The Volvo FM is the most common Volvo beavertail truck available in the UK’s used truck market.
This shows that if a plant operator wants a heavier beavertail then they’ll choose a premium brand – for lighter work, the other Volvo models (FE and FL) do not perform as well as the FM.
These plant-bodies Volvo FM trucks are available as 6×2, 26 tonne versions or the more popular, top weight 32 tonne 8×2 and 8×4 variants.
Expect to see the largest FM beavertails fitted with cranes to the rear of the cab and nine tonne front axles. Later examples can be seen in ‘Tridem’ configuration where there are three bogies at the rear, rather than the traditional ‘two at the front and two at the back’.
A used Volvo FM beavertail is a relatively rare beast to find – so if you are looking for one and see a suitable truck advertised here, then enquire today, don’t wait!
Volvo Trucks beat the competition to a deal, with a new, 8x2 Volvo FM replacing a competitor’s vehicle on a small fleet of just four trucks. The deal was done on the back of the local dealer’s excellent support of the company’s existing Volvo, making the decision to buy a new Volvo easy for KPH Plant Hire. The Volvo FM 8x2 rigid has beavertail body and split hydraulic double flip ramps, which will be used to deliver KPH’s extensive fleet of plant equipment including excavators, telehandlers, dumpers and rollers. KPH Plant Hire has taken delivery of a Volvo FM 8x2…>