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2014 VOLVO FM FM500 6X4R HSLP Log Carrier Category ; Rigid Trucks, Axle Config 6x4, Gross Vehicle Weight 26,000 kg, Engine Size 12,777 cc, Colour Green, Transmission Automatic, MOT Expires 2019 09, Reg Year 2014 (64 Reg) Cab Type Sleeper cab, Brake Horse Power 502 BHP, Body Type Cra...

For Sale Price: EUR €53,787

Whalley, United Kingdom BB7 9JU

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Volvo FM Review

The Volvo FM has been around since 1998 and, as you might expect, has undergone a number of upgrades since. It was designed for regional haulage and has excelled in this niche over the years...

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  Blog Archive
Civil Engineering Company Buys First Brand-New Truck, A Volvo FM-500 8x4 Tipper
MacPlant Construction Ltd of Bude says Volvo responded quickly and was able to deliver the truck they needed with just the right range of options on a tight deadline. ...
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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 Trucks Launch FM at CV Show | Video Too
Volvo’s big reveal of their new Volvo FM truck was only partially spoiled by their pre-launch ‘Paparazzi’ campaign, since the tractor unit version had been kept under wraps... ...
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Volvo FE Electric & FL Electric Trucks Now Available For Order In Select European Markets
The trucks are currently for sale in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland; Volvo says availability will expand to the UK, Ireland, and other European markets “at a later date.” ...
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Mackness Contracting Adds Volvo FH Rigid Hook Loader Truck As Its New Flagship Model
The truck is assisting the firm in resurfacing roads throughout the Midlands in the South of England, and director Doug Mackness reports that the driver “loves the new vehicle.” ...
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Willenhall-Based A. F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Add 10 New Volvo FE Trucks To Their Fleet
The logistics firm have been a Volvo customer since the 1980s, citing the marque’s quality and the service received from local dealerpoint Hartshorne Motor Services. ...
Read More
Brecon-Based Phil Davies Haulage Acquires Company’s First Volvo FH Lite 6x2 Tractor Unit
Founder Phil Davies says his first Volvo truck was a 1987 FL7; the vehicle served him well for a number of years and helped in forming his favourable opinion of the marque in general. ...
Read More
Wexford-Based Martin Fortune Transport Runs All-Volvo Fleet, Including Two 10x4 FMX Tipper Trucks
Supplied by McCarthy Commercials, the 10x4 FMX tippers are equipped with 460-horsepower Volvo D13K engines and Fitzgerald Vehicle Body Builders tipper bodies. ...
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Bewlake Lift & Haul Ltd Starts New Business With Volvo FH Model, Hiab Truck-Mounted Crane & SDC Trailer
Owner Mike Blake says that so far “the FH is second to none,” and that Volvo’s Dynafleet management platform is “a phenomenal telematics tool for a small business.” ...
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Felixstowe-Based Maritime Transport Limited Recently Ordered 330 Scania Trucks & 20 Volvo FH Models
The UK’s largest container transport company has chosen two-year service contracts for all 350 of its new trucks and intends to keep them in service at least five years. ...
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Volvo FM Review

The Volvo FM has been around since 1998 and, as you might expect, has undergone a number of upgrades since. It was designed for regional haulage and has excelled in this niche over the years...

Volvo FM Review

Typical Volvo FM - Here a Used Refuse Truck

The Volvo FM has been around since 1998 and, as you might expect, has undergone a number of upgrades since. It was designed for regional haulage and has excelled in this niche over the years. Its reputation for great build quality and reliability are central to this success and these qualities have been enhanced with every version that has arrived. 2010 saw a major overhaul, with an exterior facelift and new internal features. Since then the FM has been offered in no fewer than six cab configurations, namely the Day Cab, Low Sleeper Cab, Standard Sleeper Cab, Globetrotter, Globetrotter LXL and Crew Cab. The Volvo FM comes in both rigid and tractor setup and has a huge range of axle configurations.

Facelifted Volvo FM

The post-2010 versions have the standard Volvo diagonal strip on the grille and a second chrome bar to the top. The lower section is split into two horizontal sections, with a subtle ‘V’ shape. The lights look very like those of the FH, but the main feature only appears when you move to the side and see the profile created by the raked windscreen, a unique Volvo feature in this class. It is an attractive design and one which lends the Volvo FM a pleasingly dynamic appearance.

Inside, Volvo’s build quality is again evident, putting it on an equal standing with Mercedes and Scania. The now familiar wraparound dash is refreshingly free of clutter and switchgear layout is well thought out. The instrument cluster features the usual circular dials and a useful information display. There are two handy 12v and 24v sockets in the fascia, along with USB and AUX connectors for the sound system. The seats are excellent and the optional ventilation, body weight adjustment, heating and back rests make them a complete standout. Even basic versions are comfortable and adjustable and the steering wheel also adjusts and folds away for easier access to the cab.

Volvo Engines - Reliable

The upgraded D11C, D13B and D13C engines are capable and are so far proving reliable too. These units meet Euro 5 standards and output ranges between 330 and 500hp. The power plants can be joined to a choice of 9-speed or 14-speed manual gearbox and the excellent I-Shift 12 speed automatic transmission. This latter unit is one of the best in the industry, seldom requiring any manual intervention and freeing up the driver to concentrate on the road ahead. The unit also saves fuel and is 70kg lighter.

The Volvo FM is a standout in this sector. The suspension and chassis can cope with anything you throw at them and can carry full payloads without complaint. The engine range is comprehensive and the cabs are first-class. Taken together, they make a second-hand Volvo FM an excellent choice.


  Blog Archive
Civil Engineering Company Buys First Brand-New Truck, A Volvo FM-500 8x4 Tipper
MacPlant Construction Ltd of Bude says Volvo responded quickly and was able to deliver the truck they needed with just the right range of options on a tight deadline. ...
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 Trucks Launch FM at CV Show | Video Too
Volvo’s big reveal of their new Volvo FM truck was only partially spoiled by their pre-launch ‘Paparazzi’ campaign, since the tractor unit version had been kept under wraps... ...
Read More
Volvo FE Electric & FL Electric Trucks Now Available For Order In Select European Markets
The trucks are currently for sale in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland; Volvo says availability will expand to the UK, Ireland, and other European markets “at a later date.” ...
Read More
Mackness Contracting Adds Volvo FH Rigid Hook Loader Truck As Its New Flagship Model
The truck is assisting the firm in resurfacing roads throughout the Midlands in the South of England, and director Doug Mackness reports that the driver “loves the new vehicle.” ...
Read More
Willenhall-Based A. F. Blakemore & Son Ltd Add 10 New Volvo FE Trucks To Their Fleet
The logistics firm have been a Volvo customer since the 1980s, citing the marque’s quality and the service received from local dealerpoint Hartshorne Motor Services. ...
Read More
Brecon-Based Phil Davies Haulage Acquires Company’s First Volvo FH Lite 6x2 Tractor Unit
Founder Phil Davies says his first Volvo truck was a 1987 FL7; the vehicle served him well for a number of years and helped in forming his favourable opinion of the marque in general. ...
Read More
Wexford-Based Martin Fortune Transport Runs All-Volvo Fleet, Including Two 10x4 FMX Tipper Trucks
Supplied by McCarthy Commercials, the 10x4 FMX tippers are equipped with 460-horsepower Volvo D13K engines and Fitzgerald Vehicle Body Builders tipper bodies. ...
Read More
Bewlake Lift & Haul Ltd Starts New Business With Volvo FH Model, Hiab Truck-Mounted Crane & SDC Trailer
Owner Mike Blake says that so far “the FH is second to none,” and that Volvo’s Dynafleet management platform is “a phenomenal telematics tool for a small business.” ...
Read More
Felixstowe-Based Maritime Transport Limited Recently Ordered 330 Scania Trucks & 20 Volvo FH Models
The UK’s largest container transport company has chosen two-year service contracts for all 350 of its new trucks and intends to keep them in service at least five years. ...
Read More