The DAF XF Series has earned a great reputation among drivers and operators alike. For the stylish yet sturdy exterior, the spacious and comfortable cab with easy access, the class-leading ride and handling, the superior efficiency and well-proven reliability and durability. How do you improve such a superior product? That was the challenge for DAF’s design team. As always, they have succeeded in making the best even better: the XF Series.
SPOILED FOR CHOICE
Designed for a wide range of applications, the DAF XF Series is available in three and four axle configurations, double drive. With its range of highly efficient PACCAR engines, stylish and comfortable cabs, strong but lightweight chassis which is body builder-friendly as well as a host of technical and aesthetic improvements, the versatile XF Series is designed to perform. An efficient all-rounder, providing operators with a secure foundation for low operating costs and high revenues.
BETTER BY DESIGN
In line with DAF’s proven design philosophy – ‘driven by quality’ – operators and drivers alike will benefit from further enhanced safety, comfort and driveability. The mirrors (optionally available in body colour) offer a much larger field of vision, the cat’s eye combi-lights and the distinctive aluminium strip on the lower grille that signifies Euro 5 compliance, give the XF that little extra touch that makes a modern design even more so. The interior of the XF features new colours and trim, a clearer instrument panel and dashboard, and a steering wheel with optional integrated controls and airbag. Comfort takes shape in the XF Series.
EFFICIENT AND CLEAN
The XF Series features a wide choice of efficient drivelines for high performance with fuel economy in every application. The DAF designed and produced PACCAR MX engines in the XF meet the stringent Euro 5 emission standards. In addition to Eaton Roadranger manual transmissions, automated gearboxes are now available throughout the XF range for even greater comfort and safety. The modern lightweight chassis design of the XF Series is totally flat with many components mounted on the inside. Not only does this make the body builder’s life a lot easier, it also leaves ample space for large fuel tanks and extra chassis mounted equipment.
Vehicles in the XF-segment are used intensively, often in heavyduty applications. The wide range of applications places considerable demands on the chassis. The robust, flat-topped chassis design is the basis of a wide range of axle configurations, wheelbases and specifications. The result: a multifunctional chassis that provides a solid foundation for every application.
The robust XF-chassis is made of high quality steel, resulting in an exceptionally strong but lightweight chassis for high payloads. It is completely flat, making it the perfect base for any superstructure. To make the body builder’s job as easy as possible, the main frame members are pre-drilled to ensure easy mounting of the body. A Body Builder’s Module (BBM) can also be provided to facilitate communication between the electric systems of vehicle and body. There is a range of Power Take Off (PTO) options available, including front end, gearbox and engine PTOs for a wide range of applications.
SMART CHASSIS DESIGN
The XF chassis is available in a wide variety of wheelbases, chassis and axle configurations. The chassis shape, layout and positioning of components is designed to minimize vehicle weight and maximize available space. Many components, such as air tanks and other brake components, are mounted on the inside of the chassis frame, leaving ample space for the fitment of crane legs, twist locks, hydraulic tanks, tool boxes and other additional equipment.
The XF105 series offers many different axle configurations, ranging from 6×4 tractors and rigids to 8×4 rigids, tractor combinations.
The DAF-designed and produced PACCAR MX engine combines excellent performance with economical fuel consumption. The use of high quality materials such as Compact Graphite Iron for cylinder block and cylinder head and extensive function integration result in excellent reliability and durability. The inlet manifold, for example, is integrated in the cylinder head, while the oil filter, oil thermostat and oil cooler are combined in a single lubrication oil module. The unique SMART injection system, together with the SCR catalytic converter technology, means that the PACCAR MX engines meet the stringent Euro 5 emission standards even without a soot filter.
12.9 LITRE MX ENGINE
The XF105 is equipped with the 12.9 litre PACCAR MX engine, available in 410, 460 and 510 hp versions with high torques ranging from 1,775 up to 2,500 Nm. The MX engine can be specified to comply with Euro 5 emission standards thanks to the SMART injection system and SCR technology. An integrated MX engine brake can be specified, providing excellent engine brake performance from 200 kW at 1,500 rpm to 325 kW at 2,100 rpm.
DAF SCR TECHNOLOGY
All DAF XF vehicles feature Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) for achieving the stringent Euro 5 emission requirements. SCR technology is simple, reliable and efficient. DAF SCR Technology, the clean route to a bright future. As SCR is an aftertreatment system, it allows the most efficient combustion in the engine. And DAF goes even further. DAF SCR Technology comes with a whole range of PACCAR engines with SMART injection technology that makes a particulate filter redundant. Optimized combustion leads to class-leading fuel efficiency, performance, durability and reliability. The ideal foundation for low cost of operation.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It’s simple and effective. Basically the exhaust gas after-treatment system consists of a catalytic converter, a dosing unit and an AdBlue tank with sufficient capacity to match the range offered by the fuel tank. The exhaust gases are lead through the Selective Catalytic Converter, where AdBlue is added. A chemical process takes place, resulting in NOx emissions being broken down into harmless water vapour and nitrogen. AdBlue consumption is only 4 to 6% of the diesel consumption.
CF ENGINE OVERVIEW
An economical engine is only the starting point for an efficient driveline. Gearbox and rear axle are equally important when it comes to efficiency and keeping cost per kilometre as low as possible. That is why DAF has been focusing for many years on integrated driveline technology. The drivelines in the XF Series are further proof of this philosophy.
The XF Series offers an extensive selection of gearboxes and rear axle reductions. Both ASTronic and 18-speed Eaton Roadranger manual transmissions are available for the XF105.
RELIABLE, ECONOMIC REAR AXLES
For demanding NZ conditions Kenworth AG400 matched to Meritor 46-160 provide a safe and stable platform for the XF105 series. The AG400, employs a unique, compact parallelogram geometry that maintains constant axle alignment, driveline angle and tyre contact as the road surface changes – even during extreme cross-articulation. This improves traction. Adds to roll resistance, stability and ride. Greatly reduces stress on the universal joints, linkages and drivetrain components. And creates a much more comfortable cab environment.
Incorporating the latest in air-ride technology and the highest quality materials, these remarkably durable suspension systems weigh less than comparable alternatives, contain substantially fewer parts for increased reliability and they are virtually maintenance-free, with no periodic adjustments or lubrication required.
Sit in the comfortable seat behind the ergonomically designed steering wheel and it immediately becomes clear that comfort, safety and ease of operation were given high priority during the development of the XF105.
DAF’s flagship sets totally new standards when it comes to interior design. New standards in the materials and colours which have been chosen, new standards in space and its use, new standards in quality, fit and finish and ergonomics. The driver was always the most important consideration during the design phase for the XF105. That’s true of the attractive door trim to the modern instrument panel, from the logically positioned handles and switches to the numerous storage facilities or the comfortable steering wheel.
The DAF XF105 cab interior breathes quality and a well-considered design in every single detail. Consider the clever utilisation of the enormous space inside, the harmonious styling, the careful choice of materials and the tasteful colours.
Make yourself comfortable in the luxury seat behind the steering wheel. The elegant dashboard curves around you, with all driving controls within easy reach. The central LCD display keeps you informed about all vital vehicle functions. Notice the three positions for additional equipment in the dashboard wing.
Feel relaxed during night drives with the pleasant indirect amber lighting of the cab floor and ceiling. Experience the freedom of movement on the near flat cab floor, free of obstacles.