Volvo Trucks has recently introduced five new features across its FH, FMX and FM ranges in a goal to raise the bar in sustainable transport solutions. The new features are geared towards industry truck operators working in the extreme climate and different topographies of Middle East countries and offer industry business operators with brand new world-class technology solutions that step up their overall uptime while cutting down their overall fleet management costs.
Automatic Traction Control
Specifically developed for extreme environments, Volvo Automatic Traction Control, which is already fitted to Volvo’s articulated haulers, is now standard on the Volvo FMX front-wheel-drive trucks: 4×4, 6×6, 8×6 and 10×6. It provides motorists with enhanced maneuverability and fleet owners the extra benefits of lower fuel consumption and reduced wear and tear. The system guarantees that the optimal drive combinations is always enabled, eliminating the decision from the driver. it is made up of software connected to the wheel’s speed sensors, which pot and control wheel drive. When a rear wheel begins to slip, power is automatically transferred to the front wheels without the truck losing speed or torque. A couling clutch activates the front-wheel drive in as fast as half a second.
I-Shift with Crawler Gears
This industry-leading automated gearbox now comes with a crawler gear option. Providing a new scope for trucks with automated transmission, I-Shift with crawler gears makes it possible to begin from a standstil in extreme situations, which means the driver can haul a heavy load without fretting about getting into situations that may result in expensive standstills. Merging crawler gears with an appropriate rear axle ratio that enhances engine revolutions at high speeds, leads to lower fuel consumption on the highway. This is a huge benefit to haulage companies doing this kind of work.
I-Shift for Extreme Duty Applications
Optimized exclusively for extreme duty applications, this rugged version of the I-Shift automated manual transmission is engineereed for wide-ranging construction and oil field applications. Both the hardware and the gears in the severe-duty I-Shift have been hardened in order to withstand frequent shifting in rugged operational environment such as the varied topography and landscapes found throughout the Middle East. The improved I-Shift gearbox now provides more productivity and efficiency benefits for automated manual transmision and integrated powertrain to customers operating in extreme vocational applications while offering enhanced uptime and longer component life.
Dynamic Steering for Dual Front Axles
This feature merges traditional hydraulic power steering with an electronically regulated electric motor fitted to the steering gear. The outcome is accurate steering that provides the truck driver with a safer, more enjoyable and more comfortable working environment. With Volvo Dynamic Steering, wear and tear injuries on motorists are reduced, keeping them on the road which in turn benefits business productivity.
Increased Front Axle Loads
Volvo Trucks’ heavy duty models featuring dual front axles step up the maximum technical capacity from 18 to 20 tonnes. Customers benefit from both enhanced productivity and extra flexibility. The added load capacity translates directly into increased income-earning potential. Moreover, higher load capacity above the front axles enable a greater variety of crane configurations and permits ither applications with significant weight on the front axles.
In a statement, Lars-Erik Forsbergh, President of Volvo Trucks for the Middle East, said that the perse landscapes and topographies of the Middle East are some of the most challenging in the world in terms of transport operations. “However, this is where Volvo Trucks excels and via our pioneering design and technology, we have a long and proud legacy in supporting our customers handle heavy loads even in challenging off-road terrain and harsh climate only found in the Middle East.”
He added that today, their product offering is stronger than ever as they have wide-ranging trucks that cover the needs of most applications and the service and support offered by their local dealer network and service facilities are second to none. “Altogether, our trucks, products and services offer the best solution for every need. We are also continuously improving, expanding and developing our products to meet new and specific customer needs.”
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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