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The new Volvo FMX breaks cover at Hillhead 2010

Volvo’s rugged new FMX construction truck is represented at the Hillhead Show in 2010 by a 26-tonne GVW, all-wheel-drive 6x6 tipper. The left-hand drive FMX is displayed on the Volvo Group stand.

Built specifically for heavy construction tasks, the specification of the FMX on display at Hillhead includes the D11C 11-litre engine rated at 450hp driving all three axles through a Volvo Powertronic six-speed, fully automatic gearbox. The Volvo in-line six-cylinder D11C450 diesel delivers 2150Nm of torque between 950-1400 rev/min.

The FMX on show at Hillhead features a full sleeper cab, 4,300mm wheelbase and RT3210HV heavy-duty hub reduction rear axles running on Volvo’s proven T-Ride bogie suspension. Final drive ratio is 3.61:1.

Since being premiered at the BAUMA Show in April, the FMX is attracting interest among UK and Ireland construction industry customers looking for a productive and tough new construction truck. The Hillhead show represents the FMX’s first public appearance in the UK.

Volvo Trucks have joined forces at Hillhead 2010 with fellow Volvo Group company Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE). The two companies are sharing a stand to demonstrate their ability to offer an integrated total solution to construction industry operators.

Volvo Trucks UK and Ireland managing director Göran Nyberg said: 'The introduction of the FMX means that we can now offer our construction industry customers a total solution. The new FMX is a great looking, rugged new truck and we are working in partnership with Volvo CE to offer customers a solution which includes not only fuel efficient trucks but also state of the art, highly productive machinery from Volvo CE.'

According to Göran Nyberg, Volvo are confident that the breadth of their total solution will hold particular appeal to the construction industry: 'Our total solution includes Volvo Trucks Fuel Management Service, Dynafleet telematics and a wide range of finance and insurance products from Volvo Financial Services. No other manufacturer has this kind of experience where we can look after the needs of both machinery and truck operators in the construction, demolition and waste handling and recycling sectors. Together with Volvo Construction Equipment we have the most comprehensive product offering. We can provide a total solution for on- and off-road construction work and have vast experience meeting our customers’ needs.'

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