Chassis specifications for Volvo FL

• Model combinations
• Wheelbases
• Front suspension
• Chassis heights

• Fuel tanks
• Adblue tank
• Rear suspension
• Brakes

Model combinations

Drive Chassis height Gross Vehicle Weight Wheels Engine Front axle load Rear axle load
4x2 Low 10 t 17.5 " D5K 4.0 t 7.6 t
4x2 Low 10 t 17.5 " D5K 4.0 t 8.0 t
4x2 Low 12 t 17.5 " D5K 4.5 t 8.5 t
4x2 Medium 12 t 17.5 " D5K 4.5/5.0 t 8.5 t
4x2 Medium 12 t 19.5 " D8K 4.5/5.0 t 8.5 t
4x2 Medium 14 t 19.5 " D8K  5.0/5.8 t 9.5 t
4x2 Medium 14 t 19.5 " D5K 5.0/5.8 t 9.5 t
4x2 Medium 16 t 19.5 " D5K 5.0/5.8 t 9.5 t
4x2 Medium 16 t 19.5 " D8K 5.8 t 10.9 t
4x2 High 12 t 22.5 " D8K 5.0 t  9.2 t
4x2 High 14 t 22.5 " D8K 5.6 t 9.5/10.6 t
4x2 High 16 t 22.5 " D8K 6.3 t 10.9 t
4x2 X-High 18 t 22.5 " D8K 7.1 t 11.5 t
4x4 XX-High 12 t 22.5 " D8K 5.6 t 7.4 t
4x4 XX-High  14 t 22.5 " D8K 5.6 t  9.2 t
4x4 XX-High 16 t 22.5 " D8K 5.6 t 10.9 t

Wheelbases

Wheelbase (mm) 10-12 tonnes (17.5”) 12–16 tonnes (19.5”) 12–16 tonnes (22.5”) 18 tonnes (22.5”)
3250  
3350     ●*  
3500
3800
4100
4400
4700
5000  
5300  
5600  
5900  
6200  
6500  
6800      
* Only for Volvo FL 4×4

Front suspension

  10-12 tonnes (17.5") 12–16 tonnes (19.5”) 12–16 tonnes (22.5”) 18 tonnes (22.5")
Leaf suspension, parabolic  
Leaf suspension, parabolic reinforced    
Air suspension    

Chassis heights

  Tyre Height (mm)
Low 245/70R17.5” 810–830
Med 265/70R19.5” 860
High 275/70R22.5” 950
X-High 295/80R22.5” 960
XX-High* 11R22.5 1175
* Only for Volvo FL 4×4
Fuel tanks

The fuel tanks are available in plastic, steel or aluminium. Fuel volume varies from 80 to 300 litres. In addition, there is a combination of two 215-litre tanks available, providing a total volume of 430 litres.

Fuel tanks

Volume (litres) Chassis fitting Material
80 Right/Left Plastic
130 Right/Left Plastic
150* Right Aluminum
160** Left Steel/Aluminium
210 Right/Left Steel/Aluminium
215 Right/Left Plastic
300 Right Steel
430 (2×215) Right Plastic
* Only for 18 tonne Volvo FL
** Only for 18 tonne Volvo FL

AdBlue tank

The AdBlue tank is made of plastic and the volume is 32 litres. The AdBlue pump is integrated in 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 4.5 up to 7.1 tonnes. The axle load for the driven front axle, available for the Volvo FL 4×4, is 5.6 tonnes.

Rear suspension

  Suspension type 10-12 tonnes (17.5") 12–16 tonnes (19.5”) 12–16 tonnes (22.5”) 18 tonnes (22.5")
Solo 4×2          
RAD-L80 Leaf  
RAD-L80 Leaf, reinforced  
RAD-L80 Leaf, short and stiff      
RAD-A2V Air    
RAD-KR Air      
Solo 4×4          
RAD-L80        

Brakes

The Volvo FL has pneumatic brakes with ventilated discs both front and rear. The EBS (Electronically controlled Brake System) anti-locking disc-brake system provides both faster and safer braking response and promotes reduced brake wear. The system includes features such as ABS, anti-locking brakes, a differential lock and Brake Blending. With Brake Blending, the system exploits the vehicle’s various brakes for more uniform brake application and reduces wear on the wheel brakes and tyres. The extended EBS package includes 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 maintaining direction stability (yaw control) in difficult conditions, and helps preventing rollover as well.

Hydraulic retarder for AL306 gearboxes
The compact, integrated hydraulic retarder (RET-HYDR and RET-TPT variants) is mounted on the gearbox. The max effect is 400 kW.

Maximum ratio in the torque converter (TC421) is 1.77:1.

Volvo FL sweeper

Volvo FL sweeper

 

The Volvo FL chassis can be factory-prepared for sweeper applications, by moving the air tanks, fuel tanks, AdBlue tank, battery box and exhaust system out of the way to make room for frame-mounted equipment. Two versions are available, see table below:

 

Volvo FL sweeper

  12-tonne version 16-tonne version
Chassis height Low Medium
Front axle load 4.2 t 5.8 t
Rear axle load 8.0 t 10.9 t
Cab Day cab  
Engine D5K210 or D5k240 D8K250
Gearbox STO8006 or ZTO1006 ZTO1006 or ZTO1109
Rear axle RSS0819A RSS1125A
Tyres TD10R17.5" TD285-70R19.5"
Wheelbases 3150, 3350 or 3600  

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