Volvo’s legendary VHD vocational trucks are recognized for their durability, reliability and driver comfort, making them an ideal choice when performance, and your reputation, are on the line. Now newly upgraded, the VHD series of trucks bring quiet, comfort and advanced technologies to drivers, making it easier and more comfortable to drive.
For tight jobsites that demand maximum maneuverability, VHD Axle Back straight-trucks and tractors are up for the task. If you need a bridge-law compliant wheelbase, the VHD Axle Forward has you covered. With an easily customizable chassis, up to nine power take-off options, and a factory installed piston or gear pump, the VHD is simple to tailor to your specific needs.
The VHD suspension system is designed to deliver the best ride even under the worst conditions. Volvo’s industry-leading articulation can provide constant ground pressure for greater traction. The standard Volvo T-Ride suspension features trunnion-mounted springs and rubber towers for excellent traction and articulation in off-road conditions.
With rear axle capacities to 58,000 pounds, a full 17 inches of cross-articulation on each individual wheel end, low-maintenance nylon bushings, and maintenance- free sealed V-rods and torque rods, Volvo’s T-Ride suspension delivers non-stop performance in extreme conditions. All with little to no maintenance.
The VHD offers a panoramic one-piece windshield, sloped side windows, sloped hood, and split rearview mirror design, giving you best-in-class visibility for a better view of where you’re going. Newly upgraded with advanced technology from the OTR market, the VHD handles beautifully whether you’re driving in heavy traffic or heavy snow. And with Volvo Dynamic Steering and hill start assist, the truck is easier to steer and navigate, no matter the conditions or terrain.
Through strategic positioning of the steering gear, Volvo maximizes the wheel cut on both the axle forward and axle back positions. With a front suspension design that provides a more comfortable ride and a vocational aluminum wheel, a wheel cut of up to 50 degrees delivers a turning radius that’s among the tightest in the industry.
Loss of control, jackknives and rollovers are three of the most dangerous incidents a driver can face. Available on VHD tractors, Volvo Enhanced Stability Technology (VEST) continually monitors driver inputs and normal driving parameters. When VEST detects that the truck is dangerously close to an event such as a rollover, the system automatically reduces engine torque, down shifts the transmission and selectively applies the necessary wheel-end braking to help get the truck back on course.
In addition to VEST, the VHD series now comes with Volvo Active Driver Assist, bringing the advanced safety capabilities to the vocational market.