Volvo's most productive powertrain lineup

When developing the 2017 powertrain lineup, it wasn't enough to simply meet new emissions standards. The Volvo engineering team had to go further, with a series of innovations that drive progress in productivity and fuel efficiency.

That innovative thinking led to productivity-enhancing solutions like the new I-Shift with Crawler Gears. The option adds one or two gears, a low gear and ultra-low gear, to enable controlled forward and reverse travel at extremely slow speeds. And it still comes standard with all the safety and fuel-efficiency drivers expect from I-Shift.

Extreme startability

Starting from a dead stop with maximum GCW loads is easy using I-Shift with Crawler Gears. You'll have all the torque and power you need to get loads moving, up to 2300 lb-ft with ratings for 200,000 lbs. or more.

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Low-Speed Control

I-Shift with Crawler Gears allows drivers to travel at speeds as slow as 0.6 miles per hour and maintain a precise, controlled roll. It's an ideal automated transmission for applications like pouring curbs or laying asphalt, where low speeds are crucial to doing the job right.

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Powertrain Innovation

For 2017, Volvo's I-Shift transmission enhancements share the spotlight with engine innovations, like minimizing the friction or load of powertrain components. Volvo has leveraged every opportunity to improve productivity while answering the regulatory challenge, providing better fuel economy and performance.

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Low Friction Wave Piston Design

Improved piston skirt finishing reduces friction losses, benefitting power and efficiency. The piston's wave design increases compression to boost efficiency, improving combustion to minimize soot.

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