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Spanners in the mix with Volvo FL

26 February 2014 #CV Sector #News #Truck

News from Volvo: Spanners Mixer Hire and Volvo Trucks will be exhibiting an 18-tonne GVW Volvo FL chassis equipped with a CIFA four cubic metre truckmixer at the UK Concrete Show this week at Birmingham’s NEC. Spanners Mixer Hire, based in Market Deeping near Peterborough, are the official UK agents for CIFA truckmixer bodies.

With its compact 2.1 metre wide cab and low chassis weight of 5200kg, including fuel and Adblue, the Volvo FL represents an ideal platform for lightweight mixer operations in urban and suburban areas.

The FL’s excellent manoeuvrability in the confined spaces prevalent on housing developments and in suburban areas is aided by its 3500mm wheelbase.

The example on display is equipped with a Euro-5 260hp variant of Volvo’s D7F engine coupled to a ZT01109, nine-speed, range-change, manual gearbox with overdrive and crawler gear. This combination offers good fuel economy at the higher limited road speeds on dual carriageways and motorways.

The engine PTO on the display truck is a Volvo PTER1400 SAE 1410 with flange drive. The rear-axle is a Volvo RSS1132A with diff lock.

The D7F has recently been replaced with Volvo’s all-new, Euro-6 compliant D8K engine. This is available in ratings of either 250hp or 280hp.

The new D8K features common rail fuel management and overhead cam with both Exhaust Gas Recirculation and Selective Catalytic Reduction.

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