I-Shift

Volvo updates I-Shift, unveils liftable axle system for 6×2 applications

Volvo launched several new initiatives at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., March 26, including a specialized I-Shift automated transmission for severe duty applications and a new Adaptive Loading System based around an automatically-controlled 6×2 liftable forward axle.

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Rugged Volvo I-Shift for severe-duty applications

The reinforced I-Shift will be standard on VHD models with heavier weight ratings – straight trucks rated at 66,000 lbs. GVWR or higher and tractors rated at 125,000 lbs.

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Automated-manual transmission package

The XE13, a combination of Volvo’s I-Shift automated-manual transmission Volvo engine with modified-software, allows the engine to cruise at 1150 rpm at 65 mph. The XE13 package is rated for up to 80,000 pounds and includes a 425-hp, 1750 lb-ft-torque D13 engine. The Volvo I-Shift overdrive transmission comes with a 0.78:1 ratio, and the package comes with software that facilitates communication between the integrated powertrain components. VOLVO TRUCKS, www.volvotrucks.us.com

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Custom Volvo Class 8 VHD pickup makes splash

Volvo Trucks is offering customers the experience of a lifetime at the company's New River Valley manufacturing plant in Dublin, Va., a little more interesting with the addition of a severe service model VHD built in modified pickup truck form. The bright orange, one-of-a-kind Volvo VHD chassis has a full-size crew cab and a pickup bed.  The four-door, five-seat vehicle is powered by an EPA 2010-certified 500-hp Volvo D13 engine and features an I-Shift transmission. It was designed and ...

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