Cab specifications for the new Volvo FH

On this page, you find:

  • Cab measurements
  • Cab height above the ground
  • Cab features
Download the complete cab specifications as a PDF (2012 edition) 


Cab measurements

Sleeper cab
Sleeper cab (CAB-SLP) with comfortable overnight accommodation for one person. Interior height 171 cm, 162 cm on the engine compartment cover.
Globetrotter cab
Globetrotter cab (CAB-HSLP) with comfortable overnight accommodation for up to two people. The Globetrotter cab offers extra storage space owing to its vertical structure. Interior height 205 cm, 196 cm on the engine compartment cover.
Globetrotter XL cab
Globetrotter XL (CAB-XHSL) with comfortable overnight accommodation for up to two people. The Globetrotter XL cab offers extra storage space owing in its added height. Interior height 220 cm, 211 cm on the engine compartment cover.
 
 Volvo FH sleeper cab, side view  Volvo FH Globetrotter cab, side view  Volvo FH Globetrotter XL cab, side view
 
 Volvo FH sleeper cab, top view  Volvo FH Globetrotter cab, top view  Volvo FH Globetrotter XL cab, top view
 
 Volvo FH sleeper cab, interior side view  Volvo FH Globetrotter cab, interior side view  Volvo FH Globetrotter XL cab, interior side view
         
       
       
         
       

Cab height above the ground

          Height A (mm)  Height B (mm) Height C (mm) Height D (mm)
Tractor Drive Chassis height Suspension Tyres CAB-LSLP CAB-SLP CAB-HSLP CAB-XHSL
   4×2  High  Leaf/Air 315/80-R22.5 3225 3430 3800  3950 
   4×2  High  Leaf/Air 315/80-R22.5 3235 3440 3810  3960 
   4×2  Med  Leaf/Air 315/70-R22.5 3145 3350  3720  3870 
   4×2  Low  Air/Air 315/60-R22.5  3025 3230  3600  3750 
   4×2  Low  Air/Air 315/60-R22.5  3045 3250  3620  3770 
   4×2  X-low  Air/Air 295/60-R22.5  3005 3210  3580  3730 
   6×2  Med  Leaf/Air 315/70-R22.5  3145 3350  3720  3870 
                 
Rigid Drive Chassis height Suspension Tyres CAB-LSLP CAB-SLP CAB-HSLP CAB-XHSL
   6×2 High Air/Air 315/80-R22.5 3205 3410 3780  3930 
   6×2 Med  Air/Air  315/70-R22.5  3125 3330  3700  3850 
   6×2 Low  Air/Air  315/60-R22.5  3025 3230  3600  3750 
 6×2 High  Leaf/Leaf  315/80-R22.5  3255 3460  3830  3980 
   6×4 High  Leaf/Leaf  315/80-R22.5  3245 3450  3820  3970 
   8×4 High  Leaf/Leaf  315/80-R22.5  3275 3480  3850  4000 

Cab features

Four-point cab suspension
Coil springs with dampers all-round, coil springs at front and air suspension at rear, and air suspension all-round.

Air intakes
Air intake positioned on the left side and available in high or low version. Front air intake available as an option.

Colours
Available in about 850 variants.

Upholstery
Volvo FH: Vinyl, textile, soft textile and leather.

Volvo FH16: Textile/Leather and two coloured leather.

All seat trims except vinyl and textile can be ordered with ventilating function.

Driver’s seat
Three different levels of comfort: Standard, Comfort and Deluxe. All levels can be ordered with optional upholstery. The seat’s total adjustment scope fore-aft is 240 mm, and vertically 100 mm. The driver’s seat is fitted as standard with a head restraint, adjustable and fold-down backrest, vertical and fore-aft adjustment, adjustable lumbar support and adjustable seat angle.

Passenger seat
Two different levels of comfort: Standard and Comfort. Both can be ordered with optional upholstery. The passenger seats are equipped as standard with head restraints. A swivelling passenger seat is available as an option.

Beds
Lower bed dimensions 74×200 cm, with 81.5 cm wide middle section alt. 74×200 cm, extractable to 88×200 cm with 95.5 cm wide middle section. 16 cm matress with pocket springs and excellent comfort. Three options of firmness: Soft, Semi-firm and Firm.

Two options of overlay mattress protector that improves sleeping comfort and facilitates bedmaking.

Recline with adjustable backrest. Upper Comfort bed dimensions 60×190 cm alt. 70×190 cm.
Interior storage
Front shelf with four DIN standard recesses and two large storage compartments with roller-blind doors on the driver’s and passenger’s sides. Under the bed there are two pull-out drawers with a total volume of 130 litres. There are two smaller storage compartments under the mattress at the foot (10 l) and head (15 l) of the bed. Storage compartment at the foot of the bed for a PET bottle.

Exterior storage
On both sides there are large storage compartments that can be opened from either the outside or the inside. Additional unheated storage space of 30 litres is available under the cab on both sides.

Sky window/roof hatch
The cab is equipped with a fixed sky window or, as option, a roof hatch that can be opened 50 mm. It also serves as an emergency exit. The roof hatch can be manually or electrically manoeuvred.

Steering wheel
Steering wheel in two different sizes – 450 mm or 500 mm in diameter depending on the truck specification. The steering wheel’s height can be adjusted by up to 90 mm and the angle can be adjusted by 28 degrees. With neck tilt (option) the steering wheel can be adjusted in vertical position between -5° and +15°, thus increasing the driver’s comfort.

Climate system
There is a choice of three alternative climate systems to cover all needs.
  • Fan ventilation with conventional coolant heater.
  • Air conditioning with manual control (MCC).
  • Air conditioning with automatic temperature control (ECC/ECC2). This system is also available with sensors for sun intrusion, fog conditions and air quality.
The climate system can also be completed with cab and engine parking heater and I-ParkCool, cab parking cooler.

I-ParkCool
Produces cool air at standstill and can interact with the cab parking heater to generate a comfortable climate, for example during nights when the temperature often goes from hot to cold in a few hours.

The system checks the battery health to ensure the startability of the truck. It calculates how much cooling power is needed in order to air-condition the cabin. If the batteries aren’t fully charged, the system will calculate how much it can be used (without jeopardising the startability). This way, it provides a nice and steady cooling performance during the whole night.

The system is roughly 20dB more silent than competing systems in the market, further improving sleeping quality.

The climate system is fully integrated in the vehicle’s normal air ventilation system* and hot or cold air respectively is distributed through the ordinary vents comfortably and equally divided. Cab aerodynamics and standing height inside the cab are not affected.
* Except the cab heater (PH-CAB)