Volvo FM

Short facts

Total weight:
Up to 100 tonnes

Chassis height:
810 to 1200 mm

Engines:

D11A
330,370

D13A
400,440,480

Brakes

  • EBS - Electronically controlled Brake System
  • ESP - Electronic Stability Program
  • Optional Z-cam brakes
  • Optional auxiliary brakes, such as Volvo Engine Brake (VEB/VEB+)

 

More effect when braking
The braking system includes EBS (Electronically controlled Brake System) disc brakes with ESP (Electronic Stability Program), or alternatively the tried and tested Z-cam brakes.

These alternatives can be supplemented with particularly effective auxiliary brakes, such as VEB/VEB+ (Volvo Engine Brake) and a retarder.

EBS is an anti-locking disc-brake system that electronically controls braking effect. There are many advantages to having disc brakes with electronic control via the truck's own electrical system.

Drum brakes of Z-cam type are used primarily on trucks with leaf spring suspension.

  • Compact retarder - integrated with I-Shift and manual gearboxes, provides continous availability of high braking moment, even during gearchanging. Total braking effect with retarder depends on engine model and equipment, such as EPG/VEB/VEB+
  • Primary retarder - integrated in Powertronic and provides continuous access to high braking moment, even during gearchanging. Total braking effect with retarder depends on engine model and equipment, such as EPG/VEB/VEB+

 

Volvo Engine Brake
The patented Volvo Engine Brake (VEB/VEB+) produces higher braking effect compared with its predecessors. There is also the EPG exhaust brake for both the D9B, D13A and D13B.