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Volvo FMX launched in Australia

Volvo Trucks strengthen their position in applications involving heavy transport in demanding conditions

VOLVO Trucks have launched the Volvo FMX in Australia, strengthening their position in applications involving heavy transport in demanding road conditions, from quarries and mining to agriculture and road transport.

‘We are extremely proud of this truck and can hardly wait to see it at work for our customers throughout Australia,’ commented Volvo Trucks’ general manager, Gary Bone. ‘With the new Volvo FMX, we are breaking new ground for ourselves and for our customers’ operations.

‘A quick glance at this truck and its dominant stance immediately reveals the close connection between Volvo Trucks and our sister company, Volvo Construction Equipment.’

The most obvious change with the new Volvo FMX is its robust exterior. With a new upper grille, aggressive lower front, three-part steel bumper with 3mm thick steel corners and rugged skid plate, the truck has been designed to cope with the most demanding operating conditions.

Powered by an 11-litre (330 to 450hp) or 13-litre engine (460 and 500hp), the new Volvo FMX, is based on the company’s highly successful FM platform, which is well proven in demanding applications around the world, but particularly in Australia and the Pacific.

‘Our customers in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia have played a big role in the local engineering and specification of the FMX,’ said Mr Bone. ‘With all the improvements in the Volvo FMX, a full range of chassis configurations to choose from and our strong service support package, we are convinced that our existing customers will become even more satisfied.

‘We also have high expectations that new truck and our unique total offer will attract many new customers.’

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