Hazrem Environmental, a hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and recycling business based in Crumlin, South Wales, recently purchased four new DAF XF 530 trucks. The 6x2 tractor units, supplied by Watts Truck & Van, feature Super Space Cabs, PACCAR MX-13 engines that produce 530 horsepower (390 kilowatts) and up to 2,600 newton-metres of torque, and waste vacuum tanker bodies. They are coupled with curtainside trailers, as well. Hazrem spec’d them as mid-lift FTP models that have 1.5-tonne higher capacities than other configurations. They also feature onboard equipment that can weigh axles to ensure that they are always in compliance. They will transport both ADR and non-ADR waste.
“The new DAF XFs now make up 60% of our fleet,” says Hazrem Director Paul Goddard, “and initial indications are that the trucks are going to deliver substantial productivity gains. We’ll wait for 12 months before we can properly evaluate, but the signs are good.”
So Far, So Good
“We received some positive feedback from local hauliers on the DAF XF mid-lift six-wheeler and it prompted me to explore the market in more detail,” Goddard says. “The DAF certainly offered an attractive whole-life proposition and the team at Watts Truck & Van worked hard to provide an exacting specification to deliver better payload, savings on fuel and AdBlue, and an overall reduction in our impact on the environment. DAF is new to our company and I’ve been really pleased with driver acceptance. They are very happy with the comfort and layout of the new trucks, with one driver describing the bunk as a step up to ‘Premier Inn quality.’”
More On The DAF XF
DAF Trucks developed the XF series to maximise transport efficiency, so solid fuel economy and support for large payloads are found throughout the lineup. The powertrain offers better fuel efficiency thanks to PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines, a TraXon automated gearbox, and high-efficiency rear axles, and the cab exterior contributes by way of its aerodynamic design. Together, DAF says these features can increase fuel efficiency by up to 7% on long-haul journeys. The MX-11 engine produces up to 449 hp (330 kW) and 2,300 N-m of torque, while the MX-13 produces up to 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 kilograms. 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.
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