Volvo FH16 attempts to pull 20 trailers that are each loaded with two cargo containers.
Volvo Trucks loves viral videos so its latest clip shouldn't come as too much of a surprise.
In the video, the company enlists Strongman champion Magnus Samuelsson to use a Volvo FH16 in an attempt to pull 827 tons (750 tonnes). This is an enormous amount of weight for any vehicle to pull including the FH16 which was only designed to haul 358 tons (325 tonnes).
The sheer size of stunt reveals how insane it actually is as the truck is being asked to pull 20 trailers which are each loaded with two cargo containers that are stacked on top of each other. This is fair from ordinary as the entire convoy measures 984 feet long.
The first attempt to pull the load turned out to be a disaster as the trailer's air brakes didn't have enough pressure so they went into fail-safe mode. The second attempt didn't go much better but the third attempt was the charm as the FH16 successfully and slowly moved the load 328 feet to the finish line.
Volvo credits the stunt's success to the FH16's I-Shift transmission which features crawler gears that enable the truck to travel at extremely slow speeds.