempt triggers daytime-visible red flashing warning LED lights on both sides of the fifth wheel to alert drivers that the vehicle is not ready for motion.

For a non-drilled top plate, the kit can be ordered with an optional drilling tool kit. For converter dolly applications, the electrical connection is designed to be compatible with ABS status signals. The complete system provides enhanced operation safety and efficiency for the fleet, and allows for efficient aftermarket retrofit installation.

You May Also Like

Phillips Industries announce tractor-trailer connectivity solution

The Phillips EC47 was developed in partnership with O’Neil Components.

Phillips Industries introduced the EC47 tractor/trailer connectivity solution. The EC47 includes two Ethernet connectors, two CAN networks, 4-AUX connections and seven-way J560 power connection. Phillips says the design aligns with the recommendations of the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Future Truck and Trailer Interface Task Force. No adapters are required, as the EC47 interfaces with present-day J560 components.

Minimizer adds floor mat selector tool

The tool connects users to local and online distribution options.

Accelera by Cummins, Daimler Truck, PACCAR JV to advance battery production

Three trucking industry giants aim to supercharge U.S. battery production.

Ford Pro expands charging solutions with new lineup of chargers, product enhancements

The new Series 2 AC Charging Station 80 amp and expanded DC Fast Charger options are designed for commercial vehicle use.

Other Posts

Donaldson, NAPA Auto Parts announce new partnership

Donaldson will supply the NAPA Gold product offering of heavy-duty air filtration products available within the NAPA U.S. network.

Carrier Transicold’s announces enhanced APU offering

It reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions from truck idling.

The Lincoln Highway leads to Las Vegas in The Road to AAPEX Season Two

Joe Keene, a seasoned automotive video producer at Babcox Media, will take the wheel and be at the helm of the road trip.

ProMaxx Tool introduces fuel injector puller kits

According to the company, each of the three available kits are constructed to withstand professional use and are engineered to resist bending, cracking.