The Volvo FM has been around since 1998 and, as you might expect, has undergone a number of upgrades since. It was designed for regional haulage and has excelled in this niche over the years. Its reputation for great build quality and reliability are central to this success and these qualities have been enhanced with every version that has arrived. 2010 saw a major overhaul, with an exterior facelift and new internal features. Since then the FM has been offered in no fewer than six cab configurations, namely the Day Cab, Low Sleeper Cab, Standard Sleeper Cab, Globetrotter, Globetrotter LXL and Crew Cab. The Volvo FM comes in both Volvo tipper, rigid and tractor unit setup and has a huge range of axle configurations.
The post-2010 versions have the standard Volvo diagonal strip on the grille and a second chrome bar to the top. The lower section is split into two horizontal sections, with a subtle ‘V’ shape. The lights look very like those of the FH, but the main feature only appears when you move to the side and see the profile created by the raked windscreen, a unique Volvo feature in this class. It is an attractive design and one which lends the Volvo FM a pleasingly dynamic appearance.
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Volvo FM 330
2013 | Beavertails | 26000kg
- 6x2 Rearlift Beavertail
- Hydraulic Cheese Wedge Ramps
- Sleeper Cab
Volvo FM 410
2011 | Skiploaders | 32000kg
- 8x4 Hookloader
- Hiab Multilift Equipment
- Day Cab
Volvo FM 12 380 8x4 Steel Tipper
2005 | Tippers
2005 Volvo FM12 380 8x4 Sleeper Cab Steel Tipper on Springs Suspension, 12 Speed Manual Gearbox, Double Drive Double Diff, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
Volvo FM 12 340 8x4 Steel Tipper
2001 | Tippers | 32000kg
2001 Volvo FM12 340 8x4 Day Cab Steel Tipper on Springs Suspension, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Double Drive Double Diff, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
Volvo FMX 8x4 ALUMINIUM INSULATED TIPPER 2011 PO11 AWV
2011 | Tippers | 32000kg
Volvo FMX Series Day Cab Volvo 380Bhp Turbo Air to Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine c/w Ad-Blue System Volvo Multi Position Engine Brake (VEB) Volvo I-Shift Semi Automatic Gearbox Volvo Single Reduction Drive Axles c/w Diff/Cross Locks Steel Drive Axle Suspension Full Drum Braking System PPG Aluminium Insulated Tipping Body c/w Remote Release Split Tail Gate with 2x Tarmac Chutes Electric Roll Over
Volvo FM 9
2003 | Flats
2003 03 FM9 26T FLATBED TRUCK, 6X2 WITH A REAR LIFT (TAG AXLE), 30FT WOODEN FLOOR FLATBED, DAYCAB, MANUAL GEARBOX, DIGITAL TACHOGRAPH, 740,000 KLMS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS / MIRRORS (HEATED), DIFF LOCK, CRUISE CONTROL, PHONE KIT, AIR SUSPENSION, OUTSIDE LOCKER, CLEAN TRUCK, MECHANICALLY VERY GOOD.
Volvo FM RHD 12 4X2 TRACTOR
2002 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg
Volvo FM RHD 12 8X4 HOOKLOADER
2000 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
2003 | Tippers | 32000kg
2003 VOLVO FM 8X4 Steel body tipper manual gearbox steel suspension double drive Call Richard 07815 564541 Tony 07979 510216 WhatsApp
Volvo FM 12 6 X 2 REAR STEER FLATBED DRAWBAR OUTFIT - 2005
2005 | Combi Vans | 8000kg
Volvo FM Series Globetrotter Sleeper Cab. Volvo 420 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Volvo Engine Brake (VEB). Volvo 14 Speed Syncromesh Manual Gearbox. Volvo Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Controls. Air Suspended Rear Lift/Steer Axle. 21Ft Flatbed Body C/w Aluminium Flooring And Steel Cage Dropsides. Aluminium Side Guard
Inside, Volvo’s build quality is again evident, putting it on an equal standing with Mercedes and Scania. The now familiar wraparound dash is refreshingly free of clutter and switchgear layout is well thought out. The instrument cluster features the usual circular dials and a useful information display. There are two handy 12v and 24v sockets in the fascia, along with USB and AUX connectors for the sound system. The seats are excellent and the optional ventilation, body weight adjustment, heating and back rests make them a complete standout. Even basic versions are comfortable and adjustable and the steering wheel also adjusts and folds away for easier access to the cab.
The upgraded D11C, D13B and D13C engines are capable and are so far proving reliable too. These units meet Euro 5 standards and output ranges between 330 and 500hp. The power plants can be joined to a choice of 9-speed or 14-speed manual gearbox and the excellent I-Shift 12 speed automatic transmission. This latter unit is one of the best in the industry, seldom requiring any manual intervention and freeing up the driver to concentrate on the road ahead. The unit also saves fuel and is 70kg lighter.
The Volvo FM is a standout in this sector. The suspension and chassis can cope with anything you throw at them and can carry full payloads without complaint. The engine range is comprehensive and the cabs are first-class. Taken together, they make a second-hand Volvo FM an excellent choice.
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