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Volvo LV4
Volvo LV40 (1928)
Manufacturer Volvo
Also called Volvo LV Series 1 and 2
Production 1928 - 1930,
approx. 995 produced[1]
Successor Volvo LV60-series
Class Light truck
Engine(s) 1,944 cc (118.6 cu in) 28 bhp (21 kW) Volvo DA: side valve inline 4[1]
Transmission(s) 3 speed non-syncro manual
Wheelbase 3.3 m (129.9 in) - 3.7 m (145.7 in)[1]
Curb weight 3,000 kg (6,613.9 lb) (gross weight)[1]
Related Volvo ÖV 4

The Volvo LV4 was a light truck produced by Swedish automaker Volvo between 1928 and 1930. The designation LV4 stands for LastVagn (“truck”), 4 cylinders.[1]

HistoryEdit

Volvo LV45 bus (1928)

1928 Volvo LV45 bus.

Volvo introduced its first truck, LV Series 1, in early 1928. The truck shared many components with Volvos passenger cars ÖV4 and PV4, including powertrain, but the truck had a more powerful chassis which was built on two different wheelbases: 3.3 and 3.7 m. Despite the small four-cylinder side-valve engine the truck was a sales success, unlike the passenger cars.[2]

After an initial series of 500 Series 1 trucks, Volvo presented the stronger LV Series 2 in the fall of 1928. Many components had been strengthened to better fit a truck and the axle track had been widened.[2]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Olsson, Christer (1987). Volvo - Lastbilarna igår och idag. Malmö, Sweden: Förlagshuset Norden AB. ISBN ISBN 91-86442-76-7. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Volvo Trucks Global - history

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