The Volvo Auto Hauler (VAH) 300 is now available for order at a lowered 94.5-inch height, currently the lowest in the industry by 1.5 inches, according to the company. It offers auto haulers improved versatility for local and regional automobile transport applications.
“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,” said John Felder, product marketing manager at Volvo Trucks North America.
The lower overall height of the VAH 300 offers the flexibility to position a larger vehicle over the truck's cab to maximize payload. The top-of-frame behind the cab also allows for easier body mounting and trailer hookup.
“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,” said Paul Kokalis, president of Fontaine Modification Company.
In addition to this new model, Fontaine also modifies a full range of Volvo Trucks, including:
- VAH 300 (available as Fontaine model 94 or 97)
- VAH 400 (available as Fontaine model 97 or 102)
- VAH 600 (available as Fontaine model 97 or 102)
The VAH 300 also features deep-drop front axles and low-height Volvo Air Ride rear suspensions and is available with Volvo's D11 and D13 engines, as well as the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission.