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The LM 1240 was a very popular all-round machine for fork implement work, gravel loading and demanding tasks in underground and open-cast mines. It was particularly well suited for loading trucks, since the full output of the engine is automatically transferred to the lifting booms when the operators applies the brakes, returning to drive the wheels again when the bucket has been emptied in preparation for the next bucket load.


The same type of engine was also fitted to trucks and forestry machines this meant that it could be produced in large numbers. With the launch of the LM 1240 a newly designed transmission was introduced, which enabled the operator to reach every gear with a simple hand movement. With 3000 gearshifts in a working day. This saved a lot of time and operator effort. The machine on display was made in 1975 and has production serial number 2169.

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Volvo BM LM 1240


Introduced                              1971

Engine                                      Volvo D 70 B, 6,7 l, 6-cyl dieselmotor

Engine output                         160 hp, 2 500 r/min

Gearbox/speed                       4 forward, 4 reverse (42 km/h)

Tip load                                    8 800 kg

Weight with bucket                12 400 kg