Volvo FM Trucks for Sale (149)

The smaller sibling of the Volvo FH, the FM shares much of the underpinnings of the larger brother, but fitted with a smaller cab for lightness and accessibility for shorter distances and multi drop work.

Volvo FM Trucks for SaleThe Volvo FM is a popular truck in the UK for tipping work, configured as a day cab 8×4 eight wheeler, although since the introduction of the construction specialist FMX model, the FM tipper has tended towards the lighter end of the tipping spectrum.

No stranger to distribution work, many FM rigids are seen in urban environments – usually in supermarket livery.

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For Auction: 2008 Volvo FM440 – Leeds – 2021-01-27
Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM440
Drive
6x2
Year
2008
Condition
Used
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2008 Volvo FM440 6x2 Midlift, A/C - 08 MN 6666 - YV2SJS02C58A670760
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2001 VOLVO FM7 310 – 7284cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-02-02 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tipper
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM7.310
Drive
8x4
Transmission
Manual
Year
2001
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-02-02 8x4 - Rouse - Alloy - Insulated - Tipper, - Electric - Sheet .VAT on Hammer: Y. Y4PDM
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Hookloader
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM330
Drive
8x4
Year
2004
Condition
Used
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2004 Volvo FM12-330 8x4 Hook Loader Lorry - NK04 ERJ - YV2J4CLG34A581423
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2005 VOLVO FM12  in W. Midlands
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Chassis Cab
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Drive
8x4
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2005
Condition
Used
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2005 VOLVO FM12 8x4 AUTO BOX - SOLD AS CAB CHASSIS. View more
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2005 Volvo FM9 4X2 18 Ton Flatbed  in W. Midlands
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Flatbed
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2005
Condition
Used
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
Volvo FM9 4X2 18 Ton Flatbed, Day Cab, Manual Gearbox, Tuck Away Tail Lift View more
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2005 VOLVO FM12 340 8X4  CHASSIS CAB TRUCK FOR SALE – KX55 CVE.
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Chassis Cab
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM12.340
Drive
8x4
Year
2005
Condition
Used
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
Large & stock & of & Volvo & chassis & cabs & &- & 4 x2, & 6 x2, & 6 x4 & & and &...
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Volvo (2021) FM460 8 x 2 Chassis Cab x Crane & Body of Your Choice
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM420
Drive
8x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2021
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
Volvo (2021) FM460 8 x 2, Chassis Cab x Crane & Body of Your Choice Comes with Euro 6 Engine, Globetrotter Sleeper Cab, 9 Tonnes Front Axles, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, I-Shift Gearbox, Air Conditioning & Electric Windows. Choice...
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2002 Volvo FM9 300 20000 Litre Fuel Tanker – Sleeper Cab
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tanker – Fuel
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM9.300
Drive
6x4
Transmission
Manual
Year
2002
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 3
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2002 Volvo FM9 300 6x4 Day Cab 20000 Litre 5 Compartment Fuel Tanker on Springs Suspension Hose Reel 8 Speed Manual Gearbox Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination - Contact for a quote
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Used VOLVO FM13.460 6X2 TRACTOR UNIT (BX59 JVO) s/n 3200 for Sale
Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM460
Drive
6x2
Year
2009
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 3
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
Volvo FM13.460 6x2 Tractor Unit (BX59 JVO) s/n 3200, Year: 2009, 44 tonnes, midlift axle, sliding 5th wheel, 460 bhp Euro 5 engine, 12 speed I-shift gearbox, sleeper cab, air con, sunvisor. Clock reads: 506119 kms. H: 3.7m W:...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Specialist
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM380
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2005
Condition
Used
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2005 Volvo FM12-380 4x2, Manual Gearbox - 05 C 27888 - YV2J4CMA45B395475
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Volvo FM Truck Information

Introduced as recently as 1998, the FM was launched by Volvo to appeal to operators where the FH cab is too high and heavy for their operation. Typically high payload, local distribution, such as fuel tanker and tipper work fall squarely into these categories.

The model stands for Forward control Medium height cab, (compared to the Forward control High cab of the FH.

Volvo FM at 2013 Euro 6 Launch
Volvo FM at 2013 Euro 6 Launch

Volvo FM Timeline

1998 – A completely new truck range launched

A totally new model series is big news for a truck operator, even if the underpinnings are largely the same as the FH model.

From launch the FM was available with three different sizes of engines – the ageing  7-litre D7 from 250 to 290HP, the D10B with power outputs from 320 to 360HP and the more modern D12C with horsepower ranges from 380 to 420HP.

As there was such a choice of engines, Volvo used the swept volume of the engine as part of the model – so the 7-litre rated at 250HP was the FM7.250, for example. There was also the FM10 and the FM12.

2001 – Facelift for the FM Series

Only three years after launch, the FM was given an overhaul in the engine department.  The range went from a choice of three engines to a choice of two.  This was a positive step, as the ageing 7 and 10 litre engines were replaced by the ultra-modern 9-litre D9A.  In addition, Volvo introduced the I-Shift automated gearbox which appeared in the FM at the same time as the FH.

The new 9-litre used the same design principles as the already successful 12-litre.  The old pushrods were replaced by overhead camshaft and four valve heads.  These new 9-litre FMs were available in power outputs from 300 to 380HP

2003 – FM12 gets more power

The D12D in the FM12 was given more power – now with 460HP (Compared to the 500HP launched at the same time for the FH using the same engine).

2005 – FM Range Changes Name

Alongside a revamp and the replacement of the D12 with a new 13-litre D13A engine, Volvo decided to change the naming protocol for all their trucks.  The FM was no exception with the company dropping the swept volume from the model.  So the FM9 and FM12 changed to simply FM, (not FM13 which many operators and dealers insist on calling them).

As far as the emission standards went, both the 9-litre and the 13-litre were available at Euro 4 (Euro IV) using SCR to clean up the emissions.

The I-Shift automated transmission also got an overhaul as the second generation was launched.

Available models were the FM360, FM400, FM440 and the FM480.

2007 – EGR Version of the 13-litre FM launched

To compete with MAN and their ‘Add Nothing’ campaign at Euro 4, Volvo launched an EGR version of the FM that required no Adblue to meet the Euro 4 legislation.  This D13B engine was available alongside the existing SCR models, albeit at lower rated horsepower from 360to 440HP.

2010 – Facelift Time for the FM

With revised styling and changes to the engine lineup, the 2010 changes took place alongside the launch of the FMX – the heavy duty construction version of the FM cab.

2013 – Euro 6 launch for FM

The second facelift for the FM in three years was more major, as it formed part of the range renewal prompted by the introduction of Euro 6.  The FH was the first to receive the treatment with the FM coming along a year later.

The Volvo FM Launch Video 2013


The FM received some new electronic gadgets, such as the Volvo Dynamic Steering (optional) plus some changes to the chassis including new engine mountings and improved suspension.  The FM also went on a diet as Volvo managed to strip some weight across all models in the range.  The FM’s full range of 11- and 13-litre engines were available from the Euro 6 launch. The D13 was available from 420hp to 500hp, while the D11 engine spanned the power range from 330hp to 450hp.

2020 A Brand New Cab and Many Upgrades

Not on the roads until the end of 2020, February 2020 saw the reveal of the long-awaited new cab for the FM. Only slightly larger than the outgoing FM cab, the new version gives the driver much more room in the cab – both in day and sleeper forms.

New technology was the other major focus of the upgrade in 2020 – which formed part of a range review including the FMX, FH and FH16.  The technology was less about the driveline – although savings of up to 6% were quoted when using the I-Save functions and more about the driver technology.

There were technological improvements in the displays – gone are the old-fashioned dials which were replaced by flat screens (a 12inch to replace driving dials and a 9 inch to control cameras, music and sat nav). Plenty of safety tech for the new FM including a smarter version of the adaptive cruise control that can not stop the truck totally when following traffic that stops.

The Volvo FM Image Gallery

The 2020 Model Volvo FM Launch Video


Latest Volvo FM News

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Volvo Trucks first to deliver Amazon Alexa in new heavy-duty trucks

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Volvo FM460 on Tarmac Contract

New Volvo FM Tippers Sold on Residuals

Every company has different reasons for buying a particular truck.  Sometimes it is based on the relationship with the local dealer, other times on fuel economy, and often purely on price. Nuneaton-based ASB Transport is no different, but a key motivation for buying Volvo (again) is the higher residual value compared to the competition. The company has taken delivery of two new Volvo FM460 8x4 tippers, citing the fantastic support from the manufacturer’s dealer network as an additional reason for this latest order. Volvo FM460 Tipper - on Breedon Aggregates Contract The Volvo FM460 Spec Supplied by Richard Moorse, Regional…

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New 2020 Volvo heavy Truck Range

UK Order Books Open for new Volvo Truck Range

Volvo Trucks dealers across the UK have begun taking orders for the company’s new generation of heavy commercial vehicles. The Volvo FH16, Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX benefit from a new, flexible user interface with a digital instrument panel, whilst the FM and FMX models have new cabs that give the driver more space and improved direct vision. New 2020 Volvo Heavy Truck Range Skilled drivers are an invaluable asset to any transport company; but there is tough competition to attract the best talent. Acknowledging the importance of the driver, Volvo Trucks has invested heavily in developing the…

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Volvo FH LNG Gas Trucks

It’s All Gas at Volvo Trucks

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Volvo FM Milk Tankers - WIncanton

New Volvo FM Tankers in Conquest Deal

Always good to get a big name on board, and none are larger in the world of logistics than Wincanton.  Volvo has managed to get a competing manufacturer’s vehicles replaces on the Wincanton fleet with two new Volvo FM 8x2 tankers to work within its milk delivery division. The trucks were supplied on a five-year operating lease through Volvo Financial Services. Wincanton has taken delivery of two new Volvo FM 8x2 tankers to work within its milk delivery division. The Volvo FM Trucks Both new trucks have been built on a 5,100 mm wheelbase, with a rear-steering tag axle for…

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