Building the UAE ’s highest road
Jebel Jais is part of the Hajar Mountain Range in Ras Al Khaimah.It is the highest peak in the UAE. And for centuries unreachable by most.For 8 years, a fleet of Volvo FMX Trucks carried a total of more than 5.5 million cubic meters around the clock building a 36 km road that goes up more than 1910 meters. The rugged terrain, steep slopes and loose rock were not a challenge for Volvo FMX, which is built tough for such conditions. That is why more than 30 of our Volvo FMX trucks completed this ambitious road project without any major breakdown.
The most robust truck ever built was used
Strong enough to tow up to 32 tonnes. Sturdy enough to bump into a concrete wall and carry on. The bumper corners are made from 3 millimetres thick high-grade steel. The headlights are high up, away from knocks. If you do manage to do any serious damage (and it’s unlikely), split body panels keep it isolated. And visible screws let you replace the part yourself. All this keeps your Volvo FMX up and running.