Tricky driving conditions are no obstacle for the Volvo FMX

Extreme mobility

When mud or sand have swallowed the road, the only way to stay out of trouble is to keep moving. Automatic Traction Control (ATC) makes sure you do just that. This revolutionary feature automatically engages the front axle at the exact moment you need it – and disengages it when you don’t.  

ATC provides all the benefits of a selectable driven front axle, whilst being just as convenient as a permanent system.

Jonas Odermalm

Construction Segment Manager, Volvo Trucks

Automatic Traction Control helps out when the going gets tough

No compromises

A driven front axle gets you out of trouble. But when it’s engaged, it impairs manoeuvrability. Unlike permanent all-wheel drive systems, Automatic Traction Control gives you the best of both worlds. When the driven front axle is engaged, you get all the traction you need. And when it’s disengaged (which it is most of the time), you improve the manoeuvrability of your truck.

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Tandem Axle Lift

Lift the axle. Tighter turns

Tandem Axle Lift lets you disengage and raise one of the drive axles. When the axle is raised, the truck behaves similar to a 4x2 or a 6x2, resulting in a tighter turning radius and significantly improving manoeuvrability. It also reduces fuel consumption by up to 3%.

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Volvo FMX trucks boast impressive ground clearance when fully laden

Steeper hills, deeper ditches

We moved the driven front drive axle 100 millimetres forward, giving the truck a better approach angle. And redesigned it (from crown and pinion to bearings) to be stronger and more streamlined. We also integrated the parallel rod behind the axle beam, making the sturdy axle casing the lowest point of the vehicle and significantly improving ground clearance when fully laden.

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