Staff | September 28, 2010

Volvo’s VHD vocational truck and tractor, formerly available only as a daycab, is now offered with a 42-inch-long sleeper compartment for operations where legal sleep must be accommodated. The sleeper has 118 cubic feet of space and comes with a full-length bunk and a privacy curtain, plus another curtain for the windshield. The cab and sleeper are integrated for maximum space and quietness, and the strong single-piece unit has passed the tough Swedish Road Board impact test. The structure is warranted for 72 months/750,000 miles or 15,000 operating hours. Like all VHDs, the new VHD 430 is standard with Volvo’s D13 diesel with up to 485 hp and 1,650 lbs-ft of torque. It is available with a variety of chassis and drive-train options for demanding extra-heavy-duty hauling, including logging and construction. Among the options are a front axle with up to 20,000 pounds capacity and with forward or rear settings, 6x4, 8x4 and 8x6 axle configurations, and frame rails up to 0.44-inch thick.