Following its global introduction at the CV Show in April, DAF Trucks is showcasing the first right-hand-drive example of its new 2017 model year XF tractor unit at Tip-ex 2017 in Harrogate (June 1st 2nd, 3rd). The new XF comes with a luxury Super Space Cab and a new, uprated 530bhp PACCAR MX-13 engine coupled with a new ZF TraXon automated gearbox. DAF Trucks’ ‘FTG’ chassis is a 6×2 axle configuration with lifting and steering second axle.
The new-model DAF CF and XF rigid and tractor line-up boasts 7% lower fuel consumption thanks to innovations to the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines, a new ZF TraXon gearbox, new high-efficiency rear axles with faster gear ratios, advanced powertrain software and new cab aerodynamic aids.
Further new developments include an enhanced MX Engine Brake and a new compact Exhaust After-treatment System (EAS) – all combining to reduce kerb-weight by a significant 130kg on the FTG 6×2 tractor model. The EAS is 40% smaller allowing extra chassis space to accommodate ancillary blowing and or tipping equipment. Maximum service intervals are also increased to 200,000km.
For the driver, new trim, a new dashboard layout and new temperature / climate controls further enhance already high levels of comfort, while an Exclusive Line specification provides the ultimate in luxury.
The new DAF models received their global launch at the CV Show in April, unveiled by DAF Trucks President, Preston Feight. Full details of the new models can be found in DAF Trucks’ accompanying Tip-ex ’17 press information.