Volvo's new FH16 Truck travels Downunder
The Volvo FH16, Volvo's new truck for heavy long-haul operations, has been
tested in the toughest of all environments: Australia. Over a period of two
days, it was put through its paces by journalists Brian Weatherley and
Steve Brooks, both of whom have many years of experience in the transport
Australia's operating conditions are demanding in many ways: the distances
are vast, the roads are challenging, the speed limits are high and the
payloads are heavy. The long distances mean that Australian drivers average
five nights a week in their trucks, which imposes high demands on in-cab
working conditions and after-work comfort.
Comprehensive tests of the new FH series were carried out in Australia from
the earliest development phase. Now however it was time for two highly
experienced motoring journalists to see how the new truck measures up on
Australian roads. The test vehicle was a 700 hp FH16 fitted with a
Globetrotter XL cab.
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Shifting Gears- 12 Speed VOLVO FH
This is how a 12 speed gearbox LOOKS and WORKS like...
Its called 12 speed even most drivers counting the gears to 6..
Most drivers count 5 LO - 5 HI - 6 LO -6 HI or 9-10-11-12...
You will find 3 gear on the stick 1 range and 1 split button..
The split gear are just needed when your driving on steep hills or heavy
I begin to split the gear on the 4th gear..
Over the years this turned out to be (my) best way to shift..
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Volvo Trucks - New Volvo FH roadtrain in the heart of trucking hell: Brian's Truck Report (E03)
Renowned truck journalist Brian Weatherley is back with his award-winning
web TV series Brian's Truck Report. In the latest episode, Brian goes Down
Under to Australia -- the very heart of trucking hell -- to see if the new
Volvo FH lives up to the standards of the classic Volvo FH model, of which
700,000 trucks have been sold worldwide.
Together with his mate Steve Brooks, editor-in-chief of Australian Diesel
Magazine, Brian goes on a two-day trucking adventure Down Under.
Don't miss the previous episodes of Brian's Truck Report:
Episode 1 - "Cut 7 percent fuel with one day of driver training"
Episode 2 -- "FH16 750 vs F16 470"
British transport journalist who founded the Big Lorry Blog. He was
previously editor-in-chief of the British transport publications Commercial
Motor and Truck & Driver and is also the former UK jury member for the
'International Truck of the Year' competition.
Editor-in-chief of Diesel Magazine, which he founded, Brooks has worked in
the transport industry all his life, both as a driver and journalist.
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CRASHES 2013 Volvo FH
The driver of a new Volvo FH would emerge from an 80 km/h collision without
any serious injuries. And if the truck rolled over, there is an emergency
exit at hand. But not only the driver's safety has improved.
Thousands of simulated collision tests and about 100 real crash tests have
allowed Volvo Trucks' engineers to develop a safer truck cab. For instance,
high-strength materials such as dual-phase steel have been used in
collision-absorbing beams and in the doors. The cab too uses the strongest
steel available today for body panelling -- ultra-high-strength, thermoset,
press-moulded boron steel.
Crash Testing the 2013 Volvo XC60! - The Downshift Episode 51
We visit Ruckersville, VA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's
Vehicle Research Center. IIHS is crash testing the 2013 Volvo XC60 in one
of their newest tests - the small overlap front test. On this episode of
The Downshift, learn why this kind of front overlap impact has such a
reputation for killing cars and their passengers, and find out if the Volvo
XC60 passes the test.
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