Volvo Trucks

India

CHASSIS SPECIFICATIONS FOR VOLVO FH

  • Chassis heights
  • Max. front axle load
  • Rear suspension
  • Coupling heights, tractors
  • Towbars
  • Fuel tanks
  • AdBlue tanks
  • Individual front suspension
  • Volvo Dynamic Steering
  • Tag axles
  • Pusher axles
  • Brakes

Chassis heights

X-Low (tractor) approx 810 mm
Med approx 900 mm
High approx 1000 mm

Max front axle load (tonnes)

  Air Leaf
X-Low 7.5 -
Med 9* 9
High 9 10/18**

** With dual front axles (FAA20)

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  
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 (fixed/steered)
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-GR 6×4/8×4 Air 21/23/26 t Single/hub  
RADDT-GR 8×4/10x4 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)
RAPDT-GR 8x2 Air 27/30/30.5/31.5/32 t Single/hub Pusher axle (steered) + tag axle (fixed/steered)

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
8x4 High RAPDD-GR 300 160 315/80 1137 1207

* +60 mm mounting height.
** Approximate heights.

 

 

Fuel tanks
Aluminium or steel tanks in volumes from 385 to 690 litres. LNG tanks in sizes 115 kg (275 l), 155 kg (375 l) and 205 kg (495 l).

AdBlue tanks
Volumes from 64 to 190 litres. AdBlue pump is integrated in AdBlue tank module. Plastic.

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). 

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.

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.

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. 

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 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.

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)

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. ESP 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.

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Specifications