Chassis specifications for the new Volvo FE.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Chassis heights
  • Wheelbases
  • Fuel tanks
  • Front axles
  • Tag axles
  • Rear suspension
  • Bodybuilder preparations
  • Fifth wheels
  • Brakes

Chassis heights

Tyre Height (mm)
Med 315/70R22.5" 950
Standard 315/80R22.5" 1050


Wheelbase (mm) 4×2 tractor 4×2 rigid 6×2 rigid 6×4 rigid

Fuel tanks

The fuel tanks are available in aluminium. Fuel volume varies from 220 to 415 litres.There are two heights of D-shaped tanks – 560 mm and 710 mm.

AdBlue tanks

The AdBlue tank is made of plastic with a volume of 70 litres, mounted on the right side.

Front axles

Front axle load of 7.1 tonnes.

Tag axles

This is available in a fixed configuration with dual wheels. Axle load 6.7, 7.1, 7.5, 9.5 or 10.5 tonnes.

Rear Suspension

Type Suspension type
RAD–A2R (4×2) Air
RADT–A4 (6×2) Air
RADD–BR (6×4) Leaf

Bodybuilder preparations

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


The Volvo FE has pneumatic brakes with discs both front and rear. The EBS (Electronically controlled Brake System) anti-locking disc-brake system provides both faster and safer braking response and promotes less brake wear. The system includes features such as ABS, anti-locking brakes, a differential lock and Brake Blending. With Brake Blending, the system exploits the vehicle’s various brakes for more uniform brake application and less wear on both the wheel brakes and tyres. The extended EBS package features a function that facilitates starting on slopes. The brake discs are available in different sizes depending on the application. There is an extended package of EBS featuring the Electronic Stability Program (ESP).

Max braking torque retardation
The max torque is 1490 Nm between 800 and 1900 r/min.

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
ESP (ESP-BAS1) helps maintain direction stability in difficult conditions, and also helps in preventing rollover.

Hydraulic retarder for AL306 Gearboxes
The compact, integrated hydraulic retarder (RET-TPT variant) is mounted on the gearbox. The max effect is 400 kW. Maximum ratio in the torque converter (TC418) is 1.98:1.