Volvo trucks blaze a trail to the emergency services show

In the spotlight on Volvo Trucks’ stand at this year’s Emergency Services Show 2018 (19th and 20th September) at Birmingham’s NEC will be on a brand-new fire appliance, based on the popular Volvo FL 16-tonne chassis.

The Volvo FL816 on display will be in the livery of Greater Manchester 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 hydraulic retarder. Emergency One Ltd. of Cumnock, Ayrshire, manufactured the B Type water tender bodywork that includes a 1,800-litre water capacity.

This high-spec' truck also comes complete with a 5-6 person Volvo crew cab with 300mm extension, Electronic Braking System with ASB, ASR, Anti-Bandit Glass and Stability Control. A 5.8 tonne capacity front axle is joined by a full air suspension 10.9 tonne drive axle with diff lock.

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.