Volvo FM Trucks for Sale (122)

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. The 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. Many truck buyers use the model FM13 for these trucks – this was never a model made by Volvo – when the 13-litre was introduced they dropped the first numbers and just used the power in HP.  So instead of an FM13.440 it is an FM440.

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Beavertail
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
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Lot No: 74 8x2 - Rear - Lift - 9.3M - Beavertail, - Flick - Toe - Ramps, - Winch .VAT on Hammer: Y. YC09FHV
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-07-06
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Crane
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Location
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2022-07-12
*HEMEL* DAY CAB, SURROUND CAMERA SYSTEM, AIR CON, FASSI F365 CRANE MoT: 2023-06-30* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing...
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2021 VOLVO FM 460 EURO 6 For Auction on 2022-07-12 at 08:30
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Tank – Vacuum
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Location
2003 Volvo FM12 420 8x4 19,000 Litre Vac Tanker, ADR Category 3, with Sleeper Cab, Manual gearbox, Lance wash down, 4 Bar, Fully Opening back door, Tipping Tank, 32 Ton GVW, Steel Tank, & Onboard PM weigher, Has done 600,000 Km from new with one owner in Excellent order throughout Body Condition:...
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Hookloader
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Location
Day Cab. I-Shift Gearbox. Rear Lift & Steer Axle. Hyva Hook Loader & Autosheet Equipment. Alloy Fuel Tank. AdBlue. Beacon. Drawbar Spec � 44,000kg Train Weight (No Hitch Fitted). Electric Windows. Electric Heated Mirrors. Air Con. Cruise Control. Engine Brake. Hill Start Assist. Wheelbase 4.6m...
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2008 (58) VOLVO FM 440 6X2 Hook Loader
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Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Location
Prees Truck & Trailer Auction Sale Number: 594T 2016 Volvo FM 6x2 Midlift Tractor Unit - Auto - Reg: DL65CCY - Kms: 788401 - MOT: October 2022 - Front Page of V5 and only a copy
For Auction at Prees Storage, Tilstock Airfield, A49, Whitchurch, SY13 3JX on 2022-07-09
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2016 Volvo FM 6×2 Midlift Tractor Unit For  Auction on 2022-07-09
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Location
Lot No: 88 6x2 - Midlift - Unit .VAT on Hammer: Y. KY12KRO
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-07-06
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Curtainsider
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Location
2017(17) Volvo FM 330, Globetrotter Sleeper Cab, Euro 6, Automatic Gearbox, 26ft Curtainside Body, V-Rave, Rear Barn Doors, Anteo Tuckaway Tailift, Factory Fitted Immobilser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Air Conditioning, DVS System, Excellent Condition, Volvo Maintained, Low Kms, 18000kg GVW.
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Tipper
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Location
2007 Volvo FM 400 8x4 Day Cab Steel Tipper on Springs Suspension. - 8 Speed Manual Gearbox. - Double Drive Double Diff. - Radio/Stereo. - Single Bunk. - Excellent Condition. - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination. - Contact for a quote. -
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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

Volvo FM12 back in 1998
Volvo FM12 back in 1998

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

Volvo FM - Historic Image
Volvo FM – 2001-2005 Model FM12

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.

Volvo FM 2020 Model Year container transport
New Cab for the Volvo FM in 2020

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.

Volvo FM 2020 Model Year new Interior
New Interior for the FM Cab in 2020 – note the two flat screens

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 2020 Model Volvo FM Launch Video

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