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Volvo Bm 2200 Manual

Volvo BM 2200 Manual - A Guide to the Versatile Loader

The Volvo BM 2200 is a four-wheel drive, articulated loader that was produced by Volvo BM from 1978 to 1981. It was designed for operations under the most arduous conditions, with a spacious safety cab, a powerful engine, large wheels and rugged dimensions. The Volvo BM 2200 manual provides detailed information on the specifications, features, maintenance and troubleshooting of this versatile loader.

Specifications of the Volvo BM 2200

The Volvo BM 2200 has a weight of 9 tons and a wheelbase of 9 ft 10 in (3 m). It is powered by a Volvo TD 45 B diesel engine that delivers 115 hp (86 kW) at 2300 rpm. The engine has a displacement of 4.2 L and a turbocharger. The fuel tank capacity is 31.7 gal (120 L) and the oil capacity is 4.2 gal (16 L). The loader has a torque converter and a Power-Shift gearbox with one high and one low range. The final gears are of the planetary type and are located in the wheel hubs. The front axle has a differential lock that automatically transfers the power to the wheel with traction. The loader has four-wheel drive, but it can also use two-wheel drive in travelling mode.


The Volvo BM 2200 has a hydraulic system that operates the bucket, the boom and the steering. The system has a pump capacity of 26.4 gal/min (100 L/min) and a working pressure of 2610 psi (180 bar). The hydraulic oil capacity is 15.9 gal (60 L). The loader has articulated steering with a steering angle of 40 degrees to either side. The turning radius is 16 ft 1 in (4.9 m). The loader has a generous ground clearance of 20 in (0.5 m) and a rear axle oscillation of 20 in (0.5 m). The loader can swing sideways at rest, enabling the load to be placed with precision.

The Volvo BM 2200 has a bucket capacity of 1.8 yd3 (1.4 m3) and a breakout force of 15,400 lbf (68.5 kN). The bucket can be tilted forward by 45 degrees and backward by 40 degrees. The boom can be raised to a height of 11 ft 6 in (3.5 m) and lowered to a height of 1 ft 8 in (0.5 m). The dump clearance is 8 ft 10 in (2.7 m) and the dump reach is 3 ft (0.9 m). The loader can lift a maximum load of 6,600 lb (3,000 kg) and has a tipping load of 8,800 lb (4,000 kg).

Features of the Volvo BM 2200

The Volvo BM 2200 has many features that make it a versatile and reliable loader for various applications. Some of these features are:

  • A spacious safety cab that offers superior driver comfort and visibility. The cab has an adjustable seat, a steering wheel with tilt function, an instrument panel with gauges and warning lights, a heater and defroster, a windshield wiper and washer, an electrically controlled cold starter, and an emergency exit.

  • A range of attachments that can be easily mounted on the loader, such as pallet fork, crane hook, snow plow, dozer blade, backhoe, grapple fork, log fork, bale fork, etc.

  • A high-performance cooling system that prevents overheating of the engine and the hydraulic system. The system has a large radiator, an oil cooler, a fan clutch, and an air filter.

  • A robust frame and chassis that can withstand heavy loads and shocks. The frame is made of high-strength steel and has reinforced joints and cross members. The chassis has large wheels with heavy-duty tires and rims.

  • A service-friendly design that allows easy access to the engine, the hydraulic system, the electrical system, and other components for maintenance and repair. The loader has grease fittings, drain plugs, filters, dipsticks, sight glasses, etc.

Maintenance and Troubleshooting of the Volvo BM 2200

The Volvo BM 2200 manual provides detailed instructions on how to perform regular maintenance and troubleshooting of the loader. The manual covers topics such as:

  • How to check and change the engine oil, the fuel filter, the air filter, the oil filter, the coolant, the hydraulic oil, the brake fluid, etc.

  • How to adjust and lubricate the steering system, the brake system, the bucket linkage, the boom linkage, the attachments, etc.

  • How to inspect and replace the belts, the hoses, the wires, the fuses, the bulbs, the spark plugs, etc.

  • How to diagnose and fix common problems such as low engine power, high fuel consumption, poor hydraulic performance, steering failure, brake failure, electrical failure, etc.

  • How to use special tools and equipment such as a multimeter, a pressure gauge, a hydraulic tester, a torque wrench, etc.

The Volvo BM 2200 manual also provides safety precautions, technical data, wiring diagrams, and service bulletins for the loader.


The Volvo BM 2200 is a versatile loader that can handle various tasks and terrains. It has a powerful engine, a smooth transmission, a flexible steering system, a large bucket capacity, and a range of attachments. It also has a comfortable cab, a reliable cooling system, a sturdy frame and chassis, and a service-friendly design. The Volvo BM 2200 manual is a comprehensive guide that helps owners and operators to maintain and troubleshoot their loader effectively.

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