Volvo FM - Brakes 1

Volvo FM

The Volvo FM is nothing less than the benchmark in regional distribution and long haul.
 

Gross Combination Weight:
18 - 120 tonnes

Chassis height:
810 to 1000 mm

Engines:
D11C: 330, 370, 410, 450 hp
D13C: 380, 420, 460, 500 hp

Brakes

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+
Volvo Engine Brake
Volvo FM can be equipped with Volvo’s well-renowned engine brake VEB+. Thanks to its intelligent and patented design, it produces up to an impressive 375 kW (with D13C). This translates into increased road safety and reduced wear on the wheel brakes.