Volvo FM - Driveline Rear Axle 1

Volvo FM

Short Facts

Gross Combination Weight:
18 - 120 tonnes

Chassis height:
810 to 1000 mm

Engines:
D11C:  330, 370, 410, 450 hp
D13C:  460, 500 hp

Rear axle

Getting the power down - whatever the job
The Volvo FM is available with no less than 7 different rear axles - solo and tandem axles with single reduction or hub reduction.  All the rear axles have the rear axle casing cast in nodular iron which results in a compact design offering high ground clearance.  The wheel bearings are maintenance free unit bearings.

A differential lock is fitted as standard to the rear axle.  It increases get-you-there ability when the surface is slippery and it offers little traction.  Tandem axles also have a differential lock between the axles.