Charlton and Translease build Euro 6 lightweight DAF09 April 2014

Charlton Bodies and Translease Services are showcasing a Euro 6 demonstrator truck at this week's National Merchant Buying Society (NMBS) exhibition in Coventry.

The 16-tonne gvw, Euro 6 DAF LF 55 chassis has been fitted with the latest version of Charlton's BuildLite bodywork.

The body used on the demonstrator is 4,350mm long, with a hardwood floor secured to the chassis by galvanised cross-members.

Each bodywork side has double aluminium-planked dropsides, 700mm in height, for maximum load security.

With its tailgate lowered and vertical security pillars removed, the body offers a flat and open deck for easier loading/unloading by the front-mounted, wirelessly-operated FASSI F80 crane.

Completing this specification are deck lashing rings, rope hooks to all bearers, rear lifting mudflaps, toolbox, cone spike, storage for crane footpads, colour LED reversing camera and flashing lamps to the headboard.

Translease director Tim Scott says: "Our new Charlton-bodied Euro 6 DAF takes us another step forward in being able to offer a truck that is as efficient, economical and productive as possible."

Charlton's Andrew Gunn adds: "Combining strength and versatility with lightweight construction for a best possible payload factor is what BuildLite is really all about."

Laura Cork

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