More effect when braking
The braking system includes EBS disc brakes with ESP as an option, or alternatively the tried and tested Z-cam brakes.
These alternatives can be supplemented with particularly effective auxiliary brakes, such as Volvo Engine Brake (VEB/VEB+) and a retarder.
EBS is a disc-brake system that electronically controls braking effect. There are many advantages to having disc brakes which are electronically controlled 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 continuous availability of high braking moment, even during gear changing. 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 gear changing. Total braking effect with retarder depends on engine model and equipment, such as EPG/VEB/VEB+