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fifth wheel

[¦fifth ¦wēl]
(mechanical engineering)
A coupling device in the form of two horizontal disks that rotate on each other positioned between a tractor and a semitrailer so that they can change direction independently.
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In the New Year the design team from Fifth Wheel will be attending a workshop at Bangor University to provide additional support to the students.
The Fifth Wheel Company is the only manufacturer of EU compliant Fifth Wheel tourers and slide-out caravans.
The Fifth Wheel Company are a major UK manufacturing company, building bespoke Fifth Wheel Tourers and Inos caravans, and have won numerous Caravan design awards since the company began in 2002.
My father and mother Mervyn and Jenny and I, set about work in 2001 and launched Fifth Wheel in 2002, after successfully owning and managing three Massey Ferguson tractor dealership depots.
The design is to enable engineers to reconfigure the fifth wheel top plate without giving up on stability, strength or durability.
The new site features the full line of Pilgrim International travel trailers and fifth wheels with "model overviews" and printable PDF brochures for Pilgrim 1500 Series, Pilgrim 2500 Series, Open Road, Legends MP, Legends HP, Cirrus Ultra Lite and Cirrus Hybrid product lines.
Adrian Parry-Jones, sales director at family-owned Fifth Wheel, said: "The Inos has attracted a lot of interest from across the continent and especially in Germany.
Fifth Wheel design and build luxury caravans at their purpose built plant in Rhuallt near Holywell.
Fifth Wheel Company appointed its first dealer in the country, created a German version of their website and recently exhibited at the Stuttgart Caravan Exhibition.
Luxury caravans manufactured in Wales will be used to explore the Australian outback after the latest export deal by the Fifth Wheel Company.
Full width aluminum bar handles and the fifth wheel design permit maximum maneuverability.
CLEVELAND -- Alcoa's (NYSE:AA) aluminum top plate forging enabled SAF-HOLLAND to shed 100 pounds in weight and to integrate NoLube([R]) technology in the world's lightest and first commercially available aluminum fifth wheel for tractor-trailers.