The new Volvo FE

Your flexible working partner, delivering excellent driveability and first class productivity.

4×2 tractor; 4×2, 6×2 or 6×4 rigid

D7E (240, 280 or 320 hp)

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)
Low 315/60R22.5" 880
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 plastic, steel or aluminium. Fuel volume varies from 160 to 830 litres. There are two heights of D-shaped tanks – 560 mm and 710 mm.

Front axles

Front axle loads vary from 7.1 up to 8 tonnes.

Tag axles

These are available in several configurations – fixed with single or dual wheels, or with fixed or steered tag axle. 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
RA–L90 (4×2) Leaf
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.

Crane Preparation
Crane plates on the chassis can be factory- mounted.

Fifth Wheels

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 attach- ment plate. The fifth wheel’s height above the chassis is from around 150 mm. Integrated lubrication and trailer connection indicator is available as option for specific variants.


The Volvo FE has pneumatic brakes with discs at both front and rear. The Electronically controlled Brake System (EBS) anti-locking disc- brake system provides both faster and safer braking response and promotes less brake wear. The system includes features such as ABS, a differential lock and Brake Blending. With Brake Blending, the system utilises 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. For the highest EBS package the possibility of adding ESP is available for 2-axle vehicles. The brake discs are available in different sizes depending on the application.

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-HYDR and RET-TPT variants) is mounted on the gearbox. The max effect is 400 kW. Maximum ratio in the torque converter (TC418) is 1.98:1.