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.
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Volvo FL 240
2007 | Tankers
FL240 4 x 2 FUEL TANKER 2007 ** CHOICE ** Talleres Cobo hnos s. l. 13,695 litre single compartment tank, Walkway Safety Rail, Rear Access Ladders, Exterior Sunvisor, Alloy Wheels, Worklamps, Fire Extinguisher Storage, Tool Storage, Side Storage Rails, AC, EW, Manual Sunroof, Defrost Mirros, CD+Radio
- STOCK NO. R294
- MOT OCTOBER 2017
Volvo FL 240
2007 | Tankers
FL240 4 x 2 FUEL TANKER 2007 ** CHOICE ** WTS Tank+2 Compartments, Walkway Safety Rail, Rear Access Ladders, Exterior Sunvisor, Alloy Wheels, Worklamps, Fire Extinguisher Storage, Tool Storage, Side Storage Rails, AC, EW, Manual Sunroof, Defrost Mirros, CD+Radio
- STOCK NO. R293
- MOT DECEMBER 2017
Volvo FL 240
2007 | Tankers
2007 FL 240 4X2 OIL / FUEL / WATER TANKER VACUM / PRESSURE 171000 MILES VERY GOOD CONDITION ANY INSPECTION WELCOME For More Trucks Like This Please Visit Our Website Or Call Tel: 07757689678 Whatsapp/Sms/Call FROM ABROAD 00447757689678 CALL/SMS/WHATSAPP 24HCURRENTLY WE HAVE OVER 100 TRUCKS IN STOCK For More Trucks Like This Please See Our WebsiteTEL: 07757689678 Call / Sms / Whatsapp 24h From
Volvo FL 240
2008 | Refrigerated Box
2008 FL 240 4X2 FRIDGE BOX TRUCK THERMO KING FRIDGE 301000 MILES GOOD CONDITION ANY INSPECTION WELCOME For More Trucks Like This Please Visit Our Website Or Call Tel: 07757689678 Whatsapp/Sms/Call FROM ABROAD 00447757689678 CALL/SMS/WHATSAPP 24HCURRENTLY WE HAVE OVER 100 TRUCKS IN STOCK For More Trucks Like This Please See Our WebsiteTEL: 07757689678 Call / Sms / Whatsapp 24h From Abroad:
Volvo FL 220
2006 | Sweeper
Johnston VT650 sweeper body with twin sweep, gulley sucker, pressure washerEngine Hours 6000 hrs, 235,000 km £18,000 ONO ***************
Volvo FM 7 FLATBED 6X4
2000 | Specialist
RIGHT HAND DRIVE,
Volvo FL 10.360 LHD
1998 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg
LEFT HAND DRIVE,
Volvo FL 240 Curtainside 4x2
2007 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg
*******Please quote Ref no: r101042****** Cab White - Chassis Grey - Mileage history, - Suspension 2 leaf front & air rear - Euro 4 - Diesel inline engine - 240 hp - Adblue - LEZ Compliant - Fuel tank ps 300 ltrs - Digital tachograph - 3 Stage engine brake - permitted weight 18,000 ton - Tyres v good - Vehicle condition good ---- Extras - CD Player, Sun Roof, Sunvisor, Great driving
Volvo FL 240 EURO 5, 4 X 2 FRIDGE FREEZER - 2009 - FJ59 D
2009 | Refrigerated Box | 18000kg
Volvo FL Series Day Cab. Volvo 240 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w Ad-Blue. ZF 6 Speed Automatic Gearbox. Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Controls. Gray And Adams 27Ft Insulated GRP Fridge/Freezer Body C/w Insulated Barn Doors And Partitions. Body Internal Height : 7Ft. Rear Aperture : 6Ft 5 ins. Dhollandia Under Slung
Volvo FL 6 220 Steel Dropside Tipper
2004 | Tippers | 18000kg
2004 Volvo FL6 220 Day Cab Steel Dropside Tipper on Spring Suspension, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, 3 Seat Cab, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
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.
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