The chassis of the new Volvo FL has been constructed for one purpose only: flexibility. And now it’s more flexible than ever. With 10 to 18 tonnes, 4×2 or 4×4, and a wide range of further specifications, it’s prepared for a life in the urban environment – whatever task you put it to.
Chassis heights, approx.
- Low: 810–830 mm
- Med: 860 mm
- High: 950 mm
- X-High: 960 mm
- XX-High: 1175 mm
From 10 tonnes and above.
The Volvo FL chassis offering has now been extended, to include light-weight variants with gross vehicle weights of 10 and 12 tonnes. This means there’s a wide range of model combinations to choose from, ranging from 10 to 18 tonnes.
View the complete chassis specifications
Available with four-wheel drive.
Do your assignments require you to leave the perfect city streets? Choose the all-new Volvo FL 4×4. It has all the traction and ground clearance you need to handle rough road conditions with ease. Perfect as a service truck or a special-purpose vehicle for municipal services.
Learn more about the Volvo FL 4×4
Tailor-made or standard.
The Volvo FL chassis can be ordered with a standard layout or adapted to fit your specific needs. Thanks to the Volvo bodybuilder instructions (VBI) the lead-times for the bodybuilder are shortened and you’ll get your perfect truck, with a perfect superstructure, adapted to your specific business operations, in the shortest time possible.
Easy to build on.
To facilitate the work of the bodybuilder, the chassis can be fitted with bodybuilder brackets in the frame. The combinations can be specified to fit any requirements and any superstructure needed.
Read more about chassis flexibility
Maintenance-free front axles.
A range of maintenance-free front axles are available depending on the load requirements, with load capacities ranging from 4.0 to 7.1 tonnes. The driven front axle for the Volvo FL with four-wheel drive has a load capacity of 5.6 tonnes.
Choice of suspension.
Depending on the axle load, there are different choices of suspension to both front and rear axles: air or leaf suspension or a combination of the two.
There are three different wheel sizes for the Volvo FL range. The smaller trucks with the D5K engine are available with 17.5" or 19.5" wheels, while the 6-cylinder D8K is offered in combination with 19.5" or 22.5" wheels for the heavier trucks.
Ready to sweep the streets.
You can now have your Volvo FL chassis factory-prepared for road sweeper applications. We move all the chassis-mounted equipment out of the way (to the back of the cab and inside the chassis frame), to make room for the superstructure you need.
Fast and safe braking response.
The Volvo FL has pneumatic brakes with lightweight discs at both front and rear.The EBS (Electronically controlled Brake System) disc-brake system provides both faster and safer braking response and promotes less brake wear. The system includes features such as anti-locking brakes (ABS), a differential lock and Brake Blending.
Easy, fast loading.
The Electronically Controlled Suspension (ECS) can be used to control the air suspension levelling, via switches on the dashboard or a control box, to find the right level for the loading platform.