Built for the construction business
Volvo Trucks has revealed the new Volvo FMX at the Bauma exhibition being held in Munich, Germany, from April 15 to 21. The new construction truck is loaded with innovations that benefit hauliers and drivers as well.
Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks, says: “With the new Volvo FMX 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.”
He adds that the cab interior has been redesigned and a number of innovations make the driver’s job both easier and more efficient. “Our ground-breaking Volvo Dynamic Steering is a fantastic improvement, especially for a construction driver,” says Nilsson. “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.”
Another new feature is a rear air suspension system that provides enhanced comfort and “get-you-there” ability with excellent ground clearance. “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,” Nilsson explains. “The new air suspension system creates excellent drivability and it is tailor-made for construction work without any compromises.”
The new Volvo FMX cab is made of high-tensile steel. All the components in the front structure have been redesigned and a large number of them moved in order to make the truck more robust in rough construction environments.
“With our comprehensive range of specially-tailored products and services, the new Volvo FMX is without doubt the best construction truck on the market,” says Nilsson.
Production for European customers will get under way in September 2013.