The new Volvo FMX

A true construction truck,
packed with innovative solutions

Driving in construction operations requires skill. Great skill when it comes to transporting large loads, quickly and efficienctly, without getting bogged down, and without compromising the truck.

Volvo FMX is developed to make driving in construction applications easier and safer – from the robust bumper and advanced steering to the new comfortable rear. Here are some of the highlights.

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Top 10 Stories

1 DESIGN Asok George explains what the new truck has in common with your favourite pair of jeans.  6 WORKPLACE The redesigned cab has better storage, greater comfort and a suite of controls at your fingertips. 
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2 STEERING How to cancel potholes and take the weight off tired shoulders: Volvo Dynamic Steering. 7 AIR SUSPENSION What the new air suspension means to a Volvo FMX and its driver when the road is like a washboard. 
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3 ROBUSTNESS Is it robust enough to run into a pile of rubble without having to stop for a repair?  8 MOBILITY Meet the new 8x6 mud wrestler and discover why AWD is a waste of fuel – unless it’s a Volvo FMX. 
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4 TRIDEM When there’s hardly any space to manoeuvre, Tridem has turning axles in all the right places.  9 I-SHIFT Read all about it: now the 4x4, 6x6 and 8x6 are available with Volvo’s automated I-Shift transmission. 
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5 GROUND CLEARANCE With protection for vital parts, air suspension no longer compromises valuable ground clearance.  10 HEADLIGHTS Improving productivity after daylight – the mission to give FMX drivers the very best light performance. 


Volvo Dynamic Steering

The road ahead is straight.
Even when it isn't.

It’s a patented and groundbreaking invention, making driving more relaxed and safe. We call it Volvo Dynamic Steering. It helps you straighten out the various disturbances that may occur on the track you are driving on. The risk of repetitive strain injuries on your body is therefore dramatically reduced. It’s all about active steering. Just experience it yourself.

Optimised rear axle pressure

A streamlined belly-line.
At least the truck has one.

One of the most essential qualifications for a construction truck is high ground clearance. That’s why we created the air suspension GRAS-G2 for up to three rear axles. At the same time we created outstanding stability and driving comfort, whether the truck is laden or unladen. This is a rear suspension that is specifically developed for the gravel pit.

I-Shift gearbox

A knee-saving invention.

Driving I-Shift is a real pleasure. Without the clutch pedal, you can safely sit back and concentrate on the other two. I-Shift uses its built-in intelligence to quickly and automatically choose the right gear at all times. Still, if you want, it allows you to step in and shift gear manually. Now, I-Shift is an option also for all vehicles with driven front axle (4×4, 6×6 or 8×6).

Volvo FMX engine

Up to 540 hp of pure power.
Without jeopardising fuel efficiency.

Volvo’s leadership in diesel-engine technology is clearly visible once you start comparing engine curves. You’ll experience fast acceleration, excellent pulling power, comfortable low-speed handling and, not least, a fuelefficient and pleasurable ride at cruising speed. Our range of Euro 6 engines still offers the same driveability and reliability, and the fuel economy is almost on par.

Want to learn more?

To read more about the new Volvo FMX, please visit your local Volvo Trucks website. Use the country selector in the top-right corner of this page.

Close up on the
Volvo FMX

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