Volvo FH16 Chassis brakes

Volvo FH16

The heavy weight champion of long distance haulage.

Gross Combination Weight:
18 - 120 tonnes. Up to 200 tonnes for special heavy haulage applications.

Engine:
D16G: 540, 600, 700, 750 hp

Cabs:
Sleeper cab, Globetrotter, Globetrotter XL

Brakes

  • Electronically controlled Brake System (EBS)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Z-cam brakes
  • Auxiliary brakes, such as Volvo Engine Brake (VEB/VEB+)
     

Increase average speed with VEB+
With Volvo's patented VEB+ you get high and uniform braking power without any fading. Since VEB+  covers the engine's entire rev range, you can handle most of the truck's braking needs with the engine brake.

VEB+  delivers extremely high braking effect - 425 kW with the D16G. When driving in hilly landscape you have good potential for increasing your average speed without affecting driving safety. In practical terms, what it means is that you can remain in a higher gear on downhill gradients.

EBS is an anti-locking disc-brake system that electronically controls braking effect. There are many advantages to having disc brakes with electronic control via the truck's own electrical system.

Drum brakes of Z-cam type are used primarily on trucks with leaf suspension.

  • Compact retarder - integrated with I-Shift and manual gearboxes, provides continuous availability of high braking moment, even during gearchanging. 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 gearchanging. Total braking effect with retarder depends on engine model and equipment, such as EPG/VEB/VEB+

Please click here to view the brochure on VEB+.