Volvo Trucks

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Chassis specifications for Volvo FH16

Chassis heights

 

Low

approx 850 mm

Med

approx 900 mm

High

approx 1000 mm

X-High

approx 1200 mm

Max front axle load (tonnes)

 

 

Air

Leaf

Low

7.5

Med

10/20*

9

High

10/20*

10/18**

X-High

10/20**

 

* With dual front axles (FAL20 on GRAS-GR)
** With dual front axles (FAA20/FAA21)

Rear suspension

 

Type

Axles

Suspension

Axle/bogie load

Reduction

Tag/pusher axles

Solo

         

RAD-L90

4×2

Parabolic/Multi-leaf

13 t

Single/hub

 

RAD-GR

4×2

Air

11.5/13 t

Single/hub

 

RAD-G2

4×2

Air (for construction)

13 t

Hub

 
           

Bogie

         

RADT-GR

6×2

Air

19/20.5/22.5/23 t

Single/hub

Tag axle (fixed/steered/self-steered)

RAPD-GR

6×2

Air

19/22 t

Single/hub

Pusher axle (fixer/steered)

RADD-G2

6×4/8×4

Air (for construction)

21/23/26 t

Single/hub

 

RADD-BR

6×4/8×4

Parabolic

21 t

Single/hub

 

RADD-TR1

6×4/8×4

Parabolic/conventional leaf

23/26 t

Single/hub

 

RADD-TR2

6×4/8×4

Conventional leaf

26/32 t

Hub

 

RADD-TR3

8×4

Conventional leaf

38 t

Hub

 

RADD-GR

6×4/8×4

Air

21/23/26 t

Single/hub

 

RAPDT-GR

8×2

Air

27/30/30.5/31.5/32 t

Single/hub

Pusher axle (steered) + tag axle (fixed/steered)

RADDT-GR

8×4/10×4

Air

27/33/36 t

Single/hub

Tag axle (steered)

RAPDD-GR

8×4

Air

27/30.5/32/35 t

Single/hub

Pusher axle (steered)

RADDT-G2

8×4/10×4

Air (for construction)

27/33/36 t

Single/hub

Tag axle (steered)

Fifth wheel coupling heights

 

Drive

Chassis height

Suspension

Frame height

5W height*

Tyre

Min.coupling height

Nominal drive height**

4×2

Low

RAD-GR

266

140

315-60

955

1015

 

Med

RAD-GR

266

140

315-70

1014

1075

 

Med

RAD-GR

300

140

315-70

1031

1092

 

High

RAD-GR

266

140

315-80

1056

1147

 

High

RAD-GR

300

140

315-80

1090

1164

6×2

Low

RADT-GR

266

160

315-60

975

1035

 

Med

RADT-GR

266

160

315-70

1034

1095

 

Med

RADT-GR

300

160

315-70

1051

1112

 

High

RADT-GR

300

150*

315-80

1160

1234

 

Med

RAPD-GR

266

160

315-70

1034

1095

 

Med

RAPD-GR

300

160

315-70

1051

1112

 

High

RAPD-GR

266

160

315-80

1076

1167

 

High

RAPD-GR

300

160

315-80

1110

1184

6×4

High

RADD-GR

300

150*

315-80

1173

1234

8×4

High

RAPDD-GR

300

160

315-80

1137

1207

 

* +60 millimetres mounting height
** Approx. heights
 

Towbars
Centrally mounted, semi-undermounted and undermounted towbar for centre-axle trailer. Towbars can be fitted at intervals of 25 millimetres.

Fuel tanks
Aluminium or steel tanks in volumes from 150 to 900 litres. Maximum fuel volume is 1480 litres for a 4×2 tractor.

AdBlue tanks
Volumes from 32 to 100 litres. AdBlue pump is integrated in AdBlue tank module. Plastic.

Fifth wheels
Certified installation permits up to 36 tonnes load. 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 attachment plate. The fifth wheel’s height above the chassis is from about 140 millimetres. Integrated lubrication and trailer connection indicator is available as option for specific variants.

Brakes
EBS (Electronically-controlled Brake System) provides superior response, performance and brake feel, while providing access to a number of handy features. EBS is now available both for disc brakes and Z-cam drum brakes (for a selected range of axle configurations and chassis heights). Upgrade your brake system by adding the EBS Medium package or any of the additional options.

Volvo Dynamic Steering
Active steering system with torque overlay. Delivers more steering force at low speeds, reduces steering kicks and keeps the steering wheel straight forward when braking on split friction. The steering wheel returns automatically to neutral position both when driving forward and when reversing.
Volvo Dynamic Steering is now available for all axle configurations, including trucks with dual front axles.

Tandem Axle Lift
Allows the rearmost drive axle on the tandem bogie to be disengaged and raised, to reduce fuel consumption and turning radius. By pushing a button on the dashboard, the driver can raise the axle when the truck is unloaded. When the truck is loaded, the axle automatically lowers itself and engages.
Tandem Axle Lift is available for 6×4 and 8×4 configurations (with a tandem bogie) equipped with disc brakes.

Tag axles
Available in several configurations – fixed with single or dual wheels, self steered or actively steered. Axle load: 7.5, 9.5, 10 or 15 tonnes.

Pusher axles
Available in fixed and actively steered variants for both tractors and rigids. Axle load: 4.5, 7.5 or 9 tonnes.

EBS medium

EBS status control
EBS status monitoring via the TEA2+ vehicle electronic system and Volvo Tech Tool.

Hill start aid
The brakes are only released once there is sufficient engine torque to propel the vehicle forward.

Lining wear analysis
Brake lining warning – calculates the remaining mileage available with the current brake linings. (Only for disc brakes.)

Automatic parking brake release
The parking brake is released when the driver pushes the accelerator pedal and a gear is selected (only I-Shift gearbox).

Additional options

Stretch Brake
Enables the driver to request pulse braking of the trailer. The brake is then automatically activated and the risk of jack-knifing is minimised.

ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
The brake stability system applies the brakes individually on each wheel, thereby providing stability for the entire vehicle combination and counteracting jack-knifing, rollover and trailer swing. ESC fulfils the legislation of Electronic Vehicle Stability Control, and is available for 2- and 3-axle vehicles.

Emergency brake light
When panic braking from speed above 50 km/h, the brake lights flash with four flashes per second.

Hydraulic retarder
Gearbox-mounted compact retarder with a max effect of 680 kW.

Speed dependent automatic lowering system
This system automatically lowers the vehicles air suspension above a certain speed in aim to limmit the wind resistance.

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The only way to really experience our dynamic new chassis is from behind the wheel. Your local Volvo Trucks dealer has the keys.