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Volvo VHD

The toughest truck, for the toughest jobs

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Why vhd?

Reasons to love the vhd

Serious off-highway capability and premium on-highway features are combined in our versatile vocational performer the VHD. Equipped with the Volvo integrated drivetrain, the VHD has the brawn required for vocational hauling and the brains to minimize operating costs.

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T-RIDE SUSPENSION

The VHD suspension system is designed to deliver the best ride even under the worst conditions. Our industry-leading articulation can provide constant ground pressure for greater traction. The standard Volvo T-Ride suspension features trunnion-mounted springs and rubber towers for excellent traction and articulation in off-road conditions.

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Wheel cut

Through strategic positioning of the steering gear, Volvo maximizes the wheel cut on both the axle forward and axle back positions. With a front suspension design that provides a more comfortable ride and a vocational aluminum wheel, a wheel cut of up to 50 degrees delivers a turning radius that’s among the tightest in the industry.

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powertrain

All the power your job needs

The Volvo engine family is built on a foundation of proven, developed architecture that leverages innovative hardware to maximize power and torque with greater efficiency. Energy that is normally lost is recovered with standard features, including lower friction pistons that optimize cylinder efficiency. A standard common-rail fuel injection system gets the most power out of every drop of fuel. And reliability isn’t sacrificed for greater efficiency. All Volvo D11 and D13 engines carry a B50 life of 1.2 million miles.

Efficiency Runs In The Family

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Volvo D11

The Volvo D11 is a fuel-efficient, lightweight engine designed to improve reliability and minimize cost of operation. The D11 delivers performance competitive with larger engines, beginning at 325 hp and up to an impressive 425 hp at 1,550 lb-ft. torque.
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Volvo D13

The Volvo D13’s efficiency & power improve operating costs, while meeting 2017 GHG emissions standards. Twelve power ratings are available, from 375 to 500 hp. XE, Eco-Torque, and Dual-Torque ratings provide “dual-personality” torque output for customers who desire the fuel economy of lower torque with the strong performance of higher torque.

An automated manual transmission with digital intelligence

Heavy-duty tow pin and center tow frame for heavy haul trucking

I-Shift

Our newest I-Shift makes every load more productive, using intelligent electronics to continuously monitor grade, speed, weight, and engine load, shifting when necessary or holding a gear—whichever saves more fuel. So regardless of experience, training, or application, I-Shift helps every driver become more fuel efficient.
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I-Shift for Severe Duty

The Volvo I-Shift for Severe Duty includes upgraded hardware and software, improved engaging sleeves for greater durability, and a countershaft brake for improved performance and smoother shifting. The electronic control unit can handle any load and any road, shifting perfectly every time. Clutch durability and torsional dampening are also upgraded. So the Volvo I-Shift not only keeps fuel costs down, it slows driveline wear, reduces noise, extends transmission life, and lowers maintenance cost.
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I-Shift with Crawler Gears

When steep-grade startability and low-speed maneuverability are critical, the I-Shift with Crawler Gears is the answer for maximum Gross Combined Weight (GCW) loads. The crawler option adds either one or two gears to the I-Shift, a low gear and ultra-low gear, for low-speed control.

The I-Shift with Crawler Gears’ weight capacity is among the industry’s highest for automated manual transmissions. It enables controlled forward and reverse travel at extremely slow speeds, perfect for paving and curbing applications. Upgraded software optimizes shifting for high GCW applications, allowing shifting to occur at higher revs, and enabling drivers to control downshifts.

VHD Standard Features List

Assembled in the USA
High-Strength Steel Cab
Driver-side air bag
Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology
Volvo Active Driver Assist with forward collision heads-up warning
Volvo Engine with Integrated DPF and SCR
Volvo Engine Brake
Volvo I-Shift Transmission
Aerodynamic hood
Aerodynamic bumper
LED headlamps with signature DRL and LED exterior lighting
Roped in 2050 sq.-in windshield
Black aerodynamic mirrors 
Cab side fairings
Chassis Fairings
Interior grab handles
5” High–Resolution Driver information display
Steering Wheel Controls
Charging station

Radio with USB and bluetooth

Substantial storage
Ergonomic controls
Tilt and telescoping steering wheel adjustment with pedal
Adjustable cup holders provided on modular rail
Rubber floor inserts

Remote diagnostics with Remote Programming

Upper bunk ladder (standard in the VNL 860, optional everywhere else)
Volvo Active Driver Assist with Right Side Blind Spot Detection
Speed Limit Sign Recognition
Lane Departure Warning with and without Data Capture
Xceed Fuel Efficiency Package
Turbo Compound Engine
XE Powertrain Package
I-See Predictive Cruise Control
Globetrotter Package for VNL 760 and VNL 860
Fog and driving lamps
Adjustable Trim Tab
Cab side fairings with extenders
Chassis fairing ground effects
Exterior Brightwork
Skylight
Leather wrapped steering wheel
Position Perfect steering wheel
Heated and ventilated seats
Qualcomm, Peoplenet, and Omnitracs Prep kits
Infotainment with Navigation and Back up monitor
Microwave prep
2.1 or 3.2 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer
TV prep kit
Reclining Bunk
Premium Innerspring Mattress
Workstation with Foldable Table & Cushions
More storage options
Rear wall stowable tray table

VHD Exterior

Rugged front and rear axles provide extra durability for tough vocational applications.

VHD Interior

Comfortable and quiet so you can stay alert the entire workday – and still have enough energy to enjoy your off-duty hours.

VHD Specifications

With a wide range of cab sizes, powertrain choices, and interior trim levels, you’ll find all the options you need.