fifth wheel


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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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During the visit students pitched their initial ideas to Gethin Whiteley the Design Director at the Fifth Wheel Company and received feedback on their initial concept ideas.
The Fifth Wheel Company would also like to offer him a placement for his second year in order for him to progress his lighting project further.
Rose opted to contract Innovation Direct[TM] to represent the Fifth Wheel Genie to potential licensees for a 2 year period under the terms of the Product Management Services Agreement.
"I went to college to study engineering as I wanted to follow in my father's footsteps and get further involved, and that later led to us setting up Fifth Wheel."
at least, will have the option of an air release feature that enables in-cab air release of the fifth wheel locking mechanism.
Owen was a product design student at Bangor University and had placement in the Design Department at The Fifth Wheel Company.
LUXURY caravan designer and manufacturer Fifth Wheel has secured an exclusive partnership with leading German recreation dealer Roka to expand its distribution network in Europe.
CARAVAN manufacturer Fifth Wheel Company has been awarded a BREEAM certification for their recently developed eco-friendly head office and service centre.
Auto Business News-February 8, 2011--Volvo Trucks North America to provide new fifth wheel option(C)1994-2011 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Other key features include extra-large dual casters with an optional fifth wheel for increased mobility, easy imaging access with 16-inch top slide and an integrated X-Ray cassette channel, a low minimum table height of 25.6 inches and a wireless remote control option.
When the fifth wheel on the Patriot missile system's tractor and the M860 trailer kingpin get in bad shape, you can't hook them up to hit the road.
* Features an offset, heavy-duty, lightweight fifth wheel assembly manufactured with special steel alloys