The Volvo Truck people are back with a new stunt. Watch the world’s strongest man, Magnus Samuelsson drive a Volvo Truck pulling a 300 meter long road train.
Volvo Trucks is back with yet another mind blowing challenge. In “Volvo Trucks vs 750 Tonnes” a single truck is connected to a 300-meter long monster road train consisting of 40 loaded containers.
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“For this kind of exceptionally heavy loads custom built trucks are normally used, but here we’re using a Volvo FH16 with a driveline that has come straight from the factory,” says Peter Hardin, Product Manager FM and FMX at Volvo Trucks.
The secret weapon is called I-Shift with crawler gears. Equipped with the new gearbox a Volvo FH16 is able to start from standstill with 325 tons. Behind the wheel of the truck is none other than renowned strongman and World’s Strongest Man champion Magnus Samuelsson.
“I’ve faced many tough challenges over the years but this pull is my heaviest ever,” he replies.
The challenge took place in Gothenburg, Sweden. Beyond the 750 tons the team was caught off-guard by the erratic nature of the Swedish winter. The snowfall could though not stop the truck in pulling the 300 meter road train. Watch the video below.