Chassis specifications for the new Volvo FM

On this page, you find:

  • Chassis heights
  • Max. front axle load
  • Rear suspension
  • Fifth wheel coupling heights
  • Towbars
  • Fuel tanks
  • AdBlue tanks
  • Fifth wheels
  • Volvo Dynamic Steering
  • Tag axles
  • Pusher axles
  • Brakes

Chassis heights

Med approx 900 mm
High approx 1000 mm

Rear suspension

Type Axles Suspension Axle/bogie load Reduction Pusher/tag axles
RAD-GR 4×2 Air 13 t Single
RADD-BR 6×4/8×4 Parabolic 21 t Single/hub
RADD-GR 6×4/8×4 Air 21/23/26 t Single/hub

Fuel tanks

Aluminium tanks in volumes from 195 to 690 litres.

AdBlue tanks

Plastic. Volumes from 32 to 90 litres. The AdBlue pump is integrated in the AdBlue tank module.

Volvo Dynamic Steering

Active steering system with torque overlay. Delivers more steering force at low speeds, reduces steering kicks and keeps the steering wheel straight forward when braking on split friction. The steering wheel returns automatically to neutral position both when driving forward and when reversing.

Available for tractors and rigids 4×2 and 6×4.


Volvo EBS (Electronically controlled Brake System) disc brakes are available with EBS Medium program packages for tractors and rigids. ESP is available for tractors and rigids with 4×2, 6×2 and 6×4 drive. The brake range also includes Volvo Z-cam drum brakes with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).


In addition to the EBS Standard package, EBS Medium adds the following features.

EBS Status Control

EBS status monitoring via the TEA2+ vehicle electronic system and Volvo Tech Tool.

Hill Start Aid

The brakes are only released once there is sufficient engine torque to propel the vehicle forward.

Lining Wear Analysis

Brake lining warning – calculates the remaining mileage available with the current brake linings.

Automatic Parking Brake Release

The parking brake is released when the driver pushes the accelerator pedal and a gear is selected (only I-Shift gearbox).


In addition to the program packages there are the following options:

Stretch Brake

Enables the driver to request pulse braking of the trailer. The brake is then automatically activated and the risk of jack-knifing is minimised. Only for rigids.

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)

The brake stability system applies the brakes individually on each wheel, thereby providing stability for the entire vehicle combination and counteracting jack-knifing, rollover and trailer swing. ESP fulfils the legislation of Electronic Vehicle Stability Control.