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Commercial Transportation : Forgings


Great things happen when industry leaders partner.  Combining Arconic’s expertise in large aluminum forgings and the proven reliability of Holland’s fifth wheels, the world’s lightest and most innovative aluminum fifth wheel (FWAL) was developed and manufactured for the world’s trucking fleets.  As a trusted leader in the aerospace and defense markets, Arconic’s advanced lightweight aluminum technology is incorporated into the FWAL, reducing weight by up to 100 pounds.  This means larger payloads that increase the bottom line.

With a capacity of 55,000 lbs (25,000 kg) maximum vertical load and 150,000 lbs (68,000 kg) maximum drawbar pull, the FWAL does not sacrifice strength or durability and is approved for all on-highway standard duty applications including:

  • Fuel
  • Propane
  • Natural Gas
  • Cryogenic
  • Milk
  • Chemical

Bulk Haulers:
  • Grain
  • Concrete
  • Plastics


Additional information on the FWAL can be found at:

For more about this product, see the contact information at right.

Contact Information
Arconic Forgings and Extrusions
1600 Harvard Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44105-3092
United States
(216) 641-3600
(216) 641-4122