DAF unveils New CF 8x4 Construction eight-wheelers09 April 2018

DAF Trucks unveiled its New CF Construction FAD eight-wheeler dedicated mixer chassis at last month’s UK Concrete Show 2018 (21-22 March; NEC, Birmingham), with the manufacturer declaring the vehicle “hits the bullseye” for construction operators.

On show was a New CF 450 FAD 8x4 mixer, with an N3 designated lower-mounted Day cab, on loan from London Concrete (pictured), which has recently taken delivery of 11 of the units. With its low kerb weight of 12,180kg, the vehicle is equipped with a CIFA SLX8 lightweight drum supplied and installed by Wilcox.

Another FAD chassis was on display on the Liebherr stand, featuring the latest HTM 805 lightweight drum and equipment. The truck goes into operation with TM Mixer Hire of Woking.

The low kerb weight means the New CF Construction specification achieves an 8m3 capacity, with a new lightweight exhaust after-treatment system and disc brakes on the double-drive rear bogie contributing to the weight saving.

Paccar MX-11 engine options are 365bhp, 404bhp and 444bhp, with TraXon 12-speed automated gearbox. The engine PTO is available with a choice of output options to drive the mixer.

While automated transmissions are growing in popularity in the construction sector, DAF is also offering an optional 16-speed manual ZF gearbox.

“Our New CF eight-wheeler specification hits the bullseye for mixer operators,” said Phil Moon, marketing manager for DAF Trucks.

Laura Cork

Related Companies
DAF Trucks Ltd
Liebherr Great Britain Ltd
Wilcox Commercial Vehicles Ltd

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