Prepared for  bodybuilding

Tipper, tanker, crane, machine transporter or a fire truck? The flexible Volvo chassis and long list of specification options make it easy to tailor the truck to your requirements. Your body builder gets instant access to the Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions online portal to speed up the process and improve quality.

Body building features

All Volvo trucks chassis are well prepared for body building within a wide range of applications. This is to ensure the high quality of the complete truck and to speed up the body building process. Take a look at a handful of examples of solutions below.

Specification options

Lots of possible combinations make a truck easier to tailor. That’s why we offer a broad range of options for axle configurations, chassis heights and wheelbases.

Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions

Accessible 24/7 and available in 12 languages, Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions is an essential resource for body builders to start preparing and optimizing their work while we build your truck. Superstructure instructions include chassis drawings, wiring diagrams, data sheets and accessories.

Body builder module

This feature makes it easy for the body builder to tap into the truck’s electrical system to tailor functions. The body builder module is conveniently accessed through flexible dashboard switches and Work Remote.

Straight frame

The Volvo frame is completely straight and parallel behind the cab, making the body builder’s job a whole lot easier.

Frame heights and inner liners

Choose between a 266 mm or 300 mm frame to match the demands of your superstructure. Heavy applications mean lots of strain on the frame. Therefore, we offer a wide range of inner liners to provide all the reinforcement you need.

Dedicated holes

The frame comes with an upper row of holes designated for the superstructure. Since we don’t use any rivets, the body builder can easily attach equipment.

Prepared for a crane

A low chassis and high axle loads are on every crane builder’s wish list. Our chassis come with both. We can also create Free Frame Space near the cab and deliver your truck with factory-mounted crane plates.

Power take-offs

A wide range of clutch-independent and clutch-dependent power take-offs are available to drive all sorts of body equipment. For electric trucks, there are electric power take-offs available with 600V DC or 400V AC capacity.

Perfect for swap bodies

Combined with the extra-low chassis, the 295 mm stroke of the new rear air suspension is the perfect solution if you transport temporary bodies.

Rear overhang and cuts

The rear frame can now be factory cut in 50 mm increments. Choose between factory with four different rear frame end cuts: upper (for tippers, hook-lifts and refuse trucks), lower (for center axle trailers), bent (for tractors) or straight (for rigid trucks).

Rear underrun position

To widen the rear end options even further, the rear underrun protection can be placed in several different positions.

Attachment brackets

The chassis can be factory prepared with body attachment brackets, mounted on the frame – now available not only in the wheelbase area but also on the rear overhang.

Got a question?

Your local Volvo Trucks dealer will have the answer. Drop in, give them a call or ask them to come see you.