Keys in hand, HeavyTorque puts the stunning Volvo FH16-750 8×4 heavy hauler through its paces. See the full report within Issue Three, July 2015.
In the meantime, please see below a snapshot of the vehicle and additional tech spec:
The FH16 750 tridem is currently plated at 125 tonnes GCW.
Driveline with I-Shift overdrive gearbox and hub reduction tandem axles.
- Engine: D16G750 – Power 750hp – peak torque 3550Nm from 950-1400rpm
- Gearbox: ATO3512E Overdrive 12 speed I shift
- Rear Axles: RTH2610F tandem drive hub reduction – rear axle ratio 4.55:1
- Tyres rear: 315/80R22.5
Axle capacities – The pusher and the drive axles are a combined bogie with a capacity of 35tonnes.
- Front: 10 tonne
- Pusher: 9 tonne
- Drive Axles: 26 tonne
- Combined GVW: 45 tonne
- Imposed load: 30 tonne (approx.)
NB: the vehicle meets STGO Special Types General Order Category 3 – as plated.
(Category 3 covers trucks operating from 80 to 150tonne GCW at restricted speed for example 40mph on motorways, 35mph on ‘A’ roads and 30mph on all other roads)