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Frequently Asked Questions

  • + What does the DAF stand for in DAF Trucks?

    DAF stands for Doorne’s Aanhangwagen Fabriek, which means Van Doorne’s Trailer Factory in Dutch. It is the name of a Dutch truck manufacturer that is part of the American company Paccar.

  • + What is the biggest DAF truck?

    The biggest DAF truck in terms of cab size and interior volume is the new generation DAF XG+, which has an extra 330 mm space at the rear of the cab, a standing height of 2220 mm, and 14% more interior volume than the old XF Super Space. The biggest DAF truck in terms of weight and load capacity depends on the model, the engine, the chassis and the configuration.

  • + Where are DAF Trucks built in the UK?

    DAF Trucks are built in the UK at the Leyland plant in Lancashire, England. This is the only major commercial vehicle manufacturer producing trucks in the UK, and it produces over 15,000 vehicles every year. Almost every DAF vehicle registered in the UK is built here.

  • + Who is DAF owned by?

    DAF is owned by PACCAR Inc, a global technology company that designs and manufactures premium quality commercial vehicles. PACCAR acquired DAF in 1996, after DAF had gone bankrupt in 1993. Before that, DAF was partly owned by International Harvester, the Dutch government and the Van Doorne family.

  • + What is the top speed of the DAF?

    The top speed of the DAF truck depends on the model, the engine, the transmission and the load. For example, the 2009 DAF CF with a 510 hp engine and a 16-speed manual gearbox has a top speed of 85 mph. The new generation DAF XF, XG and XG+ with a 530 hp engine and a 12-speed automated gearbox have a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph) as standard, but this can be increased to 100 km/h (62 mph) or more with optional software.

  • + What is the lightest and heaviest DAF truck?

    DAF produces light trucks (6-16 tons), such as the LF series, and heavy trucks (>16 tons), such as the CF and XF series. You can find more information about the dimensions and specifications of different DAF models on this website.

  • + Why are DAF Trucks so popular?

    DAF Trucks are popular because they offer class-leading efficiency, safety and driver comfort. They have also won many awards, such as the ‘International Truck of the Year 2022’ and the ‘Fleet Truck of the Year’ 16 times. They have a high market share in Europe, especially in the heavy truck segment (17.3%) and in the UK (37.5%). They are also known for their advanced design, low operating costs and reliability. You can find more facts and figures about DAF Trucks on this website.

  • + How much torque does a DAF lorry have?

    The torque of a DAF lorry depends on the engine, the gearbox and the rear axle. The PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines deliver 50 to 100 Nm more torque in top gear than the previous generation. The top rated 390kW/530 hp variant delivers 2,550 Nm in each gear and 2,700 Nm in top gear. The TraXon gearbox and the highly efficient rear axle also contribute to the optimal torque delivery. You can find more information about the specifications of different DAF models on this website. If you are asking about the wheel torque settings, they are usually 700 Nm for the CF and XF series, but DAF has introduced a check torque that may be lower. You should always use a calibrated torque wrench and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • + How many Litres per 100km does a DAF truck use?

    The fuel consumption of a DAF truck depends on many factors, such as the engine, the gearbox, the axle, the driving style, the road conditions and the load. The DAF CF and XF series are designed to deliver industry-leading fuel economy. According to some tests, they can achieve an average of 8.5 mpg (27.7 L/100km) or even lower with the use of DAF Lubricants. You can also monitor your fuel consumption with the Driving Support software that provides relevant information and feedback on your driving behaviour. You can find more information about the specifications and features of different DAF models on this website.

  • + What does TC mean on a DAF truck?

    TC stands for Traction Control, which is a system that helps prevent the wheels from spinning or slipping when accelerating or braking on slippery surfaces. The TC warning light on the dashboard indicates the status of the system. It can be either on, off or flashing. If the light is on, it means that the TC system has been manually switched off or there is a fault with the system. If the light is flashing, it means that the TC system is actively engaged to restore traction. You can find more information about the TC system and other features of your DAF truck in the user manuals.


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