|Engine||12.8 Ltrs, Euro-4|
|Rated power 460 hp @ 1400-1900 rpm|
|Max. torque 2200 Nm @ 1000-1400 rpm|
|Gearbox||Manual Synchronised Range-Splitter|
|14 forward and 4 reverse gears|
|Tipper body capacity||33 Cu.m Coal body|
6The Volvo D13A460 is a 460 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 (2300 Nm at 1000-1400 rpm). A wide economic speed range of 1000-1500 rpm helps to get the maximum fuel efficiency.
Volvo's 14-speed splitter-range gearbox VT2214B, matched perfectly to the fitted D13A440 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.
The Volvo FMX 440 8x4 Tipper offers high load carrying capacity with a new 33 tonne rear tandem axle with 4 planetary gears on the hub and improved 9 tonne front axle with 10 tonne hub bearing. Rear bogie & front suspension is reinforced to withstand high loads under tough conditions. The strong chassis frame, reinforced with full length inner liner, provides high durability to the truck.
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 unique U-type body design is apt for carrying light weight raw or crushed material, as it helps in keeping the centre of gravity of the load to the centre of the body and there by maintain the dynamic stability of the vehicle. Additionally, this design also enables the body to be light weight, thereby maximising available payload and offering maximum volumetric capacity for movement of materials.
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.