SAF-Holland Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
SAF-Holland to build specialty fifth wheel manufacturing plant

After nearly 50 years and 3 million fifth wheels produced, SAF-HOLLAND will move production from Wylie, TX to the new facility, once complete.

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SAF-Holland Midland program adds automatic brake adjusters, ride height control valves

The Automatic Brake Adjusters and Ride Height Control Valves are part of the company’s Midland All-Makes Program.

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SAF-Holland fifth wheels to take moderate, severe-duty standard positioning on Freightliner, Western Star trucks

SAF-Holland’s FW35 and FW70 fifth wheels will take standard position on various Freightliner and Western Star tractors.

SAF-Holland announces Midland aftermarket brand expansion

SAF-Holland expands Midland brand, equipping industry with more aftermarket parts.

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SAF-Holland integrates Haldex, expands system product offerings

The partnership between SAF-Holland and Haldex provides a broader product offering for trailer axle/suspension systems.

SAF-Holland donates product systems to Ferris State University’s heavy equipment program

SAF-Holland recently announce that it has donated a Class 8 drive axle air suspension and trailer axle system to Ferris State University, located in Big Rapids, Michigan. The students in the University’s-Heavy Equipment Technology program will benefit from hands-on experience with the donated units which feature Neway AD heavy-duty drive axle air suspension with compensating

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SAF-Holland upgrades SAF Tire Pilot Plus

SAF-Holland has upgraded its SAF Tire Pilot Plus (TPP), replacing the mechanical regulator assembly with a new electronically controlled regulator assembly. This new electronically controlled regulator will provide improved control accuracy and pressure control capabilities in addition to the ability to digitally communicate via Bluetooth technology to a smart phone app, the company says. The

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SAF-Holland launches Quick Parts Kit Guide

SAF-Holland recently announced the launch of the new SAF-Holland Aftermarket Quick Parts Kit Guide. Created to provide complete visibility of its line of service parts and tools, the new Quick Parts Kit Guide will provide distributors and dealers with a comprehensive listing of the most popular service parts, kits and tools needed to meet their

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Focus on tire pressure to save tires, time and money at the pump

You’ve seen it in the headlines and all over social media: The price of diesel is climbing. Now, more than ever, it’s important to make every penny count by being sure there is nothing negatively impacting your truck’s fuel economy. Underinflated tires are among one of the most common reasons for insufficient gas mileage and

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Top truck wheel end maintenance tips

Reducing overall heavy-duty truck maintenance costs plays into every decision related to wheel-end systems, noted Tony Ryan, national service manager–fleets at SAF-Holland. “For example, air disk brakes have a higher initial cost which is offset by reduced overall maintenance costs,” he said. “Premium hub/bearing/lubrication systems can reduce maintenance issues.” In general, the wheel-end maintenance needs

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Photo gallery: TMC 2022

What a difference six months makes. The last TMC took place in September just as supply chain stranglehold was tightening its grip, and you could feel the frustration in the trucking industry on all sides. This year’s TMC show struck a distinctly more positive note. The press day on Sunday was packed with products and

SAF-Holland details development of TRAKr e-axle for reefer applications

SAF-Holland has begun the market and product development phase of its trailer electric axles on real-world transportation applications for North America. The SAF TRAKr (or recuperative axle) is currently undergoing intensive testing around the world–with positive initial user experiences, the company noted during a press conference held during TMC 2022. First presented at the 2018

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