Designed for action
Volvo FMX – Simplicity, Efficiency & Flexibility
Loaded with features that suit your own assignment – and built to handle any terrain. This is what a modern military truck looks like.
Holistic solution – A common platform suitable for any mission
Demand-driven logistics – Configurable according to mission
Accessibility – Based on the world wide off the shelf commercial product with a global spare part logistics network
Resource efficiency – Spare part commonality, generic driver & mechanics training and cost effective documentation
Interoperability – NATO and commercial fleet compatibility
Keep moving, keep doing
ATC, rock free, power launch and smooth ascent. Four features that make it easy for you to get this truck where you want it to be – not just almost there. They also make driving a truck in extreme conditions simple, and something anyone can do.
The Volvo FMX’s features and functions work like those you’ll find in a modern car, making this truck driveable without extensive training.
Never get stuck
The Volvo FMX is developed with one goal in mind: to be the ultimate truck for rough terrain. Its chassis has been designed to withstand the most demanding of driving conditions. And it’s been built to carry the heaviest loads.
The robustness of the Volvo FMX makes military logistics assignments easier, safer and more resource- and cost-effective. It’s easily adapted to suit an individual mission’s requirements, and laden with innovative features.
Excellent ground clearance, purpose-built suspension for heavy loads and difficult terrain, and nodular iron axle castings complete the picture. The Volvo FMX is stable, comfortable, mobile and drivable.
Extreme Weather Conditions
The truck can be fitted with kits to handle all type of weather conditions from the Siberian cold to arid Saharan heat. It’s ready for extreme conditions and adaptable to suit. It goes where you need it to.
Driveability: whatever your assignment
A wide range of engine alternatives means that you can get the Volvo FMX to work for you – no matter what you need to do. Drivelines are powered by reliable D11 or D13 engines, delivering the power and torque you need. Volvo’s leadership in diesel engine technology is clearly visible once you start comparing engine curves. You’ll experience fast acceleration, excellent pulling power, comfortable low-speed handling and, not least, a fuel-efficient and pleasurable ride at cruising speed. The high torque at low revs reduces the need for gear shifting and will also have a positive effect on fuel consumption. High rimpull means that the truck can handle considerable gradients at speed. Overhead camshafts.
A user-friendly asset
The Volvo FMX is much more than a tough truck. It’s one that benefits the driver. Easy to get into and out of. Comfortable over long periods of time. Accommodating. Easy to drive. Good for the individual behind the wheel, of course. But also for the operation.
Driver comfort means fewer distractions. Easy embarking and disembarking leads to better efficiency. Visibility and control contribute to safety. Room to move is also room for equipment and rations – and crew cabs for passengers are available. Ergonomic dashboards, comfortable seats and cleverly designed cab ensure better focus on the task at hand, increased safety and reduced potential of damage for the vehicle.
Our frames are built from high-quality Swedish steel – phosphate coated and powder painted. We paint the parts before we assemble them ourselves, meaning that there’s no room for hidden rust traps. And we build the chassis so that it’s maintenance-free. High quality and durability reduce maintenance costs over the truck’s lifetime. And we’re confident that few other truck manufacturers can compete with our standards.
Plenty of space
Not just for the driver. The chassis is developed for optimal space – for both the superstructure of the truck and your equipment. You can specify how much frame space you need, where the tank should be positioned, and so on – and the vehicle will be built to your requirements. This way, the truck is ready to work from the moment it’s delivered.
Cruise control for safer convoys
Adaptive Cruise Control uses radar to determine closeness to other trucks and obstacles, and controls the accelerator and all available brakes to keep a safe distance. It’s an essential feature for convoys. If there’s any risk of a collision, warning lights are projected onto the windscreen – keeping the driver aware of what’s happening.