2020 Volvo 860 front Heavy

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  1. Jrb71888

    Jrb71888 Bobtail Member

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    So me and my wife have a Volvo 860 and it seems like its ridiculously front heavy I'll run the tandems full forward and still be around 11800 on the front axle and I don't know if it's something with this particular truck or if Its a typical Volvo problem?
     
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  3. boneebone

    boneebone Road Train Member

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    Where is your fifth wheel set at?
     
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  4. Lysdexis

    Lysdexis Road Train Member

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    So if you're 80k and legal on all your axles what's the problem?
     
  5. keebler13579

    keebler13579 Medium Load Member

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    I have a volvo and that is normal with fifth wheel mid way. Mines not an 860. Woth 5th wheel all the way forward i have seen steer axle weights around 12500
     
  6. Johny41

    Johny41 Road Train Member

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    Volvo problem, 780s are close to limit on steer, even bobtail.
     
  7. Rob100100

    Rob100100 Light Load Member

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    volvo steers have always been heavy. Mine run around 12400 loaded with the 5th wheel set in the middle, never been bothered by dot. I would not worry about it as long as you are at legal weights
     
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  8. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    What axle do you have?
    Should be at least a 12,500# most 860s are 13,200# axles , you're nowhere near that.
    I run 13,300-13,600# regularly

    You do know that 12k is not the legal limit for a steer unless your truck axle and tires are only rated at 12k ...
     
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