Although DAF's 90th anniversary XF tractor took pride of place on its stand at Tip-ex and Tank-ex 2018, there was no shortage of working vehicles, including the latest core product for construction, the CF FAD 8x4, now weighing in 250kg lighter than the previous version.
DAF marketing manager Phil Moon described the changing face of the market, with 8x4 tridems largely taking over from three-axle chassis, and 4x2s only used for specialist applications such as the hot box fitted to the display LF. Small loads are now more likely to be delivered in bags on crane-equipped 18-tonners.
On the Majestic Hotel’s lawns was the first CF FAC to be delivered by DAF in the UK. The FAC is an 8x2 with a lifting, non-steering tag axle.