Keyo doubly keen on new DAF XGs

Lincolnshire-based agricultural haulier, Keyo has added two new DAF XG 530 FTGs to its fleet and has ordered two more after just two months of operation.

The firm took delivery of the 6x2 tractor units in early July from Motus Commercials in Scunthorpe, having previously taken a DAF XF from the dealer in 2019.

“When it comes to choosing vehicles to join our fleet, we have several key requirements,” explained Josh Van Den Bos, welfare and 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. We were incredibly impressed by the truck when we saw it for the first time at Motus Commercial’s launch event and we’ve always kept our minds open to new options. At that point, we spoke to the dealer, and they had delivery lead times that put DAF very much in the frame. We made the decision to place an order there and then,” Van Den Bos added.

The XG tractors be used for transporting plant machinery for farming and food production customers.

“On paper, the performance of the XG is outstanding,” continued Van Den Bos.

“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. The cab size is exceptional, as are the internal and external technology features. We couldn’t be happier with the quality of the XG.”