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Latest DAF LF introduces new engine for urban operations

DAF Trucks has revealed its new LF series, which introduces a range of additions including a new 3.8-litre PACCAR engine for the ‘LF City’ to target urban operations.

Latest DAF LF introduces new engine for urban operations
Latest DAF LF introduces new engine for urban operations

Available for 7.5-tonne vehicles and developed specifically for its LF City for light, urban distribution applications, the new unit is offered in two power ratings: 156hp and 172hp with maximum torque of 500 and 600Nm respectively between 1,200 and 2,000 rpm.

DAF is also offering access to its DAF Connect fleet management system on the new LF, which provides real-time insight into the performance of vehicles and drivers and is intended to help optimise vehicle availability, reduce operational costs and increase logistical efficiency.

Information on vehicle location, fuel consumption, mileage, vehicle utilisation and engine idling is presented clearly in an online dashboard, which can be customised to suit individual operator requirements. Operators can generate detailed fuel reports while the ‘Live Fleet’ feature provides a programmable range of information about the location of the vehicles, routes and driving time. DAF Connect can also help better schedule maintenance and repairs by generating customised advice.

Other changes bring exterior design updates and increased driver comfort and the new ‘Body Attachment Modules’, which facilitate the easy attachment of bodywork or equipment. In addition, specific preparations now exist for the attachment of a box body with tail-lift, a tanker with sub-frame or a tipper.
DAF has also expanded the wheelbase and rear overhang choices on the LF, including specific wheelbase/rear overhang options for box and refuse collection bodies.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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