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2006 Volvo FH 660 8X4 tractor unit for sale. Fitted with reversing camera One owner from new. Has been maintained to a high standard. Delivery can be arranged within the UK or to any major port worldwide. No VAT if going for export. The post VOLVO FH 660 8X4 HEAVY HAULAGE TRACTOR UNIT FOR SALE. ...

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Volvo FH16.660 Review

For most operators in the standard 44-tonne bracket, the Volvo FH16-660 is going to be a bit of overkill. This is a truck designed to do the heaviest haulage. Most often you are going to find the Volvo FH16-660 hooked up to a low loader...

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Volvo FH16.660 Review

For most operators in the standard 44-tonne bracket, the Volvo FH16-660 is going to be a bit of overkill. This is a truck designed to do the heaviest haulage. Most often you are going to find the Volvo FH16-660 hooked up to a low loader...


Volvo FH16.660 for Heavy Haulage

Volvo FH16.660 Review

For most operators in the standard 44-tonne bracket, the Volvo FH16-660 is going to be a bit of overkill. This is a truck designed to do the heaviest haulage. Most often you are going to find the Volvo FH16-660 hooked up to a low loader with a serious piece of plant on the back. The Volvo FH16-660 has a 6x4 T-ride configuration and, as the name suggests, there are 660 wild horses under the cab, straining at the bit. It is also available in 580hp guise, but with a combined vehicle weight of up to 90 tonnes the bigger power plant seems a good fit.

All those horses are produce by Volvo's D16E engine. This is a 16-litre six-cylinder unit with a single piece cylinder head, overhead cam, four valves per cylinder and electronic fuel injection. The power plant meets Euro 4 standards with SCR. The 580hp engine offers 2,800Nm of torque between 1,000 and 1,450rpm, with the maximum power coming in between 1,500 and 1,800rpm. The more powerful 660 keeps the same rev bands but results in a massive 3,100Nm of torque. To harness all of that power, Volvo created a new version of the I-shift transmission system. This automated 12-speed manual box has a single dry-plate clutch but no pedal. Instead, the shifts are performed electronically, which gets rid of the need for synchromesh on the gears. For the Volvo FH16-660, though, Volvo has done away with the manual element, gently informing drivers that the beast is best tamed by its automatic wizardry. To be fair, there is still a manual override in addition to power and economy settings.

Engine Braking Important with High Payloads

On a truck with this combined weight and all of that power, the braking system is just as vital. Thankfully, there is no chance of the Volvo FH16-660 running away from itself on the slopes as the Swedes have installed their sophisticated VEB+ system. This can conjure up stopping power equal to 580hp at 2,200rpm. The standard VEB system deploys a combined rocker arm for engine and exhaust braking duties but VEB+ adds an extra rocking arm that is utilised during braking. Apparently, this means Volvo can increase the cylinder pressure on exhaust valves to maximise stopping power. VEB+ works on the exhaust pressure governor and compression brake to manage exhaust gas flow and engine compression forces, generating superb additional retardation power. The system needs to be on top of its game on a rig with these kinds of weights and, thankfully, it is. The Volvo FH16-660 can be brought to heel in most situations simply by deploying the VEB+ system, leaving the service brakes cool and ready to intervene decisively whenever required.

The Volvo FH16-660 has been created to be more than equal to the challenges of the extreme weight duty cycles that it is mostly destined for. The immense power is matched by that fantastic braking system and the only problem will be resisting the temptation to be dismissive about the sheer mass of the combined load you are carrying. Even fully laden, the Volvo FH16-660 is barely stretching its legs as it hits the legal limit of 40mph for such loads, at barely over 1,100rpm. Keeping on the right side of the law is therefore an active task.


  Blog Archive
FH16: Up Close & Personal With Volvo’s New Redesigned Flagship
Here’s a closer look at the new FH16, which features a bolder, more sophisticated exterior that Volvo says reflects the truck’s “more connected and smarter than ever before” design. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks Announces Latest Publicity Stunt
When it comes to marketing, Volvo has managed to outdo every other major truck manufacturer in recent years... ...
Read More
North Yorkshire-Based Braegate Produce Adds First Volvo Truck To Their Fleet
The potato supplier from Tadcaster secured an FH 500 6x2 tractor with a D13K Euro 6 engine and Volvo’s Globetrotter cab on a four-year contract hire agreement with Crossroads Truck and Bus. ...
Read More
Volvo's Versatile FL Series Is Built For The City
The Swedish truck manufacturer says the FL is highly suitable for urban deliveries and other tasks, and it has the same legendary focus on safety and efficiency you’ve come to expect from a Volvo. ...
Read More
Height For Hire Chooses Volvo FM 4x2 Rigid Truck To Work With Moog Underbridge Unit
MD Fergus McArdle says, “The Moog MBI 110-1,2/S underbridge unit is a sophisticated piece of equipment, and the Volvo FM is the ideal chassis to complement it.” ...
Read More
Versatility Is Key For The Volvo FE
The Volvo FE is a versatile vehicle that can handle more general applications, including local and regional distribution, as well as construction, refuse collection, and other vocational applications. ...
Read More
Oxfordshire-Based Cotswold Carriers Adds New Volvo FH Box Truck For Its Removal Operations
Cotswold MD Dean Cooper reports that his drivers love the truck’s Globetrotter XL cab and Dual Clutch I-Shift gearbox. ...
Read More
Suffolk-Based Brinor International Gets The Jump On DVS, LEZ Requirements With New Volvo FH Tractors
The order of the new trucks, which will run five days a week hauling shipping containers from Felixstowe throughout the UK, also marks the firm’s 40th anniversary. ...
Read More
McLaren Racing’s Fleet Of 24 Volvo FH Trucks Heads For First Formula 1 Race Of The Season In Spielberg, Austria
The team depends on the Volvo tractors to haul everything from its cars to hospitality equipment, parts and tools, and more. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland Names Christian Coolsaet New Managing Director
Coolsaet is an industry veteran who has been with Volvo for more than 20 years; his most recent role with the firm was MD of Volvo Trucks Germany. ...
Read More