|Engine||12.8 Ltrs, Euro-3|
|Rated power 480 hp @ 1400-1800 rpm|
|Max. torque 2400 Nm @ 1050-1400 rpm|
|Gearbox||Manual Syncronised Range-Splitter|
|14 forward and 4 reverse gears|
|Tipper body capacity||24 Cu.m Rock body / Exhaust heat body|
The Volvo D13A480 is a 480 hp, 12.8 litre in-line 6-cylinder engine designed to ensure excellent driving characteristics, high reliability and excellent fuel efficiency. The engine’s power is available virtually from idling speed, which ensures excellent starting traction. This power stays with you throughout and maximum torque is available high up the rev range (2400 Nm at 1050-1400 rpm). A wide economic speed range of 1050-1600 rpm helps to get the maximum fuel efficiency.
Volvo's 14-speed splitter-range gearbox VT2514B, matched perfectly to the fitted D13A480 engine’s characteristics. Close and well balanced ratios make it easy for the truck to climb steep gradients and facilitate smooth acceleration. Extreme low crawler ratio 16.41:1 ensures good startability when hauling heavy loads in difficult driving conditions. New high performance transmission oil cooler further enhances's transmission's durability.
The new Volvo FMX 480 24 Cu.m Dump Truck can carry heavy loads, thanks to its high tonnage front twin axles, hydraulically-steerable pusher axle, and rear tandem drive axle. Rear bogie & front suspension is reinforced to withstand high loads under tough conditions. Electronically controlled Pneumatic suspension on pusher axle ensures right load distribution across the vehicle.
The Volvo FMX is specifically designed to tackle the harshness of mining and construction application. The towing member is one piece of cast iron and is strong enough to hold upto 32 tonnes with its tow hook. The bull bar is tougher and larger, as are the corner bumpers, which are made out of three millimetre thick high grade steel. With its box-like construction, the front is incredibly sturdy and designed for high approach angle. There is nothing hanging down underneath the truck except wheels.
The new Volvo FMX 480 24 Cu.m Dump Truck comes with specially designed 24 Cu.m body to be employed in the highly demanding environment and applications. The higher capacity body enables the customers to get the high productivity without affecting the fuel efficiency. Higher capacity helps the customer to reduce the fleet size for the same gamut of work and thus helps increase the overall profitability for the customer.
Despite being a tougher truck, everything inside the cab feels more inviting. The gently curved dashboard not only looks appealing; it’s designed for an ergonomic and comfortable driving position with all buttons, instruments and storage within easy reach. Air-suspended seat with comfortable seat cushion and backrest provides perfect support and seating comfort. Sleeker steering column, enhances the knee space for driver, bringing more comfort to the driver.
Volvo is the only truck manufacturer in the world to meet the Swedish cab strength standards - the toughest in the world. The cab’s low position, combined with forward sloping dashboard and the slim rearview mirrors provides superior close-up visibility. The high-illumibation head lamps offer enhanced light performance. The unique feature of automatic parking brake activation when the engine is turned off ensures high degree of safety even if the driver misses it. All Volvo mining trucks are also offered with DGMS recommended features.