Volvo L360 - 375|
Volvo L465 - 475
1954 - 1972,|
approx. 29,500 produced
|Class||Medium size truck|
|Engine(s)||Volvo inline 6|
|Transmission(s)||4/5 speed manual|
|Curb weight||8,350 kg (18,408.6 lb) - 11,500 kg (25,353.2 lb) (gross weight)|
Volvo Brage Edit
In 1954 Volvo introduced the medium sized truck L370 Brage, named after the Norse god Bragi. The truck had a payload of 4.5 tonnes. Brage had an overhead valve petrol engine. In 1955 a budget model called L360 was added. It had a reduced payload of 3.5 tonnes and a side-valve engine. The L360, which was never called Brage, was discontinued in 1957. Early trucks had an non-synchronized four-speed gear box, but this was soon replaced by a synchronized five-speed transmission. Demand for trucks with petrol engines declined with rising fuel prices and the Brage model was discontinued in 1963.
Volvo Starke Edit
Parallell with the Brage model Volvo offered a diesel version called L375 Starke (“Strong”), with a payload of 4.5 tonnes. In 1955 the budget model L365 was added, with a payload of 3.5 tonnes but it was discontinued the following year. Also Starke soon got its unsynchronized gear box replaced with a more modern five-speed gear box.
In 1961 the truck's name was changed to L465 Starke.
Volvo Raske Edit
In 1962 Volvo added the forward control L4751 Raske Tiptop with a tilting cab to the program.
Volvo N84 Edit
Volvo introduced its "System 8" in 1965. The Starke model carried on with the new name N84. The major change for the truck was a more powerful engine.
|L360||1955-57||Volvo ED: I6 sv||3,670 cc (224 cu in)||90 bhp (67 kW)||Petrol engine|
|L370||1954-63||Volvo A6: I6 ohv||4,703 cc (287.0 cu in)||115 bhp (86 kW)||Petrol engine|
|L365-475||1955-65||Volvo D47: I6 ohv||4,703 cc (287.0 cu in)||95 bhp (71 kW)||Diesel engine|
|L475||1961-65||Volvo TD47: I6 ohv||4,703 cc (287.0 cu in)||120 bhp (89 kW)||Turbo-diesel|
|N84||1965-72||Volvo D50: I6 ohv||5,130 cc (313 cu in)||107 bhp (80 kW)||Diesel engine|
|Volvo Trucks timeline, 1920s - 1960s|
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