Enhanced Simplex fifthwheel gets new name
Jun 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Consolidated Metco Inc (ConMet) has re-engineered its Simplex fifthwheels and introduced a new name: Simplex SE.
Improvements made to the fifthwheels apply to both the Simplex (formerly known as Simplex Lite) and Simplex II models. They will now be known as Simplex SE and Simplex II SE. This year's enhancements include:
An improved handle design improves driver ergonomics and requires less force to operate.
Updated jaw shape and return spring prevents jaw from closing while bobtailing.
A new eccentric pin design allows for much finer increments of slack adjustment.
A retooled top plate maximizes surface contact and extends product life.
ConMet has also introduced a new, improved optional slider. Because slider weight is reduced another 42 pounds, the Simplex SE slider will enable drivers to carry as much as 64 more pounds of cargo. Other features include:
- Optimized one-piece saddle casting to reduce weight
- Two-inch adjustment increments
- Dual-tooth lock for improved security
- New in-line air-operated cylinder
- Machined lock interface to reduce slack
Simplex SE product options include an air-operated TouchLoc fifthwheel unlocking system and a range of stationary mountings, including flat mounting plates, drop-over brackets, and bolt-down brackets. For more details, contact ConMet, PO Box 83201, Portland OR 97283-0201.
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