Chassis specifications for Volvo FH

 On this page, you find:

  • Chassis heights
  • Max. front axle load
  • Rear suspension
  • Coupling heights, tractors
  • Towbars
  • Fuel tanks
  • AdBlue tanks
  • Fifth wheels
  • Individual front suspension
  • Volvo Dynamic Steering
  • Tag axles
  • Pusher axles
  • Brakes

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Chassis heights

  X-Low (tractor) approx 810 mm
Low approx 850 mm
Med approx 900 mm
High approx 1000 mm
X-High approx 1200 mm
 

Max front axle load (tonnes)

Air Leaf
X-Low 7.5 -
Low 8 -
Med 9* 9
High 9 10/20**
  X-High - 10/20** 
* With Individual Front Suspension 8.5
** With dual front axles (FAA20/FAA21)

Rear suspension

Type Axles Suspension Axle/bogie load Reduction Tag/pusher axles
Solo
RAD-L90 4×2 Parabolic/Multi-leaf 13 t Single/hub
RAD-GR 4×2 Air 11.5/13 t Single/hub
  RAD-G2 4×2 Air (for construction) 13 t Hub  
 
Bogie
RADT-AR 6×2/8×2 Parabolic 19/21 t Single/hub Tag axle(fixed)
RADT-GR 6×2/8×2 Air 19/20.5/22.5/23 t Single/hub Tag axle (fixed/steered/self-steered)
RAPD-GR 6×2 Air 19/22 t Single/hub Pusher axle (fixer/steered)
  RADD-G2 6×4/8×4 Air (for construction) 21/23/26 t Single/hub  
RADD-BR 6×4/8×4 Parabolic 21 t Single/hub
RADD-TR1 6×4/8×4 Parabolic/conventional leaf 23/26 t Single/hub
RADD-TR2 6×4/8×4 Conventional leaf 26/32 t Hub
RADD-GR 6×4/8×4 Air 21/23/26 t Single/hub
RAPDT-GR 8×2 Air 27/30/30.5/
31.5/32 t
Single/hub Pusher axle (steered)
+ tag axle (fixed/steered)
RADDT-GR 8×4/10×4 Air 27/33/36 t Single/hub Tag axle (steered)
RAPDD-GR 8×4 Air 27/30.5/32/35 t Single/hub Pusher axle (steered)
  RADDT-G2 8×4/10×4 Air (for construction) 27/33/36 t Single/hub Tag axle (steered)

 

 

Fifth wheel coupling heights

Drive Chassis height Suspension Frame height 5W height* Tyre Min.coupling height Nominal drive height**
4×2 X-Low RAD-GR 266 140 295–55 867 912
X-low RAD-GR 266 140 295–60 887 932
Low RAD-GR 266 140 315–60 955 1015
Med RAD-GR 266 140 315–70 1014 1075
Med RAD-GR 300 140 315–70 1031 1092
High RAD-GR 266 140 315–80 1056 1147
Hight RAD-GR 300 140 315–80 1090 1164
6×2 Low RADT-GR 266 160 315–60 975 1035
Med RADT-GR 266 160 315–70 1034 1095
Med RADT-GR 300 160 315–70 1051 1112
High RADT-GR 300 150* 315–80 1160 1234
Med RAPD-GR 266 160 315–70 1034 1095
Med RAPD-GR 300 160 315–70 1051 1112
High RAPD-GR 266 160 315–80 1076 1167
High RAPD-GR 300 160 315–80 1110 1184
6×4 High RADD-GR 300 150* 315–80 1173 1234
8×4 High RAPDD-GR 300 160 315-80 1137 1207
* +60 mm mounting height.
** Approx. heights.


 

Towbars

Centrally mounted, semi-undermounted and undermounted towbar for centre-axle trailer. Towbars can be fitted at intervals of 25 mm.

Fuel tanks

Aluminium or steel tanks in volumes from 150 to 900 litres. Maximum fuel volume is 1480 litres for a 4×2 tractor.

AdBlue tanks

Volumes from 32 to 100 litres. AdBlue pump is integrated in AdBlue tank module. Plastic.

Fifth wheels

Certified installation permits up to 36 tonnes load. An ISO fifth wheel with L-shaped profiles at different heights is included in the range, offering considerable freedom of choice. The flange-mounted fifth wheel is a low-weight variant since it does not require any attachment plate. The fifth wheel’s height above the chassis is from about 140 mm. Integrated lubrication and trailer connection indicator is available as option for specific variants.

 

Individual front suspension

Individual front suspension allows the front wheels to move vertically independently of each other, which provides outstanding handling characteristics. It is available for 4×2 and 6×2 configurations and has a load capacity of 8.5 tonnes. Individual front suspension can now also be combined with Volvo Dynamic Steering.

Volvo Dynamic Steering

Active steering system with torque overlay. Delivers more steering force at low speeds, reduces steering kicks and keeps the steering wheel straight forward when braking on split friction. The steering wheel returns automatically to neutral position both when driving forward and when reversing.
Volvo Dynamic Steering is now available for all axle configurations, including trucks with dual front axles. It’s also available in combination with individual front suspension.

Tag axles

Available in several configurations – fixed with single or dual wheels, self steered or actively steered. Axle load: 7.5, 9.5 or 10 tonnes.

Pusher axles

Available in fixed and actively steered variants for both tractors and rigids. Axle load: 7.5 or 9 tonnes.


Brakes

EBS (Electronically-controlled Brake System) provides superior response, performance and brake feel, while providing access to a number of handy features. EBS is now available both for disc brakes and Z-cam drum brakes (for a selected range of axle configurations and chassis heights). Upgrade your brake system by adding the EBS Medium package or any of the additional options.


EBS MEDIUM

EBS status control
EBS status monitoring via the TEA2+ vehicle electronic system and Volvo Tech Tool.

Hill start aid
The brakes are only released once there is sufficient engine
torque to propel the vehicle forward.

Lining wear analysis
Brake lining warning – calculates the remaining mileage available with the current brake linings. (Only for disc brakes.)

Automatic parking brake release
The parking brake is released when the driver pushes the
accelerator pedal and a gear is selected (only I-Shift gearbox).
ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

Stretch Brake
Enables the driver to request pulse braking of the trailer. The brake is then automatically activated and the risk of jack-knifing is minimised.

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
The brake stability system applies the brakes individually on each wheel, thereby providing stability for the entire vehicle combination and counteracting jack-knifing, rollover and trailer swing. ESP fulfils the legislation of Electronic Vehicle Stability Control, and is available for 2- and 3-axle vehicles.

Emergency brake light
When panic braking from speed above 50 km/h, the brake lights flash with four flashes per second.

Hydraulic retarder
Gearbox-mounted compact retarder with a max effect of 440 kW.