The Volvo FH16 chassis is light, flexible – and it’s easy to customise and prep it for a superstructure. It gives you great handling, comfort and economy without compromising payload.
The chassis makes the Volvo FH16 a precision tool on the road. Volvo Dynamic Steering is also available on trucks with dual front axles, dramatically reducing the load on the driver’s neck, back and shoulders. And if you need maximum ground clearance, GRAS-G2 air suspension is now available on the Volvo FH16.
The Volvo FH16 is optimised for the heavy and demanding assignments. But we are constantly working on making solutions like axle installations and other chassis components in our vehicles lighter, where applicable.
Your Volvo FH16 is now available with the all-new Tandem Axle Lift, a revolutionary feature that allows the rearmost drive axle to be disengaged and raised when you unload. Just like a tag axle, this greatly improves the turning radius and reduces fuel consumption.
Transporting heavy loads? You can opt for a 5-axle truck delivered direct from the factory. You’ll get your truck quicker. There are no reconstruction costs. And you’ll get a truck with a complete vehicle type approval. You’ll also benefit from a full Volvo warranty and our aftermarket support – which can lower your long-term operating costs.
Numerous specification options make your Volvo FH16 quick and easy to prepare for any application, including swap-bodies. The new electronic Bodybuilder Module is simple to tap into, while Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions provide online access to all the technical drawings and wiring diagrams needed.
1. Dual batteries
An optional dual battery installation offers increased power capacity in applications where this is needed.
2. Battery box (BBOX-EF)
Optional placement in the rear between the chassis frames.
3. AdBlue tank
Can be mounted on top of frame, behind the cab, for more fuel capacity (ADTP-BC).
4. Air Production Modulator
Placement between the chassis frames creates more space for chassis-mounted equipment such as fuel tanks.
1. Free frame space
Chassis packaging can be moved backwards to give space for crane legs or other equipment. (FAA10 – approx. 500 millimetres; FAA20 – approx. 600 millimetres).
2. Frame body builder hole row
The upper hole row is reserved for the body builder. All brackets have an offset and 8 millimetre spacer. No rivets are used.
3. Crane preparation
The chassis can be factory mounted with crane plates.
4. Rear air suspension and short rear end A redesigned forward-mounted stabiliser bar has the ability to reduce rear overhang – beneficial for construction applications and, asphalt-layer interface and swapbody applications.