Single Handed Operation

The practical single-handed operation technology allows the HOLLAND fifth wheel to be opened safely with just one hand. Handling is convenient because the user does not have to pull a second safety lever or a safety rope.

To open the fifth wheel, the user presses the locking lever down with his thumb. Without much effort, he then pulls the unlocking handle.   

The position of the locking lever - "up" for locked, "down" for not locked - shows immediately and without a doubt whether the fifth wheel is securely locked. This avoids dangerous false couplings.  

The single hand operation also supports the driver in terms of work safety and comfort. By not having to use both hands to open the coupling, the operator can support himself on the vehicle with one hand. This improves safe standing and promotes a back-friendly working method.   

Solutions that are qualified for technologies
Technology Advantages

  • Clear indication of the status of the locking mechanism: When the lever is up, the mechanism is engaged and the fifth wheel is properly locked in place  

  • Smooth operation in all operating conditions, even under tension  

  • Low opening force of only 20 kilograms 

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Activities & Events
Innovative aftermarket solutions and digital tools
SAF-HOLLAND joins with Haldex to show its original parts and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicles at Automechanika 2024, at stand B20 in hall 6.0.
The focus is on the Haldex refurbishing programme for brake calipers, the SH I.Q. Portal for digital services and NFC technology for fast identification of spare parts.
Activities & Events
Future technologies at the IAA TRANSPORTATION 2024
SAF-HOLLAND focuses on safety and sustainability for commercial vehicles.
At the IAA TRANSPORTATION in Hanover, SAF-HOLLAND is presenting all of its brands as well as current trends in the commercial vehicle industry.
Under the motto "SAF-HOLLAND for better transportation", trade fair visitors can find out about pioneering technologies, safety and sustainability of commercial vehicles at stand A06 in hall 26.
Two SAF-HOLLAND Facilities Earn PACCAR 10 PPM Quality Award for 2023
Muskegon, Michigan, April 22, 2024 – SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial vehicle components, has earned the PACCAR 10 PPM Quality Award for 2023 for its Woodstock, Ontario and Wylie, Texas locations. This is the sixth year that our Canadian manufacturing facility has received the sought-after award and it’s the first time for the Wylie, Texas facility to receive it.
Biodegradable lubricant for fifth wheel couplings
SAF-HOLLAND lubricates trailers in an environmentally friendly, economical and efficient way

SAF-HOLLAND count on the high-performance lubricant HOLLAND RECOLUBE BIOPOWER SKX 023 for its RECOLUBE lubricant pump.
Merger Plan
Merger Plan of SAF-HOLLAND Poland & Haldex Poland
SAF-HOLLAND Announces Midland Aftermarket Brand Expansion to Meet Growing Industry Demands
Muskegon, Michigan, June 14, 2023 – SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of heavy-duty commercial vehicle components, is pleased to announce its Midland aftermarket brand expansion to meet the growing demands of the industry. This strategic move comes in response to the increased need for reliable and durable aftermarket parts.