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2010 VOLVO FL290 at TruckLocator.ie
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2010 (60) Volvo FL290 4x2 Skip lorry, day cab, automatic gearbox, Hyvalift equipment, 392,947km, test June 2022 Hours: 392,947km

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Hamilton, United Kingdom G74 5AP

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
Low Cab Entry Drives Highway Maintenance Specialist’s Acquisition Of Volvo FE Tippers
Ringway of West Sussex has added three 26-tonne Volvo FE 6x2 rigid tipper trucks to its UK-wide fleet. ...
Read More
Suttons Tankers Purchases Its First Volvo FMX Rigid Trucks For Yorkshire Water Duty
The logistics and supply chain specialist made the most of its demonstrator, putting the truck through its paces in the Yorkshire Dales “to see if they could handle the job.” ...
Read More
Kelly Plant Hire Puts UK’s First New Volvo FM Road Sweeper Trucks To Work
The firm says its drivers love the new Volvos, and the rear-suction sweeper bodywork from Bucher Municipal represents a big competitive advantage as it provides a deep clean in a single pass. ...
Read More
3 New Volvo Trucks Join Willshees Waste & Recycling With 3 More On The Way
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Read More
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The range-topping DISAB body can access tanks of waste material using remote control, obviating the need to put the firm’s personnel at risk. ...
Read More
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Read More
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Read More
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Read More
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Read More