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A Closer Look At The DAF CF


DAF’s CF is well-suited to a number of construction-related applications. This CF FAD 10x4 is fitted with tipper bodywork. (Photo courtesy of DAF.)


The DAF CF is a versatile truck that’s available as a tractor unit or rigid with two, three, or four axles. It is well-suited to a wide range of applications, including long haul, tank transport, regional distribution, refuse collection, construction, timber, and more. The most recent models have service intervals of up to 200,000 kilometres (124,274 miles) and can handle payloads up to 100 kilograms (220.5 pounds) higher than past models. Read on to learn more about the DAF CF series.


Engine & Transmission Options

DAF CF trucks are available with PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines for regional, national, and international operations or with a PACCAR PX-7 engine for urban distribution and similar applications. They also come standard with 12- or 16-speed TraXon automated transmissions designed for smooth gear changes, and with PTO support for auxiliary equipment.



The CF is right at home in the timber industry, as well, as illustrated by this DAF CF FAD 8x4 day cab timber truck. (Photo courtesy of DAF.)


The PACCAR MX-11 produces between 220 and 330 kilowatts (295 and 442.5 horsepower) and from 1,350 to 2,200 newton-metres (995 to 1,622 pounds-foot) of torque. MX-13 engines produce between 315 and 390 kW (422.4 and 523 hp) and from 2,150 to 2,600 N-m (1,585 to 1,918 lbf-ft) of torque. PX-7 engines produce between 174.5 and 242.4 kW (234 and 325 hp) and from 900 to 1,200 N-m (663.8 to 885 lbf-ft) of torque.


DAF also has electric and hybrid versions of the CF. The CF Electric is a 4x2 tractor unit with a range of 100 km (62 mi); it features VDL’s E-Power Technology for a fully electric drivetrain consisting of a 286-hp (210-kW) continuous electric motor and 170 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The DAF CF Hybrid features a 330-kW PACCAR MX-11 engine, 75-kW (100.6-hp) electric motor, and an 85 kWh battery pack. It can operate on full electric power with zero emissions for between 30 and 50 km (18 and 31 mi).



DAF’s CF Hybrid Innovation Truck is one of a number of DAF trucks designed to reduce harmful emissions and lower fuel costs. (Photo courtesy of DAF.)


Interior & Exterior Features

DAF designed its newer CF models with style and comfort in mind. In the dashboard, which features Dark Sand trim and Black Rock deco panels, you’ll find an upgraded Driver Information Panel and customizable switches. Next to that are climate controls and a rotary switch control for adjusting lighting throughout the cab.


The exterior features a lower bumper insert with aluminium-like accents, silver grille strips, an updated DAF logo, a redesigned sun visor, and an upper panel above the logo with room for a company name. DAF also designed the chassis to be “bodybuilder-friendly,” with a Body Attachment Module that can support cranes, box bodies, and more.



The DAF CF Electric refuse collection truck has proven adept at performing collection duties efficiently—and quietly. (Photo courtesy of DAF.)


Safety & Driver Assistance

The DAF CF also has several driver assistance features designed to keep operators and other road users safe. Examples include predictive and adaptive cruise controls, forward collision warning, advanced emergency braking, lane departure warning, vehicle stability control, tyre pressure monitoring, and battery monitoring. It also features a reinforced cab and “energy-absorbing cab suspension,” both of which have “pre-programmed front and real crumple zones,” according to DAF.


You will find a large selection of new and used DAF trucks for sale every day on TruckLocator, including a number of CF models.



Here’s a look at the updated DAF CF’s interior, featuring a redesigned dashboard and console. (Photo courtesy of DAF.)

Posted On 6 April 2020
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