DSEI 2021: Volvo Defense showcases FMX 8x6 Rigid truck

Volvo Defense displays the FMX 8x6 container transporter truck as it competed for the large Belgian army market, but lost. Hence some Belgian specific characteristics in the loading platform.

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Volvo FMX 8x6 Rigid truck as used for the competition to the Belgian army tender won by DAF Trucks (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Volvo FMX Rigids are adaptable and can be made to suit the mission’s transport and logistics requirements. And the body-builder interface makes the vehicle suitable for almost everything one needs to carry in a variety of situations and conditions. The optimized, efficient drivetrain ensures a particularly good operating range, reducing the need for fueling arrangements.
Main features

• Automatic Traction Control
• I-Shift with Rock Free and ultra-low crawler gears
• Power Launch
• Hill Start Aid Cross-country cruise control
• Cross-country cruise control
• Volvo Engine Brake
• Extreme Weatherproofing
• Adaptive Cruise Control
• Protected drivetrain and components
• Driver alert support
• Automatic parking brake and emergency brake lights
• Front frame extension (400 mm)
• Winches: 1 to 15 tonnes front- or side-mounted and 40 tonnes center-mounted
• Towing device
• Steel bumper
• Skid plate
• D13 Engine
• Phosphate-coated, powder-painted Swedish steel frame