Volvo Trucks announces JOST as supplier
Feb 27, 2013 8:51 AM
Volvo Trucks will now equip fifthwheel coupling devices from JOST International as standard equipment on Volvo VN and VHD tractors manufactured at its Dublin VA plant, which assembles all Volvo trucks sold in North America.
With four moving parts, JOST fifthwheels are one of the simplest and safest fifthwheel coupling devices available. JOST’s design employs a spring-loaded steel locking bar that automatically secures the kingpin once it slides into position. Equal support on each side of the coupling helps distribute the trailer load evenly, resulting in reduced wear. The JOST design also helps facilitate minor rebuilds without removing the fifthwheel. Drivers benefit from the fifthwheel’s easy operation, requiring just 60 pounds of pulling force to position or disconnect.
Volvo Trucks continues to offer the JOST cab-actuated air release as an option for additional driver comfort.
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