Daf reveals Euro-6 LF and CF engine details

Ahead of unveiling its revised LF and CF ranges at next month’s CV Show, Daf Trucks has confirmed the details of the Euro-6 engines that will power them.

While most CF tractors and multiwheel rigids will use the brand new 10.8-litre MX-11 engine (see Commercial Motor 21 March for the full story) LF models and the lighter CF rigid chassis will continue to be powered by Cummins-supplied ISB four- and six-cylinder common-rail engines.

As usual, these are rebadged for use in Dafs, with the new four-cylinder, 4.5-litre ISB becoming a Paccar PX-5, replacing the Euro-5 Paccar FR. The six-cylinder, 6.7-litre ISB in Dafs is dubbed the Paccar PX-7, replacing the Euro-5 Paccar GR.

Cummins revealed these engines a year ago. The six-cylinder ISB/MX-7 is a straightforward development of the Euro-5 ISB, featuring the addition of EGR and variable geometry turbocharging (VGT), followed by the usual Euro-6 comprehensive SCR and DPF exhaust after-treatment box.

However, the four-cylinder ISB/MX-5 is not based on the Euro-5 ISB: it is instead derived from Cummins’ 3.8-litre ISF engine, enlarged to 4.5-litres. Cummins says this gives weight savings that offset the additional weight of the exhaust after-treatment. This engine also employs VGT and uses both EGR and SCR. It is be made in China instead of Darlington, where ISB engines currently are built.

The power and torque ratings of the new PX engines are broadly comparable to the FR and GR engines they replace. However, they have a wider peak torque plateau for better flexibility and the highest rating of the six-cylinder PX is 310hp, a significant hike from Euro-5’s 295hp.



power (kw/hp)

torque (Nm)


231 (310)

1,100 at 1,200-2,000rpm


208 (279)

1,020 at 1,200-2,000rpm


186 (249)

950 at 1,100-1,800rpm


164 (220)

850 at 1,100-1,800rpm


157 (211)

760 at 1,300-1,800rpm


135 (181)

700 at 1,200-1,800rpm


112 (150)

580 at 1,100-1,800rpm

TIP Trailer Services sold to Chinese firm

GE Capital, the parent company of TIP Trailer Services, has agreed to sell its European trailer rental business to the Chinese company HNA Group Company (HNA).

The deal includes 48 branches based in 16 countries, more than 100 rental locations and 45,000 units. The deal is likely to be concluded in the next three to four months once HNA Group has completed the process of meeting regulatory approval in China.

Bob Fast, president and CEO of GE's TIP Trailer Services, said the transaction will strengthen it's proposition as significant strategic investment and growth are anticipated.

He added: "It's great news for our employees, customers and partners. During this period of transition we continue to operate as business as usual, delivering the same high quality service levels to our valued customers."

Adam Tan, vice-chairman and president of HNA, said: "The acquisition of TIP strategically fits within HNA Group's existing portfolio…and significant revenue synergies exist between TIP and HNA's logistics and financial services businesses (sic).

 “HNA has been seeking to make strategic investments in companies that focus on innovation, growth, and have high quality management."

HNA is listed as a privately-owned business with a $76bn (£49bn) annual revenue, according to Fortune magazine in 2012, operating in markets that include aviation, finance, hotel, construction, logistics, real estate, retail and tourism. It employs more than 120,000 people.

In 2011 it bought the shipping-container business GE SeaCo from GE Capital and its partner SeaCo Ltd for $1bn.

  • The current edition of Commercial Motor magazine (20 May) on sale now features a profile of TIP Trailer Services.