Volvo » FH16 Heavy Haulage
The Volvo FH16 is now being launched in a version for heavy haulage involving gross combination weights of up to 295 tonnes. According to Volvo, the features of the new truck are massive power, agility and robust technology. The new heavyweight Volvo FH16 is equipped with a 16-litre engine producing 600 horsepower and 2800 Nm of torque together with a seven-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter. This combination allows the truck to start off smoothly and improves its manoeuvrability at low speeds. The tall seventh gear makes it possible to maintain a high average speed at relatively low engine revs. The 16-litre engine is offered with VEB+ engine brake with a braking effect of up to 425 kW. The transmission features an integrated retarder which on its own offers braking power of up to 450 kW. The Volvo FH16 for heavy haulage operations is available as a tractor and comes in a wide range of wheel and axle combinations. Suspension is on a leaf springs or air type.