Volvo launches new 5-axle dump truck for mining applications


Swedish truck and bus maker Volvo on Friday launched its new dump truck specifically made for deep opencast mining applications in India. The company expects that the new Volvo FM480 10x4 Dump Truck will set new benchmarks in the mining industry.

The truck is built on the powerful, reliable & proven Volvo FM13-litre platform.

Philippe Divry, Managing Director, Volvo India Private Limited and a VECV Board member said, “This is the biggest truck ever launched in India. It looks like a truck, but produces like a machine. The Volvo FM480 10x4 Dump Truck is slated to be the next big Game Changer in the mining industry”.


Volvo trucks operate only in select premium and niche segments in India and hold the Number 1 position in the premium European truck segment in India. It holds 70% of the market share in India.

“With higher productivity at optimum cost being the need of the hour, we have designed the Volvo 10x4 in such a way that it’ll strike the perfect balance between productivity, performance and efficiency,” Divry said.


The sturdy 5-axle Dump Truck features the most technologically advanced powerful driveline, delivering 480HP, best-in-class 2400 Nm torque, power-to-weight ratio of 7.38 and a robust body with 24 M3 struck volume which brings along with it the unmatched Volvo quality and reliability.

Volvo trucks product range in India includes the FM & FMX range of Tippers & FM Rigid Trucks for special applications like Fire Tenders, Sky lifts, Boom Pumps, Concrete Mixers and the FM/FH range of Tractors in different configurations. Volvo FM Tractor series has applications in express cargo, petroleum & chemicals, bulk cargo, construction and special cargo.