DAF launches new LF range at Brisbane Truck Show

By: Steve Skinner, Photography by: Steve Skinner

DAF releases new LF range and a big 8-wheeler at the Brisbane Truck Show

DAF launches new LF range at Brisbane Truck Show
The new DAF LF 280 18t 4x2 rigid with 6.2m wheelbase and 12-pallet curtainsider body.


Paccar brand DAF has used the 2015 Brisbane Truck Show to launch its new LF range in Australia.

GVM (gross vehicle mass) ratings for the new trucks are 12, 16 and 18 tonnes.

There is a new exterior and new interior design combined with a six-cylinder Paccar GR 6.7 litre Euro 5 engine in a choice of two output ratings. 

These are 250hp (184kW) with 950 Nm of torque, and 286hp (210kW) with 1,020 Nm. Both engines use SCR (selective catalytic reduction) emissions technology.

A 6-speed ZF AS-Tronic automated manual transmission (AMT) is standard, with the option of a new 9-speed ZF manual gearbox.

Standard safety features include front and rear ventilated disc brakes, electronic braking system (EBS), anti-slip control (ASR) and hill start aid. A driver’s airbag and seatbelt pre-tensioners are available as an option.

New exterior items include a bumper made from galvanized steel, reducing susceptibility to damage. New headlight units are made from impact resistance Lexan and headlights can also be optioned with integrated LED daytime running lights and bumper-integrated cornering lights, which illuminate where the driver is turning.

There is the choice of a 160cm day cab and a 200cm sleeper cab.

A new, fully adjustable steering wheel integrates a wide range of operating buttons for the infotainment system (radio and telephone) as well as speed-related functions such as cruise control, speed limiter setting and exhaust brake.

Meanwhile also newly available in Australia is the flagship XF105 in 8x4 rigid configuration with a 7.1m wheelbase. Paccar says it’s ideal for a range of vocational applications requiring higher horsepower ­­- the MX-13 engine generating 510hp (375kW) and 2,500 Nm of torque.

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