Tandem axle lift

The construction chassis

Rear air-suspension minimises vibrations, revolutionising driving comfort and minimising truck wear and tear. Automatic Traction Control gives you all-wheel drive traction when you need it – and improves fuel efficiency and manoeuvrability when you don’t.

Then there’s Tandem Axle Lift, which gives you the traction and load capacity of tandem axle drive, with the driveability and efficiency of a single drive axle. And if you need to take on the heaviest assignments, your Volvo FMX can be factory-fitted with five-axles – saving you time and bodybuilder costs.

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The flexible chassis layout

The layout of the Volvo FMX tractor chassis

Tractor chassis

1. Battery box (BBOX-L)
300 millimetres further forward than previous design, offering 100–120 litres more fuel capacity.

2. Battery box (BBOX-EF)
Optional placement in the rear between the chassis frames.

3. Air Production Modulator
Placement between the chassis frames creates more space for chassis-mounted equipment such as fuel tanks. Optional placement in the rear between the chassis frames.

Sketched chassis layout

Rigid chassis

1. Free frame space
Chassis packaging can be moved backwards to give space for crane legs or other equipment. (FAA10 – approx. 500 millimetres; FAA20 – approx. 600 millimetres).

2. Frame body builder hole row
The upper hole row is reserved for the body builder. All brackets have an offset and 8 millimetres spacer. No rivets are used.

3. Crane preparation
The chassis can be factory mounted with crane plates.

4. Rear air suspension and short rear end
A redesigned forward-mounted stabiliser bar has the ability to reduce rear overhang – beneficial for construction applications and, asphalt-layer interface and swap body applications.

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Take a ride

The only way to really experience the Volvo FMX chassis is in action. Your local Volvo Trucks dealer has the keys.

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