In this promo clip for the Swedish truckmaker, Samuelsson joins trucking journalist Brian Weatherley in the cab of a Volvo FH16 to see how much the tractor can pull. They hook up over a million pounds, or about the weight of two Boeing 747 jumbo jets fully loaded with passengers and cargo. ( Eat your heart out, Volkswagen Touareg!)
In other words, it's a whole lot of weight. Fortunately the Volvo FH16 features an innovative towing system called I-Shift, complete with crawler gears. That may make it feasible to tow that much weight, but it doesn't make it easy. Check out how it went down in the six-minute video clip above.