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Volvo Trucks unveil new FMX

New Volvo FMX truck

Latest FMX truck offers groundbreaking innovations for more efficient construction work

VOLVO Trucks have revealed the new Volvo FMX at the Bauma exhibition, which is taking place this week in Munich, Germany. The new construction truck is said to be loaded with innovations that benefit hauliers as well as drivers.

‘The Volvo FMX gave the construction segment a clear identity and now we are taking a huge step forward in all the most important areas – robustness, handling and design. Everything has been developed with the driver in focus,’ commented Claes Nilsson, president Volvo Trucks.

 

According to Volvo Trucks, the everyday working conditions of the construction truck driver were always in firm focus during the development of the new Volvo FMX. The cab interior has been redesigned and a number of innovations are designed to make the driver’s job both easier and more efficient.

‘Our groundbreaking Volvo Dynamic Steering is a fantastic improvement, especially for a construction driver. It will result in less muscle strain and help relieve drivers of neck, arm and back aches. Now, even at low speeds, a heavily-loaded truck is so easy to manoeuvre that you can steer it with one finger,’ said Mr Nilsson.

Among other new features is a rear air-suspension system that provides enhanced comfort and get-you-there ability with excellent ground clearance. Volvo Trucks are also offering customers a training package specially designed for construction drivers.

‘Most of the new features are designed to increase the truck’s productivity and durability, something that is very important for customers in this segment. The new-air suspension system, for instance, creates excellent drivability and is tailor-made for construction work without any compromises or connection to other segments,’ explained Mr Nilsson.

The new Volvo FMX cab is made of high-tensile steel. All components in the front structure have been redesigned – and a large number of them have been moved in order to make the new Volvo FMX more robust in arduous construction environments.

Production of the Volvo FMX for European customers will commence in September 2013.

 

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