DAF to exhibit new CF, LF and XF models at Tip-ex 2018 this week



DAF will exhibit its new LF and new CF models, which are both designed for on or off-road use, at Tip-ex 2018 in Harrogate, from tomorrow.

A New CF 450 FAD eight-wheeler, supplied by dealer Evans Halshaw, features a steel muckaway Thompsons Loadmaster Lite body complete with Auto-Loc ‘R’ Tailgate, two-tier cab shield and electric blue mesh sheeting system.

There is also a PM Onboard 4 Point 1155 weighing system, side and rear under run protection and Binotto TFC 145 front-end tipping gear. Chassis and bodywork result in an unladen weight of 12,560kg.

According to DAF its new CF ‘construction’ (N3G variant) model offers a significant 250kg payload benefit over its CF predecessor. This weight saving is achieved mainly with an SR1132T single-reduction tandem-axle fitted with disc brakes, a redesigned exhaust after-treatment system, aluminium air-tanks and a redesigned steering system.

The truck, designed predominantly for off-road, muckaway work, comes with straight beam front axles to provide high ground clearance and approach angle. The 5.7m wheelbase show exhibit features a day cab, a Paccar MX-11 engine with standard MX engine brake and standard 12-speed, automated TraXon gearbox with on/off road software.


DAF’s New LF 260 FA ‘construction’ 18-tonner at the show, loaned by LC Vehicle Hire in Leeds, is a utility vehicle featuring an Econ permanently mounted, five cubic metre, twin-chamber hotbox.

The truck is designed for road patching work. The 4.15m wheelbase day cab chassis is powered by a Paccar PX-7 260bhp engine coupled with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Also on display will be the New XF Super Space Cab low-deck tractor unit, used to pull the DAF Showtrekker trailer. The truck features a specially commissioned artwork by air-brush artist Adam Haden, showing DAF vehicles throughout the company’s 90-year history.

In addition, Think Logistics will be on the DAF stand on Friday 1 June at 10.30am to talk about how transport businesses can reach out to schools and colleges.

The free to attend Tip-ex and Tank-ex event opens tomorrow i(31 May) n Harrogate Convention Centre and is a must attend for anyone in the tipper, bulk transport and tanker sectors. 

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