Jump to content
  • 0
Sign in to follow this  
OPservator

[Special Transport] ~25 degree hill, Volvo 700 HP

Question

Hi, my Volvo Globetrotter FH16 XL 700 HP 6x4 can't take 55 Tonnes trailer up the ~25 degree hill (100 km West from Oslo), but easly does 100 kmph on straight road.
What's it's problem? What's best truck and it's config available for 13lvl profile stricte to Special Transport / Heavy Cargoes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

6 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Guess you have the wrong gearbox. You should use 12 or 12+2 gearbox. It`s easier to haul heavy trailers due to shorter transmission. Also if you stopped on a hill you should use sequential mode because the automatic shifts up too early so your truck doesnt have enough power.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Step 1: get the right transmission for heavy loads

Spoiler

Kb7Z1m4.jpg


Step 2: set your transmission to sequential

Spoiler

5GcSw4O.jpg


Step 3: if you can't go uphill shift to C1/C2 gears (they are below the 1st gear and makes your truck go to almost any hill)

Spoiler

OPaknh7.jpg

OAJMnGr.jpg


 

Edited by novice
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 0

Dear @OPservator, as already said above, it's not really the question which truck you are driving, but moreover it's the correct setup that determines whether you can master hills rather easily or if every climb will turn into a real struggle. First of all you have to choose the 12+2 gearboxes, if you go for the 6-speed one you will have a huge disadvantage at any climb. And i also highly recommend that you don't use the automatic transmission (at least not on the hills), as it usually shifts pretty early in order to drive economically, but that just kills all the momentum. If you want to make it up a hill with a rather heavy load, you have to rev your engine higher than the automatic transmission would let you do (at least in eco mode).

 

Please let us know if any of these answers helped you with your struggle or if you need any further assistance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...