Shipping to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay, Russian Federation. The longer bonnet allowed an even larger interior area for the driver together with good access to the other side of the cab without leaving the truck interior. Better insulation of the cab interior from the engine compartment also contributed to the improved driver environment. For extreme transport tasks the ´Powertronic' transmission also used for heavy-duty off-road-vehicles produced by Volvo Construction Equipment made manual gear changing unnecessary in demanding off-road operations and for special tasks such as fire fighting, where speed and safe driving is of utmost importance. Our partnering companies may also store cookies on your device or use similar technologies to collect and process the personal information. The overall design of the front of the truck had been influenced by the design of the streamlined 'Aero' truck made by Volvo in North America since 1987.
Respect mod authors and users. Swedish manufacturers were unique in offering N trucks for a wide variety of tasks. For various reasons, the most obvious being the good performance of the F12 Intercooler model introduced in 1979, the F16 had not been judged necessary for transport tasks until the late 1980s, when Gross Combination Weights and average speeds increased. Different ways of continuing the Volvo American activities were evaluated, and in the end it was decided to purchase the truck assets of White Motor Corporation, which had an ultra-modern product range and new, modern production facilities, but had been severely struck by the ongoing recession in America in the late 1970s. The performance of the engines, however, was more or less unchanged, like the gearbox options, while the hub-reduction axles which had already been introduced the year before were more efficient than the previous generation of hub-reduction rear axles. This was solved in a typically flexible way by combining major components from several different Volvo 'global' truck models. Now check out the Volvo trucks of the '80s in more sophisticated detail.
F10, F12 and F16 When the F10 and F12 trucks celebrated their 10-year-anniversary they were still among the most modern available, despite the fact that they had also become the most copied trucks on the market. Instead they devoted all of their design resources to the F truck type of vehicles. Θα παραμείνουν εδώ και την επόμενη φορά που θα επισκεφτείτε. Για να αλλάξετε την σειρά πατάτε πάνω στην αγγελία και την τραβάτε εκεί που θέλετε. The basic chassis components and also the driveline components of the trucks, when launched in 1977, were to a large extent based on the ones introduced in 1973 for the Volvo N-series trucks.
The specification was rounded off with special features for the very demanding Swiss landscape, e. All engines are straight six-cylinder turbocharged diesel engines of Volvo's own make. Today, of course, all trucks produced by Volvo are sold under the 'Volvo' name since 1995. Extreme toughness The N trucks were continuously updated with modern features such as roomier cabs of all types, including day cabs, sleeper cabs and crew cabs , cleaner and even more economical engines, more efficient, easy-handling gearboxes, both manual and automatic, as well as continuously updated and more versatile chassis components. Combining the major components Volvo is a global company so it was out of the question to leave the Swiss transport companies without the option of an ultra-modern Volvo truck, which was legal throughout the Swiss road network. For demanding long-distance transports The Volvo F16 was well received and was soon accepted as a standard truck both for extreme train weights and demanding special operations such as timber hauling in Scandinavia with train weights of up to 60 tonnes , as a Roadtrain in Australia with train weights of up to 115 tonnes , for extremely fast European long-distance transport in hilly conditions or for prestige customers wanting to offer extra-strong trucks to drivers in order to reduce to the minimum the need to use the gearbox.
Another factor, which contributed in this respect, was the dashboard, which was designed to have all instruments and handles within sight and easy reach of the driver. Other improvements were a new generation of both 10 and 12-litre engines, where improved design added to the expected service life and reliability of the engines. Do not post off topic. The appearance of the F16 and of the improved version of the F10 and the F12, which were introduced at the same time as the F16 was changed slightly, mainly in order to offer reduced air resistance in favour of better fuel efficiency of the trucks as a whole. No insulting messages aimed at other comments or authors. Engines became better, stronger and, above all, more environmentally-friendly. The numbering on these models tells the in litres.
This lay instead in the decreased weight of the chassis components, which combined with new, more efficient fuel tanks contributed to better transport economy. The F16 truck had a new six-cylinder, straight-in-line engine with four valves per cylinder and a high-placed camshaft. The series got two major upgrades during its production. The Powertronic was and is designed by Volvo and produced in the Volvo Köping transmission plant and, thanks to its torque-converter design, offers traction during automatic gear-change operations, no matter how short they may be, creating maximum off-road-traction even under extremely muddy conditions. Further improvements Particular development efforts had been directed towards the suspension, where the new 'parabolic' springs added to driver comfort and goods protection while decreasing the chassis weight.
Brazil has become one of the major markets for Volvo trucks, with N trucks playing a major role. The F-series was replaced by the -series in 1994. You have the right to receive the copy of this data, change it or withdraw your consent on data processing by , clearly stating your details and issue. Furthermore, with the introduction of new legislation and the continuing process of international harmonisation, not only were trucks able to provide optimal transport efficiency as a sole means of transport, but also in combination with other forms of transportation such as railways, shipping and air transport. In contrast to the Powertronic, the Geartronic was not of the torque-converter type, so power from the engine to the wheels was interrupted during automatic gear-changing operations, making the Powertronic unsuitable for some transport tasks such as construction site transport and timber trucks.
Automatic - but with manual control Both the Powertronic and the Geartronic had two important novelties compared with 'old-fashioned' traditional automatic gearboxes: they preserved modest fuel consumption and also allowed the driver to manually override the system, because an automatic gearbox can never compare with the skill of an experienced truck driver. The engines also got an upgrade, but the power output was unchanged. Better transport economy The exterior of the new trucks was distinctively different due to the larger windscreen and the heightened roof which was present on both the day cab and the sleeper cab the Globetrotter cab was of course offered also from 1983 on, with a bigger windscreen. You have the right to lodge complaint to your local Data Protection Authority. The basic design incorporated a low cab floor level for easy entry and exit, large windows for good vision and massive interior space, all within the limits of 2. The basic characteristics of the N truck type of vehicle have always been extreme toughness.
Down in Brazil The N truck has always been a popular choice in 'overseas' Volvo markets, e. Strategic cooperations It proved very difficult to build a first-class service network based solely on Volvo products. The improvements and product features of 1983 were nearly as important in scope as the creation of the concept of the truck family as a whole in 1977. Swiss legislations Perhaps the most unique special legislation has traditionally been enforced by Switzerland, for a number of reasons. There were, however, reasons to improve some aspects of this truck family.