The Volvo FH16 has been launched in a version developed for heavy haulage with gross combination weights of up to 295 tons, dependent upon gradient. The combination of agility, robust technology and massive power take Volvo to the top of the heavyweight class.
Volvo FH16 features a 16-liter engine producing 600 horsepower and 2800 Nm of torque.
The engine is paired by a seven-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter, a combination that allows the truck to start off smoothly. Its maneuverability has also been improved at low speeds.
Haydil Wokil, Volvo Trucks’ Europe Division’s product manager for the long-haul segment, said the FH16 is a solution for the heaviest and most demanding transport assignments.
The transmission also offers benefits on the highway. For instance, the tall seventh gear makes it possible to maintain a high average speed at relatively low engine revs.
The 16-liter engine has Volvo’s VEB+ engine brake, which offers braking effect of up to 425 kW. The transmission also has an integrated retarder, which on its own offers braking power of up to 450 kW.
Meant for heavy haulage operations, the Volvo FH16 comes as a tractor with leaf springs or air suspension and comes in a wide range of wheel and axle combinations.