Volvo debuts heavy-haul VNX tractor

Volvo debuts heavy-haul VNX tractor

Designed for extreme gross weight applications, the new VNX tractor from Volvo Trucks is rated for gross weight applications up to 225,000 lbs., including heavy equipment hauling, aggregate, low-boy, logging, oil field and mining operations.

Designed for extreme gross weight applications, the new VNX tractor from Volvo Trucks is rated for gross weight applications up to 225,000 lbs., including heavy equipment hauling, aggregate, low-boy, logging, oil field and mining operations. VNX demonstrator models will be available in early summer, and fleets can begin placing orders for the new tractor in the fall.

Available in 6×4 and 8×4 configurations with Volvo’s full-size day cab, the VNX has front axle ratings from 16,000 to 20,000 lbs. with parabolic springs. Available rear axles range from 46,000 to 52,000 lbs. in regular, dual-track and wide-track tandem configurations. Dual steering gears and a 20,000-lb. steerable pusher axle are also available. The VNX can be fitted with 385 wide-base, 425 and 445 tires to match front axle load capacity.

The VNX is fitted with a Volvo integrated powertrain including a newly introduced 600 HP D16 engine rated at 2,050 ft.-lb. of torque and an I-Shift automated manual transmission, which is now a standard feature across Volvo’s North American product lineup. Also standard on the new VNX is Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology, a full electronic stability program that assists drivers in maintaining control during emergency maneuvers and braking events.

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