Select Country

VOLVO FH16.660 Trucks For Sale

1 Results

of 1

Currency:
 

Results

1
Change category, manufacturer, model, And more
Tractor Heavy Haulage

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. ...

For Sale: Call

HALIFAX ROAD, United Kingdom HX3 8BW

View Details

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...

Read More
  Blog Archive
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
Lichfield-Based Tippers Adds 18- & 26-Tonne Volvo FE Trucks To Their Fleet
The firm ran Volvos some 20 years ago but went with another marque until the recent demonstration of an FE model made a favourable impression. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team Marks 50th Anniversary
The company goes beyond crash tests in its pursuit of fewer accidents and death; its Accident Research Team goes to actual crash sites and collects data that can improve real-world designs. ...
Read More
Castell Howell Foods Ltd Becomes First In UK To Employ Trucks With Thermo King Hybrid Refrigeration
One of the new trucks also features a special custom livery designed by a student from Johnston Primary to promote holidays in Wales. ...
Read More
London-Based AMP Clean Energy Adds Two New Volvo FM Rigid Trucks For Wood Pellet Deliveries
The trucks are equipped with high-tech onboard dust extraction systems to ensure correct burning in customers’ biomass boiler systems. ...
Read More
Nottingham-Based Murphy & Son Limited Adds Volvo FH Rigid For Delivering Brewing Supplies
The curtainside truck frequently hauls loads up to its 26-tonne rated maximum capacity, and the brewery supply firm reports that “the driver thinks it’s a really good vehicle.” ...
Read More
Birmingham-Based RGF Logistics Limited Adds Two Volvo FH16-750 Trucks To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
The trucks came by way of Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd, the haulage firm’s longtime dealerpoint of choice. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks Outfits Cheshire-Based D Morgan With 31 FMX Tippers & An FH16 Tractor
The FMX rigids feature Volvo D11K Euro 6 engines that produce 410 horsepower, as well as I-Shift gearboxes with Volvo’s construction package software included. ...
Read More
Leeds-Based Walkers Transport Adds Nine Volvo FE Trucks To Expanding Fleet
Walkers says they were looking to build a long-term relationship with both a marque and a dealer, and that Volvo and Crossroads Truck and Bus “came to the party more than anyone else.” ...
Read More
Bristol-Based Kelston Sparkes Group Adds Three Volvo FMX Trucks, Returns To Tipper Transport
The FMX rigids are outfitted with Boweld Taperlite steel tipper bodies and onboard weighing systems, as well as a raft of safety-minded extras, and are covered by two-year Volvo Gold Service Contracts. ...
Read More

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
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
Lichfield-Based Tippers Adds 18- & 26-Tonne Volvo FE Trucks To Their Fleet
The firm ran Volvos some 20 years ago but went with another marque until the recent demonstration of an FE model made a favourable impression. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team Marks 50th Anniversary
The company goes beyond crash tests in its pursuit of fewer accidents and death; its Accident Research Team goes to actual crash sites and collects data that can improve real-world designs. ...
Read More
Castell Howell Foods Ltd Becomes First In UK To Employ Trucks With Thermo King Hybrid Refrigeration
One of the new trucks also features a special custom livery designed by a student from Johnston Primary to promote holidays in Wales. ...
Read More
London-Based AMP Clean Energy Adds Two New Volvo FM Rigid Trucks For Wood Pellet Deliveries
The trucks are equipped with high-tech onboard dust extraction systems to ensure correct burning in customers’ biomass boiler systems. ...
Read More
Nottingham-Based Murphy & Son Limited Adds Volvo FH Rigid For Delivering Brewing Supplies
The curtainside truck frequently hauls loads up to its 26-tonne rated maximum capacity, and the brewery supply firm reports that “the driver thinks it’s a really good vehicle.” ...
Read More
Birmingham-Based RGF Logistics Limited Adds Two Volvo FH16-750 Trucks To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
The trucks came by way of Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd, the haulage firm’s longtime dealerpoint of choice. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks Outfits Cheshire-Based D Morgan With 31 FMX Tippers & An FH16 Tractor
The FMX rigids feature Volvo D11K Euro 6 engines that produce 410 horsepower, as well as I-Shift gearboxes with Volvo’s construction package software included. ...
Read More
Leeds-Based Walkers Transport Adds Nine Volvo FE Trucks To Expanding Fleet
Walkers says they were looking to build a long-term relationship with both a marque and a dealer, and that Volvo and Crossroads Truck and Bus “came to the party more than anyone else.” ...
Read More
Bristol-Based Kelston Sparkes Group Adds Three Volvo FMX Trucks, Returns To Tipper Transport
The FMX rigids are outfitted with Boweld Taperlite steel tipper bodies and onboard weighing systems, as well as a raft of safety-minded extras, and are covered by two-year Volvo Gold Service Contracts. ...
Read More