Volvo FH

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

Gross combination weight
Up to 100 tonnes

D13A: 400, 440, 480, 520 hp

Sleeper cab, Globetrotter cab, Globetrotter XL cab
Volvo FH Chassis

The new chassis. In one word: dynamic.

Volvo FH has handling characteristics above the ordinary. We’ve virtually designed every part of the truck to contribute to the stable feel and precise steering.
And then there’s individual front suspension and Volvo Dynamic Steering. Two true milestones in the truck industry, improving handling to a completely new level.
It’s also a chassis that’s easy to build on, saving time at the bodybuilder's. A multitude of options facilitate tailoring.
Chassis heights, approx 
  • X-Low (tractor):  810 mm
  • Low: 850 mm
  • Med: 900 mm
  • High: 1,000 mm
  • Tractor: 2,850 to 4,100 mm
  • Rigid: 3,200 to 6,700 mm
View the complete chassis specs


Volvo Dynamic Steering

Volvo Dynamic Steering.
Total control – effortlessly.

It’s been called the biggest invention since power steering, and it’s easy to see why. When you navigate narrow spaces, the patented Volvo Dynamic Steering adds all the extra steering torque you need, drastically reducing the strain on your muscles. You can literally steer the truck with one finger. At higher speeds, it filters out disturbances from pot holes, road ruts, road markings, banked roads and side winds etc., providing you with perfect course stability and total control – all the time.

Learn more about Volvo Dynamic Steering


More options. Less time at the bodybuilder's.

Thanks to the many specification options, Volvo FH is easy to prepare for any application, including swap-bodies. The new Bodybuilder Module, a separate electronic unit, is easy for the bodybuilder to tap into. And Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions (VBI) provide online access to all technical drawings and wiring diagrams needed.

Visit Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions

Chassis layout features

Battery box (BBOX-L)
It is moved forward 300 mm compared with previous design. On tractors this offers 100–120 litres more fuel capacity.

Battery box (BBOX-EF)
Placed in the rear between the chassis frames is an option on tractors.

Air Production Modulator is on tractors placed between the chassis frames in order to create more space for chassis-mounted equipment such as fuel tanks.

Free frame space
The chassis packaging can be moved rearwards to give space for crane legs or other equipment. (FAA10; approx. 500 mm), (FAA20; approx. 600 mm).

Frame body builder hole row
The upper hole row is reserved for the body builder. All brackets in upper hole row have an offset and a 8 mm spacer. No rivets are used in the upper hole row.

Crane preparation
Crane plates on the chassis can be factory mounted.

Rear air suspension and short rear end
The rear overhang can be shorter thanks to a redesigned forward-mounted stabiliser bar. This is a benefit for construction applications and improves the asphalt-layer interface and swapbody applications.