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Wirral-Based Recovery North West Adds Six New DAF Trucks, Including Four XFs and Two LFs


Wirral-Based Recovery North West now owns six new DAF trucks; the firm purchased a mix of LF and XF models that includes three tractor units and three rigids. (Photo courtesy of DAF.)


Recovery North West, a breakdown recovery company based in Wirral recently added six new DAF trucks to its fleet, including four XFs and two LFs. Recovery North West specializes in recovering everything from passenger cars to heavy-duty trucks and serves customers in Wirral as well as Liverpool, Merseyside, Chester, Cheshire, and North Wales.


All four XF models have Super Space Cabs, but one is an XF 530 FAS 6x2 rigid and three are XF 530 FT 4x2 tractor units. The XF rigid features a dual-mounted trailing axle, 30-tonne K boom, a rear bogie rated at 32 tonnes, and a remote-controlled 30,000-pound (13,608-kilogram) winch. Of the two LF rigid trucks, one is a 12-tonner and the other a 16-tonner. The 12-t LF is configured as a covered transporter and the 16-t model is a dedicated roadside recovery truck featuring a 5-t winch and a flatbed twin deck body.


Performance, Reliability & Comfort

“Overall, we run a mixed fleet, but when it came time to replace a portion of our vehicles, it was a simple decision to go with the six DAFs as opposed to changing like-for-like. The cost, performance, and well-known reliability were deciding factors, while all our drivers – including myself – rate DAF’s interiors as the best in terms of comfort no matter the journey,” says Stephen Hall, managing director of Recovery North West. “While the product speaks for itself, we have a great relationship with the team at North West Trucks who guided us through the sales process and will ensure our vehicles are always in peak operating condition through their excellent aftersales and service teams.”


More DAF XF Details

DAF Trucks developed the XF series to maximise transport efficiency, so features like fuel economy and support for large payloads are found throughout the lineup. The powertrain and cab exterior offer better fuel efficiency thanks to PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines, a TraXon automated gearbox, high-efficiency rear axles, and an aerodynamic design. Together, these features can increase fuel efficiency by up to 7% on long-haul journeys. The MX-11 engine produces up to 330 kilowatts (449 horsepower) and 2,300 newton-metres of torque, while the MX-13 produces up to 390 kW (530 hp) and 2,600 N-m of torque.


DAF utilises an ultra-compact emission aftertreatment system and lightweight engine and chassis configurations to maximise payload capacity. DAF offers chassis options that can lower vehicle weight by up to 100 kg (220 lbs). Axle configurations range from 4x2 to 8x4, and the XF is available as a rigid or tractor unit. Options with the Super Space Cab have a volume of at least 12.6 cubic metres, standing room of 2.23 metres, and two beds.


You will find a large selection of new and used DAF trucks for sale on Truck Locator, including XF, LF, and CF models.


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