Volvo Titan
1954 Volvo L399
Manufacturer Volvo
Also called Volvo L395 - 495
Production 1951 - 1973,
approx. 39,700 produced[1]
Predecessor Volvo Longnose
Successor Volvo N10
Class Heavy duty truck
Engine(s) Volvo ohv I6 diesel engine
Curb weight 12,000 kg (26,455.5 lb) - 25,800 kg (56,879.3 lb) (gross weight)[1]

The Volvo Titan was a heavy duty truck produced by Swedish automaker Volvo between 1951 and 1973.

Volvo Titan Edit

In the autumn of 1951 Volvo introduced its largest truck L395 Titan, with a payload capacity of up to 10 tonnes. The large VDF engine was replaced in 1953 with the further developed D96 engine. The following year, the Titan became the first Volvo truck to be offered with a turbodiesel.[2] In 1956 the truck was equipped with air brakes.

1959 saw the introduction of the refined L495 Titan.[2] In 1964 Volvo introduced the forward control L4951 Titan Tiptop with a tilting cab.

Volvo N88 Edit

In 1965 Volvo introduced its "System 8". As part of the changes Volvo presented a successor to the Titan, called N88. The new truck retained the Titan's cab, but underneath it the conventional N88 sported all the news from the forward control F88.[3] These included a new engine, a fully synchronized eight-speed gear box and improved chassis and suspension.

Engines Edit

L3951951-52Volvo VDF: I6 ohv9,602 cc (585.9 cu in)150 bhp (112 kW)Diesel engine
L395-4951953-65Volvo D96: I6 ohv9,602 cc (585.9 cu in)150 bhp (112 kW)Diesel engine
L395-4951954-65Volvo TD96: I6 ohv9,602 cc (585.9 cu in)185 bhp (138 kW)Turbodiesel
N881965-73Volvo D100: I6 ohv9,602 cc (585.9 cu in)200 bhp (149 kW)Diesel engine
N881965-73Volvo TD100: I6 ohv9,602 cc (585.9 cu in)260 bhp (194 kW)Turbodiesel

Gallery Edit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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 - L39/49
  3. Volvo Trucks Global - N88

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