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In the summer of 1965, the F86 was introduced as part of the System 8 family of trucks. The first Volvo truck with a reclining cab was also the first European car of this type to be produced in a large series.
The cab was developed by Volvo's truck construction department in Gothenburg under the leadership of Sigward Forssell, in close collaboration with the Nystrom bodywork factory in Umeå in northern Sweden (which soon became the main Volvo cab manufacturer).
The new cab could recline, giving access to the engine, trucks with this cab got the special name "TIPTOP".
All the main mechanical nodes were unified with the nodes of the updated model, the heiress of L48 Viking. The turbocharged engine and the R50 8-speed fully synchronized gearbox, which greatly facilitated the work of drivers, became completely new.
With the new engine and new gearbox, completely new frame spars, suspension, brakes and steering system came.
However, not technical innovations, but the astounding success of the F86 model in the foreign market was of greatest importance for Volvo as a truck manufacturer. In the mid-60s, the F86 was introduced in the UK, and soon production of the F86 began in Scotland.
F86 became the most popular truck in the UK, and Volvo, as a result, acquired the status of a major truck manufacturer in UK. A similar story took place in Australia, where the F86 gained the widest popularity among buyers and drivers. The third market in which the F86 provided invaluable service to Volvo was the United States.
The F86 appeared there in 1974 and soon became the most beloved truck, although it was present in the United States in relatively limited quantities.
The reason for the success of the F86 along with the ultimate reliability and unlimited service life was the possibility of adapting this machine to any transportation tasks, from transporting goods around the city to working in public utilities, construction and for long-distance transportation.