Volvo FL’s New Version Provides Up To 200 Kg Higher Payload
The Volvo FL – Volvo Trucks specialist in city distribution – is about to become even more productive. The compact 5-litre engine for Euro-6 is now added to the 14- and 16-tonne variants, which releases up to 200kgs extra payload. In addition, Volvo Trucks’ fleet management system, Dynafleet, can now be ordered directly from the factory.
“We want even more people to discover the capabilities of the Volvo FL. The new combination with a lighter driveline and higher load capacity is particularly suitable for those who have high demands on productivity and are looking for a cost-effective transport solution,” says John Comer, product manager for Volvo Trucks UK & Ireland.
Volvo’s four-cylinder, five-litre Euro-6 engine is now available in 240hp (900Nm) and 210hp (800Nm) variants. Both engines will be offered to a wider group of Volvo FL customers, including 14- and 16-tonnes. As the engine and gearbox together weigh 200 kgs less than the traditional six-cylinder Euro-6 option, this creates the opportunity of a corresponding additional payload.
“The five-litre engine may be a suitable option for those who would not normally use the maximum gross combination weight, but at the same time value the flexibility of being able to drive with heavier loads if required,” adds John Comer.
Dynafleet for easy overview
The whole Volvo Trucks’ product range – including the Volvo FL and Volvo FE – can now be ordered with Dynafleet, Volvo’s fleet management system, directly from the factory.
Using this service, customers can monitor operations in real-time via a web interface or an app and get valuable information that can help increase efficiency. Dynafleet contains services for driver times, positioning, fuel efficiency and environmental information and is payable via a monthly subscription.