NoLube - Grease-free Fifth Wheels Technology

"No Lubrication" - that is behind the NoLube technology from SAF-HOLLAND. The abbreviation of the English term "No Lubrication" means: caliper plates, bearing shells, the wear ring and the lock piece do not need to be lubricated at regular intervals.   

This protects the environment and saves the user time and costs by eliminating the need to stock and apply grease.

The special NoLube wear plates on the top of the fifth wheel do not need to be greased. The same applies to the bearing shells between the fifth wheel plate and the bearing blocks.   

The components in the locking mechanism, which had to be regularly lubricated with standard fifth wheels, remain completely grease-free with NoLube technology. 

Solutions that are qualified for technologies
Technology Advantages

  • Lower costs and reduced storage capacity, as no grease needs to be procured and stocked

  • Less time required for maintenance, as lubrication is not necessary

  • Environmentally friendly: grease is not released into the environment

  • No dripping grease detracts from the vehicle's appearance

Other topics

Activities & Events
Future technologies at the IAA TRANSPORTATION 2024
SAF-HOLLAND focuses on safety and sustainability for commercial vehicles
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
Reliable identification of spare parts with NFC
SAF-HOLLAND turns smartphones into workshop assistants.

Axle, smartphone app and NFC chip – that is all that will be needed to quickly and reliably identify parts. For fast and reliable repairs, SAF-HOLLAND will be using the Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in its SH CONNECT app in the future, turning smartphones into workshop assistants
Ready for the future with smart trailers
SAF TrailerMaster: optimised processes for more economic efficiency.

The SAF TrailerMaster from the SAF-HOLLAND Group makes transport processes digital: The telematics system makes trailers smart, connects components and supplies digital data in real time. For fleet managers, the future-proof trailer management offers even more added value, as they can see the status of their entire fleet at a glance, manage it and evaluate maintenance procedures.