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For Sale Price: EUR €9,369

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom ST6 4NL

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2008 VOLVO FH 480 6X2 TRACTOR UNIT, GLOBETROTTER XL CAB, EURO 5, I SHIFT GEARBOX, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL, AIR CON, DIFF LOCK, 1,143,000 KMS Hours: 1,143,000 KMS

For Sale Price: EUR €9,425

Ashbourne, DERBYSHIRE, United Kingdom DE6 2BL

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Volvo FH 480 Globetrotter XL 6 x 2 Tractor Unit. Reg May 2009. Mot May 2020. Volvo I Shift Auto Gearbox, Fridge Freezer/Microwave. Leather Seats with armrests. Top Tables and Volvo original drinks holder, Cabin Meal Table. Good set of premium brand tyres on durabrite alloy wheels. Tipping gear...

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Hargrave, United Kingdom IP29 5HY

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MAKE Volvo MODEL FH 480 Euro 5 Tractor Unit REGISTERED 2008 REGISTRATION GJ58 UEK CHASSIS NO. YV2AS50C98A674049 ENGINE CLASS Euro 5 GEARBOX Automa•2008 Volvo FH 480 Euro 5 6x2 Midlift Globetrotter XL Tractor Unit •12 Speed I Shift Gearbox •Twin Bunk •Radio/Stereo •Exc...

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom ST6 4NL

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Tractor with Sleeper

For Sale Price: EUR €12,141

Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom ST6 4NL

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Leicester, United Kingdom LE67 4DE

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Leicester, United Kingdom LE67 4DE

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2008/08 VOLVO FH 480 EURO 5 6X2 MID-LIFT TRACTOR UNIT 2008/08 VOLVO FH 480 6X2 MID-LIFT TRACTOR UNIT GLOBETROTTER XL. I SHIFT GEARBOX. IN BLUE, GOOD CONDITION. DRIVES WELL. READY TO GO. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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Cramlington, England, United Kingdom NE23 8AD

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Tractor with Sleeper

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Leicester, United Kingdom LE67 1DD

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Leicester, United Kingdom LE67 4DE

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This is used VOLVO truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials. Transmission: unknown Cab: unknown NumSpeeds: unknown

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Oswestry, SHROPSHIRE, United Kingdom SY10 8BT

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Volvo FH480 Review

The Volvo FH480 offers Volvo's usual quality and refinement of fit. Along with the venerable Globetrotter cab —which can trace its lineage back to 1979 — and the F10 and F12 range, it is still an impressive beast...

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  Blog Archive
Harrisons Transport Adds 8 New Volvo FH Trucks For Temperature-Controlled Transport Operations
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Volvo To Unveil New Factory PTO At Tip-ex Tank-ex Show
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Woodside Logistics Group Add 27 Volvo FH 460s To Fleet
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Volvo FH Takes The Pressure At MLG Transport
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Improved In-Cab Technology Launched by Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks has introduced an updated version of its infotainment unit for its flagship HGVs, promising that the new system will integrate a multitude of features which were previously distinct from one another to give drivers a more cohesive and convenient user experience, according to UK Haulier... ...
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Volvo Bumps Up the FH
Volvo Trucks has announced that it is to strengthen its FH offering by launching a new version with a beefier bumper... ...
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Volvo Launches Industry's First Automatic Dual-Clutch Gearbox
Volvo Trucks has announced the launch of a dual-clutch version of its renowned I-Shift system... ...
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Volvo FH Wins Design Award
The new Volvo FH has won a prestigious design award at BMW Welt in Munich... ...
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Volvo FH Scoops the Truck of the Year Award
It's red carpet time in Tinsel Town, with the stars lining up to be honoured or disappointed at the Golden Globes, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys... ...
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McLaren Racing’s Fleet Of 24 Volvo FH Trucks Heads For First Formula 1 Race Of The Season In Spielberg, Austria
The team depends on the Volvo tractors to haul everything from its cars to hospitality equipment, parts and tools, and more. ...
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Volvo FH480 Review

The Volvo FH480 offers Volvo's usual quality and refinement of fit. Along with the venerable Globetrotter cab —which can trace its lineage back to 1979 — and the F10 and F12 range, it is still an impressive beast...

Volvo FH480 Review

In XL layout and Comfort trim, it is a pretty good place for any driver to earn his living. Inside the cab you will find an air-suspended driver's seat and plenty of storage. Units under the bunk, above the windscreen and above the top bunk provide particularly capacious bins. The controls are well placed and fall easily to hand, with often used units such as the I-Shift and handbrake levers being placed closest to the driver.


Typical used Example of a Volvo FH480

Out on the road, the Volvo FH 480 boasts a line-up that includes that I-Shift unit, ECOROLL, VEB and cruise control to contribute to a smooth and easy drive. Drivers can choose options such as the fuel economy and long-haul programmes, which work effortlessly to maximise economy and keep the engine well within the green band. The I-Shift unit is so efficient that it can be left to organise the cog changes 100% of the time. Where the driver is tempted to coax the system by anticipating an upcoming incline, the system is so fast that it can be relied upon to change the instant it encounters any hill.

Drivetrain

The engine brake is operated via a right-hand steering wheel stalk and this unit offers four settings. The first works alongside the cruise-control function to keep you within 7 kmph of your chosen speed. The next three settings simply increase the stopping power. Nowadays Volvo and other manufacturers offer much more powerful engines, but 10hp per tonne is still a decent rule of thumb and the Volvo FH 480's 480hp is more than ample. This six-cylinder engine displaces 12.8 litres and comes in a choice of power ratings, from 400 to 520hp. This unit is still one of the best on the market. It is quiet and well balanced, with rear-mounted timing gears and Volvo's superb build quality resulting in a refined power plant.

This Euro 5 engine is wedded to a 12-speed V2512AT gearbox, with ratios from 14.94 to 1.00:1. The power steering is superbly weighted and the driver receives good feedback from the smaller than average steering wheel. Handling is precise and the big truck can be placed with pinpoint accuracy on the road, giving a real feeling of confidence.

The Volvo FH 480 also has a nice touch when it comes to the horn. Small buttons mounted towards the outside of the steering wheel give a nice friendly peep, ideal when manoeuvring in yards to give a warning of your intentions, or in town around pedestrians. If that doesn't achieve the required results, however, simply press the Volvo logo in the middle of the wheel for a full-blown blast of noise that will let everyone know you are there.

The Volvo FH 480 provides a great combination of space and driver comfort, coupled to superb engineering and fine residuals. It is a top truck that will serve for some years to come.


  Blog Archive
Harrisons Transport Adds 8 New Volvo FH Trucks For Temperature-Controlled Transport Operations
Harrisons Transport, a cargo and freight company based in Holmes, Preston in Lancashire, recently added eight new Volvo FH trucks to its fleet. ...
Read More
Volvo To Unveil New Factory PTO At Tip-ex Tank-ex Show
The Swedish truck maker will have five trucks at the event, including two FH and two FMX models inside the exhibition centre, and another FH outdoors. ...
Read More
Woodside Logistics Group Add 27 Volvo FH 460s To Fleet
The haulage company purchased the trucks from Dennison Commericals of Northern Ireland for use in a variety of jobs. ...
Read More
Volvo FH Takes The Pressure At MLG Transport
MLG Transport, founded in 1991 and based in Elgin, recently bought its first Volvo truck from Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland in Inverness. ...
Read More
Improved In-Cab Technology Launched by Volvo Trucks
Volvo Trucks has introduced an updated version of its infotainment unit for its flagship HGVs, promising that the new system will integrate a multitude of features which were previously distinct from one another to give drivers a more cohesive and convenient user experience, according to UK Haulier... ...
Read More
Volvo Bumps Up the FH
Volvo Trucks has announced that it is to strengthen its FH offering by launching a new version with a beefier bumper... ...
Read More
Volvo Launches Industry's First Automatic Dual-Clutch Gearbox
Volvo Trucks has announced the launch of a dual-clutch version of its renowned I-Shift system... ...
Read More
Volvo FH Wins Design Award
The new Volvo FH has won a prestigious design award at BMW Welt in Munich... ...
Read More
Volvo FH Scoops the Truck of the Year Award
It's red carpet time in Tinsel Town, with the stars lining up to be honoured or disappointed at the Golden Globes, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys... ...
Read More
McLaren Racing’s Fleet Of 24 Volvo FH Trucks Heads For First Formula 1 Race Of The Season In Spielberg, Austria
The team depends on the Volvo tractors to haul everything from its cars to hospitality equipment, parts and tools, and more. ...
Read More