Volvo Nh12 Stabilizer Bar, Is It Really Necessary?

Topic 24926 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Rick C.'s Comment
member avatar

Hi everyone, thanks in advance for any help you can provide. I’ve got a bonneted Volvo nh12 prime mover which has been turned into a tipper. We are proposing to allocate this asset to asphalt work but it has a stabilizer bar at the rear of the truck which is in the way of the asphalt machine which you tip into, which in turn pushes on the rear of the wheels as you tip into the tray. I’m told I can take the bar off and it won’t make any difference. What impact will there be to the truck if that bar is removed. It goes from underneath one rear air bag supported from the chassis to the other side under the opposite airbag. It CAN fit in front of the drive axles, but I’m advised that that would achieve nothing. Any advice appreciated. The truck can’t do asphalt work unless that bar goes.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
member avatar

This site is more aimed toward helping rookie drivers, you would best asking on one of the dump body websites or owner operator forums.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More