Chassis specifications for the new Volvo FL.

On this page, you'll find:

  • Model combinations
  • Wheelbases
  • Front suspension
  • Fuel tanks
  • Rear suspension
  • Brakes


Model combinations

Gross Vehicle Weight (tonnes) Wheels Front axle load (tonnes) Rear axle load (tonnes)
12-16 19.5” 4.5/5.0/5.8 8.5/9.5/10.9
18 22.5” 6.3/7.1 10.9/11.5


Wheelbases

Wheelbase (mm) 12–16 tonnes 18 tonnes
3070
3250
3350
3500
3800
4100
4400
4700
5000
5300
5600
5900
6200
6500
6800


Front suspension

12–16 tonnes 18 tonnes
Leaf suspension, parabolic
Leaf suspension, parabolic reinforced
Air suspension


Fuel tanks

Volume (litres) Size (HxL mm) Chassis fitting Material
80 463x490 Middle Plastic
130 463x730 Left Plastic
130 463x730 Right Plastic
130 463x730 Middle Plastic
200 519x920 Left Plastic
200 519x920 Right Plastic
300 445x1320 Right Steel
200 (Extra) 445x910 Right Steel


Fuel tanks

The fuel tanks are available in plastic or steel. Fuel volume varies from 80 to 300 litres.

 



Rear suspension

Suspension type 12–16 tonnes 18 tonnes
Solo 4×2
RAD-L80 Parabolic
RAD-A2 Air
RAD-A2R Air


Leaf springs, rear
RST-PAR1 Parabolic
RST-PAR3 Parabolic reinforced
RST-PAR4 Short spring


Brakes

The Volvo FL has pneumatic brakes with discs both front and rear. The EBS (Electronically Controlled Brake System) anti–locking disc-brake system provides both faster and safer braking response and promotes less brake wear. The system includes features such as ABS, anti-locking brakes, a differential lock and Brake Blending. With Brake Blending, the system exploits 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. The brake discs are available in different sizes depending on the application.


Max braking torque retardation
1490 Nm between 800–1900 r/min.
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: