DAF Trucks participated at Hillhead Digital on the 30th and 31st March, the online quarrying, construction, and recycling showcase event. Hillhead Digital enabled people from across the construction sector to join alongside 500 online exhibitors and to attend 50 seminars and a conference.
DAF Trucks has a comprehensive range of vocational vehicles for the construction and recycling sectors, offering chassis from 7.5-tonnes GVW right through to 150-tonnes for heavy-plant movements, including chassis ideally suited to the tipper, mixer, and skip loader bodywork.
The latest addition to DAF’s range of multi-axle configurations is the 32-tonnes GVW ‘FAW‘ 8×4 rear-steer rigid. Its three-axle ‘tridem‘ rear bogie consists of a double-drive tandem, with steering and lifting rearmost axle enabling game-changing maneuverability for accessing restricted locations on and off-road. The FAW can be configured to meet operators’ specific needs; it is available with a choice of either the compact CF or the spacious XF cab and with a choice of engine ratings from the 10.8 liter MX-11 (370hp, 410hp, and 450hp) or the 12.9 liter MX-13 (430hp, 480hp, and 530hp).
The DAF program “Ready to go”
Offered alongside customer-specific build-to-order vehicles the DAF ‘Ready to Go’ program ensures operators’ urgent needs can be fulfilled from a range of vehicles aimed at the construction and recycling sectors, including tippers, hook loaders, concrete mixers, scaffold lorries, and skip loaders. The vehicles can be available to go to work at short notice.
DAF Trucks continues to see a rise in demand for these vehicle types, prompted in part as operators ‘upgrade’ to Euro VI after the introduction of Low Emission Zone standards in London at the beginning of March. And with the introduction of Clean Air Zones elsewhere, including Bath and Birmingham, DAF Trucks is now seeing operators from across the UK update their fleets to meet the Euro VI emissions standard. Also at the beginning of March, compliance with London’s Direct Vision Standard (DVS) requirements became mandatory for trucks above 12-tonnes GVW whereby the majority of operators require an HGV Safety Permit to operate in the capital.