Volvo’s VNX 630 model, which the company said is designed for high-gross weight applications and heavy-haul tasks like heavy equipment hauling, oil and gas delivery and timber transport, is now offered with a tridem rear axle group.
Customized to meet the demanding requirements of heavy-haul applications, the Volvo VNX 630 tridem features three rear drive axles instead of two, resulting in an 8x6 configuration that can easily manage up to a 69,000-lb. rear axle load, Volvo said.
“The extra traction capabilities of the tridem axle enable the VNX 630 tridem to easily traverse steep terrain, mud, ice and other off-road conditions,” Volvo said.
“Power and performance are two benefits our heavy-haul customers demand,” president Gӧran Nyberg said. “The VNX tridem meets these needs, offering a solution to ensure the easier transportation of heavy-haul loads.”
Equipped with the Volvo D16 engine delivering up to 600 hp. and 2,050 lbs.-ft. torque, the VNX comes standard with the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission, Volvo said. In addition, the VNX 630 features a mid-roof sleeper equipped with Volvo’s ergonomic dash, storage room and styling and trim levels, ranging from vinyl for rugged applications to leather for driver comfort, according to the company.
“Standard on all Volvo-powered vehicles, remote diagnostics helps maximize vehicle uptime by providing diagnostic and repair planning assistance with detailed analysis of critical diagnostic trouble codes,” Volvo said. “In addition to providing proactive diagnostic and repair planning assistance, the service helps improve parts availability and provides technicians at the repairing dealer with easy-to-read repair instructions before the truck arrives for service.”