The Volvo FL816 on display will be in the livery of West Midlands Fire Service, a long-standing user of Volvo Appliances, and a model which has played a key role in the fleet for some years.
The Appliance is powered by Volvo's Euro-6 compliant D8K280 engine rated at 280hp (206Kw). Maximum power is developed at 2,100 r/min and the D8K280 engine delivers maximum torque of 1,050Nm between 950 -1,700rpm.
The engine is matched to an Allison 3000 series fully-automatic transmission with integral retarder and the bodywork was manufactured by John Dennis Coachworks Ltd. of Guildford, Surrey.
This high-spec' truck also comes complete with a 5-6 person Volvo crew cab, Electronic Braking System with ASB, ASR, Anti-Bandit Glass, Stability Control and features bodywork by John Dennis Coach Builders.
This Volvo FL complements the Volvo FE range of crew-cabbed appliances, which is becoming an increasingly popular due to their versatility when specified as a water tanker or aerial platform in 4x2 or 6x2 configurations. With 250hp, 280hp, or 320hp Euro-6 engine options, all vehicles can be ordered with the choice of the Volvo I-Shift automated or Allison fully-automated gearboxes for optimum drivability in busy traffic.