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DAF LF 2016 Edition

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DAF presents an extensive programme of improvements to the popular LF series. With optimised drive lines and new spoilers and fenders. With even more options to configure your truck as effectively as possible to your specific requirements. For even greater profitability.

KEY IMPROVEMENTS

  • 4.5-Litre PACCAR PX-5 engine
    Up to 5% more efficient
  • New AS Tronic 12-Speed gearbox for 6.7-Litre PACCAR PX-7 engine
    GCWs of up to 32 tonnes, lower fuel consumption, even more comfort
  • Wheel bases up to 6.90 metres
    Load lengths over 9 metres
  • Fuel tank capacity up to 1,240 litres
    Maximum operating radius, savings on fuel costs
  • New aerodynamic package (Day Cab)
    Up to 4% lower fuel consumption
  • More information on the central display
    Avoid fines thanks to the tachograph information, high vehicle availability thanks to the service indicator
  • ACC, FCW, AEBS Standard**, LDWS Standard
    Even greater comfort and safety
  • LED rear lights
    Long service life, low power consumption, no downtime due to faulty bulbs
  • Preparation for Frigoblock generator on PACCAR PX-5 engine
    Even better fuel consumption, easy installation and connection
  • Even better communication between chassis and superstructure
    Maximum efficiency, even more convenient

** With rear air suspension and GVW > 8 t

Safe and comfortable

In the vast majority of new models, the LF 2016 edition is delivered with the latest security and comfort systems as standard. ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) ensures that the distance to the vehicle in front remains within the set limits. FCW (Forward Collision Warning), in combination with AEBS (Advanced Emergency Braking System), warns the driver if there is a risk of collision and automatically slows the vehicle down in an emergency.

And LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System) gives a signal if the truck is about to switch lanes. More comfort for the driver and, most importantly, additional safety.

Efficient

Thanks to improved heat and air management and optimised software, the 4.5-litre PACCAR PX-5 engine (112 kW/152 hp – 157 kW/213 hp) is up to 5% more efficient. Models with the 6.7-litre PACCAR PX-7 engine (164 kW/223 hp – 231 kW/314 hp) now feature an automated 12 speed AS Tronic gearbox allowing combined weights of up to 32 tonnes. And more payload per journey means more efficiency.

Communicative

The chassis and superstructure now communicate better with each other, thanks to systems such as the CAN bus. This provides the driver with even more options for controlling the superstructure from within the cabin.

Signals from the superstructure are visible and configurable on the dashboard display. The LF 2016 edition can now also automatically lower the air suspension when the PTO is switched on. This provides greater stability when emptying a tipper, for example.

Aerodynamic

A completely new aerodynamic package* has been developed for the LF 2016 edition with Day Cab. The new design also features fenders and a roof deflector that connect together perfectly. Providing 4% lower fuel consumption, depending on the application. Optimum aerodynamics for low operational costs.

Paul Whincup, Group Sales Manager for HTC said “We always expect DAF to be the driving force in vehicle improvements and cutting edge technology and they haven’t disappointed with the new 2016, a fabulous vehicle!”

*Available from early 2016


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Sleator Plant Rolls Out Record Breaking Sales Contract

Northern Ireland-based Sleator Plant, a specialist capital equipment provider to the construction and material handling sectors, has secured a record-breaking order for heavy–duty site dumpers.

The 70-unit order, coming from multi-national plant hire business CP Hire, will see a combination of one, three, six and nine-tonne Terex® site dumpers manufactured and supplied throughout 2016. Set to be rented and operated by site professionals across the British Isles, this is the largest site dumper supply contract agreed in Northern Ireland in nearly a decade.

Jonathan Campbell, General Manager of Sleator Plant, comments: “In 2014, we announced one of the country’s largest-ever site dumper contracts. The 54-unit deal, made by CP Hire, was nearly ten times higher than any order placed in Northern Ireland over the past five years.

“Thanks to excellent product performance, customer support, back-up, servicing, training and maintenance provision, the agreement was delivered to deadline and our relationship with CP Hire continued to grow. In fact, throughout the rest of the year, we supported the business with a selection of one-off units to service a number of new contracts and projects, taking the total supply figure to 65 dumpers.”

Campbell continues: “Twelve months later, following incremental growth by both companies, CP Hire has further grown its rental fleet and placed an order for 70 more Terex site dumpers for 2016. A sign of the UK’s recovering economy, this is a great story for the manufacturing and construction industries.”

Speaking about placing the order, Andrew Hutchinson, CP Hire’s Managing Director, said: “With a wide range of high-quality site dumper models available on short lead times, Terex was the obvious choice for us. We have a very positive relationship with Sleator Plant, our local dealer, which delivers a hassle-free service and an excellent backup and maintenance provision.”

The contract will be fulfilled by Terex Construction’s manufacturing facility in Coventry, UK. Neal Nowick, General Manager, adds: “We’ve invested heavily in our products and people in recent years and we’re delighted to see this pay off with another record-breaking order.

“We’ll be working closely with the team at Sleator Plant to ensure that the agreement is delivered on time and to specification. We look forward to seeing further Terex product make its way to Northern Ireland over the coming months, as contractors are able to experience equipment benefits first-hand.”

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New MD confirmed at Montracon

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Paul Avery – confirmed as managing director at Montracon

Montracon has confirmed the appointment of Paul Avery (49) as managing director.

With nearly 30 years in the commercial vehicle manufacturing sector, Paul joins Montracon from trailer maker Schmitz Cargobull (UK), a company he joined 24 years ago.  There he rose through the ranks from design engineer through engineering, research and development to general manager and then managing director – graduating in mechanical engineering and business management on the way.

In particular, Paul led Schmitz Cargobull’s successful development into new ‘high volume’ sectors to provide a broad product offering.  He also led the development of a full range of ‘’one stop shop’’ services for customers.

On his appointment, Paul said: ‘I join Montracon, at a time when the business has a very healthy order book in what remains a buoyant market.  Montracon already makes the widest model range available from any European trailer manufacturer and I intend to use my experience to build on this and the company’s other strengths, to drive further growth and to consolidate Montracon’s position as market leader.’