Volvo FMX Chassis Introduction 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
D13B: 360, 400, 440 hp
D13C: 380, 420, 460, 500 hp

A sturdy frame to build on

The chassis is the truck’s backbone. If a construction truck is to last a long time, its chassis must withstand all the stresses and strains it’s subjected to every single day, both from the power it has to deliver while carrying a heavy load and from the difficult terrain in which it operates.

However, the chassis is only the base for the body. That’s why the Volvo FMX chassis range is very flexible. Wheelbases, chassis packaging, bogies and other features can be varied in a number of ways to suit each application. Together with Volvo’s bodybuilding instructions, this makes the bodybuilder’s job far simpler.