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

The new chassis. In one word: dynamic.

Volvo FH has handling characteristics above the ordinary. We’ve virtually designed every part of the truck to contribute to the stable feel and precise steering.
It’s also a chassis that’s easy to build on, saving time at the bodybuilders. A multitude of options facilitate tailoring.



More options. Less time at the bodybuilder's.

Thanks to the many specification options, Volvo FH is easy to prepare for any application. The new Bodybuilder Module, a separate electronic unit, is easy for the bodybuilder to tap into. And Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions (VBI) provide online access to all technical drawings and wiring diagrams needed.

Visit Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions

1. Battery box (BBOX-L)
It is moved forward 300 mm compared with previous design. On tractors this offers 100–120 litres more fuel capacity.

2. Battery box (BBOX-EF)
Placed in the rear between the chassis frames is an option on tractors.

3. AdBlue tank
On tractors the AdBlue tank can be mounted on top of frame, behind the cab, offering more fuel capacity (ADTP-BC).

4. APM
Air Production Modulator is on tractors placed between the chassis frames in order to create more space for chassis-mounted equipment such as fuel tanks.

5. Frame body builder hole row
The upper hole row is reserved for the body builder. All brackets in upper hole row have an offset and a 8 mm spacer. No rivets are used in the upper hole row.

Volvo FH rigid chassis layout options

6. Rear air suspension and short rear end
The rear overhang can be shorter thanks to a redesigned forward-mounted stabiliser bar. This is a benefit for construction applications and improves the asphalt-layer interface. 

Chassis heights, approx 
  • Med: 900 mm
  • High: 1,000 mm
  • Tractor: 3000mm To 3600mm
  • Rigid: 4600mm To 5600mm
View the complete chassis specs