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Volvo BM 646

The Volvo BM 616B and 646 were the only excavator-loaders built around a loader chassis. The machines were exceptionally powerful and sturdy machines that could handle much tougher jobs than most conventional machines.

The Volvo BM 616B and 646 gave the choice 2- or 4-wheel drive, differential lock, large wheels and good weight distribution. All of which gave the machines the gave the machines the qualities for efficient operations in general construction and road-works plus all trenching and ditching duties.

Production year 1977-1981

646 specifications
Engine Volvo BM TD 42
Engine output (SAE), hp 86
Bucket volume, excav., l 380
Excavation depth, mm 4 220
Reach, mm 5 860
Bucket volume loader, m3 1,25
Tires front 14.9-24/14
Tires rear 18.4-34/14
No. of driven wheels 4
Operating weight, kg 9 750
Production year 1977–1981