Volvo FM

Short facts

Total weight:
Up to 100 tonnes

Chassis height:
810 to 1200 mm





  • I-Shift
  • Wide a range of manual 9-speed and 14-speed gearboxes
  • Powertronic 5- or 6-speed automatic transmission


To suit a variety of needs the Volvo FM can be fitted with a choice of several 9- or 14-speed manual gearboxes. All feature servo synchromesh and wire operation, which results in low gearchanging force and less lever vibration. The range-change and splitter gearboxes are available in versions intended for different engine torque levels and optionally with overdrive as well.

I-Shift will change the way you drive. It is a 12-speed gearbox with electronically controlled shifting system. The system has been redesigned and is now available for long-haul, distribution and construction duties, dimensioned to handle gross combination weights above 80 tonnes. It is quiet and more compact than ever, weighing approximately 70 kg less than a manual gearbox.

Powertronic is a 5- or 6-speed automatic planetary transmission intended for construction and distribution duties. It can now be combined with all engine outputs. With good starting and driving properties it has two operating modes as well as manual gearchanging. The gearchange takes place without any interruption in power delivery. Powertronic also reduces internal losses when climbing gradients.