The Euro 6 DAF CF 400 FAX eight-wheeler is fitted with an 8m3 capacity CIFA SL8 body and is powered by a 10.8-litre, 400bhp Paccar MX-11 engine.
Hogan Concrete selected the 32-tonne gvw 8x2 rear-steer chassis for payload, handling and manoeuvrability.
“DAF’s FAX rear-steer eight-wheeler is well-proven in the agricultural sector,” says managing director Kevin Hogan, “and I was confident that the chassis’ attributes would translate well into our line of work.”
DAF’s standard CF 8x4 construction model, says Hogan, would not have been a suitable replacement: “The FAX 8x2 provides us with significantly more carrying capacity, while retaining the manoeuvrability of a 6x4.
“It’s critical for us to have a vehicle that can handle on-and-off-road operations, make light work of tight site access and that enables our dispatch team to provide the service our customers require.”
CIFA’s 8m3 drum capacity SL8 Truckmixer body is constructed from wear-resistant steel. It has an EKOS drum closing gate and pneumatically operated SL45 telescopic chutes – instead of a folding mechanism – providing faster dispensing.
The Italian-manufactured CIFA body was supplied and fitted by UK agent Spanners Mixer Hire, in Market Deeping.
Hogan adds: “We’re a mixed fleet, but over the years the DAF marque has outperformed its competitors in all areas... and that’s no mean feat considering the tough work our vehicles endure.”
The vehicle is on display at the Concrete Show in Birmingham this week, and will go into service after the event.