Just add superstructure.

Tipper, tanker, crane, box van, car transporter, fire truck… No matter your application – the new Volvo FM is up for it.

An increased amount of specification options and several clever chassis features make the bodybuilder’s job easy – and quick.

How factory preparations save you time and money – with Johan Eknander

Volvo FM bodybuilding flexibility

Optimised for any job.

The new Volvo FM comes with numerous specification options, making it easy to tailor to your exact requirements. Thanks to this flexibility you can always get a Volvo FM that’s perfectly prepared for your application.

Save bodybuilding time

Save time at the bodybuilder’s.

The better we can prepare the truck for the bodybuilder, the less time your Volvo FM needs to spend at the workshop. And as soon as you place your order, the bodybuilder gains access to 3D drawings of your very truck in Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions. All leading to significally reduced lead times – and costs.

Read the inside story on flexibility and the bottom line

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No compromises on quality.

When the truck is perfectly prepared from factory, the bodybuilder can also avoid unnecessary reconstruction work of the actual truck. You not only save time, but can also be sure that your truck keeps its original Volvo quality.

Some of the key bodybuilding features:

Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions interface Power take-off
Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions.

As soon as you order your Volvo FM, exact drawings of your very truck are available in the intuitive VBI online portal. The body-builder can start working while we build the truck, which dramatically shortens lead-times. Visit Volvo Bodybuilder Instructions

Power take-offs for every need.

There is a wide range of clutch-independent and clutch-dependent power take-offs to drive all sorts of body equipment. View the complete list.

Volvo FM chassis layout, top view Volvo FM frame, side view
The frame is straight.

Unlike most other trucks, a Volvo features a frame that is completely straight and parallel behind the cab. This makes the bodybuilder’s job a whole lot easier.

Staying out of the bodybuilder’s way.

We never allow our engineers to place any-thing above the top of the frame. This area belongs entirely to the bodybuilder – adding a lot of flexibility.

Volvo FM frame upper hole row Rear overhang length options
A dedicated row of holes.

The frame comes with an upper row of holes that is designated for the superstructure. Since we don’t use any rivets here, the bodybuilder can easily attach the equipment.

Choose your exact rear overhang.

The rear frame can now be factory cut exactly as you need it – in 50 mm increments – to perfectly match your super-structure. Regardless of whether you need an extremely short rear overhang or a longer one.

Specification options Rear end cuts
Loads of specification options.

The more possible combinations, the easier a truck is to tailor. That’s why the new Volvo FM has more options than ever before when it comes to axle configurations, chassis heights and wheel bases. View the complete chassis specs.

4 different rear end cuts.

We can now deliver your FM from factory with four different rear frame end cuts: upper (for tippers, hook-lifts and refuse trucks), lower (for centre-axle trailers), bent (for tractors) or straight (for rigids).

Rear underrun protection position Frame height
Rear underrun position.

To widen the rear end options even further, the rear underrun protection can be placed in several different positions.

Two different frame heights.

Choose between a 266 mm and a 300 mm frame depending on the demands of the superstructure.

Body Builder Module Swap body
Body Builder Module.

Makes it easy for the bodybuilder to tap into the truck’s electrical system to tailor functions. You can access them conveniently on the flexible dashboard switches and in the Work Remote.

Perfect for swap bodies.

Not all truck bodies are permanent. The 295 mm stroke of the new rear air suspension in combination with the extra low chassis is the perfect solution if you transport temporary ones.

Body attachment brackets Crane truck preparations
Attachment brackets.

Volvo FM can be factory prepared with body attachment brackets, mounted on the frame. Now available not only in the wheelbase area, but also on the rear overhang.

Prepared for a crane.

A low chassis and high axle loads. That’s what’s on every crane builders wishlist. Volvo FM comes with both. What’s more, we can create a free frame space near the cab, and even deliver your truck with factory-mounted crane plates.

Frame inner-liners
More reinforcements than ever before.

Some heavy applications put a lot of pressure on the frame. But don’t worry. The new Volvo FM has more choices of inner-liners than ever, providing all the reinforcement you may need.