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Specialist chassis on show

DAF Trucks showed examples of specialist chassis, from its lightweight LF and middleweight CF ranges.

Heading up its stand was a Euro-6 CF 290 FAG, a 26-tonne 6x2 twin-steer rigid chassis fitted with Faun Zoeller’s 21cu m Variopress refuse collection bodywork, loaned by Luton Borough Council (pictured above).

The vehicle is part of a programmed delivery of 19 Euro-6 DAF 26-tonners, including two FAN rear-steer models, for the council’s waste collection and recycling service.

It had a 5.35m wheelbase, a twin-steer axle configuration, an 11.5-tonne rear axle and a 7.5- tonne steering axle, which provides an ideal combination of manoeuvrability and weight distribution.

The DAF Space Cab was converted by Estepe in the Netherlands, providing room for up to five crew. The rear-end loader Variopress capacity bodywork was manufactured by Faun Zoeller.

With rear-end weight distribution a focus for refuse collection operations, DAF Trucks’ FAG 6x2 twin-steer configuration is designed to offer excellent payload and manoeuvrability to allow nimble handling on narrow streets and housing estates.

Also on display was a Euro-6 LF 220 FA, a 16-tonne 4x2 rigid fitted with a K-Maxi rear-end loader refuse collection body from Finnish manufacturer NTM. The vehicle was supplied courtesy of Grundon (pictured below).


The 12.6cu m capacity K-Maxi body comprised an NTM Barlift with pneumatic bin catcher bar, proportionally controlled hydraulic levers (for bin-lift, carriage plate and packer plate) and highspeed compaction.  

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