Volvo Trucks showcases FM440
Taking forward Volvo group’s commitment to serve the construction segment in India, Volvo Trucks showcased its Volvo FM 440 with tip trailer body, FMX 10x4 dump truck along with FMX 8x4 fitted with tridem axle configuration and hydraulically steered liftable tag axle. Having a single front axle, Volvo FMX 8x4 gets a tridem bogie rear suspension. The optimised rear axle pressure on each axle allows improved traction and with rear air suspension, the axle load distribution is improvised. The liftable tag axle allows the FMX 8x4 to perform like 6x4, thus reducing fuel consumption and lesser wear of tyres. This also reduces turning circle diameter by almost five metres as against a regular 8x4.
Lately in October this year, Volvo trucks has increased its thrust especially on the fast picking up road construction segment in India. With FMX 8x4 tridem, Volvo trucks also introduced U-body for construction application that is claimed to offer increased payload, and ease of unloading.