Volvo Trucks launches I-Shift with crawler gears
Volvo Trucks launches an addition to I-Shift range, I-Shift with crawler gears. The new gears, which are added to the automated transmission, will provide startability for trucks carrying heavy loads in demanding situations. The system is new for series-produced heavy trucks, and this version makes it possible to add up to two new crawler gears, making the truck can move off from standstill and transport a gross combination weight (GCW) of up to 325 tonnes.
“I-Shift with crawler gears offers new scope for heavy trucks with automated transmission to regulate their speed when crawling slowly and reversing. The driver can haul a heavy load without worrying about getting into situations that may lead to costly standstills,” said Peter Hardin, product manager FM and FMX, Volvo Trucks.
With the new crawler gears, the truck can drive at speeds as low as 0.5-2 km/h. This helps immensely during precision maneuvers such as in construction and maintenance tasks.