Not hugely popular in the UK, there are nonetheless always a good choice of used Volvo FE trucks for sale on these pages. The FE sits in the 18 to 26 tonne weight range and is usually sold as a rigid truck in the UK – although there is an option for an urban tractor unit version. Many used examples of the FE have been configured for municipal operation – refuse trucks and gritters, for example. In the used truck market of the UK, the FE tends to find itself used as a dustcart and, although there is a low entry cab available, it is often not used on dustcart operation.
The FE uses Volvo’s D8K engine with a choice of four power outputs, 250, 280, 320 and 350 horsepower. Earlier models (pre-Euro 6 in 2013) were available with 240, 260, 300 and 340hp.
There are three cabs available – a day cab, a short sleeper cab and the full sleeper cab. All cabs are the same height and width (1.6m high and 2.3m wide) but the length changes with the short sleeper just 40cm longer than the day cab – better for storing things than sleeping in – and the full sleeper a full two feet longer than the day cab.
There is also a low-entry version of the FE cab suitable for refuse operation and airport duties.
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WHC Hire Services, a company specialising in the supply of large plant to contractors, civil engineers, groundwork firms, builders and other commercial clients, is upgrading its fleet with two new Volvo FE 4x2 rigids. The 18-tonne FEs are mounted with beavertail bodies and replace smaller trucks from a rival manufacturer, allowing the company to transport larger equipment, such as excavators and dumpers from its plants in Tewkesbury, Cotswolds and Worcester. The 18-tonne FEs are mounted with beavertail bodies and replace smaller trucks from a rival manufacturer Jack Clutterbuck, Depot Manager at WHC Hire Services, says: “We update our trucks every…>
Expect to see more trucks of this type appearing on our streets – low entry cabs are better for the driver and crew and better for pedestrians thanks to the improved visibility over a standard truck cab. They are no longer simply the domain of refuse trucks. Expect to see at least three more on the roads, as Ringway has added three new Volvo FE 6x2 rigid trucks to its expansive fleet, with low-entry cabs. The highway maintenance specialist will use the 26-tonne crane-equipped tippers on a variety of contracts in busy urban areas across England. It’s about improving community…>
In adding three more Volvo skiploaders to their fleet, Peak Waste Recycling now has 28 out of 34 trucks on the fleet wearing the Volvo Trucks badge. The growing business has added two 16-tonne FLs and one 18-tonne FE – each with skip loader bodies – to its rapidly expanding fleet. Peak Waste Recycling has added one Volvo FE and two Volvo FL skip loader trucks to its expanding fleet. Why Buy Volvo Trucks? The refuse and recycling business, based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, has been buying Volvos for many years, citing the manufacturer’s proven robustness and reliability as the key…>
Our roads are set to become much cleaner and quieter as Volvo Trucks start their sales of heavy-duty trucks for delivery next year. Volvo FH, FM and FMX Electric: Range up to 300 km. Continuous power 490 kW. That's over 600hp With the major industrialised countries becoming more focused on their emission targets, and vying to be the greenest, reducing emissions from road transport could have a significant effect on our environment. At the recent Earth Day summit, BoJo announced that our CO2 levels will be reduced by 78% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. They were already down by…>