18-21 May 2023 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Intelligent Trailer Technology from SAF-HOLLAND

Published: March 13, 2019

With the SAF-HOLLAND Group now including leading industry brand names such as SAF, Holland, NEWAY, V.ORLANDI and YORK, there is much to see and talk about. SAF-HOLLAND will be bringing a host of exciting products to the 2019 Brisbane Truck Show, offering visitors a chance to discover the latest in intelligent trailer solutions.

SAF TRAKe Trailer Axle

Of particular interest will be the latest SAF TRAKe Trailer Axle providing electric drive for recuperation and traction assistance. This high voltage drive module generates electrical energy that can be used to power electrical equipment on the trailer and utilises stored energy to support the main drive engine for additional traction. The SAF TRAKe axle is developed to suit a wide range of trailers and driving conditions.

The SAF TRAKe axle is simple and cost-effective. Maintenance is made easy, eliminating the need to dismantle the drive unit during maintenance when removing wheel ends and wheels. The SAF TRAKe axle requires no additional special parts as it uses the same wearing parts as on non-driven axles.

A key advantage of the SAF TRAKe axle is that it offers an environmentally sustainable solution. The main drive engine of the truck is optimised due to traction assistance, thus reducing fuel consumption and emissions.


Another product to look out for is the Electronic Lock Indicator – Technology-Enhanced, or ELI-te. Key to the ELI-te system is a visual indicator that provides confirmation of a successful coupling, and warning if something isn’t quite right. A dropped trailer due to incorrect fifth wheel coupling can be a costly and dangerous scenario. Designed specifically to address this risk, the ELI-te system helps drivers ensure a correct fifth wheel coupling is achieved each and every time.

When the kingpin has been properly seated into the fifth wheel’s lock jaws, and the cam plate is in the closed position, the ELI-te system’s four bright white LED lights activate and directly illuminate the closed jaws around the kingpin. This assists the driver in visually confirming that the kingpin is correctly coupled to the fifth wheel.

While the white LED lights indicate a correct coupling, flashing red LED lights, positioned at both sides of the fifth wheel and pointing outwards, provide an unmistakable visual warning of a failed coupling attempt.

SAF-HOLLAND at the Brisbane Truck Show

In addition to viewing the SAF TRAKe Trailer Axle and the ELI-te system, visitors to the SAF-HOLLAND stand will also have the opportunity to talk to the SAF-HOLLAND team about the complete range of SAF-HOLLAND products, including the range of high quality Italian manufactured V.ORLANDI couplings and drawbar attachments. Stop by Stand No. 69 to witness their exceptional display!

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