Volvo touts new tractor optimized for autohaul segment

Volvo Trucks has added a long-haul tractor to its Volvo Autohauler (VAH) models. The VAH 630 features a premium sleeper and joins the VAH lineup, which includes a day cab and smaller sleeper models.

“We are pleased that we now have a solution specifically tailored to the long-haul segment of this highly specialized market,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American sales & marketing. “As with other VAH models, the Volvo VAH 630 is designed to maximize payload capacity while still delivering the efficiency, driver productivity and uptime benefits that all customers expect from Volvo Trucks.”

The VAH 630 model, which is available for order, features a 61-in. sleeper, full-sized bunk, ample storage cabinet capacity and space for comfort and entertainment amenities.

The model is available with either Volvo’s D11 or D13 engine. The D11 features 355 to 405 hp. and 1,250 to 1,420 lbs.-ft. of torque, while the D13 features 375 to 500 hp. and 1,450 to 1,750 lbs.-ft. of torque.

The Volvo VAH 630 is also available with the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission.

Other models in Volvo’s VAH lineup are the VAH 200 day cab and the VAH 430, which features a 42-inch sleeper and full-size bunk. All VAH models incorporate features such as deep-drop front axles, low-height Volvo air ride rear suspensions and reduced-height cab options provided by Fontaine Modification Company designed to reduce overall height and provide optimal loading flexibility.

The lower overall height offers the flexibility to position a vehicle as large as a minivan over the truck’s cab to maximize payload, the truck maker says. In addition, a clean top-of-frame behind the VAH cab allows for easier body mounting and trailer hookup.

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