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Volvo Introduces the VHD 430, vocational truck with sleeper

Date:2007-04-18

By Rachel Telehany
from www.etrucker.com

The Volvo VHD vocational truck and tractor are now available with a factory-installed 42-inch sleeper cab, designated the VHD 430.

It is designed for customers who require sleeper to meet hours of service regulations, without sacrificing reliability or performance in vocational jobs. The VHD was previously only available with a daycab.

Volvo Trucks North America will debut the new VHD 430 at the April 12-14 ExpoCam in Montreal, Quebec.


Like all VHDs, the VHD 430 is highly customizable and comes as a 6x4, 8x4 or 8x6 tractor or truck, in axle forward and axle back configurations. The VHD basic design is highly flexible to accommodate a wide variety of factory-installed options, with multiple axles, frame rails options and a wide list of available components.

Major features include:

  • Volvo D13 engine, with up to 485 hp and 1650 lb-ft of torque;
  • Transmissions -- Volvo I-Shift 12-speed automated manual transmission; Eaton Fuller 10- to 18-speed manuals and AutoShift; Allison automatic;
  • Front axle to 20,000-pound capacity;
  • Front axle position at 29.1 and 51.2 inches;
  • Volvo T-Ride rear suspensions up to 70,000-pound capacity; optional Hendrickson suspensions;
  • Frame rails available in five thicknesses, with 1.88 million to 4.2 million RBM;
  • One-piece cab and sleeper, constructed of robotically-welded High-Strength Steel;
  • Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology for advanced traction and stability control, and rollover protection; and
  • Standard Volvo Link Sentry remote vehicle monitoring and Volvo Action Service coverage.

    The sleeper one-piece design eliminates the compromises necessary to mount aftermarket sleeper boxes, such as the risk of reduced structural integrity from cutting away the back wall, and eliminating the risk of water and air leaks at the seal between sleeper boxes and cabs.

    The one-piece construction also means less noise intrusion and better thermal insulation, while the entire cab and sleeper is covered by Volvo cab structure warranty of 72 months/750,000 miles/15,000 operating hours.

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