Volvo FH

The new leader in long haul. For unparalleled driver comfort and operating economy.

Gross combination weight
Up to 100 tonnes

D13C: 420, 460, 500, 540 hp

Sleeper cab, Globetrotter cab, Globetrotter XL cab

Driveline specifications for the new Volvo FH

On this page, you find:

  • Engines
  • I-Shift
  • I-Shift software packages
  • Manual gearboxes
  • Rear axles
  • Rear axle ratios
  • Driveline combinations
  • Power take-offs


Emmission standard  Euro 5/EEV* 
No. of cylinders 
Displacement  12.8 dm³ 
Stroke  158 mm 
Bore  131 mm 
Compression ratio  17.8:1 
Economy revs  1000–1500 r/min 
Exhaust braking effect  185 kW (2300 r/min) 
VEB effect  300 kW (2300 r/min)
VEB  option on the D13C420 
VEB+ effect  375 kW (2300 r/min)
VEB+  option
Oil filters  2 full-flow, 1 bypass 
Oil change volume, incl. filter  33 l 
Cooling system, total volume  38 l 

*Emission standard EEV
Available on all D13C engines (except D13C540).

  Engine-mounted power take-off
  Torque output  Ratio 
EPTT650  650 Nm*  1.26:1
EPTT1000  1000 Nm*  1.26:1
* Torque output both when driving and standing still.

D13C – Power/torque 
D13C engine curves
D13C420 (309 kW)   
Max power at 1400–1900 r/min  420 hp 
Max torque at 1000–1400 r/min  2100 Nm 
D13C460 (338 kW) 
Max power at 1400–1900 r/min  460 hp 
Max torque at 1000–1400 r/min  2300 Nm  
D13C500 (368 kW)   
Max power at 1400–1900 r/min  500 hp 
Max torque at 1050–1400 r/min  2500 Nm 
D13C540 (397 kW)   
Max power at 1450–1900 r/min  540 hp 
Max torque at 1050–1450 r/min  2600 Nm 

Net output according to: ISO 1585,
Dir. 89/491/EEC, ECE Reg 85


12-speed splitter and range gearbox with automated gearchanging system. I-Shift can be fitted with an a compact retarder, power take-off, emergency power steering pump and oil cooler. 

Type  Top gear  Engine torque (Nm) GCW approval (tonnes)
AT2412D  Direct  2400  44 
AT2612D  Direct  2600  60 
ATO2612D  Overdrive  2600  60 

I-Shift software packages

Basic (TP-BAS)
Supplied as standard with I-Shift and gives the gearbox its basic functions.

Distribution & Construction (TP-DICON)
Tailors the gearbox’s work for distribution and construction operations. Features include functions that aid the driver when starting and in close-quarter manoeuvring.

Long Haul & Fuel Economy (TP-FUEC)
Contains intelligent functions that minimise fuel consumption. This makes the program package particularly suitable for long-haul operations.
Long Haul & Fuel Economy with I-See (TP-FUEC3)
Adds I-See, including I-Cruise, to the Long Haul & Fuel Economy package, for even larger fuel savings.

Heavy Duty Transport (TP-HD)
Optimises I-Shift for heavy gross combination weights (>85 tonnes).

Basic Shift Strategy
Performance Shift
Basic Gear Selection Adjustment
Gearbox Oil Temperature Monitor
Enhanced Shift Strategy
Launch Control
Smart Cruise Control
I-See, including I-Cruise
Heavy Duty GCW Control
Additional options
Enhanced PTO Functions
Enhanced Gear Selection Adjustment, including Kickdown
Enhanced performance – Bad roads

Manual gearboxes

14-speed splitter and range manual gearbox with two crawler gears and twelve synchronised forward gears, plus four reverse gears. Cable operation give short and distinct gearshift strokes and eliminates vibrations in the gearshift knob. Patented synchromesh with servo function means low gearchanging forces. The gearboxes can be fitted with a compact retarder, power take-off, emergency power steering pump and oil cooler.

Type Top gear Engine torque (Nm) GCW approval (tonnes)
VT2214B Direct 2200 100
VTO2214B Overdrive 2200 100
VT2514B Direct 2500 100
VTO2514B Overdrive 2500 100
VT2814B Direct 2800 100
VTO2814B Overdrive 2800 100

Rear axles

  Axle Gear Max torque (Nm) Max axle/bogie load (tonnes) GCW approval (tonnes)
Single reduction        
RSS1344C Solo Hypoid 2600 13 44
RSS1356 Solo Hypoid 2400/2800 13 56/44
RSS1360 Solo Hypoid 3550 13 60
RTS2370A Tandem Hypoid 3550 23 70
Hub reduction
RSH1370F Solo Conical spiral cut 3550 13 70
RTH2610F Tandem Conical spiral cut 3550 26 100
RTH3210F Tandem Conical spiral cut 3550 32 100
RTH3312 Tandem Conical spiral cut 3550 33 120

Rear axle ratios

RSS1344C RSS1356 RSS1360 RTS2370A RSH1370F RTH2610F RTH3210F RTH3312
2.64:1 2.50:1 2.47:1 2.43:1 3.46:1 3.33:1 3.33:1 3.61:1
2.85:1 2.64:1 2.64:1 2.57:1 3.61:1 3.46:1 3.46:1 3.76:1
3.08:1 2.79:1 2.85:1 2.83:1 3.76:1 3.61:1 3.61:1 4.12:1
3.36:1 3.10:1 3.08:1 3.09:1 4.12:1 3.76:1 3.76:1 4.55:1
3.70:1 3.44:1 3.40:1 3.40:1 4.55:1 3.97:1 3.97:1 5.41:1
3.67:1 3.67:1 3.78:1 5.41:1 4.12:1 4.12:1 7.21:1
4.11:1 4.13:1 4.55:1 4.55:1
4.50:1 5.41:1 5.41:1
5.14:1 7.21:1

Driveline combinations

  D13C420 D13C460 D13C500 D13C540
Manual gearbox
Single reduction axles
Hub reduction axles

Power take-offs

There is a wide range of clutch-independent and clutch-dependent power take-offs to drive all sorts of body equipment.

Clutch-independent power take-offs
PTER-DIN: Rear-mounted engine power take-off for direct drive of a hydraulic pump.
PTER1400: Rear-mounted engine power take-off with flange connection for hydraulic pump.
PTER100: Rear-mounted engine power take-off with flange connection for hydraulic pump.

Clutch-dependent power take-offs
PTR-F: Connecting flange attachment and low-rev or high-rev.
PTR-FL/FH: Connecting flange attachment and low-rev or high-rev.
PTR-D/PTR-DM/PTR-DH: Low/medium/high-rev with DIN-connection for direct attachment of a hydraulic pump.
PTRD-F: High-rev with connecting flange attachment for direct-fitted propshaft.
PTRD-D: High-rev with dual drive. DIN connection front and rear for direct attachment of hydraulic pumps.
PTRD-D1: High-rev with dual drive. Connecting flange attachment at the rear and DIN attachment at the front.
PTRD-D2: High-rev with dual drive rear and single drive front. Two connecting flange attachments rear and one DIN attachment at the front.


CS43B-O: Pull-type single-disc clutch.
CD40B-O: Pull-type twin-disc clutch.
All Volvo’s clutches are lead-free.