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Volvo unveils new I-Shift

March 29 - Volvo Trucks has launched a new member of the I-Shift prime mover series, which comes equipped with crawler gears added to the automated transmission, designed for trucks carrying heavy loads in demanding situations.

Volvo Trucks says that the new I-Shift variant makes it possible to add up to two new crawler gears, meaning that the truck can move off from standstill and transport a gross combination weight of up to 325 tonnes.

Peter Hardin, product manager FM and FMX at Volvo Trucks, explained that the I-Shift with crawler gears allows drivers to regulate their speed while crawling slowly and reversing, as well as making it easier to operate with heavy loads on difficult terrain, such as at construction sites, in mines or in forests.

"The heavier the transport operation and the poorer the surface or the terrain, the more the driver gains from a truck with crawler gears," added Hardin.

The new I-Shift is available with one or two forward crawler gears, and with or without two reverse crawler gears.

Watch a video of the new tractor unit below:

 


www.volvotrucks.com

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