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.
A selection of Volvo parts for sale on trucklocatorVolvo FH12/FM 02> Cabin entrance extension, cabin extension RH 3175930 Volvo Water Pumps SP4100 Volvo RSS1344B DSS44B/3.70 Part.N:20365 -662 DIF Volvo FH12 02>08 Headlight chrome surrounding, - LH 20452847 SP3077 Volvo RSS1344 2006 BACK DISC AXLE UPPER STEP FRONT BRACKET, RH GRILLE HINGE (LOWER), LH
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Volvo FM 12 460 6x4 T/unit
2005 | Tractor Unit
Double Drive, 65000kg GVW, Tray Type Tacho, 13 Speed Manual Gear Box, Dec 2016 M.O.T, Steel Suspension TRACTOR UNITS 6X4
Volvo FM 12.340
2001 | Crane Vehicle
- 8x4 Offloader
- Manual Gearbox
- Palfinger PK21000 Crane
- Day Cab
Volvo FM GLOBETROTTER 6 X 2 TAG AXLE TRACTOR UNIT -
2007 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
Volvo FM Series Sleeper Cab. Volvo D12D 430 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine. Volvo Multi Stage Engine Brake (VEB). Volvo I Shift Semi Automatic Gearbox. Gearbox Driven Twinline/Tipping Hydraulics C/w Chassis Mounted Aluminium Hydraulic Tank And In Cab Controls. Volvo Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Controls. Air Suspended Rear
Volvo FM 13
2010 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg
2010 Volvo FM13 460 6x2 Globetrotter Tractor Unit Ishift, Sleeper Cab, Chassis Infill, Engine Brake.
2002 | Curtainsiders
Volvo FM 13.400
2008 | Mixers | 32000kg
8X4 Mortar Mixer. For Further Information Please Call Mike on 07785 550966
Volvo FM 7 250 6x2 Sleeper Cab Fridge Box
2000 | Refrigerated Box | 26000kg
2000 Volvo FM7 250 6x2 Rear Lift Sleeper Cab Fridge Box, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Thermoking Fridge Unit, Side Loading Door, Internal Divider, Electric Standy, Excellent Condition, We can ship this truck to Walvis Bay, Namibia for ?ú3,000
Volvo FM 11-450 GLOBETROTTER
2012 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
6X2 T/UNIT, I SHIFT, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL , AIR CON, FULL AIR KIT, TYRES 80%, CONTRACT MAINTAINED, VERY CLEAN
Volvo FM 400
2004 | Tippers
2004 Volvo FM12.400, 8X4 Tipper, c/w Easy Sheet, Manual Box, For Further Information Please Call Mike On 07785 550966
Volvo FM 12 6 X 4 DRAWBAR SPEC ALUMINIUM TIPPER -
2001 | Tippers | 26000kg
Volvo FM Series Sleeper Cab. Volvo D12D 380 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Volvo Engine Brake (VEB). Volvo 14 Speed Syncromesh Manual Gearbox. Volvo Single Reduction Drive Axles c/w Diff/Cross Locks. Steel Drive Axle Suspension. Aluminium Tipping Body C/w Barn Doors. Harsh Underfloor Tipping Rams c/w In Cab Controls. Electric Flip Net C/w In Cab Controls. VBG Air Operated
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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