Key Specs of Volvo FM 400
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Oct 3, 2019: In the mining and construction industry, Volvo FM 400 is one of the best options that has an array of features. The truck comes with two different wheelbase options 5,670 mm and 6,970 mm. It features a box body along with the day cabin built on the chassis.
Under the hood, there is a 12.8-litre Volvo D13A, DI Heavy Duty Turbocharged Intercooled, with Engine Management System (EMS). It is capable of churning out a maximum power of 400 bhp coming at 1400-1800 rpm, while the peak torque is 2000 Nm, which comes at 1050-1400 rpm. It is the 14-speed manual transmission that sends the power to the wheels.
Inside the cabin, there is a driver information display, an adjustable driver seat, tiltable steering, cruise control, and AC. It comes with a GVW of 31,000 Kg that includes a payload capacity of 11,760 Kg.
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Volvo FM 400 Tipper- Expert Review
Volvo FM 400 – EXPERT REVIEW
Another remarkable vehicle by Swedish truck manufacturer Volvo, FM 400 8X4 tippers come with unmatched features specifically designed to carry heavy load in difficult-to-navigate terrain. Based on state of the art new generation global FM platform, Volvo FM 400 tippers promise high payload capacity and unbeatable performance, making the vehicle an ideal choice for all kinds of off road and on road operations.
Volvo FM 400 boasts of a powerful engine backed by a reliable driveline, strong chassis, and body frame. Also, bigger tyres, high ground clearance and driver-friendly cabin make the tipper a must-have for moving goods on harsh road conditions.
The vehicle is ideal for transporting coal, iron and other mineral ores, limestone, marble, or demanding applications such as irrigation work or aggregates. A comprehensive nationwide network of service and spare parts centers ensures assistance whenever required.
Engine & Displacement: Volvo D13A, DI Heavy Duty Turbocharged Intercooled, with Engine Management System (EMS) & 12800 cc
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW): 31000 kgs
Wheelbase & Turning Radius: 6970 mm & 11050 mm
Engine and Performance
The Volvo D13A, DI Heavy Duty Turbocharged Intercooled engine comes with Engine Management System (EMS) for precise and efficient engine control. Volvo FM 400 has a displacement of 12800 cc and a max power of 400bhp @ 1400-1800rpm, thus generating a max torque of 2000Nm @ 1050-1400rpm. The fuel efficient new generation 6 cylinder inline diesel engine meets Euro-III standards. Turbocharger and intercooler provide increased power with less fuel consumption at reduced emission levels. The engine is fitted with two oil filters and a bypass filter for long engine life. A high gradeability of 53% provide optimum support to the truck while climbing steep gradients. A max speed of 87km/hr and a 270 litres fuel tank help the vehicle cover long and remote distances with ease without refueling hassles.
Vehicle Built and Load Capacity
A decent payload capacity of 11760 kgs is supported by a Gross Vehicle Weight of 31000 kgs. A front mounted single tipping cylinder reduces tipping force, minimizes stress on the chassis frame, and provides better tip stability by withstanding 9 tonne metre side loads while tipping on uneven ground. The vehicle has a sand-blasted all-welded body sprayed with four layers of primer/top coat. Fitted with 12x24 off-highway pattern large-sized tyres, Volvo FM 400 tipper displays high performance and stability while cruising through tough off-road conditions, such as mines, and also provides increased ground clearance. A heavy-duty sump guard covers the complete sump and protects the underbody of the vehicle.
Handling and Suspension
Superior features provide support to the driver while handling the vehicle in difficult road conditions. Volvo FM 400 is equipped with parabolic front springs that allow high spring deflection and low internal friction in the spring package, thus reducing stress on the chassis frame and enabling better riding comfort at high average speeds. Rubber springs between the rear springs and rear axle provide good riding comfort even when covering bumpy roads and harsh terrain. Larger wheel angles offer a lower turning radius of 11050 mm and a short wheelbase of 6970 mm provide excellent maneuverability during onsite operations and on narrow roads.
Braking and Safety
Since 1969, Volvo trucks have been documenting and analyzing more than 1,400 accidents involving Volvo Trucks through its accident research commission. The company’s dedication to designing safer vehicles is evident in the Volvo FM series, making the vehicles one of the safest in the world. Crash tested safety cabin has a cab frame made of high tensile. Seats have been designed with integrated head restraints and incorporated with 3 point inertia seat belts for driver and attendant. Other safety features include an energy absorbing safety steering wheel, fire-resistant fabrics, and ergonomically designed minimize the risk of injury to feet and legs. Efficient and effective air brakes have fully floating type brake shoes and evenly distribute the braking force, offering better vehicle control.
Design and Comfort
Designed for extensive operations and safety, the air conditioned cabin is equipped with effective in-cab climate. The noise insulated cabin comes with adjustable cushioned driver seat and is fully suspended by four coil springs and shock absorbers for minimal vibrations. Power steering, large wheel lock angle, and adjustable steering ensures optimum driver comfort. The large glass area and oversized rear view mirrors ensure excellent all-round visibility, and an additional blind spot mirror in frontal area increases safety for other vehicles and prevents accidents.
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