Volvo Trucks have done it all
when it comes to stunts. Each stunt in the past highlighted the technological
prowess of the Volvo truck. Whether it was a hamster stunt, or a child handling
the huge truck with a remote or Hollywood actor Van Damme doing that crazy split with his
feet planted on two Volvo trucks, the stunt showcased the superior features of a
Volvo Trucks is back with yet
another mind blowing challenge. In “Volvo Trucks vs 750 Tonnes” a single truck
is connected to a 300-metre long monster road train consisting of 40 loaded
containers. The mission? To put the new transmission, I-Shift with crawler
gears, to the ultimate test.
“For this kind of
exceptionally heavy loads custom built trucks are normally used, but here we’re
using a Volvo FH16 with a driveline that has come straight from the factory,”
says Peter Hardin, Product Manager FM and FMX at Volvo Trucks.
The secret weapon is called
I-Shift with crawler gears. Equipped with the new gearbox a Volvo FH16 is able
to start from standstill with 325 tonnes. Behind the wheel of the truck is none
other than renowned strongman and World’s Strongest Man champion Magnus
“I’ve faced many tough
challenges over the years but this pull is my heaviest ever,” he replies.
The challenge took place in
Gothenburg, Sweden. Beyond the 750 tonnes the team was caught off-guard by the
erratic nature of the Swedish winter.
Source: Volvo Trucks / Motown India
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