The JOST KKS Auto Coupling system provides the facility for fast, safe trailer coupling and uncoupling without the need for the driver to exit their cab.
JOST KKS – push-button trailer coupling
A remote-control trailer hitching solution that automates the entire coupling and uncoupling process, including air, electrics, and brakes. KKS is a ground-breaking innovation at the leading edge of modern logistics. Intuitive to use, it is also ideal for gradually retrofitting to standard trucks and trailers.
The KKS 42 fifth wheel
KKS builds on tried and tested technology: At its core is the high-quality 2" cast KKS 42 fifth wheel coupling. Reliable and very versatile, along with the KKS Connector, it comprises the revolutionary sensor coupling system with Sensoric, LubeTronic and a pneumatic opening cylinder.
The KKS Connector
Fitted to the underside of the trailer, the star of the show is JOST’s unique KKS Connector. This controls all the mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic connections between the truck and trailer, eliminating the need for vulnerable air, electric and ABS/EBS spiral lines. During cornering, cable and hose handling takes place in the trailer floor, with resetting taking place automatically once the lorry is travelling in a straight line again.
The KKS remote control
The power to control! Thanks to the intuitive KKS remote control, drivers can manage the entire coupling and uncoupling process, and check up on the status of the fifth wheel and coupling assembly at a glance. As such, changing trailers becomes a simple matter of routine that can be learnt very quickly.
The KKS Modul Electric Landing Legs
Hand cranking is a thing of the past thanks to the KKS’ E-Drive module – an electric auxiliary drive that deploys landing legs automatically and is controlled via the KKS remote control. Eliminating the need for hand cranking, it also offers huge space-saving benefits.
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Published: Tue 18 Jul 2023
Updated: Tue 09 Jan 2024
Author: Richard Owens
Published by: Don-Bur