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Old 3rd June 2010, 09:27   #16
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Originally Posted by arjunrudra View Post
This is officially the most powerful truck. Can you find anything more powerful ?
This is the most powerful production truck. The most powerful highway trucks ( that means excluding the mining trucks) are Kamaz, Tatra or MB trucks that race in THE DAKAR . Those are homologated trucks that have more than 1000 HP.
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Volvo's FH16 Truck And I-Shift System Haul 750 Tons

The action took place in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden, where 40 containers filled with Volvo spare parts were arranged to form a 300-metre long road train. The tractor unit used was a factory-stock, no-nonsense FH16 750, and while its crawler transmission allows it to drive as slowly as 0.5 km/h in order to move really heavy loads in difficult terrain, trying to move 750 tons was a herculean task, as anything could go wrong – from couplings, to the clutch to the transmission itself.

"I-Shift with crawler gears offers starting traction that is unlike anything else on the market for series-produced trucks. Specially built trucks are normally used for exceptionally heavy loads, but here we're using a Volvo FH16 with a drive-line that has come straight from the factory," said Peter Hardin, Product Manager FM and FMX at Volvo Trucks.

Behind the wheel of the impressive rig was none other than Magnus Samuelsson – winner of the 1998 World’s Strongest Man contest – who teamed up with Volvo for this amazing achievement.

"Few things can match the sense of challenging and winning over one's physical limitations. I've faced many tough challenges over the years but this pull is my heaviest ever," said Magnus Samuelsson.

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Old 24th August 2016, 18:04   #18
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After hauling the heaviest load, a Volvo truck broke the speed record held previously by another Volvo model.

13 litre diesel engine
Torque- 6000nm
0-100 in 4.6 secs
I-Shift Dual clutch gearbox
Top speed hit on a standing kilometre- 276 kmh

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From the makers of the worlds most powerful truck, comes the fastest truck in the world.

Overshadowing the mean green, presenting to you the Iron Knight.

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