Volvo has new range in trailers, tippers
In a bid to reinforce its position further in the heavier premium tipper truck business and tractor trailers, Volvo India unveiled its new range of FM, FH tractor trailers, and FMX tippers. The new products launched are claimed to deliver higher productivity based on the engineering improvements as compared to the previous series. The new FMX 440 8×4 claims of delivering higher productivity with increased body capacity of 19.5 cum, which according to the company allows to carry additional bucket of payload. The truck is equipped with ‘I-shift’ gear box for mining as an option. FMX 440 is fitted with six cylinders, 12.8 litre inline direct injection diesel engine delivering maximum power of 440 hp@ 1400-1800rpm and maximum torque of 2200 nm@ 15050-1400rpm.
The new FM 6×4 tractor trailer comes with an improved power rating of 400hp-440hp. The products come with 125 tonnes of gross vehicle weight. Intended for the project engineering sector, the new Volvo FH 520, 6×4 comes with an increased load carrying capacity to 200 tones. The tractor trailer is fitted with six-cylinders, 12.8 litres inline direct injection diesel engine delivering 520hp@ 1,500-1,800rpm, and maximum torque is 2500 nm@ 1050-1450rpm.
The increased stability of the cab and improved design of front and rear suspension also result in better directional stability. The tractor trailer is fitted with front and rear tow hook certified for 50 tones more gross carrier weight i.e. 200 tonnes for overweight applications.