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Volvo FH16 dynamic chassis

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.

A precision instrument

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. To increase your productivity and flexibility, we’ve also increased the dual front axle loads from 18 to 20 tonnes. And if you need maximum ground clearance, GRAS-G2 air suspension is now available on the Volvo FH16.

The lighter the better 

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. 

Tandem Axle Lift.

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.

More about Tandem Axle Lift 

More options. Faster build 

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.

Take a look at our Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions

The Chassis Layout

Tractor chassis

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. Air Production Modulator
Placement between the chassis frames creates more space for chassis-mounted equipment such as fuel tanks.

Rigid chassis

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.


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