DAF launches full series of New Generation vocational trucks

In News, DAF5 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineApril 12, 2023

DAF has completed its successful New Generation XD, XF, XG and XG+ tractors and rigids for off- and on-road applications. This includes the new XDC and XFC Construction vehicles that are also available in 4×2 axle versions. For applications that require lowest vulnerability without the need for off-road capabilities, DAF has introduced the new Extra Robust version of the XD and XF.

The XF, XG and XG+ were awarded ‘International Truck of the Year 2022’ whilst the XD received the  recognition for 2023.

XDC and XFC construction trucks

The New Generation XDC and XFC construction vehicles are distinguished by the dominant black grille and a robust steel bumper, steel radiator protection plate and two maintenance free LED fog lights – deeply recessed in the bumper for maximum protection. A flexible lower step is available as an option.

The New Generation XDC and XFC have a high ground clearance of up to 40cm and an approach angle of 25 degrees. The XDC and XFC are available in 8×4, 6×4 and – for the first time – 4×2 axle configurations.

Wide range of tandems

DAF offers its XDC and XFC trucks with a choice of double-drive, low-maintenance tandems: from a 19-tonne lightweight tandem with single reduction (SR1132T), leaf spring suspension and disc or drum brakes to 21- and 26-tonne variants (SR1360T) with single reduction, disc brakes and air suspension. For heavy and off-road applications the 21- and 26-tonne tandem is also available with hub reduction (HR1670T). The tandems are available with wide range of rear axle ratio options from 3.46:1 to 7.21:1.

6×4 and 8×4 for on-road applications

The entire range of DAF tandem sets is also available for the new on-road 6×4 and 8×4 New Generation DAF vehicles. The 6×4 and 8×4 rigids are available as XD and XF. The 6×4 tractor is available as an XG and XG+, as are 8×4 rigids with a steered trailing axle. The 8×4 heavy duty tractor with steered pusher axle is available as a XF, XG and XG+.

Hydraulic PXP front-wheel drive as an option

For applications that may occasionally require extra traction, DAF offers a hydraulic front-wheel drive option for 4×2 tractor versions of the XD, XDC, XF and XFC.

XD and XF Extra Robust

Entirely new are the ‘XD Extra Robust’ and ‘XF Extra Robust’. The series combines the robust cabs of the XDC and XFC with an on-road chassis. The robust front execution with its prominent high-mounted bumper is always combined with a neatly integrated front under-run protection beam and is available on all XD and XF rigid and tractor configurations.

New 4 axle XD and XF vehicles with single drive

The New Generation DAF trucks programme has been extended to include a full series of 4 axle variants with single drive for on-road applications. These chassis versions, with steered pusher axle and/or (non-)steered trailing axles, are ideal for applications such as heavy container transport, sewer cleaning and heavy waste collection.

The right PTO for every application

The programme includes engine PTO’s positioned at 1 o’clock for heavy applications and a version at 11 o’clock for lighter applications,and indirect PTO options that can be mounted at the front of the engine for hook loading systems or tippers. A full range of gearbox PTs is also available.

The new standard in safety and driver comfort

All new versions for construction, municipal and other vocational applications benefit from the new safety and driver comfort standard introduced by the New Generation XD, XF, XG and XG+.