The Volvo FM460 is part of the FM range of trucks from Volvo. The current models are fitted with Volvo’s Euro 6, D11K engines which produce 460 hp (hence the FM460 name) and a top torque of 2,220 Nm.
Typically these models are used as tractor units or heavy duty 8×4 applications, such as machinery carriers and can be fitted with a heavy-duty front axle.
For every day 8×4 tipper operation you are more likely to see the FM400 or later FM410 on the road – or for heavy duty tipping jobs, truck buyers will typically opt for one of the Volvo FMX range of trucks.
Peterborough-based AB Agri has strengthened its relationship with Volvo Trucks, with the animal feed mill side of its business, ABN, taking on 12 new Volvo FM 460 Globetrotter 6x2 tractor units. Supplied by David Beecroft, Regional Key Account Sales Manager at Volvo Truck and Bus Centre South & East, the FMs join a 118-strong truck fleet – 30 per cent of which have been provided by Volvo. The new additions will be used for bulk animal feed work, with five operating from ABN’s site in Bury St. Edmunds, one based in Leeds and the remaining six due for delivery later…>
A tractor unit at around 8 tonnes unladen including a tank of fuel and tipping gear is a good result these days. Since payload is king for aggregate operators it’s worth trying that bit harder to find a truck that is lightweight yet can still perform. That’s what Nottingham-based Erewash Commercials and Hartshorne’s have achieved in the specification of their new Volvo FM Globetrotter Lite 6x2 tractor unit. The FM features a mono leaf front suspension, lightweight pusher axle, aluminium air tanks, & susie arch and Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels Lightweight Specification Supplied by Jack Castle, Areas Sales Manager at…>
Truck buyers need not simply consider any changes to emissions standards when considering the futureproofing of their new truck acquisitions – there are other standards to bear in mind. One such example is the direct vision standards required by Transport for London which requires a minimum of three stars to operate in the area. In light of this, the purchase of ten new Volvo FM 6x2 tractor units that have just been delivered into A.F. Blakemore & Son’s food distribution fleet, appears futureproof, as they each meet Transport for London’s three-star Direct Vision Standard (DVS) rating. The 44-tonne FMs will…>
One deal for a total of fifteen trucks almost doubled the number of gas-powered Volvo trucks on Gregory Distribution’s fleet. As with many of the more progressive operators, the company is gradually investing in alternatively fuelled trucks. For long distance, haulage the only viable option at present is to head down the Bio-Methane route. The company is using the Bio-LNG Volvos for its milk transhipment operation, with the arrival this week of 12 new Volvo FM Globetrotter LNG 6x2 tractor units for its Cullompton base – each expected to clock-up 200,000 km per year for the next five years. The…>
National provider of plant and site equipment, Garic, has taken delivery of four new Volvo FH 8x2 rear-steer rigids and one Volvo FM Globetrotter 6x2 rigid, with several additional FMs to follow later in the year. Supplying dealer Thomas Hardie Commercials fought off two rival manufacturers to win this latest order, with Volvo now the dominant force in the company’s 30-strong fleet. Barrie Ashcroft, Fleet Maintenance Manager at Garic commented: “We’ve had a great working relationship with Volvo for the past three years and we’re keen to add more of their products to our operation. In total, around 85 per…>