How much weight can a Volvo FH16 handle? Volvo Trucks updated gearbox – the new I-Shift with crawler gears – can start and drive with up to 325 tonnes. But just how much more can the transmission handle? All our questions will be answered in Volvo Trucks’ forthcoming challenge.
Behind the wheel of the world’s strongest series-produced truck, Magnus Samuelsson, winner of The World’s Strongest Man title, will face his heaviest challenge yet. At his side he has the experienced trucking journalist Brian Weatherley. “Attempting to move off from standstill with such a heavy load, like we’re doing here, is an immensely tough challenge for a regular series-produced truck with automated transmission. In my 30 years as a trucking journalist, I’ve never witnessed anything like it,” says Brian Weatherley.
In the challenge that takes place in Gothenburg, Sweden, the Volvo Truck will try to pull a 300-metre long road train. How did it go? Find out on April 12th when the film premieres on Volvo Trucks’ YouTube channel.