Volvo Trucks for Sale (490)

You will find a great choice of used Volvo Trucks for sale on these pages.

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Volvo Trucks are seen as a premium truck brand in the UK, they are famed for their heavy trucks – especially for their desirable FH range. For most drivers, if it’s not a Scania then it must be a Volvo – especially an FH16 Globetrotter XL!

There is a full range of heavy Volvo trucks for sale here from 18 tonnes upwards.

Way back in the past, the company did experiment with a middleweight 7.5 tonner, but today focuses on what it does best – heavy trucks.

Volvo Group are the owners of Renault Trucks, which reaches the markets the premium Volvo brand cannot reach – including lighter weight trucks.

Used Volvo Trucks

At Truckpages, we always advertise a great choice of the whole range of used Volvo trucks for sale.  From a Volvo FMX tipper for the construction industry to a range-topping FH16.750 tractor unit – until Volvo brings out a more powerful one that is.

Used Volvo Truck for SaleTypical Used Volvo Truck for Sale - Here an FE250 Euro 6 18 Tonne Box Truck
Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2009
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds – 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th June 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-06-16. 2009 Volvo FM-300 6×2 Midlift...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Specialist
Make
Volvo
Model
FE
Variant
FE240
Year
2012
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
2012 62 VOLVO FE 240 NORQUIP 3000M AMBLIFT, column tail-lift, 8 seats, cab and body controls, intercom sytem, side access, air suspension, air con, diff lock, hill assist, 3 seats,...
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH460
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2008
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-05-18 Lot No: 225 *DONCASTER* GLOBETROTTER CAB, MID-LIFT, A/C, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL* Price is Plus VAT...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Chassis Cab
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM380
Drive
8x4
Transmission
Manual
Year
2005
Region
Northern Ireland
Distance
2005 Volvo FM 380 8×4 Chassis Cab Manual Gearbox Double Drive On Steel Suspension 37 Ton Gross Weight 112398 Miles Very Low Miles Well Serviced And Maintained
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Hookloader
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Drive
8x4
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2003
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-05-25 Lot No: 19 8×4 – Boughton – Hookloader, – Flip – Sheet MoT: 2021-08-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. RX03XBR
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2013
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-05-18 Lot No: 230 *DONCASTER* GLOBETROTTER SLEEPER CAB, A/C, MID-LIFT MoT: 2021-11-30* Price is Plus VAT...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tipper
Make
Volvo
Model
FL
Variant
FL250
Transmission
Manual
Year
2015
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
2015 65 VOLVO FL 250 EURO 6 15FT6 steel dropside 3-way tipper, tow bar, plough bracket, sunvisor, beacons, manual 6 speed, 3 seats, diff lock, lane assist, cruise, electric windows,...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Box
Make
Volvo
Model
FL
Variant
FL250
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2015
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
2015 VOLVO FL 250 EURO 6 32FT Cartwright box, Hydraroll floor, 9ft internal height, barn doors, air suspension, sun visor, beacons, air con, night heater, hill assist, cruise, auto, diff...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Concrete Mixer
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM400
Drive
8x4
Transmission
Manual
Year
2006
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-05-25 Lot No: 33 8×4 – 8M� – Cifa – Mixer – ****IRISH – DOCS – HERE***** .VAT on Hammer: Y. 06LH3771
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Hookloader
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM380
Drive
8x4
Year
1999
Region
Northern Ireland
Distance
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Dromore – 25th & 26th June 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-06-25. 1999 Volvo FM12 380 8×4 Hook Loader...
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Volvo Truck – A Brief History

In the mid-1920’s Sweden’s Volvo started out attempting to make cars, although soon realised that the company would be better served manufacturing trucks.  Production started with their ‘Series 1 in 1928 which was a lot more popular than the cars Volvo were making. This simple truck was sold without a cab so operators could have their own made.  The ‘Series 2’ had a few changes, but still had a payload of just 1.5 tonnes and a GVW of 4.5 tonnes with a whopping 28hp!

The 1930s saw Volvo making diesel trucks that stood up better to international comparison and quickly became the market leader in trucks across Scandinavia.

Starting with the LV71, the range of trucks improved with better braking technology, greater GVWs.  Improvements in weight distribution and a more powerful engine seen in the heavy ‘Longnose’ LV18, 19 and 20.

Volvo did start to make a forward control cab in the 1930’s – a precursor to the ‘F Range (F standing for forward control – or cab-over) – but there was not much appetite for this configuration so most Volvo Trucks were ‘conventional’ or bonneted with the engine out the front rather than under the cab.

Volvo Trucks after the War

The 1940’s saw Volvo manufacturing trucks for the Swedish Ministry of Defence but saw some beautiful designs in the post-war period, including the trend towards ‘sharp nose’ trucks.  Proper heavy-duty diesels were introduced as Volvo moved up the weight range and moved away from the ‘Hesselman’ engines it favoured for the light and medium duty trucks.

The 1950s saw Volvo Trucks become a lot more modern with sleeper cabs, turbocharging and direct injection diesel engines.  Volvo’s ‘Titan’ L49 saw horsepower levels reaching a huge 185hp but, more importantly, saw the introduction of air brakes, power steering and the Volvo safety cab.

The 1960s saw Volvo Trucks that todays trucks still have their design cues based upon.  Check out the forward control F88 that replaced the ‘Titan’ and the smaller F86 in 1965 – everyone loved this truck and was popular in the UK even with its 8 speed synchro gearbox and the fact that it was assembled in Scotland helped it gain UK market leadership.

Volvo’s Swinging Seventies

The 1970s saw Volvo mixing it up with DAF, Magirus and France’s Saviem – the precursor to Renault Trucks to create a medium duty truck.  Volvo launched their ‘F light duty trucks in 1975, albeit with a stronger cab than the other partners and turbocharged engines. Called the F4 and the F6 range we still see their heritage in today’s FE range of trucks.

The F7 joined the ranks – replacing the much loved F86 with the F10 and F12 hitting the roads in 1977 replacing the F89 but operators had to wait until 1979 to get the Globetrotter cab.

The 1980’s saw Volvo concentrate on chassis improvements to match the standard of the safety cabs.  There were significant model upgrades in 1983 and 1987 which saw the launch of the F16 for the first time.  There was a refresh of the light/medium duty F range – relaunched as the FL6 and FL4 available from 7 to 26 tonnes GVW and the FL7 and FL10 appeared in 1985.

Volvo Truck Technology Leaps in the Nineties

Technology was the main driver in the 1990s as the environment took on a more important role for all truck manufacturers. A new cab and new D12 engine for the F series saw the FH12 and the 16-litre FH16 born for the first time in 1993. The FH cabs were available in four different models; short day cab, sleeper cab with normal roof, Globetrotter roof with an extra high roof and (since 1995) the Globetrotter XL cab.

The 1990’s also saw the launch of a FL12 range – a lower cab than the FH but using the same D12 engine – giving a choice of engines including a 7-litre, 10-litre and the 12-itre D12.

Less successful was Volvo’s attempt at a lightweight truck – the FLC range which replaced the underpowered 3.6-litre FL4 seen in the 1980s

The back end of the 1990’s saw the Volvo FM range introduced to replace the FL range.  A low entry cab with a strong relationship to the FH range, sharing many of its components.

Volvo Truck’s Current Models

The Modern Era 2000 and Beyond

You will still find plenty of Volvo Trucks for sale from the year 2000 onwards at Truckpages.  Many will be destined for export sale or perhaps advertised for salvage. The best examples of trucks from this era will be heading for vintage truck collections.

First to receive attention at the turn of the new millennium was the FL – the cab was still relatively modern, but Volvo’s engineers felt that a new chassis was needed. This meant that the technical systems were brought into line with the FH and FM ranges so that Volvo’s Dynafleet system could be introduced.

Volvo FH Range

Although introduced back in 1993 and updated in 1998/9 with the new D12C engine – already meeting Euro 3 standard ahead of the 2001 deadline. The first changes in the new millennium saw a revised front end to the cab and yet another new engine – this time the D12D using turbo compounding for the first time and the introduction of Volvo’s legendary I-Shift gearbox.

The FH16 went on the missing list for a few years from 2001 while Volvo spent some time perfecting the 16-litre replacement, based on existing technology in the 9- and 12-litre engines. Launched in 2003, the result was an in-line 6-cylinder FH16.610.

2005 FH Range Change

As with the FM range, 2005 saw the FH12 change to the ‘FH’. As with the FM, the FH range also received the new 13-litre engine in readiness for the Euro 4 and Euro 5 legislation. Available with outputs of 400, 440, 480 and 520HP

2011 FH16 Upgrade

The launch of the FH16.750 in 2011 saw Volvo take the ‘most powerful truck’ title back.  Also available at 550 And 650HP for more sensible operators.

2012 New Volvo FH

With a Hollywood-style launch, the 2012 model Volvo FH was set for the impending Euro 6 legislation and therefore was packed with new innovations. There was a choice between four cabs: short day cab, normal sleeper cab, Globetrotter cab and extra-spacious Globetrotter XL cab.  Using just one engine size, it was available as a 420 up to a 540HP – operators could upgrade to the FH16 for yet more power.

2020 New Volvo FH Launched

As part of a total range review of their heavyweight trucks, Volvo revamped the FH with new dashboard flatscreen technology, revised headlights and a larger Volvo logo on the grill. The company said the new FH was about making live better for the drivers.

Volvo FM Range

Originally launched in 1998, the FM range originally came with a three-engine line-up, but in 2001 the 7-litre option was dropped, leaving just the 9 and 12-litre FM9 and FM12.

The FM was designed to be as close to the FH as possible, except for a lower cab – which means a higher engine tunnel, although in Globetrotter guise, the driver should still be able to just about stand up.

2001 FM Facelift

The 9-litre engine replaced both the 7-litre and the 10-litre outgoing engines and saw the I-Shift available in the FM range for the first time.

2005 FM Range Change

After 2005, Volvo renamed the ranges, dropping the swept volume part of the model number, so the FM9 and FM12 became simply the FM range. The new range was introduced with three cab options – day, sleeper and the famous Globetrotter cab.  Just two engines; the 13-litre engine (the same as in the FH) and the 9-litre engine (which is unique to the FM range).  Many truck buyers refer to these trucks as the FM13 and FM9, but these were never put on the cabs of the trucks.

2010 FM Facelift

Volvo launched the completely facelifted FM in 2010 alongside the launch of the FMX for construction industry use.

Another lift in 2013

With styling leaning heavily on the new FH range, the new FM received dynamic steering running lights and a new interior – of course with Euro 6 engines in time for the 2014 deadline.

2020 A Brand new Cab for the FH

Although looking similar in outward appearance, the slightly large new cab was launched in 2020. In addition, there are new light shapes, extra room for drivers as well as a host of extra technology – both for driver comfort and safety. Two flat screens – one for driving information and the other fir infotainment.  Not on the UK’s streets until end of 2020.

Volvo FMX Range

Launched in 2010, the FMX is a standard FM truck, beefed up for arduous work on construction sites. Remember that Volvo also manufacturer plenty of construction equipment under their Volvo CE division, so they know what it takes to make something suitable for a building site.

Engine choice at launch was the 11 or 13-litre units with outputs in a huge range of between 330 and 540HP – transmission choice was manual, automated and fully automatic ‘Powertronic’.

Prior to the 2014 Euro 6 deadline, the FMX was updated to the current specification

2020 saw the introduction of the new cab for the FMX range – it shares the cab with the less-beefy FM – a more roomy interior, new fabrics plus flat screen technology makes the new FMX a better place to be for the drivers.

Volvo FE Range

Introduced in 2006, the medium duty truck sits above the FL in the Volvo range.  Designed for local operations, such as inner-city fork for refuse collection, the truck has a whole series of length and cab options, plus different heights, including an urban tractor unit.  At launch the truck was available with engines from 240 to 320HP.

A revision to the FE came in 2013 as a part of the range renewal in time for the Euro 6 emissions deadline.  Using the Volvo D8 engine, the FE is now available with the I-Shift automated geatbox.

Volvo FL Range

2006 saw the launch of the FL range with a new cab and became available as a ready-bodied truck – in early readiness for the whole vehicle type approval that came later.  Available as a day cab, larger comfort cab and a crew cab with the 7-litre D7E rated at a choice of 240 or 280HP.

Starting at 12 tonnes GVW and increasing to 16 tonnes GVW, Volvo chose not to compete with the FL range in the highly competitive 7.5 tonne segment.

Alongside all the other trucks in the Volvo range, the FL had a revamp in 2013 in time for the 2014 Euro 6 deadline.  As with the FE, the FL uses the Volvo D8 engine rated at 250 or 280HP and can be specified with the automated I-Shift, automatic Powershift or manual gearbox.

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Latest Volvo Trucks News

Almost Full House for Volvo Fleet

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…

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New Volvo FH460 Trucks to Satisfy Drivers

In transport these days, you’ve got to keep your drivers happy.  That’s why Bradford-based Shipley Transport Services has splashed out on four new Volvo FH460 with I-Save all kitted out with Globetrotter XL cabs, luxury seating, fridges and microwaves. “This is our first time trying the I-Save model and we’re excited to see how well it performs both on the road, and at the pumps" Supplied by Crossroads Truck and Bus Area Sales Manager, Jason Robinson, the four new 460 hp FH with I-Save 6x2s join a 50-strong fleet, made up predominantly of Volvos. Each new truck benefits from Volvo’s…

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Another Customer Returns to Volvo Trucks

After last week’s news of Melksham Transport buying their first Volvo in ten years, another ex-customer of Volvo Trucks has returned to the fold in the shape of Bradford-based Expect Distribution. The company has added six new FH 6x2 tractor units to its fleet, having been impressed with the fuel consumption of a demonstrator vehicle. The business hasn’t run Volvos in more than a decade but has gone back to the Swedish marque, after it beat off the challenge of four rival manufacturers for this latest order. "The vehicles come with some strong claims relating to fuel and uptime and…

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New FH500 is First new Volvo in a Decade

If you a re sending a truck off to the Black Sea for a couple of weeks, you need to make sure it’s a good one. Melksham-based Broughton Transport is putting its trust into a Volvo FH500 pusher axle for this work – and has designed the truck’s specification to get the job done in comfort and style. Broughton Transport has taken delivery of a Volvo FH 500 pusher axle tractor unit with Globetrotter XL cab – more than 10 years after the last Volvo left its fleet. The 44-tonner has been supplied by Truck and Bus Wales and West…

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Sale Starts of Electric Volvo FH, FM and FMX Models

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…

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Most Popular Volvo Trucks Models

Volvo FE Trucks (30)

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.
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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...

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Volvo FH Trucks (163)

There is always a great selection of used Volvo FH trucks for sale at Truckpages.  Whilst the FH is famous as a tractor unit – especially trimmed in a Globetrotter XL cab – many operators specify the larger FH cab over the smaller FM version as a rigid truck.

On these pages we list both the 13-litre and 16- litre FH16 versions with all power ratings from the common.   Prior to 2005 and Volvo Truck's introduction of the D13A engine, all the FH cabs wore a more complete model number – FH12.440 as an example.
Used Volvo FH Trucks
The FH12 was clear to see at the front of the cab. ...

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Volvo FL Trucks (47)

You will always find plenty of used Volvo FL trucks for sale on Truckpages’ search results.  The smallest truck in the Volvo Trucks range, it is available with hundreds of variants and the lightweight distribution truck is flexible enough for most applications.

Not available as a 7.5 tonner, the current model FL starts with the 5.1-litre 4 cylinder D5K engine in the FL510 – a 10-tonne GVW rigid. With versions available up to 18 tonnes GVW with the FL818.   
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Volvo FM Trucks (201)

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 8x4 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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Volvo FMX Trucks (19)

Volvo’s FMX is a popular choice for tipper, hookloader and concrete mixer applications in the UK.  After Scania, Volvo is the second most popular manufacturer of these types of heavy-duty trucks for on and off road use on construction sites and in quarries.  This means that there are usually plenty of used FMX trucks for sale on these pages.

Launched in 2010, the FMX is a standard FM truck, beefed up for arduous work on construction sites. The model name stands for FMX meaning "Forward control Medium Xtreme”

Volvo know their way around constructions sites as they are one of the...

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