DAF updates distribution truck range

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DAF is launching the 2009 edition of its LF distribution truck range with an optimised driveline and revised interior trim.

The trucks are available in rigid or tractor form, and come with day or sleeper cab options. The LF45s stretch from 7.5 to 12-tonnes, and the LF55s from 13 to 21-tonnes can accommodate gross train weights of  32 tonnes.

The engine control system has also been improved, which along with redesigned pistons, helps improve fuel efficiency.

The trucks are fitted with Paccar FR 4.5l  and GR 6.7l Euro 5 engines, which use a high-pressure fuel injection system. Neither engine range requires a soot filter to comply with the Euro 5 requirements. All four-cylinder Paccar FR engines are available in a model which meets the standards of the EEV emission standards without a soot filter.

The trucks feature 35 foreign language options, and a warning system that alerts the driver when tyre pressure is too low, which helps reduce fuel consumption and the risk of a blowout.

Refrigeration blocks can be fitted to the six-cylinder models, for use in chilled and frozen distribution operations.

And the load-sensing brake regulator will now be regulated electronically for better brake distribution and to reduce maintenance.

Production of the revised series starts in July 2009.

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