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Chassis specifications for Volvo FM

 

  • Chassis heights
  • Max. front axle load
  • Rear suspension
  • Fifth wheel coupling heights
  • Towbars
  • Fuel tanks
  • AdBlue tanks
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  • Fifth wheels
  • Volvo Dynamic Steering
  • Tandem Axle Lift
  • Tag axles
  • Pusher axles
  • Brakes 
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    Chassis heights

    X-Low (tractor)

    approx 810 mm

    Low

    approx 850 mm

    Med

    approx 900 mm

    High

    approx 1000 mm

    Xhigh

    approx 1200 mm

    Max front axle load (tonnes)

     

    Air

    Leaf

    X-Low

    8

    Low

    8

    Med

    10/20*

    9

    High

    10/20*

    10/20**

    Xhigh

    -

    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

    Pusher/tag 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

    13 t

    Hub

     

    RAD-G4

    4×2

    Air

    11.5/12 t

    Single

     

    Bogie

             

    RADT-GR

    6×2/8×2

    Air

    19/20.5/22.5/23 t

    Single/hub

    Tag axle (fixed/steered/self-steered)

    RAPD-GR

    6×2

    Air

    19/19/22 t

    Single/hub

    Pusher axle (fixed/steered)

    RAPD-G4

    6×2

    Air

    16 t

    Single

    Pusher axle fixed

    RADD-BR

    6×4/8×4

    Parabolic

    20/21 t

    Single/hub

     

    RADD-TR1

    6×4/8×4

    Parabolic/Multi-leaf

    23/26 t

    Single/hub

     

    RADD-TR2

    6×4/8×4

    Multi-leaf

    26/32 t

    Hub

     

    RADD-TR3

    6×4/8×4

    Parabolic

    38 t

    Hub

     

    RADD-GR

    6×4/8×4

    Air

    17/21/23/26 t

    Single/hub

     

    RADDT-GR

    8×4/10×4

    Air

    27/33/36 t

    Single/hub

    steered tag axle

    RAPDD-GR

    8×4

    Air

    27/30.5/32/35 t

    Single/hub

    steered pusher axle

    RAPDT-GR

    8×2

    Air

    27/30/30.5/31.5/32 t

    Single/hub

    3 axles/steered pusher and steered or fixed tag axle

    Fifth wheel coupling heights

    Drive

    Chassis

    Suspension

    Frame height

    5W height*

    Tyre

    Min.coupling height**

    Nominal drive height**

    4×2

    X-Low

    RAD-GR

    266

    140

    295/55

    867

    912

     

    X-low

    RAD-GR

    266

    140

    295/60

    887

    932

     

    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

    RADT-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 mm mounting height.
    ** Approximate heights.

    Towbars
    Centrally mounted, semi-undermounted and undermounted towbars for centre-axle trailers. 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. LNG tanks in sizes 115 kg (275 l), 155 kg (375 l) and 205 kg (495 l).For double front axles EU6 plastic fueltank between front axles.

    AdBlue tanks
    Plastic. Volumes from 32 to 100 litres. The AdBlue pump is integrated with the AdBlue tank module. 

    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. EBS is standard on all specifications.

     

    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.
    Additional active steering features such as personal settings and over steer guidence to make the drive even more enjoyable and safe.

    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 16 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

    In addition to the EBS Standard package, EBS Medium adds the following features.
    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

    In addition to the program packages there are the following 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 speeds above 50 km/h, the brake lights flash with four flashes per second.
    Hydraulic retarder
    Gearbox-mounted compact retarder with a max effect of 440 kW.

    LIKE IT? DRIVE IT

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