Chassis specifications for Volvo FE

  • Chassis heights
  • Wheelbases
  • Fuel tanks
  • AdBlue tanks
  • Front axles
  • Tag axles
  • Rear suspension
  • Bodybuilder preparations
  • Fifth wheels
  • Brakes

Chassis heights

  Tyre Height (mm)
Low 315/60R22.5" 880
Med 315/70R22.5" 950
High 315/80R22.5" 1050

Wheelbases

Wheelbase (mm) 4×2 tractor 4×2 rigid 6×2 rigid 6×4 rigid
3200      
3500
3700  
3850      
3900  
4100    
4200      
4300    
4500  
4750    
5000  
5250    
5500  
5800    
6100    
6450    
6800      

Fuel tanks
The fuel tanks are available in plastic, steel or aluminium. Fuel volume varies from 160 to 630 litres. There are two heights of D-shaped tanks – 560 millimetres and 710 millimetres.

AdBlue tanks
The AdBlue tank is made of plastic and the volume is 32 litres. The AdBlue pump is integrated in the tank module. There is one variant for vehicles with right-hand mounted fuel tank (ADTP-R) and one for vehicles with left-hand mounted tank (ADTP-L).

Front axles
Front axle loads vary from 7.1 up to 9 tonnes.

Tag axles
These are available in several configurations – fixed with single or dual wheels, or with fixed or steered tag axle. Axle load 6.7, 7.1, 7.5, 9.5 or 10.5 tonnes.

Rear Suspension

Type Axle combinations Suspension type  Axle/bogie load (tonnes)  Axle type  Tag Axles 
Solo axle           
RAD-L90  4x2  Parabolic/S-spring Parabolic 13  Single/hub  
RAD-KR  4x2  Air  13  Single/hub  
Bogie           
RADT-KR  6x2  Air  19/20  Single/hub Fixed/steered 
RADD-BR  6x4  Parabolic  21  Single/hub  

Bodybuilder preparations

Frame Body Builder Hole Row
The upper hole row is reserved for the body builder. All brackets in the upper hole row have an offset and an 8 millimetre spacer. No rivets are used in the upper hole row.

Crane Preparation
Crane plates on the chassis can be factory- mounted.

Crane Preparation Kit
Crane plates on the chassis can be factory- mounted. The battery box is moved rearwards and the fixation plates are mounted behind the cab on each side of the chassis. An electrical preparation kit – ELCRANE – is included.

Fifth Wheels
An ISO fifth wheel with L-shaped profiles at different heights is included in the range, offering considerable freedom of choice. The flange-mounted fifth wheel is a low-weight variant since it does not require any attach- ment plate. The fifth wheel’s height above the chassis is from around 150 millimetres. Integrated lubrication and trailer connection indicator is available as option for specific variants.

Brakes

The Volvo FE has pneumatic brakes with ventilated discs at both front and rear. The Electronically controlled Brake System (EBS) anti-locking disc- brake system provides both faster and safer braking response and promotes less brake wear. The system includes features such as ABS, a differential lock and Brake Blending. With Brake Blending, the system utilises the vehicle’s various brakes for more uniform brake application and less wear on both the wheel brakes and tyres. The extended EBS package features a function that facilitates starting on slopes. The brake discs are available in different sizes depending on the application.

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
ESP (ESP-BAS1) helps maintain direction stability in difficult conditions, and also helps in preventing rollover.

Hydraulic retarder for AL306 Gearboxes
The compact, integrated hydraulic retarder (RET-HYDR and RET-TPT variants) is mounted on the gearbox.

Max braking torque retardation is 1490 Nm between 800 and 1900 r/min.

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