The Volvo FM truck family is described by the manufacturer as being a versatile platform for specialist applications. And that description certainly fits the crane trucks which fall into the FM range.
You can find a range of used Volvo FM crane vehicles for sale, running the gamut from models with flatbed bodies to those with tipper capabilities for use in construction. Because there are different technologies and truck types in demand throughout this category, buyers will need to hone their search to suit their needs. The crane itself will be the biggest asset of any FM truck that features it, so testing it before buying is a must.
Volvo FM tippers in this category tend to feature the crane mounted just behind the cab, allowing for loose materials to be quickly collected and deposited into the body. Referred to as grab loaders, these all-purpose vehicles are usually outfitted with a 6x2 or 8x4 axle configuration to improve off-road stability and traction.
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Volvo FM 9.380
2006 | Crane Vehicles | 26000kg
FM9.380 6 X 2 FLATBED WITH CRANE 2006 25Æ Flatbed, Gormagh 27500 E4 4 Extension Crane with remote control, Rear lift, Front & rear stabilisers, 20Æ container positions, Alloy wheels, Reverse Camera, Kelsa Eurobar, Air horns, Beacon Bar, Exterior Sunvisor, Tool storage, Air Conditioning, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Sunroof, CD+Radio
- Stock Ref:- S039
- MOT Expiry:- 30/06/2018
Volvo FM 12
2006 | Crane Vehicles
FM12 2006/06, 8x4 Grab topper fitted Epsilon E120 crane and bucket , good condition.
Volvo Unknown FM-420
2015 | Crane Vehicles | 32000kg
Fitted with a Hiab X5 211 Crane with 5 x Extensions, 7.2 Metre Andover Beavertail Plant Body with Hydraulic Flip-Over Rear Ramps, Hydraulic Winch, Globetrotter Single Bunk Sleeper Cab, Night Heater, Rear Lift Axle, Air Conditioning, All Round Cab Camera System, Cruise Control, Locking Diff, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Engine
Volvo FM RHD 12 4X2 TIPPER w/CRANE
1999 | Crane Vehicles
Volvo FM 9 6 X 4 FLATBED CRANE - 2004 - KX54 UTR
2004 | Crane Vehicles | 9000kg
Volvo FM Series Sleeper Cab. Volvo D9A-300 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Volvo 9 Speed Syncromesh Manual Gearbox. Volvo Single Reduction Drive Axles C/w Diff / Cross Locks. Steel Drive Axle Suspension. 26Ft Flatbed Body C/w Wood Panel Floor, Lashing Rings, Raised Headboard And Dropsides. 2003 Gormagh 19000E3 Front Mounted Crane C/w Hydraulic Stabiliser Legs, Dual Standing
Volvo FM 340
2007 | Crane Vehicles
2007 57 FM 340 6x4 manual Tipper Grab fitted with Charlton Steel body and Epsilom Crane and Grab x Water Board done 225,000 Kms mint condition first to see will buy.
Volvo FM 9-300
1999 | Crane Vehicles
FM9-300 4x2 Flatbed Crane Lorry 2003 with KING Tandem Axle Drag/Cheese Wedge Insert Trailer 1999 21ft Flatbed, Air Suspension, Sleeper Cab, 2005 Hiab 122 BS-2 HiDuo Crane, 2 Extensions, Remote Control, Front Stabilisers, Air Con, Air Deflection Kit, Beacon Bar, Sunvisor, Sunroof, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Lashing Hooks, Tool Storage, Rear Access Ladder, Radio, Analogue Tachograph, 8sp Manual
Volvo FM 9 380 8X4 Tipper & HMF Crane
2003 | Crane Vehicles | 32000kg
Volvo FM9 380 8x4 Under Ram Tipper with Detachable side boards & HMF 1563 K2 Crane, Day Cab, 492600 Kiometres, Year 2003 Tippers
The crane will typically feature a clamshell bucket that can grab materials, and of course if you have a tipper with its own loading mechanism, it can operate on its own rather than requiring supplementary equipment. A steel tipping body is preferred for grabloaders, while even older models can come with reversing cameras, weight sensors and lots of other impressive features. As long as everything is in working order, there should be little to get in the way of your search for a crane-augmented Volvo FM tipper.
The crane vehicles in this range which offer true extendable reach are even more specialised than the tippers, allowing operators to lift heavy equipment and goods utilising a portable platform that can be easily repositioned for optimal access to high places. This can further be enhanced through the use of hydraulic legs, which are available on certain models. Checking the maximum payload that the crane can manage at specific angles and elevations is also important.
Most of these FM variants will come with third-party crane mechanisms which offer full remote control to the driver. A 6x2 axle configuration allows for a rear lift axle set-up, providing the extra stability that is necessary whenever the crane is in action. A flatbed body can allow other equipment to be loaded using the crane, while dropside bodies are also available on this type of crane vehicle.
Checking the core mechanisms of a Volvo FM crane vehicle is important, but you must also look at what second-hand models have to offer in terms of cab space, comfort features, fuel efficiency and durability. Euro 5 and 6 engines are present on more recent releases in this range, while both day and sleeper cabs can be chosen on the used market, depending on the kinds of distances you are likely require the vehicle and its driver to cover in a given time scale. Beacons and working lights may also be on your checklist, so make sure the Volvo FM crane vehicle you choose has these on board to avoid disappointment.
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