Volvo Trucks



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

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 10/18**
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
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  
RADT-GR 6×2 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 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 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
  High 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 millimetres mounting height
** Approx. heights

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

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

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 millimetres. Integrated lubrication and trailer connection indicator is available as option for specific variants.

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
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.

Tandem Axle Lift
Allows the rearmost drive axle on the tandem bogie to be disengaged and raised, to reduce fuel consumption and turning radius. By pushing a button on the dashboard, the driver can raise the axle when the truck is unloaded. When the truck is loaded, the axle automatically lowers itself and engages.
Tandem Axle Lift is available for 6×4 and 8×4 configurations (with a tandem bogie) equipped with disc brakes.

Tag axles
Available in several configurations – fixed with single or dual wheels, self steered or actively steered. Axle load: 7.5, 9.5, 10 or 15 tonnes.

Pusher axles
Available in fixed and actively steered variants for both tractors and rigids. Axle load: 4.5, 7.5 or 9 tonnes.

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.

ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
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. ESC 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.


The only way to really experience our dynamic new chassis is from behind the wheel. Your local Volvo Trucks dealer has the keys