Volvo FH

The new leader in long haul. For unparalleled driver comfort and operating economy.

Gross combination weight
Up to 100 tonnes

D13C: 460, 500, 540 hp
D16G: 600, 700 hp

Sleeper cab, Globetrotter XL cab

Chassis specifications for the new Volvo FH

 On this page, you find:

  • Chassis heights
  • Max. front axle load
  • Rear suspension
  • Fuel tanks
  • AdBlue tanks
  • Battery box
  • Tag axles
  • Brakes


Chassis heights

  X-Low (tractor) approx 810 mm
Low approx 850 mm
Med approx 900 mm
High approx 1000 mm

Max front axle load (tonnes)

Air Leaf
X-Low 8 -
Low 8 -
Med 9* 9
High 9 10
* With Individual Front Suspension 8.5

Rear suspension

Type Axle combination Suspension type Axle/bogie load (tonnes) Reduction Other axles
RAD-L90 4×2 S-parabolic 13 Single/hub
RAD-GR 4×2 Air 11.5/13 Single/hub
RADT-AR 6×2/8×2 Parabolic 19/21 Single/hub Fixed tag axle
RADT-GR 6×2/8×2 Air 19/20.5/22.5/23 Single/hub Fixed/steered tag axle/Selfs/prep
RAPD-GR 6×2 Air 19/22 Single/hub Fixed/steered pusher axle
RADD-BR 6×4/8×4 Parabolic 21 Single/hub
RADD-TR1 6×4/8×4 Parabolic/conventional leaf 23/26 Single/hub
RADD-TR2 6×4/8×4 Conventional leaf 26/32 Hub
RADD-GR 6×4/8×4 Air 21/23/26 Single/hub
RADDT-GR 8×4 Air 27.5/33/36 Single/hub 3 axles/steered tag axle
RAPDD-GR 8×4 Air 27.5/32/35 Single/hub 3 axles/steered pusher axle




Fuel tanks

Aluminium tanks in volumes from 385 to 690 litres.

AdBlue tanks

Volumes from 32 to 205 litres. AdBlue pump is integrated in AdBlue tank module. Plastic.


Tag axles

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


Volvo EBS (Electronically controlled Brake System) disc brakes are available with program packages STD and MED for rigids and tractors. ESP is available for tractors and rigids with 4×2, 6×2 and 6×4 drive. In this way Volvo can offer ESP on virtually all ADR applications and EMS combinations.


EBS status control
EBS status monitoring via the TEA2+ vehicle electronic system and VCADS Pro.

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. Automatic 

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).


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

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.