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1999 Volvo FL6 18 22 foot flat bed Steel springs New clutch New tyres Truck in mint condition No time wasters Call for more info can deliver to port delivery can be arranged to port if required

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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
Volvo Technicians Volunteer For Weekend Shifts To Serve Customer Knowles Transport, Dealer Lends Them A Volvo FH Demonstrator
The warehousing and distribution specialist says they are facing Christmas-level volumes “plus a bit more,” and has needed every truck they could get to keep up with demand. ...
Read More
Ipswich-Based TMJ Interiors Adds Two New Volvo FE Trucks, With A Third On The Way
The specialist joinery contractor says Volvo is one of only a few brands they’d consider, due to driver popularity and the reliability and aftersales support they’ve enjoyed with previous Volvos. ...
Read More
A Closer Look At The New-Look Volvo FM
Volvo recently redesigned the FM inside and out, with a focus on operator experience, safety, and productivity. ...
Read More
Ipswich-Based Maze Logistic Solutions Orders Its First Volvo Trucks: A Pair Of Volvo FH Tractor Units
Maze expects to put roughly 130,000 kilometres (80,778 miles) per year on each of the trucks, which are supplied on a four-year contract hire agreement with Volvo Gold repair and maintenance contracts. ...
Read More
East Yorkshire-Based Burton Roofing Grows Fleet By Four New Volvo FM Crane Trucks
The roofing supply merchants operated a Volvo FE 4x2 for a year and liked it enough to place its newest order for three 6x2 rigids and an 8x2 rigid, all with D11K engines and brick grab cranes. ...
Read More
Ipswich-Based GMA Warehousing & Transport Adds Four Volvo FM 330s To Fleet
The firm opted for the entire long-haul fuel package, which includes special software, Volvo’s I-See predictive cruise control, I-Cruise intelligent cruise control with I-Roll, and an automatic engine idle shutdown capability. ...
Read More
Volvo Trucks Introduces New Driver-Centric FH and FH16 Models Featuring Updated Cabs & Additional Safety Features
The Swedish truck manufacturer says the updates are designed to help its customers attract and retain top driving talent. ...
Read More
Lincolnshire-Based FreshLinc Group Adds 20 New Volvo FH Trucks For General Haulage & Temperature-Controlled Operations
FreshLinc Fleet Engineer Andy Marchant says, “the FH is a fantastic truck and we always receive positive driver feedback. ...
Read More
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