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Car transporter configuration for Volvo FM

Volvo Trucks has announced that its Euro 6-compliant FM series is now available fully configured for car transporter applications.

Volvo Trucks worked in partnership with specialist trailer manufacturers Transporter Engineering and Belle Rolfo, who built the innovative 11-car transporter that was demonstrated at the event on a new series Volvo FM chassis.

Volvo Cars provided the vehicles for a loading and unloading demonstration of the new truck.

The challenge in configuring the new series truck to be suitable for car transporter applications, was to keep the overall cab height from the ground under 2800mm, said Volvo Trucks’ field sales engineer Duncan Seaman.

At 21450kg, gross vehicle weight (GVW) of the Euro 6-compliant 6x2 FM remains the same as the Euro-5 model. Axle ratings are 9000kg for the front, 4500kg for the pusher and 11500kg for the drive axle.

Chassis space packaging for the Euro-6 FM car transporter has also been optimised, increasing total fuel capacity from 450 litres to potentially a maximum of 540 litres.

Wheelbase of the new Euro-6 FM remains at 3900mm. The new FM car transporter is available with the Euro-6 compliant D11K and D13K engines.

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