Individual front suspension. Introducing car-like handling.
Steady like a train on straight roads. Perfect course through the curves. Individual front suspension is a true revolution in road handling. You really have to experience it for yourself to believe it.
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Volvo Dynamic Steering. Total control – effortlessly.
What has been called the biggest invention since power steering is now available for all axle configurations, including those with dual front axles. 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.
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Two extra tonnes on the front axles. Every cycle.
If you’re into heavy jobs, we’ve got good news for you. The new Volvo FM has been dimensioned for even higher axle loads. Now the front leaf suspension, for example, can handle loads of up to 10 tonnes on a single axle and 20 tonnes on dual front axles. This increases your margins and makes it easier to handle heavy or unevenly distributed cargo.
The air suspension for rough terrain
If your transports sometimes require you to leave the perfect roads behind, this suspension might be perfect for you. It’s purpose-designed for construction trucks, offering high ground clearance (at least 300 mm) while being tough enough to handle rough terrain. Air suspension provides a smooth ride, regardless of the road conditions – saving the truck, the cargo and, most importantly, the driver from additional wear.
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Lower weight. Higher payload and lower fuel costs.
While most trucks have put on weight to fulfil Euro 6, this truck has gone in the opposite direction. We’ve optimised many of the standard specifications and made Volvo FH considerably lighter. A normal 4×2 long-haul tractor, for example, can now weigh more than 100 kilos less than its Euro 5 predecessor.
Tridem. Tighter turns, improved fuel economy.
Compared to dual front axles, the tridem bogie gives the truck a considerably tighter turning circle. Choose between a tag and a pusher axle (or have both, on an 8×2). Both are hydraulically steered and can be raised when driving unladen, saving fuel and unnecessary tyre wear. The tridem bogie is approved for loads of up to 36 tonnes, which makes for a maximum gross vehicle weight of up to 56 tonnes on a 10×4.
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.
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Five axles from factory. No need for retrofitting.
We can now offer 5-axle trucks from factory. The benefits compared to retrofitting an axle are numerous. You get your truck with a complete vehicle type approval. You get it quicker and avoid costly reconstruction work. You also get full warranty and Volvo aftermarket support, which makes for lower operating costs in the long run.
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EBS. Now also for drum brakes.
With the latest addition to our brake program, choosing drum brakes doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the brakes. Electronically-controlled brakes (EBS) offer a number of huge benefits compared to a conventional system, providing significantly better response, performance and brake feel. What’s more, you get access to a range of useful features, such as brake blending (where the auxiliary brakes assist the service brakes), Hill Start Aid and Launch Control (where the brakes cooperate with I-Shift). EBS is available for a selected range of axle configurations and chassis heights.
Chassi layout features