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Volvo Trucks unveils new FE model at waste show

The new Volvo FE dual steer model at waste Management In Action
Volvo Trucks unveiled its new waste industry-aimed model for the Australian market at Waste Management In Action today (Thursday).

The truck manufacturer officially launched its new FE Euro 6 Dual Control 6×4 rear-air suspension waste truck on the first day of the event, which is part of the well-established International Truck Trailer & Equipment Show.

The new Volvo FE Dual Control has been designed to deliver world-class safety features and to deal with the challenges of urban areas. It features rear air suspension in a 6×4 axle configuration and improved driver ergonomics, boosted by a wider windshield and additional side mirrors for better visibility. It is also better for the environment, with fuel-saving technology and low Euro 6 emissions.

To mark its launch in Australia, Volvo Trucks demonstrated the new FE on the Test Track at the expo, giving visitors a close-up view of the model’s capabilities.

Mitch Peden, Vice President of Volvo Trucks Australia, said: “We are very excited to be conducting a world-first reveal of the new Australian FE Euro 6 Dual Control truck at the Waste Management In Action event.  This truck has been designed and adapted locally and in consultation with leading Australian waste management companies to meet and exceed requirements for this market.”

“We know that safety is paramount for councils and operators who provide waste management services in busy residential streets and high-traffic urban environments – so we are looking forward to introducing this new model to the market in Melbourne where its impressive capabilities will be on show on the Test Track.”

The new truck has unparalleled driver visibility and improved driver ergonomics. It also features Volvo’s world-class safety and technological innovations, including forward collision warning and emergency braking as standard on the 6×4 model

With a wider windshield and extra side mirrors, the FE Dual Control provides excellent visibility from the cab, an essential aspect for a waste truck operating in dense urban environments where safety hazards such as running children, pets and cars reversing from driveways are commonplace.

Volvo FE dual steer side lift
The new FE model in action on the Waste Management In Action Test Track.

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