Volvo FM

The versatile specialist with excellent handling and operating economy.

4×2, 6×2, 6×4 or 8×4

D11 or D13 (370 to 440 hp)

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
  • Fifth wheels
  • Tag axles
  • Brakes


Chassis heights

High approx 1000 mm


Rear suspension

Type Axles Suspension Axle/bogie load Reduction Tag axles
Solo




RAD-L90 4×2 Parabolic/Multi-leaf 13 t Single/hub
RAD-GR 4×2 Air 11.5/13 t Single/hub






Bogie




RADT-AR 6×2 Parabolic 19/21 t Single/hub Tag axle (fixed)
RADT-GR 6×2 Air 19/20.5/22.5/23 t Single/hub Tag axle (fixed/steered/self-steered)
RAPD-GR 6×2 Air 19/22 t Single/hub
RADD-BR 6×4/8×4 Parabolic 21 t Single/hub
RADD-TR1 6×4/8×4 Parabolic/
conventional leaf
23/26 t Single/hub
RADD-TR2 6×4/8×4 Conventional leaf 26/32 t Hub
RADD-GR 6×4/8×4 Air 21/23/26 t Single/hub
RADDT-GR 8×4 Air 27/33/36 t Single/hub Tag axle (steered)
RAPDD-GR 8×4 Air 27/30.5/32/35 t Single/hub


Fifth wheel coupling heights

Drive Chassis Suspension Frame height 5W height* Tyre Min.coupling height** Nominal drive height**
4×2 X-Low RAD-GR 266 140 295/55 867 912
X-low RAD-GR 266 140 295/60 887 932
Low RAD-GR 266 140 315/60 955 1015
Med RAD-GR 266 140 315/70 1014 1075
Med RAD-GR 300 140 315/70 1031 1092
High RAD-GR 266 140 315/80 1056 1147
High RAD-GR 300 140 315/80 1090 1164
6×2 Low RADT-GR 266 160 315/60 975 1035
Med RADT-GR 266 160 315/70 1034 1095
Med RADT-GR 300 160 315/70 1051 1112
High RADT-GR 300 150* 315/80 1160 1234
Med RAPD-GR 266 160 315/70 1034 1095
Med RADT-GR 300 160 315/70 1051 1112
High RAPD-GR 266 160 315/80 1076 1167
High RAPD-GR 300 160 315/80 1110 1184
6×4 High RADD-GR 300 150* 315/80 1173 1234
8x4 High RAPDD-GR 300 160 315/80 1137 1207
* +60 mm mounting height.
** Approximate heights.


Towbars

Centrally mounted, semi-undermounted and undermounted towbars for centre-axle trailers. Towbars can be fitted at intervals of 25 mm.

Fuel tanks

Aluminium or steel tanks in volumes from 150 to 900 litres. Maximum fuel volume is 1,480 litres for a 4×2 tractor.

Fifth wheels

Certified installation permits up to 36 tonnes load. An ISO fifth wheel with L-shaped profiles at different heights is included in the range, offering considerable freedom of choice. The flange-mounted fifth wheel is a low-weight variant since it does not require any attachment plate. The fifth wheel’s height above the chassis is from about 140 mm. Integrated lubrication and trailer connection indicator is available as option for specific variants.

Tag axles

Available in several configurations – fixed with single or dual wheels, self steered or actively steered. Axle load: 9.5 tonnes.


Brakes

Volvo EBS (Electronically controlled Brake System) disc brakes are available with program packages STD and MED for rigids and tractors. ESP is available for tractors and rigids with 4×2, 6×2 and 6×4 drive. In this way Volvo can offer ESP on virtually all ADR applications and EMS combinations. The brake range also includes Volvo Z-cam drum brakes with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).


EBS MEDIUM

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).

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

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.

Hydraulic retarder

Gearbox-mounted compact retarder with a max effect of 440 kW.