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Voith Retarder 3250

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Voith Retarder 3250

The VR 3250 is installed in the Volvo truck series FH and FM, and in the Volvo bus with Volvo transmission. In connection with the Renault transmission, Optidriver +, the VR 3250 is used in Renault Magnum, Renault Premium, Renault Lander and Renault Kerax trucks. Since March 2012, the VR 3250 is also available in the UD Quon truck in connection with the Ascot 4 transmission.

Retarder VR 3250

Technical data

Step-up ratio i=2.03
max rated braking torque max. 3250 Nm
Maximum speed at the propshaft 2 500 rpm
Operation standard 6-stage hand-brake switch
stage 1 = automatic mode (downhill cruise control)
Operation medium oil (see fuel specification Renault)
Fill rate (oil change) 5.4 l
Control medium compressed air
Unit weight incl. flange,
heat exchanger without
operating medium
approx. 59 kg
Nominal voltage 24 V


Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG
Commercial Vehicles
Hardtstraße 8
74564 Crailsheim
Deutschland, Germany

Tel.: +49 7951 32-1555
Fax: +49 7951 32-1506

Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG
Gottfried-Linke-Straße 205
38239 Salzgitter
Ms Sabrina Lipok
Tel.: +49 5341 21 5446
Mr Sascha Koch
Tel.: +49 5341 21 4872
Fax: +49 5341 21 1830


Technical Service
Tel. +49 7951/32-1555
Fax +49 7951/32-1506

Ordering spare parts
Tel. +49 7951/32-1644
Fax +49 7951/32-756

Features and benefits

  • Integrated step-up gear retarder
  • High braking moments
  • Autarchic oil supply system
  • Heat exchanger with integrated transmission oil cooling
  • Standard universal joint shaft length is not affected by the retarder