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Fontaine Fifth Wheel Application Guide ... Choose the Right Fifth Wheel

 

  Choose any of the following selection criteria below and click "Submit" button. For more info see LT-076: Application guide
Trailer type:
Number of axles:
Describe your application:
Standard duty
Weight: Less than 95,000 lbs. (43,000 Kg.) Gross Combination Weight (GCW)

Travel type: More than 30 miles between each couple.

Axle limitation: Maximum number of towed axles equals 3.
Moderate duty
Weight: Less than 115,000 lbs. (52,000 Kg.) Gross Combination Weight (GCW)

Travel type: No minimum mileage between couples.

Axle limitation: Maximum number of towed axles equals 4.
Severe duty
Weight: More than 115,000 lbs. (52,000 Kg.) Gross Combination Weight (GCW)

Travel type: No minimum mileage between couples.

Axle limitation: No axle limitations.
Where will your trailer be used:

On Highway
100% On-Highway application on maintained concrete or asphalt roads.
Off Highway
Less than 10% Off-Highway application on maintained concrete, asphalt, gravel or crushed rock roads.
Off Highway Severe
Any Off-Highway application on all road types
including non-maintained roads.

Special Applications: All logging, mining and oil field fall into this category regardless of anticipated weight, road type or number of axles.