Volvo FMX Performance gearbox 1

Volvo FMX

Short Facts

Gross vehicle weight:
18 to 48 tonnes

Chassis height:
900 to 1240 mm

Engines:
D11C: 330, 370, 410, 450 hp
D13C: 380, 420, 460, 500 hp

Let go of the gear lever

I-Shift has long been highly appreciated out on the highway. Drivers worldwide testify to how much easier the truck is to drive when I-Shift takes the strain. Haulage firms testify to lower fuel costs. The secret lies in the software, which tailors the choice of gear to improve driveability and limit fuel consumption.

Now many operators have realised that I-Shift is worth its weight in gold in construction duties as well. Working in synchrony with the brakes and suspension, I-Shift makes it easier to manoeuvre at low speeds. A special program modifies gearchanges for poor road surfaces and hilly terrain to provide maximum torque when it’s needed and avoid unnecessary gearchanges.

Manual or Powertronic
Naturally, Volvo’s gearbox range also includes several dependable manual gearboxes as well as the fully automatic Powertronic transmission that changes gear without the slightest disruption in torque delivery. This makes it particularly suitable for heavy construction duties.