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New Generation DAF XG tractors buck the trend for agri haulier

Two New Generation DAF XG 530 FTGs have quickly become a firm favourite for Lincolnshire-based agricultural haulier, Keyo.

The firm, which took delivery of the three-axle tractor units in early July, has been so impressed by the performance of the new XG, it has already placed an order for a further two vehicles.

Bucking the trend in a mostly non-DAF fleet, the highly spec’d XG tractors sport a number of choice options, including DAF’s new Digital Vision System.

Having taken delivery of the New Generation DAFs in July, two further vehicles are already on order.

“When it comes to choosing vehicles to join our fleet, we have several key requirements,” explained Josh Van Den Bos, welfare & compliance manager at Keyo.

“We needed a large, modern and comfortable truck, with the best possible fuel economy and the latest driver aids to allow for optimum productivity for what is, at times, a very challenging operation. What’s more, we also expect the highest level of build quality and a first-class aftersales service.”

Keyo’s XG tractors will soon enter service, transporting plant machinery for farming and food production customers. The company’s drivers regularly overnight in their cabs and can be required to work in challenging locations, such as compact farmyards and narrow farm tracks.

“On paper, the performance of the XG is outstanding,” Van Den Bos added. “We easily cover 70,000km per year in each wagon, and the new DAFs provide a great working environment for our drivers.

“When you’re covering those distances, you need to be confident in the reliability and build quality of your truck.”

Keyo has wrapped both XG tractor units in a distinctive vinyl livery. Taking inspiration from the operator’s blue and white colour scheme, the wrap has reflective properties that make the vehicles highly visible at night.