Volvo offers the FE and the FM specifically customised to provide waste transportation and recycling solutions. Depending on the nature of your business, you can be confident one of these will be the right truck for the job.
Volvo know that safety is paramount for councils and operators who provide waste management services in busy residential streets and high-traffic urban environments – so our new truck features Volvo’s world-class safety and technological innovations, including emergency braking as standard (on some models).
Volvo trucks are also engineered to be significantly quieter in order to cause as little disruption to the general public as possible.
Read about the City of Swan's success with their 18 new Volvo FE Euro Dual Cotrol trucks. As described by the City of Swan Fleet and Waste Manager, Colin Pumphrey, the FE's whole-of-life costs and fuel economy were a key factor in them selecting Volvo Trucks.
Featured in Waste Management Review October 2018 Issue.
|FE||FM (6x4)||FM (8x4)|
|(4x2, 6x2, 6x4)|
|Hard waste front lift||✓||NA||✓|
|Recycle front lift||✓||NA||✓|
|Hard waste rear loader||✓||✓||NA|
|Recycle rear loader||✓||NA||NA|
|Liquid waste recovery||✓||✓||✓|
Volvo Truck recently met with the Waste Management Review magazine to talk through the logistics behind the FE Euro 6 Dual Control refuse vehicle, which aims to be safe, ergonomic and enviromentally friendly.
Built to cope with a wide range of waste transportation and recycling tasks of weights up to 100 tonnes, the FM is available in both tractor and rigid variants. It’s powered by a turbo diesel intercooled engine available in a range of horsepower variants.
There are three cab styles to choose from including the extended Day Cab variant for extra room inside.
The Volvo FM is engineered in our Wacol, Queensland factory, which is Quality Management System accredited to ISO 9001 standards. In the truck assembly area, quality control checks are made at every point of the manufacturing process.
Ideally suited to metropolitan work, the FE is a reliable, cost-efficient 18 – 26 tonne truck available as a rigid variant. It’s powered by a turbo diesel inter-cooled engine available in
a range of horsepower variants with SCR Euro 6 and Euro 5 emissions technology.
There are several cab styles available including a Dual Control Cab and a Comfort Cab, which has storage space behind the seats for safety equipment and lunch boxes.
Custom-designed and built in consultation with our Australian waste customers, the new Volvo FE Dual Control delivers worldclass safety features, with local street smarts. It also delivers rear air suspension in 6x4 axle configuration, plus improved driver ergonomics that comply with all OH & S requirements.
And with fuel-saving technology and low Euro 6 emissions, it’s a cleaner ride too. It’s everything you need to get the job done.
Find our more about the features which make our waste trucks cleaner, quieter and safer