Technology to reduce internal losses
The Volvo FH16 is available with a wide range of rear axles characterised by low internal losses and high reliability. Rear axles with single reduction minimise losses and are primarily intended for long haul transportation on good roads. Rear axles with hub reduction are dimensioned for high torque and are primarily intended for construction operations and more demanding haulage with high gross combination weights.
All the rear axles are available with a large selection of ratios. Partly to ensure good starting and hill climbing ability and partly to match the engine's economy range at cruising speed.