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VOLVO

FH/FM
Gearboxes
Product facts

GEARBOXES AND
POWER TAKE-OFFS
FOR EVERY NEED

The new Volvo FH and FM are available with gearboxes


for every transport application and to suit your preference
for manual or automatic transmission. If you want to combine convenience with economy and safety, you should
chose the Volvo I-shift, an entirely new and more intelligent gearbox with an automatic gearchanging system.
The manual gearboxes offer easier gearchanging owing
to Volvos patented servo synchro system and a new
gearchanging mechanism.
A comprehensive range of power take-offs is also
at your disposal: gearbox-driven, engine-driven and flywheel-driven for direct drive or propshaft drive.

EASIER AND MORE CONVENIENT THAN EVER BEFORE


TO CHANGE GEARS

NEW FEATURES
I-shift entirely new gearbox with
automatic gearchanging system.
12-speed with electronic control and
functions that are integrated with the
engine, auxiliary brakes and wheel
brakes. Automatic or manual
gearchanging and convenient control
with the gear lever fitted to the drivers seat.
All manual gearboxes are now
equipped with Volvos patented
and improved servo synchro system.
Entirely new cable-operated
gearchanging system for manual
gearboxes.
Intelligent, integrated interaction
between auxiliary brakes and wheel
brakes. Controlled via a stalk on the
steering column or when you press
the brake pedal.
Integrated hydraulic compact
retarder (option) for I-shift, Geartronic and all manual gearboxes.
Clutch-independent power take-off
with high power output for the new
Volvo D9 engine.

Volvo I-shift is an entirely new gearbox based on the manual gearboxs dependable design. It features an integrated gearchanging
system and all functions are electronically controlled. You can choose
if the system should change gears entirely automatically or manually.
The gear lever is attached to the drivers seat, so it is always within
convenient reach no matter how you adjust the seat.
All the manual range-change and splitter gearboxes now feature
Volvos patented servo synchro system (further refined in the new
gearboxes) which reduces gearchanging forces by up to 50%. The
new Volvo FH and FM also have an entirely new gearchanging system with cable-operated controls. It gives shorter and more distinct
gear lever movements and low shift forces. In addition, noise and
vibration via the gear lever have been eliminated.

SAFER THAN EVER BEFORE


Volvos automatic transmissions Powertronic, Geartronic and I-shift
have functions that integrate with the various auxiliary braking systems (VEB, hydraulic compact retarder and primary retarder for
Powertronic) and with the trucks wheel-brake system. With a stalk
on the steering column, you can determine the auxiliary brakes application power conveniently and simply. You can also decide if the auxiliary brake should be activated when you press the brake pedal, or
whether the transmission should automatically change down to raise
engine speed and thus provide the maximum effect.

2 News in brief

EASIER TO POWER ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT


THAN EVER BEFORE
There are engine-driven power takeoffs with a direct-driven hydraulic
pump for both the Volvo D12 and
D9. The power take-off for the new
Volvo D9 engine is powered directly
from the rear of the engine and thus
permits a high power output. Propshaft drive with an SAE flange is
also available as an alternative. You
can also obtain high power on the
move with a flywheel-driven power
take-off (FM12). The fully-automatic
Powertronic transmission has an
integrated PTO system that provides
a high power output via a multi-plate
clutch.
The new Volvo FH and FM also
feature a comprehensive range of
gearbox-driven power take-offs for
direct drive of a hydraulic pump or
via a flange for propshaft drive. The
power take-offs are tailored for Volvos
gearboxes and can also be used in
combination with Volvos hydraulic
compact retarder. They are available
in a low-speed and a high-speed
configuration, allowing you to power
up to three different applications.

I-shift entirely new electronically


controlled gearbox with 12 forward
gears quick gearchanges, low
weight and fuel-efficient.

Geartronic 14-speed splitter gearbox with automatic gearchanging


system, for gross combination
weights of up to 60 tonnes.

Powertronic unique Volvo


automatic transmission offering
gearchanges without interrupting power delivery unbeatable
off-road ability.
VT(O)2214/2514B 14-speed
splitter/ range-change gearboxes
with servo synchromesh and cable
operation low gearchanging
forces and distinct gearlever throw.

CONTENTS
News in brief 2, Gearbox range 3, I-shift 4, Geartronic 7, Manual gearboxes 8, Powertronic 10, Compact retarder 12, Clutch-independent
power take-offs 13, Gearbox-driven power take-offs 14

2601 300 340

VT1708B
VT2009B
VT2214B
VTO2214B
VT2514B
VTO2514B
I-shift
Geartronic
Powertronic

FM9

FM9

380 420

460 500 VR32502

FM9 FM9
FM12 FM12 FM12
FH12 FH12 FH12 FH12

Engine power output, bhp.


Hydraulic compact retarder
3
Not FM9
4
FM9 only
2

3 Gearbox range

The drivers information


display shows the various
gearchanging functions and
indicates which gears are
available at any given
moment in time.

Electronic control unit and


operating system protected
in the control housing.

I-SHIFT INTELLIGENT GEARBOX


The new Volvo FH and FM are available with an entirely new
gearbox featuring a fully automatic gearchanging system and
12 forward gears. It is the perfect choice for distribution and
long-haul operations on good roads with gross combination
weights up to 44 tonnes.
Full electronic control gives you considerable flexibility in
switching between automatic and manual gearchanging if
required. I-shift also improves safety levels and contributes
to lower fuel consumption. In addition, it is about 70 kg
lighter than the corresponding manual gearbox.

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION BASED ON MANUAL GEARBOX

TOTAL CONTROL

I-shift is tomorrows automatic transmission, designed


around the manual splitter gearboxs simple and
dependable mainshaft, lay shaft and reverse shaft
construction. The aluminium base unit has three nonsynchromesh gears and a synchromesh splitter gear
which together with the range-change offers a similar
system to the manual gearbox. Like our manual boxes
I-shift features an oil filter, gear-driven oil pump, oil
cooler (option) and auxillary steering pump for twin
front axles I-shift can accomodate a PTO and
hydraulic retarder.
The electronic system that governs gearchanging is well protected in a control housing that also
contains the systems solenoid valves, operating
cylinders, shift forks, sensors and other functions,
where gearchanging is carried out with the help
of compressed air.
I-shift is 70 kg lighter than a corresponding
manual gearbox. Aluminium is used for the various
housings: the bell housing, base and range unit
casing and control unit housing. The synchromesh
system for the base gears has been replaced with
electronic control and there is no crawler gear in
I-shift. The net effect is reduced weight.

The gearchanging function is electronically integrated


with the trucks other system functions, and interacts
for instance with the engine and braking systems.
You can choose between various control programs
for I-shift depending on your current needs. In addition
to the standard program, there is a Fuel Economy
program which is mainly intended to improve fuel
consumption, as well as a Comprehensive program
with additional functions.
Fuel Economy gives you access to the following
functions:
Automatic choice of starting ratio based on gross
vehicle/combination weight and gradient.
Intelligent control of power when you select the
P program.
Maximum engine braking effect through automatic
down-changes (when you move the control lever
beside the steering wheel to its rearmost setting).
Automatic control of engine braking at low speeds.

Comprehensive program means that the Fuel


Economy program is extended to you another
three practical features:
Maximum power and engine speed via a kickdown
function on the accelorator pedal.
Oil temperature gauge and warning system.
Electronic system that indicates in the drivers information display when it is time to replace the clutch plate.

4 I-shift

2
3

7
6

Control housing with control


unit, solenoid valves and
sensors.

Gearchanging cylinder.

Shift fork.

Lay shaft brake.

Splitter gear.

Reverse gear.

Gear-driven oil pump.

Full-flow oil filter.

Range-change gear of
planetary type.

QUICK, PRECISE GEARCHANGING


I-shift changes gear smoothly and quickly, and with
considerable precision. Since the base gears do not
feature synchromesh, gearchanges are quicker. The
engines compression brake is used automatically at
each gearchange to retard the engine. If you want to
maintain high speed, engage the cruise control and
let it take care of all the gearchanges.

5 I-shift

THE GEAR LEVER ACCOMPANIES THE SEAT AS IT IS ADJUSTED

INTEGRATED BRAKING FUNCTION

The gear lever is attached directly to the drivers


seat. It is compact and neat, and is always in the
right place, even if you move the seat. You can
choose between fully automatic shifts and manual
gearchanges by activating a rocker switch on the
gear lever. If you are driving in the automatic (A)
mode, you can at any time move the lever backwards to the Manual (M) mode and temporarily
block further changes, or you can switch to manual
gearchanges a feature you will appreciate in certain operating conditions. The gear lever can also
be conveniently tucked down out of the way to
permit unobstructed movement inside the cab.
At the press of a button, you can choose between two modes E (Economy) and P (Performance). E allows you to drive with maximum fuel
economy. With P, you exploit the engines higher
revs before changing gear, allowing you to accelerate faster when conditions require.
You can monitor the gearchanging function
on the drivers display, which shows which gear
is currently engaged, the current driving program
and which gears are available to select.

I-shift functions like an automatic transmission and


permits more relaxed driving in hectic operating conditions. The gearchanging system interacts with the
trucks other braking systems. If you have specified
the optional VEB (Volvo Engine Brake) you always
have access to high braking power, and with Volvos
hydraulic compact retarder, braking power is
even greater.
The auxiliary brake (VEB, retarder) is operated via
a control stalk beside the steering wheel. You can
choose between various output levels, or you can
select automatic activation together with the trucks
wheel braking system when you press the brake
pedal. The automatic setting also offers an additional
feature when driving downhill the electronic system
takes over, regulating the auxiliary brakes effect to
suit gradient and your selected speed.
The gear lever also has a position which gives
you swift access to maximum braking effect since
the I-shift system automatically changes down to
raise engine speed (option).

MATCHED TO EACH INDIVIDUAL ENGINE


The I-shift gearchanging program is tailored for the
power output and performance profile of each individual Volvo engine, whether Volvo D9 or D12. You
are guaranteed perfect driveability and consistent
fuel consumption. The I-shift gearbox also has lower
frictional losses than its manual counterparts, which
in turn contributes to lower fuel consumption.

Gear lever attached


to the drivers seat.
Tuck it down out of
the way and you gain
unobstructed movement throughout
the cab.

The stalk beside the


steering wheel gives
you full control of
the auxiliary braking
system.

Dependable servo cylinder


gives gentle, smooth and
precise gear engagement.
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GEARTRONIC
Do you haul a 4460 tonne gross combination weight on good roads and want
comfortable, safe driving? If so, the choice
is simple: Geartronic, an automatic gearchanging system based on Volvos
14-speed manual gearboxes VT2214B
and VT2514B. In addition, you can change
gears manually whenever you want.

WIDE GEAR SPAN


Geartronic allows you to exploit the manual gearboxs considerable freedom of choice and flexibility.
You have access to 14 forward gears, including two
crawler gears that ensure smooth starts with high
train weights. The entire gearchanging process is
automatic and is controlled extremely precisely by
an electronic control unit that communicates with
the vehicles various systems. The electronic unit,
the solenoid valves and operating cylinder are built
into an aluminium housing above the gearbox.
The gearchanging program, current gear and
available ratios are all shown in the drivers display.

SWIFT AND SECURE GEARCHANGES


Geartronic changes gear quickly and smoothly due
to Volvos dual synchromesh system. The gear lever
is marked with the same positions as in a manual
gearbox. In addition you can select automatic gearchanging, reducing driver stress. There is a Hold
function allowing you to remain in the selected gear
for a short while, for example you would not want
the system to change up just before you reach the
brow of a hill or when you are rounding a sharp
corner. With the rocker switch on the side of the
gear lever, you can fine-tune your progress by
choosing a higher or lower gear.

CHANGE GEARS MANUALLY WHENEVER YOU WANT


If you want to maintain control over the gearchanging
process you can use the gear lever just as you would
on a manual gearbox with the difference that you
do not need to worry about pressing the clutch pedal
since there isnt one. The electronic system takes
care of everything. Just move the gear lever gently
to each respective gear position. Even when you
drive in automatic mode, you can at any time take
over and change gears manually.

The gear lever allows you


to change gears manually
at any time.

The drivers display keeps


you constantly updated on
the gearchanging function.

ECONOMY OR PERFORMANCE
No matter which gearchanging method or driving
mode you use, the electronic system ensures that
the gearchanging pattern is always gentle and that
engine revs and other parameters are within the
permitted limits. If you want to save fuel, drive in E
mode, which utilises the engines Economy band in
an optimum way. If the terrain is very hilly and you
need maximum power, you can engage the P mode,
which utilises the engines upper rev band before
changing gears.

EXTRA-SAFE
With the Volvo Engine Brake (VEB) or Volvos hydraulic
compact retarder, you can control braking power with
a stalk beside the steering wheel. If you need quick
access to maximum braking effect, there is a stalk
setting where the electronic system changes down
thus raising engine revs to maximise the braking
effect of the auxiliary brake. This technology naturally
extends the service life of the trucks foundation
brakes.

7 Geartronic

MANUAL GEARBOXES
Now it is easier and more convenient than ever to change gears
manually. The new Volvo FH and FM are available with a complete
series of range-change and splitter gearboxes with 8, 9 or 14
forward gears. All are equipped with Volvos patented servo
synchro system and an entirely new gearchange control.

EXCELLENT DRIVEABILITY
Volvos range-change and splitter gearboxes are
compact, lightweight units. Precise and smooth
gearchanges characterise Volvos gearboxes, which
feature few base gear positions but many ratios
thanks to the range-change and splitter functions.
In short, theyre all about giving you good driveability.
The gears are well-matched and both the rangechange and splitter gears are handled conveniently
via rocker switches on the gear lever.
With 9 and 14 forward gears you have one or
two crawler gears respectively so you can always

start off securely and smoothly with high gross combination weights. At the same time, the high ratio
span permits a fast rear axle ratio for fuel-efficient
cruising. There is also a comprehensive series of
dependable gearbox-driven power take-offs to
choose from.

SAFER AND MORE CONVENIENT


In the new Volvo FH and FM, the link-rod system
has been replaced with a smooth, light-action cable
link. Gearchanging comfort is significantly improved.
Lever movement is shorter and more distinct, and

8 Manual gearboxes

VT1708B
VT2009B
VT2214B
VTO2214B
VT2514B
VTO2514B

vibration and noise from the gear lever are a thing of


the past. Together with Volvos servo synchro system,
which has been further improved, and a smooth, light
action clutch, you will note that gearchanging is both
lighter and more convenient than before. All the rangechange and splitter gearboxes now have the latest
smart servo synchro system. The synchromesh functions at the instant the gears shift automatically converts radial torque into an axial force, which in turn
assists the gear selection, therefore reducing the
amount of driver effort in short, servo assistance.
This technology reduces gearchanging forces
by up to 50%.
The gearbox is monitored by an electronic system
that ensures that the gearchanging function always
operates within permitted rev ranges and prevents
unintentional gearchanges.

Ratio range
1.0010.18:1
1.0010.18:1
1.0011.13:1
0.808.92:1
1.0011.13:1
0.808.92:1

Crawler
16.85:1
13.51/16.86:1
10.83/13.51:1
13.16/16.41:1
10.54/13.16:1

Reverse
4.14/15.52:1
4.38/16.41:1
3.22/4.02/12.09/15.06:1
2.58/3.22/9.69/12.09:1
3.22/4.02/12.09/15.06:1
2.58/3.22/9.69/12.09:1

Dependable,
flange-mounted
clutch servo.

A new cable link


system results in
smooth and distinct
gear changes.

LONG SERVICE LIFE


The gearboxes for the new Volvo FH and FM are the
result of more than 35 years of experience with rangechange and splitter gearboxes. They are developed
down to the smallest detail to ensure high operating
reliability and long service life. All the gears in the
base unit are helical (which means many teeth are
engaged at the same time) and they are case-hardened for high strength. The shafts are robustly
dimensioned and they feature conical roller bearings
which are constantly cooled and lubricated by the
forced lubrication system. The oil is cleaned by a
full-flow oil filter, and you can specify an optional
oil cooler if operating and climate conditions are
particularly tough.

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You can choose


automatic or manual
gearchanging and
prioritise economy
or performance.

The gearchanging function


is shown continuously in
the drivers display.

You can determine the


required braking effect
with the stalk.

POWERTRONIC
If your operations involve tough conditions with many and frequent
stops and starts, Volvos unique Powertronic automatic transmission is the right choice. Gearchanges are electronically governed
and there is a choice between 5 or 6 gears. Powertronic offers
superb starting and driving properties on poor surfaces. You can
specify a primary retarder (option) which provides 300450 kW
in continuous braking effect, even at low speeds.

CONSIDERABLE FLEXIBILITY

SUPERIOR OFF-ROAD ABILITY

Powertronic comes into its own in heavy construction operations and refuse operations. Gearchanges
are normally handled entirely electronically. If you do
not want the electronic system to perform the gearchanges, you can change gears manually via a button on the gear selector. There are also two driving
modes to choose between Performance (P) and
Economy (E) and you can at any time use a kickdown function which gives you access to maximum
power via the accelerator.
The drivers display gives you total information
about the system. You can see at all times which
gear is currently selected, which driving mode is
active and which gears are currently available.
Powertronic also has a clutch-independent
multiplate power take-off that provides 100 kW
or 650 Nm.

Powertronic has a hydraulic torque convertor which


doubles torque in a short space of time and provides smooth and gentle starts. Gearchanges take
place quickly, without any interruption in power delivery to the driven wheels, thanks to the use of hydraulic multi-plate torque convertor. You can quickly
accelerate up to speed even if there is considerable
rolling resistance, and you can take steep gradients
at high speed. Nor is it a problem to manoeuvre with
extreme precision both forwards and in reverse at
low speed, or to reverse quickly over long stretches.

SAFE PROGRESS
Automatic transmission means that progress is
smoother. Secure starts and gearchanges without
any interruption in power delivery also remove a
large element of stress from the driver. If you choose
the primary retarder, you always have access to high
braking effect, which can be regulated via a stalk

10 Powertronic

5
4

3
2

beside the steering wheel. You can choose between


various levels of braking, or you can let the retarder
engage automatically together with the wheel braking
system whenever you press the brake pedal.
For maximum braking effect, the electronic system
can automatically change down to raise engine revs
and thus boost braking effect.
The system also has an automatic setting that
allows you to maintain a constant speed when driving
downhill. Set the retarder in automatic mode and the
electronic system will then take over and adjust braking
effect to suit the selected speed and the gradient.

LOWER RUNNING COSTS


The electronic system constantly ensures that all the
functions operate optimally and keep within the relevant limits. There is no risk of over-revving, overloading or excessive temperatures. You always start off
gently and gearchanges take place without any disruption in power delivery to the wheels. This means
that the powertrain is never subjected to shock
loads, and that wear on all the powertrain components is minimised as are your repair costs.
To save fuel, you should utilise the Economy
Program (E) as often as possible. Here, all gearchanges take place based on the engines most
economical rev range. All the gears feature automatic direct lock-up, which in turn promotes less
frictional losses.
If you have selected the primary retarder, you
will also considerably extend the service life of
your wheel brakes.

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Clutch-independent multi-plate
power take-off.

Lock-up in each gear means


minimum losses.

A hydraulic torque converter gives


smooth and secure starts.

A hydraulic primary retarder provides


high braking effect even at low speeds.

A hydraulic disc clutch for each


gear permits gearchanging without
interruption in power delivery.

Volvos hydraulic compact retarder is lightweight,


about 100 kg including fluid, pipes and hoses
linking with the engines cooling system.

HYDRAULIC COMPACT
RETARDER VR3250

ALWAYS TOP SAFETY


If you run normal long-haul operations, the retarder
system will handle 8085% of all braking and helps
ensure that the wheel brakes maintain a low temperature. This in turn means you have access to the wheel
braking systems maximum braking capacity if you
should need it in a critical situation. You can use
maximum effect, 600 kW, for 1520 seconds. Braking
effect declines gradually as temperature rises, down
to about 400 kW which you can utilise continuously.
The retarder system responds very swiftly.
You have access to 90% of braking effect within
0.5 seconds. Activation is very smooth and gentle
since compressed air is utilised to regulate the
amount of fluid in the retarder.
With the stalk in automatic mode, you can
engage automatic speed control when driving
on a downhill gradient.
If you have specified one of Volvos automatic
gearchanging systems I-shift or Geartronic you
can use their brake function and obtain maximum
braking effect since the electronic system will
change down as required.

With Volvos electronically controlled compact retarder, you always have access to
high braking effect 400600 kW. This
results in more secure driving while at the
same time allowing you to increase average
speeds. You can set the retarder system
to activate when you press the brake pedal
and you can, for instance, allow the retarder
to automatically modify the braking effect
to suit the speed you want to maintain on
a downhill gradient.
FLEXIBLE USE
The retarder and the engines exhaust brake interact
to together to provide a high braking effect. The system is also fully integrated with the trucks wheel
braking system. A stalk beside the steering wheel
allows you to select which system you want to use.
The retarder can be controlled by the stalk or can be
set to activate everytime you press the brake pedal.
On the drivers display, you can see which retarder
system function is currently in operation.

LOWER BRAKING SYSTEM COSTS


Used correctly, the retarder will take care of most
braking. Both the brake pads/linings and discs/drums
will last far longer. There is also a limit on thermal fluctuation in the wheel brakes, which lowers wear since
high temperature means faster brake lining and pad
wear. What it all comes down to is that your running
costs are lower with Volvos retarder system.

Braking effect and


function are conveniently
controlled with the stalk.

Braking effect, auxiliary braking system


Volvo FH/FM12
kW

Primary retarder+exhaust brake 2300 r/min

500

Compact retarder+exhaust brake 2300 r/min

400

Compact retarder+exhaust brake 1500 r/min

300
Primary retarder+exhaust brake 1500 r/min

200

VEB 2300 r/min

100

VEB 1500 r/min


20

40

60

80

100 Km/h

12 Compact retarder

Rear power take-off for the


Volvo D9 engine with high
power output while driving.

Direct drive of the hydraulic


pump from the engines
forward timing mechanism
on the Volvo D12 engine.

Multi-plate power take-off


with high power output for
Powertronic.

CLUTCH-INDEPENDENT POWER TAKE-OFFS


The new Volvo FH and FM are available with clutch-independent
power take-offs for powering all types of applications. An enginedriven power take-off is available for all engine variants. With the
new Volvo D9 engine, you can obtain high output while on the
move 650 Nm via a rear-mounted power take-off. You also
have access to high power with a flywheel-driven power take-off
which is available for the new Volvo FM.

ENGINE-DRIVEN POWER TAKE-OFFS


The new Volvo D9 engine permits a higher power
take-off output since drive is taken directly from the
rear of the engine. The power take-off is mounted at
1 oclock (viewed from behind) and you can directdrive a hydraulic pump with a DIN coupling or via
a flange, size SAE 1300 or 1400.
While on the move, you can continuously obtain
650 Nm and when stationary you have access to no
less than 1000 Nm between 850 and 1200 r/min.
Engine-driven hydraulic pumps fitted in Volvos
production system are supplied with pipes, hoses
and a temporary oil tank. Complete hydraulic systems
with a D-shaped 180 litre tank fitted to the chassis
are also available. Tractor chassis with 42/64 drive
can be specified ready for use with a tipper semitrailer.

FLYWHEEL-DRIVEN POWER TAKE-OFFS

available as an option. The power take-off is installed


as a separate unit between the engine and gearbox.
It is driven directly from the engine and it is engaged
via a hydraulic disc clutch. You can choose flange
drive with a SAE1400 flange or direct drive of a
hydraulic pump.

POWER TAKE-OFF FOR POWERTRONIC


The Powertronic transmission is suitable for a wide
transport range in operations that require power
both while driving and when stationary. Powertronic
has a clutch-independent power take-off that gives
you high power outputs 100 kW, 650 Nm. The
PTO is mounted on the gearbox at 1 Oclock and is
engaged with a hydraulic disc clutch (1000 r/min is
the maximum permitted engine speed at the moment
of activation). Flange drive with an SAE1400 flange
or a direct drive hydraulic pump are available.

The new Volvo FM is available with a flywheel-driven


power take-off that allows continuous high output
110 kW, max 800 Nm. A separate oil cooler is

Clutch-independent power take-offs, ratios and performance


Ratio
Max kW
Nm
PTOENG-R
D9
1:1.08
650/1000
PTOENG-S
D12
1:0.97
430/600
PTOF-DIF/H
D12
1:1
60/110
800
PTPT-D/F
Powertronic
1:1
100
650

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GEARBOX-DRIVEN POWER TAKE-OFFS


Volvo offers a comprehensive range of gearbox-driven power takeoffs for driving one, two or three applications. You can choose
direct drive of a hydraulic pump or flange drive with an SAE flange.

Volvos power take-off is mounted directly on the


range-change housings rear section. It is a compact,
lightweight unit. Drive comes from the idler shaft in
the gearbox. The bearings and shafts are robustly
dimensioned and drive is engaged conveniently with
a built-in pneumatic cylinder. The lubrication system
is shared with the gearbox. The oil is cleaned effectively in a full-flow filter and for tougher operating
conditions, you can equip the gearbox with an oil
cooler (option).
Engagement, speed control and other functions
can be controlled conveniently via the trucks electronic system. For instance, you can specify an
electronic control unit for various body functions
integrated into the on-board electronic system.

YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING GEARBOX-DRIVEN


POWER TAKE-OFFS.
PTRFL flange, low-speed.
PTRFH flange, high-speed.
PTR-D direct-driven hydraulic pump, low-speed.
PTR-DM direct-driven hydraulic pump, medium
speed.
PTR-DH direct-driven hydraulic pump, high-speed.
PTRD-F flange, high-speed for high power outputs.
PTRD-D dual drive direct-driven hydraulic pump,
to the front and rear, high-speed.
PTRD-D1 dual drive flange to the rear, highspeed. Possibility of direct-driven hydraulic pump
to the front, high-speed.
PTRD-D2 dual drive two flanges to the rear,
inner low-speed, outer high-speed. Possibility of
direct-driven hydraulic pump to the front, high-speed.

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Gearbox-driven power take-offs, ratios and performance


Ratio
High/low
PTR-FL
VT1708/2009B
1:0.73
VT2214/2514B/Geartronic
1:0.73/0.91
VTO2214/2514B
1:0.91/1.14
I-shift
1:0.73/0.93

kW
> 15 min
65
65
65
65

Nm
400
400
400
400

PTR-FH

VT1708/2009B
VT2214/2514B/Geartronic
VTO2214/2514B
I-shift

1:1.23
1:1.23/1.53
1:1.53/1.91
1:1.23/1.57

65
65
65
65

400
400
400
400

PTR-DH

VT1708/2009B
VT2214/2514B/Geartronic
VTO2214/2514B
I-shift

1:1.23
1:1.23/1.53
1:1.23/1.53
1:1.23/1.57

65
65
65
65

400
400
400
400

PTR-DM

VT1708/2009B
VT2214/2514B/Geartronic
VTO2214/2514B
I-shift

1:1.06
1:1.06/1.32
1:1.32/1.65
1:1.06/1.35

65
65
65
65

400
400
400
400

PTR-D

VT1708/2009B
VT2214/2514B/Geartronic
VTO2214/2514B
I-shift

1:0.71
1:0.71/0.88
1:0.88/1.10
1:0.70/0.90

65
65
65
65

800
800
800
800

PTRD

VT1708/2009B
Outer shaft
Inner shaft

1:1.30
1:0.60

75 (90)
75 (100*)

550
1000

VT2214/2514B/Geartronic
Outer shaft
Inner shaft

1:1.30/1.62
1:0.60/0.75

75 (90)
75 (100*)

550
1000

VTO2214/2514B
Outer shaft
Inner shaft

1:1.62/2.02
1:0.75/0.94

75 (90)
75 (100*)

550
1000

I-shift
Outer shaft
Inner shaft

1:1.30/1.65
1:0.60/0.77

75 (90)
75 (100*)

550
1000

* Maximum power output 100 kW for the two shafts together.


Power outputs greater than 75 kW require an oil cooler.

LONG SERVICE INTERVALS


With Volvos special oil, you only need to change the gearbox oil and
oil filter every 3 years or after max. 400,000 km. This applies to I-shift,
Geartronic and all manual gearboxes.

LUBRICATION-FREE
A gear-driven auxillary
power steering pump
(82/84) is available
for all gearboxes. Crosstooth flanges in the
power transmission
permit the transfer of
high loads and torque.

All the propshaft universal joints and support bearings are lubricationfree owing to the use of modern, high quality grease and effective seals
and encapsulation to keep out dirt and water. High-pressure truck washes
are no problem at all.

STURDY PROPSHAFTS
Cross-tooth flanges are used on all flanges in the propshaft links. This
design provides immense strength and permits high torque. In addition,
fitting and removing the propshafts is quicker. In principle, this design
features a male and female coupling with sturdy teeth that engage one
another in deep grooves for secure grip.

15 Gearbox-driven power take-offs

PROFITABILITY BENEFITS OF VOLVOS GEARBOXES,


RETARDER SYSTEMS AND POWER TAKE-OFFS
HIGH PRODUCTIVITY

HIGH DRIVER EFFICIENCY

Broad range of gearboxes six manual gearboxes, two with


an automatic gearchanging system and one fully automatic
transmission (Powertronic).
Comprehensive range of gearbox-mounted power take-offs
for driving up to three applications.
Clutch-independent power take-offs: Volvo D9, D12,
Powertronic, flywheel-based power take-off (FM).
I-shift entirely new transmission and Geartronic with automatic gearchanging system contribute to high average speed.
Powertronic fully automatic transmission for gearchanges
without any interruption in power delivery good get-youthere ability.
Manual gearboxes with crawler gears for secure starts
and wide ratio span.
Primary retarder for Powertronic and hydraulic compact
retarder contribute to high average speed.

Automatic transmission or automatic gearchanging for


comfortable and safe driving.
I-shift with gear lever conveniently attached to the
drivers seat.
Intelligent interaction between auxiliary brake and wheel
brakes. Operation via a stalk beside the steering wheel
or via the brake pedal.
Auxiliary brake permits automatic cruise control on downhill
gradients.
Brake setting (stalk) which provides automatic downchanges
and max. effect from the auxiliary brake.
Drivers display provides ongoing information about gearchanging and braking functions, etc.
Easy-change manual gearboxes featuring Volvos patented
servo synchro system and a new cable-operated gearbox
linkage.

MAXIMUM UPTIME

LOW OPERATING COSTS

Electronic control and monitoring of gearchanging


functions ensure high operating reliability.
Volvo-developed PC-program for programming and
fault-tracing.
I-shift, Geartronic and Powertronic with back-up system
that allows the truck to proceed to the service workshop
should anything untoward occur.
Long oil-change intervals every 3 years or max.
400,000 km.
Lubrication-free propshaft universal joints and support
bearings.

Electronic control and monitoring of all system functions.


Automatic transmissions with driving mode E Economy.
I-shift with small losses and increased payload.
Activation of the auxiliary brake together with the wheel
brakes and automatic downchanges reduce brake wear.
Hydraulic compact retarder and primary retarder reduce
brake wear.
Efficient lubrication and cleaning of the oil for long
service life.
Manual gearboxes with crawler gears reduce loads.

Volvo Truck Corporation


www.volvo.com
RSP 266.475.09.01. English. Printed in Sweden.
Some of the equipment shown or mentioned in this brochure may be optional or available as accessories.
Your Volvo dealer will be happy to provide more detailed information. We reserve the right to alter product specifications without prior notice.