Volvo FH16 Chassis suspension

Volvo FH16

The heavy weight champion of long distance haulage.

Gross Combination Weight:
18 - 120 tonnes. Up to 200 tonnes for special heavy haulage applications.

Engine:
D16G: 540, 600, 700, 750 hp

Cabs:
Sleeper cab, Globetrotter, Globetrotter XL

Suspension

Air suspension
Most of the models in the Volvo FH range are equipped with either rear or full Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECS), giving you high comfort and protecting your cargo. The system automatically adjusts itself so that the truck remains at a constant ride height and ensures a road and load-friendly ride.

For the highest gross weights The three-axle Tridem bogie with air suspension featuring a steered tag axle is intended for construction trucks. Tridem is characterised by high stability and good get-you-there ability even in difficult conditions. A steered tag axle combined with a short wheelbase means the truck is also very easy to manoeuvre, with a tight turning circle.

Leaf springs
The Volvo FM can be fitted with leaf springs of parabolic or conventional type. Conventional leaf springs are used on constructionor heavy haulage trucks, for good stability and when high axle weights can be expected.