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Diesel Fuel Type; 4x2 Drive; Day Cab; 5 Euro Rating; All Steel Wheels; Drive Side: Right Hand Drive; - 4x2 18T Skiploader - MacLift Extendable Gear - Day Cab - 8spd Manual Gear Box - 4x2 18T Skiploader- - Volvo FL Series Day Cab- - 8spd manual Gear Box- - Volvo 6 Cylinder 280Bhp Euro...

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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
Lichfield-Based Tippers Adds 18- & 26-Tonne Volvo FE Trucks To Their Fleet
The firm ran Volvos some 20 years ago but went with another marque until the recent demonstration of an FE model made a favourable impression. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks’ Accident Research Team Marks 50th Anniversary
The company goes beyond crash tests in its pursuit of fewer accidents and death; its Accident Research Team goes to actual crash sites and collects data that can improve real-world designs. ...
Read More
Castell Howell Foods Ltd Becomes First In UK To Employ Trucks With Thermo King Hybrid Refrigeration
One of the new trucks also features a special custom livery designed by a student from Johnston Primary to promote holidays in Wales. ...
Read More
London-Based AMP Clean Energy Adds Two New Volvo FM Rigid Trucks For Wood Pellet Deliveries
The trucks are equipped with high-tech onboard dust extraction systems to ensure correct burning in customers’ biomass boiler systems. ...
Read More
Nottingham-Based Murphy & Son Limited Adds Volvo FH Rigid For Delivering Brewing Supplies
The curtainside truck frequently hauls loads up to its 26-tonne rated maximum capacity, and the brewery supply firm reports that “the driver thinks it’s a really good vehicle.” ...
Read More
Birmingham-Based RGF Logistics Limited Adds Two Volvo FH16-750 Trucks To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
The trucks came by way of Hartshorne Motor Services Ltd, the haulage firm’s longtime dealerpoint of choice. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks Outfits Cheshire-Based D Morgan With 31 FMX Tippers & An FH16 Tractor
The FMX rigids feature Volvo D11K Euro 6 engines that produce 410 horsepower, as well as I-Shift gearboxes with Volvo’s construction package software included. ...
Read More
Leeds-Based Walkers Transport Adds Nine Volvo FE Trucks To Expanding Fleet
Walkers says they were looking to build a long-term relationship with both a marque and a dealer, and that Volvo and Crossroads Truck and Bus “came to the party more than anyone else.” ...
Read More
Bristol-Based Kelston Sparkes Group Adds Three Volvo FMX Trucks, Returns To Tipper Transport
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Read More