Chassis specifications for Volvo FH

  • Chassis heights
  • Max. front axle load
  • Rear suspension
  • Towbars
  • Fuel tanks
  • Fifth wheels
  • Volvo Dynamic Steering
  • Brakes

Chassis heights

High approx 1000 mm

Max front axle load (tonnes)

High 10*

* With Tubeless Tires

Rear suspension

Type Axles Suspension Axle/bogie load Reduction Tag/pusher axles
RADD-TR2 6×4/8×4 Conventional leaf 26/32 t Hub  

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

Fuel tanks
Aluminium tanks 570L. Option range from 150 to 900L

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 fifth wheel’s height above the chassis is from about 190 millimetres. Integrated lubrication and trailer connection indicator is available.

Brakes (optional)
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.

Volvo Dynamic Steering (optional)

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.


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).


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 680 kW.


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