The smallest in the range of vehicles from Volvo, the FL is seen as solid and dependable, two qualities which everyone would hope for when buying a truck. Initially, some trucks within the FL range operated at 7.5 tonnes GVW, although that has now changed to a far more capacious 12 tonnes GVW, increasing up to 18 tonnes.
After undergoing a total revamp in 2006, the Volvo FL range has a wide choice of cabs available, not to mention engines, gearboxes and even the amount of power you can extract from each engine. Some of the older FL models still sell pretty well, even though they can seem a little basic by comparison to the post-2006 trucks. They’re best for use as recovery and tipper vehicles.
If you want to learn about what makes Volvo FL trucks and what TruckLocator think of them, you can Find out more.
A selection of Volvo parts for sale on trucklocatorSpring Brake Split Mirror Parts Volvo Truck Gearboxes Volvo FH12 02>08 Headlight, RH, XENON 21001662 Volvo FH12/FM 02> Grille lower 20453716 / 20516776 Complete king pin kit (wheel set) Volvo FH12 02> Headlight housing LH 20453627 / 20534600 / 20827042 / 20917957
Want to sort your results? Sort by
Volvo FL 6, 23 TONNE 6 X 2 ATBED -
2005 | Panel Vans | 23000kg
Volvo FL6 Series Day Cab C/w Dual Passenger Seats. Volvo 220 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Volvo 6 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Front And Rear Air Suspension C/w In Cab Hand Held Controls. Rear Trailing Axle. 26Ft Flatbed Body C/w Raised Headboard And Wood Panel Flooring. Steel Side Guard Safety Rails. Battery Isolator Switch. PVCU
Volvo FL 6 Oil Tanker
2002 | Tankers
Volvo FL6 Daycab Oil Collection Tanker On Springs Manual Gearbox Rev Cam Electric Windows In Good Working Order And Condition
Stock Number: PN02 YPA
Mileage: 247264 Kms
Volvo FL 6 18
Volvo FL6 18 4X2 18 Ton Skip Loader (Will sell as Cab/Chassis) Ideal Export Rigid Trucks
Volvo FL 6 220
2005 | Beavertails | 26000kg
FL6 220.27FT BODY,FLIPTOE RAMPS,FRONT AND REAR AIR SUPSENSION,REAR LIFT AXLE,MANUAL GEARBOX,3 SEATS,VERY CLEAN FOR YEAR.220HP
2009 | Refuse Body
2009 volvo fl 240 hp, 4x2, 15 tonner, auto, heil body, terberg binlift, direct council 4x2 Refuse Trucks under 18 tons
Volvo FL 10
1997 | Chassis Cabs
Volvo 8x4 Chassis Cab (97 TS 1657), year 1997, 97 reg, on springs, double drive, sleeper cab, 32 tonnes, clock reads 064648 kms. H: 3.50 L: 9.00 W: 2.50
2004 | Flats
SEE FULL VEHICLE DESCRIPTION FOR MORE INFORMTION ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Bulkhead, Cabin Suspension Manual, CD Player, PCM, Power Steering, Seat Belts, Spare Key, Speaker System, Suspension Leaf, Tacho Analo, Warranty Body Length: 24FTft. This truck is rated as a Non-LEZ Compliant The engine's power output is 240 HP. Right Hand Drive MoT Expiry:
VOLVO FL 240,
14FT FULL ALLOY DROPSIDE BODY,
12 TON VEHICLE,
FITTED WITH A REAR MOUNT HIAB 077 BS-1 DUO CRANE,
NO REMOTE CONTROL,
CRANE LIFT CAPACITIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
2.2m = 3050 kgs
3.5 m = 2000 kgs
5.1 m = 1380 kgs
Please read full vehicle specification ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Bulkhead, CD Player, Immobilizer, Power Steering, Rope Hooks, Seat Belts, Speaker System,
Volvo Unknown FL
2009 | Flats
ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Air Suspension, Bulkhead, Cabin Suspension Manual, CD Player, Insulated Cabin, Power Steering, Rope Hooks, Seat Belts, Speaker System, Tacho Digital, Tinted Windows, Warranty Body Length: 24ft. This truck is rated as a Euro 4 The engine's power output is 240 HP. Right Hand Drive MoT Expiry: 03-2017
Volvo FM 9 300 Rigid Flat With Crane
2005 | Crane Vehicle
Atlas 165.2e Remote Crane, 24 Flat Body, Parrot Hands Free Kit, Rear Lift Axle, Cruise Control, Engine Brake, Analog Tacho, Electric Mirrors and Windows, 9 Speed Manual Gear Box, RIGIDS
Before 2006, the engines available with the FL series were 6-litre Volvo D6B diesels equipped with power ranging from 180bhp to 250bhp. Post-2006, the new engine was a 7-litre Volvo D7F engine with 240bhp, 260bhp or 280bhp, making it considerably more powerful to help cope with the increased payload.
Before the FE range was launched, the FL was available as a tractor unit, a 6x2 chassis unit or even as an 8x4 tipper with a whopping 10-litre engine. This model was known as the Volvo F10, which is still available if you look hard enough for a used model. They’re still surprisingly common on the roads today.
In terms of cab choice, there are three options for the newer FL trucks – a day cab, a medium cab and a crew cab. The latter is probably the best choice for recovery trucks, while a medium cab has enough capacity for a small crew. Each cab is pretty well-equipped with security and entertainment features coming as standard.
Suspension depends purely on which FL truck you decide to buy. With the FL L, you get 19.5in wheels for light distribution, while the medium-sized FL M truck has a steel suspension with 22.5in wheels, ideal for use as a skip or tipper. The Volvo FL H (Heavy) truck comes with either steel or air suspension, useful for light construction jobs.
The Volvo FL, despite being relatively small, is capable of doing various jobs, but seems to come into its own as a tipper or skip.
The Volvo FL range of trucks is the most compact variety it offers at the moment, making them ideal for urban use where things such as agility and efficiency are invariably important. And the FL models with vacuum tank bodies attached can come into play in a variety of situations when high volumes of fluid substances need to be transported with minimum fuss. Used Volvo FL vacuum tank trucks are up for sale, with these compact models proving durable enough to cope with the demands of multiple owners over the years. And as with any truck that features a vacuum tank on the rear, you need to look at the functionality of this hydraulically operated unit as well as any other features which may require maintenance.
The cabs available for the FL vacuum tank family include a standard day cab along with a comfort cab and the all-important crew cab, the latter of which is capable of accommodating a full team of workers in a single trip. Under the skin you can find modern engines ranging in power from 210bhp to 280bhp, while both manual and automatic gearboxes are on offer. In general, these trucks weigh in at the 18-tonne mark, and recent models are available alongside those that have been operating for a longer period, ensuring that the range of prices is suitably varied.
The vacuum tank body on a Volvo FL will usually be mounted with a tipping mechanism to allow vertical elevation of the front end for improved performance during evacuation. A rear-mounted hydraulic hose can dispense the contents of the tank efficiently, while models will also come equipped with an auxiliary hose built on one side for added convenience. The primary hose can come with a gully arm to give the truck added reach, so check that this mechanism is in full working order, along with any other systems that are crucial to the consistent operation of this vehicle. A medium- to high-volume Volvo FL vacuum tank can hold around 1800 gallons or more, so of course the volume you pick should be determined by your requirements.
Driver comfort is a given for most modern trucks, especially those that are part of Volvo’s FL range such as the vacuum tank models on sale here. But this manufacturer has also integrated many components which are designed to make life easier for the person behind the wheel and any passengers. The latest version of the FL vacuum tank truck can feature impressive features such as regenerative braking, automated diagnostics, Euro V and VI engines for competitive fuel consumption and also features to make maintenance less of a hassle. So when it comes to hitting the road repeatedly without much downtime, this type of truck should be an economical option.
If you are buying a second-hand Volvo FL vacuum tank truck, then make sure that things such as a recent MOT certificate and a well-ordered logbook are present to give you information about its history and also confidence in its future.
Volvo are continuing their series of videos - aiming to transmit the qualities of their brand and their products. Traditionally the brand has been known for their approach to safety -... Read MoreVolvo Narrow Track FL Review | A Trucklocator Feature
The trucking industry is full of very specific little niches which demand a vehicle with particular characteristics. Although these markets may not be huge, they can be lucrative for a truck... Read MoreThe Volvo FL240 Distribution Rigid | A Trucklocator Feature
The Volvo FL240 distribution rigid is an 18-tonne 4x2 wagon with a good-looking cab. There is a low waistline and the split sliding glass on the nearside door and rear cab panel make sure... Read MoreVolvo FL Range Reviewed | A Trucklocator Feature
There has undoubtedly been a shift away from 7.5 tonners towards heavier trucks since the licensing rules changed. Those bigger vehicles now offer a better mix of productivity and payload... Read More
Read some of the reviews left by Trucklocator users regarding the Volvo FL below. You can also view all Volvo FL reviews.
Post a review of the Volvo FL below. Fields marked with * are required.