DAF has been building CF tippers for some time, and this means that the used market is filled with potential purchases for any interested buyers...Read More
DAF has been building CF tippers for some time, and this means that the used market is filled with potential purchases for any interested buyers...
DAF has been building CF tippers for some time, and this means that the used market is filled with potential purchases for any interested buyers. These tippers generally fit into the 26- to 32-tonne weight bracket and feature 6x4 or 8x4 axle configurations to cope with off-road use as well as cruising on the tarmac.
Tipper bodies built from steel or alloy materials and featuring insulation are available on CF models, with the payload determined not only by the size of the load space but also the strength of the underlying chassis and the set-up of the suspension. Be sure to check used models to find out details about exact capabilities, since the CF range has been updated several times and different production runs have different things to consider.
In its current guise the DAF CF tipper family is outfitted with a selection of Euro 6 engines for the ultimate in driveline efficiency. And the PACCAR engines are also fundamentally reliable, meaning maintenance will be kept to a minimum and used models can make a practical purchase for many organisations. The construction-specific design features for this type of CF truck include 40 centimetres of ground clearance and a front bumper which has an elevated approach angle, letting it rebuff the impact of any larger objects on uneven surfaces. There is even steel plating at the front to deflect damage that might be done to the radiator in construction environments.
Some models may come with integrated step systems on the side so that drivers can climb up and take a look at the load space of a CF tipper to see how evenly materials are distributed within or whether there are any issues that need addressing. Other features that vary from model to model include onboard cranes mounted behind the cab to take over loading duties when other equipment is not close by, reinforced headlights with fog lamp function and roof-mounted beacons so that a tipper is visible when being used in an area that has other vehicles and motorists nearby.
Choosing a used DAF CF tipper is dependent on various factors, from the size of the body to the payload capacity, engine efficiency and onboard equipment. When choosing between two models which are ostensibly similar, features such as reversing cameras, digital tachometers and in-cab entertainment may come into consideration. Newer models may cost more but do offer enhanced technology and engines that can help to save money on fuel. So there is a need to balance the calculations of cost in the short term against the long-term expense associated with running and maintaining a CF tipper.
DAF combines its tipper bodies with powerful hydraulic rams to give them lift. And often these rams will have been designed and manufactured by a third party, or perhaps replaced over the years when second-hand trucks are being considered. This component must be in working order to make a used CF tipper appealing. And inspection of models before purchase is to be expected in this marketplace.