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2018 18 Volvo FL260 Euro 6 18 Ton Dropsided Flatbed On Rear Air Suspension ONLY 29,000 Kms !!! Day Cab I-Sync Gearbox Air Conditioning Reversing Camera Near Side Window Near Side Audible Warning 5.9m Wheel Base 25ft 11" Flatbed With Triple Aluminium Drop Sides Wisadeck Floor With Lashi...

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Volvo FL Review

The Volvo FL range starts with a 12 tonner and continues up through 15, 16 and 18 tonne models and is recognised as an extremely capable performer, with a wide take-up by many operators in the 15-18tonne sectors

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Volvo FL Review

The Volvo FL range starts with a 12 tonner and continues up through 15, 16 and 18 tonne models and is recognised as an extremely capable performer, with a wide take-up by many operators in the 15-18tonne sectors

There has undoubtedly been a shift away from 7.5 tonners towards heavier trucks since the licensing rules changed. Those bigger vehicles now offer a better mix of productivity and payload capabilities, which make them more attractive to many operators. The Volvo FL range starts with a 12 tonner and continues up through 15, 16 and 18 tonne models and is recognised as an extremely capable performer, with a wide take-up by many operators in these sectors. The Volvo FL 290 is an extremely flexible all-rounder which can turn its hand to most tasks, but distribution spec and curtainsider bodies are probably among its most popular guises.

Volvo FL - here wit a crane and dropside body



The 7-litre engines come with power outputs of 240, 260 or 290 bhp, depending on the weight of the truck, with the latter specified for 18-tonne versions. It is a 7.2 litre, to be exact, straight-six SCR which produces its maximum power at 2,300rpm. Torque of 1,070 peaks between 1,200 and 1,800rpm. This is a refined unit and the turbo-charged engine is quiet in the cab but still delivers pleasingly punchy performance, making it eager in town and good out on the major trunk roads.

Flexible Volvo FL290

Volvo clearly understands that the wide duty cycle appeal of the Volvo FL 290 means that it needs a good choice of transmission systems. There are six- or nine-speed manual boxes accompanied by fully automatic systems and Volvo's acclaimed I-Sync transmission. Many of these trucks have been specified with the latter system. This I-Sync box is operated from a chunky stalk on the right of the steering wheel. It is a six-speed unit which can lift or drop a cog with a push or pull of the paddle, a simple operation that allows the driver to keep all of his concentration on the road. The system works well, both in urban situations and while cruising on the open road and those manual interventions mostly prove unnecessary. The gear ratios seem to be well sorted and the electronics mean that you very seldom feel that you are in the wrong gear.

The Volvo FL 290 benefits from the tough Swedish safety legislation and is class-leading in this area. Suspension is via all-round parabolic steel springs, assisted by shockers and anti-roll bar. The set-up absorbs the bumps pretty well and does not display any noticeable body-roll issues. The full power steering is light, with a good lock, which makes the Volvo FL 290 suitably agile and nimble in tight city-centre situations. It also manages to provide a decent amount of feel and seems well planted out on the open road, even in the presence of some challenging cross winds.

The brakes are full electronically controlled air brakes with ventilated discs all round. The usual hill-start feature is present, which only releases when there is sufficient torque being delivered to move the truck forward. The cab itself has superb visibility and instrumentation is simple and well laid out. There is lots of insulation to keep out the noise and the cab feels solid and well appointed. Overall, the Volvo FL 290 is a leading contender in the 12-tonne to 18-tonne sector.

  Blog Archive
Volvo Unveils First Electric HGV
The Volvo FL Electric has been announced in the past week, marking the arrival of the Swedish firm’s first zero-emissions truck aimed at business buyers with real-world operations to tackle... ...
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
Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland Names Christian Coolsaet New Managing Director
Coolsaet is an industry veteran who has been with Volvo for more than 20 years; his most recent role with the firm was MD of Volvo Trucks Germany. ...
Read More
Volvo Unleashes FH Unlimited Edition, Donates To Charity With Each UK Order
The truck maker says the FH Unlimited takes “the very definition of premium to the next level.” ...
Read More
Palletised Distribution Specialist Premier Logistics Adds Three New Volvo FH Tractor Units
Two of the new trucks are 460-horsepower models configured with I-Save technology for maximum fuel efficiency during long-haul operations, and one is a 500-HP truck that will work around the clock. ...
Read More
Calcium Carbonate Specialist Longcliffe Quarries Adds 8 Volvo FH Tractors & 2 Volvo FM Rigid Tippers
The haulier expects to keep the Volvos in operation for five years and run them up to about 100,000 kilometres per annum. ...
Read More
Volvo FH Tractor With I-Save Cuts Fuel Costs For Long-Haulage Specialist I.T.S. Transport
I.T.S. plans to put more than 100,000 kilometres on the new FH each year hauling flour and general cargo. ...
Read More
Brian Easey Transport Adds Volvo FH Lite To Fleet
With its drivers being away for up to two weeks at a time, the Cambridgeshire-based haulier was focused on finding the most fuel-efficient option. ...
Read More
Rochdale-Based Casey Plant Hire Purchases New Volvo FMX 8x2 Rigid With Palfinger Crane & Beavertail Plant Body
The new truck was a replacement for another Volvo, an FM9 which the firm drove for 14 years and 700,000 kilometres. ...
Read More
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Read More