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Volvo Trucks North America is partnering with Fontaine Modification Co. to offer its Auto Hauler 300 model, a day cab, at an unladen 94.5-inch height. It is available for order.
Over the past 10 years, the height of vehicles hauled has significantly increased as the demand for more SUVs versus sedans rises.
The lower overall height of the VAH 300 offers the flexibility to position a larger vehicle over the truck’s cab to maximize payload.
VAH 300 by Volvo Trucks
This reduced-height cab option is currently the lowest in the industry by 1.5 inches, according to the Greensboro, N.C.-based division of Volvo Group.
“Through extensive research, testing and engineering in collaboration with Fontaine Modification, the new VAH 300 model with a 94.5-inch height represents a new standard of excellence for trucks in the highly specialized auto hauler market,” Product Marketing Manager John Felder said in a release.
The reduced-height VAH 300 features deep-drop front axles and low-height Volvo air ride rear suspensions. The model is available with Volvo’s D11 and D13 engines and its I-Shift automated manual transmission.
“At Fontaine, we are proud of our recent changes that will provide about three more critical inches of room for hauling larger vehicles above the VAH 300 day cab,” President Paul Kokalis said.
Fontaine Modification is part of Marmon Transportation Products, a business sector within Marmon Holdings Inc. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. owns Marmon Holdings. — Transport Topics
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