DAF Trucks is delivering its ‘Pure Excellence’ update at RWM ’17, at the NEC in Birmingham this week, and showcasing the
new LF series launched at the end of August.
The introduction of the new LF follows the launch of its new CF and XF stablemates at the CV Show in April, and all featuring substantial updates to engines, drivelines and cabs.
Specifically for the new LF, and of particular interest to RWM visitors, an optional, passenger door lower window has been introduced to improve kerb-side visibility and to increase safety for vulnerable road users. A new LF City version featuring a new 3.8-litre, PACCAR PX-4 engine is also introduced at 7.5-tonne GVW with 156hp and 172hp ratings.
DAF Trucks can also announce the extension of the new CF and XF model range to include double-drive and rear-steer axle configurations. These additional models complement the initial roll-out of rigids and tractor units at the CV Show, and share many of the product enhancements. Headlining these developments is an improved payload potential of 250kg on four axle rigids, plus an improved and simplified rear steering axle for 6×2 and 8×2 configurations.
Also of interest to RWM visitors, and bodybuilders in particular, DAF Trucks is introducing new body attachment modules, crane plates, easier electrical connectivity and matrix drilling patterns to the rear of a range of rigid chassis, allowing easier mounting and positioning of tail-lifts and rear underrun protection.
DAF Trucks is also enhancing the information available for bodybuilders. Over the coming weeks, increased functionality will be added to DAF Trucks’ dedicated bodybuilder website www.dafbbi.com to enable bodybuilders to pre-engineer their body equipment thus speeding the throughput of DAF vehicles and cutting the time and cost of body installation.