Volvo And Magnus Samuelsson Try To Pull A 300 Meter Long Road Train

Posted: Apr 5 2016, 5:20am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 12 2016, 4:00am CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

Volvo and Magnus Samuelsson Try to Pull a 300 Meter long Road Train
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Volvo Truck is back with another crazy stunt video.

Volvo is back with another crazy way to show off their truck technology. Last year the Swedish company let a 4-year-old girl remote control a truck.

Update: Watch the full video of the stunt, released on April 12.

This time they hired at grown-up to drive the truck. Behind the wheel of the world’s strongest series-produced truck is Magnus Samuelsson, winner of The World’s Strongest Man title. In the challenge the Volvo Truck will try to pull a 300 meter long road train.

At his side he has the experienced trucking journalist Brian Weatherley. “Attempting to move off from standstill with such a heavy load, like we’re doing here, is an immensely tough challenge for a regular series-produced truck with automated transmission. In my 30 years as a trucking journalist, I’ve never witnessed anything like it,” says Brian Weatherley.

Volvo released a teaser video today for the stunt that will be released on Youtube on April 12. We have to wait until then to see if the Volvo truck can pull a 300 meter long road train. Will the gear box go? Will there be a fire? An explosion? Exciting thoughts.

The Volvo FH16 features an updated gearbox, the new I-Shift with crawler gears, but can it start and drive with up to 325 tonnes?

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