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DAF’s Transport Efficient upgrades take spotlight at CV Show

17 April 2015 #CV Sector #CV Show #TNB News #Top Stories #Truck

DAF Trucks showed off its Transport Efficiency upgrades across its range of cutting-edge Euro-6 models at the Commercial Vehicle Show.

Key among product developments making their UK show debut under the DAF Transport Efficiency banner were:

  •       Eco Mode as standard
  •       PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines are now up to 2% more economical
  •       Silent Mode (available on CF and XF Silent models)
  •       Predictive Cruise Control
  •       Predictive Shifting
  •       Advanced Emergency Braking System
  •       Lane Departure Warning System
  •       Enhanced MX Engine Brake
  •       Extended Driver Performance Assistant

DAF Trucks Managing Director Ray Ashworth said, “These product developments to an already very attractive truck range have the potential to deliver considerable savings at the point where they can be truly maximised – from the driver’s seat.

“DAF Transport Efficiency brings us even greater levels of safety, too.” he added. “We must never forget our obligation to make road transport increasingly safe, for drivers and vulnerable road users, and our latest developments offer enhanced protection for both.”

DAF’s main display included the XF 510 FT Super Space Cab, touted as the ultimate ‘big machine’ for the long-distance international operator. With cavernous space and a wide range of creature comforts, it has been made for real home-from-home living. A 4×2 axle configuration means 40-tDAF  Stand  CV  Show  2015onne operation is possible across the EU while allowing fitment of a 1,500-litre fuel tank. Fuel stops, therefore, become quite rare, and are made even more occasional with Eco Mode and Predictive Cruise Control – even with 510bhp under the cab, operators can enjoy exceptional fuel economy.

Following the Transport Efficiency treatment, the CF 440 Space Cab offers even greater appeal with its Silent Mode option. Further, the frugal PACCAR MX-11 engine offers weight saving benefits for customers looking to maximise payload without compromising on power – even at 44 tonnes.

The Construction CF 440 FAD Day Cab, meanwhile, now comes with a new Euro-6 FAD chassis arrangement for tipper, hook loader and mixer applications, providing bodybuilders with the ideal platform to install a wide range of ancillary equipment. New for 2015 is a revised front suspension design and optional aluminium air tanks which mean a payload improvement of more than 100kg.

The main display was completed by the LF 180 FA Day Cab boasting British-built bodywork and fuel economy savings of 8% compared to a conventional box-body with roof spoiler combination. With a myriad of specification options, DAF’s ultra-flexible 7.5 tonne LF is a true multi-tasker and, with its big-truck feel, offers significant driver appeal, especially for those distributing on motorway and A-road routes.

DAF’s outside display featured its biggest machine appearing at this year’s show, the XF 510 FTM Super Space Cab. The 8×4 powerhouse, in tractor unit configuration, flexes its muscles with a Euro-6 PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 510bhp, and with a colossal 2500Nm of torque between 1,000 and 1,425rpm.

It was joined by the LF 280 FA Day Cab. With its robust 18-tonne chassis, DAF says it makes for the ideal solution to tipper and skip applications and, with the fitment of a PTO, is equally capable as a mixer. The raised front bumper provides high ground clearance and is manufactured from galvanised steel. With the tightest turning circle in this category, and class-leading cab comfort, the LF Construction is as at home on the highway as the construction site.

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