This extreme weight test features an ordinary Volvo FMX fitted with our heaviest gearbox, I-Shift with crawler gears.
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Two-tonne weights were dropped 26 times from various heights and positions to test the quality of the engine and gearbox mounting. The maximum g-force equals that of 214 tonnes at rest.
First, the weights were dropped in the middle of the super structure and then right above the rear engine mounts.
This is a so-called misuse test that was carried out by professionals in a controlled, test environment. Volvo Trucks strongly advises against dropping heavy objects on a truck in any other setting.