Volvo FM Trucks for Sale (106)

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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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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Hookloader
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
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- 2018 (68) VOLVO FM370 HOOKLOADER - 8X4 - MULTILIFT BODY WITH SHEETING SYSTEM - EURO 6 Make of Body: Multilift Hook
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Crane
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Volvo
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FM
26T Dropside Crane Volvo FM9 300 w/ Palfinger pk12000, alloy dropside body, January 2005, 354K kms MOT March 2025
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Hookloader
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Volvo
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FM
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- 2019 VOLVO FM370 HOOKLOADER 8X4 - MULTILIFT BODY WITH SHEETING SYSTEM - EURO 6 Make of Body: Multilift Hook
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Tipper
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Volvo
Model
FM
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2008 Volvo FM12 8x4 Bulk Body Tipper with Front Ram, Steel Suspension, Sleeper cab, Electric Easy Sheet and Alloy Wheels, MOT'ed until Oct 2023, Only had one owner since new, In Great Order Throughout, Priced at £12,500
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Refuse
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Volvo
Model
FM
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Curtainsider
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Volvo
Model
FM
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2017 Volvo FM 460 Globetrotter 26 Ton 26ft Curtainsider with Sleeper Cab, Barn Doors & Moffatt Brackets, Has done 300,000km from new, MOT'ed until March 2025 & been on Volvo Gold R&M from New, In great order throughout Priced at £18,995
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Tanker – Fuel
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Volvo
Model
FM
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2011 Volvo FM370 6x2 Fuel Tank - *Euro 5 Spec - *19,000 Litre Aluminium barrel - *4 Compartments - 5,000/4,500/4,500/5,000 - *Gardner Denver digital metering system - *Front mounted delivery hose and reel - *i Shift automatic gearbox - *Air conditioning - Shipping can be arranged to any port worldwide
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Volvo
Model
FM
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Prees Truck & Trailer Auction Sale Number: 658T 2018 Volvo FM 6x2 Mini Midlift Tractor Unit - Alloys, Hydraulic Equipment - Auto - Reg: MC68 AJX - Kms: 476636 - V5 in Office For Auction at Prees Airfield Hangar 2, A41, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2JL on 2024-06-01
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Tipper
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Volvo
Model
FM
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2017 Volvo FM 450 Euro 6 Tipper with Sleeper Cab, Aliweld Insulted Body, Auto Tailgate, Easy Sheet, PPM Weigher & June 2024 MOT, Has been Volvo Maintained Since new with One Owner in Excellent Order Throughout.
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Flat
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Volvo
Model
FM
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For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale 2024-06-12. 2009 Volvo FM 6x2 Rear Lift Flat Bed Lorry, A/C, Automatic Gearbox (Reg. Docs. & Plating Certificate Available) - PX09 EDU - YV2JFY0C49A689517
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Crane
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Volvo
Model
FM
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Prees Truck & Trailer Auction Sale Number: 658T 2008 Volvo FM400 8x2 Cheese Wedge Hiab Rigid - c/w: Palfinger PK42502 Crane Behind Cab - Reg: SN08 HRD - MOT: June 2024 - Kms: - V5 in Office For Auction at Prees Airfield Hangar 2, A41, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 2JL on 2024-06-01
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Crane
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Volvo
Model
FM
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Euro 6 6x2 Rear Lift & Steer Drawbar Rig with Hiab XS 144 Remote Crane & 9 Ton Front Axle !! Sleeper Cab - I Shift Gearbox - Climate Control - Volvo Phone Kit - Fridge & Microwave - 5.2m Wheel Base - 26/44 Ton - 9 Ton Front Axle - 6x2 Rear Lift & Steer - Fitted 21ft 3" (6.47m) Long Wooden Flatbed with Curtainsided...
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Beavertail
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Volvo
Model
FM
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Beavertail
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Volvo
Model
FM
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VOLVO FM370, Euro 6, 8x2, Air suspension, Auto, Camera, Beacon, Oct 24 MOT, Plant body, Winch, 17 Reg, Inspected.
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Flat
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
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2004 Volvo FM9 380 6×2/4 Twin Wheel Rear Lift Flatbed Sleeper Cab Euro 3 Manual Gearbox 675000 kms
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Crane
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Volvo
Model
FM
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VOLVO FM 420 2014 (14) EURO 6, SLEEPER CAB, DRAWBAR SPEC, 8X2 REAR LIFT AXLE, 25' 5" FLAT BODY, PALFINGER PK62002 REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE, 6 EXTENSIONS, TWIST LOCKS, I SHIFT GEARBOX, 3 STAGE RETARDER, TOP KELSA LIGHT BAR, MIRROR GUARDS, UPRIGHT EXHAUST, ALLOY TOOL BOX, SUN ROOF, SUN VISOR, AIR CON, STEERING WHEEL...
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Volvo
Model
FM
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Hookloader
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Volvo
Model
FM
Location
2006 Volvo FM 380 8x4 Day Cab Hookloader on Springs Suspension. - Double Drive Double Diff. - 8 Speed Manual Gearbox. - Radio/Stereo.� - Excellent Condition. - We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote. -
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Hookloader
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Volvo
Model
FM
Location
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Flat
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Location
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