DAF Trucks goes for gold at Tip-Ex with John Owen Aggregates

14-05-2015, DAF Trucks UK

DAF Trucks is joining in with John Owen Aggregates’ 50th anniversary celebrations at this year’s Tip-Ex and Tank-Ex in Harrogate. DAF Truck’s stand will proudly display a special gold-coloured Euro-6 ‘Construction’ CF 400 FAD Sleeper-Cab eight-wheeler on loan from the Sheffield-based tipper operator.

Outside the Show Halls, John Owen Aggregates will also be exhibiting a Day Cabbed derivative of DAF Trucks’ Construction CF 400 FAD, again with a 400hp PACCAR MX-11 engine, and part of an initial delivery of three eight-wheelers announced in February. The bulk aggregates specialist now has four more DAF 8x4s due for delivery and has just placed an order for another three.

CF Day Cab  


Also on show – Construction CF 440 FAD Day Cab

DAF Trucks’ CF Construction Show exhibit at Tip-Ex Tank-Ex is a rugged ‘muckaway’ 8x4 rigid benefitting from a straight beam front axle to offer a high ground clearance and approach angle. New for 2015 is a revised front suspension design and optional aluminium air tanks which mean a payload improvement of over 100kg.

The 8x4 tipper chassis specification includes a Euro-6 PACCAR MX-11 at 320kW / 435hp, Boweld steel body, Edbro front-end tipping gear, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, LDWS, MX Engine Brake, side camera system.

The CF’s new Euro-6 FAD chassis arrangement for tipper, hook loader and mixer applications, provides bodybuilders with the ideal platform to install a wide range of ancillary equipment DAF Trucks’ Construction CF range includes dedicated 6x4 and 8x4 models, all with tough, robust chassis for on / off-site operations.

While these heavy-duty chassis may be specified with hub-reduction rear axles, 6x4 and 8x4 models also come with a UK-specific driveline with single-reduction rear axles to ensure maximum payload for the 26- and 32-tonne sectors; axles are mounted on a high articulation, steel-sprung rear bogie, with two 7.1-tonne axles up front on the 8x4 and 8 or 9-tonne options on the 6x4.

The new, lightweight Euro-6, 10.8-litre, MX-11 (as specified by John Owen Aggregates) saves 180kg from its MX-13 stablemate, and, following recent changes to the front suspension, a further saving of over 100kg is made on the 8x4 FAD chassis.

DAF Trucks also offers a ‘haulage’ model with drop beam front axles and front underrun protection. With a 147mm lower mounted cab, improved vision helps drivers in urban environments. The ‘haulage’ model also benefits from the lighter weight 7.1-tonne front axle suspension arrangement.

Both Construction and ‘haulage’ CF 8x4 variants are also ideal for hook loader, tipper-grab and mixer applications, providing bodybuilders with the ideal platform to install a wide range of ancillary equipment.

DAF LF – 7.5- to 18- tonnes GVW

The DAF LF range covers tipper chassis from 7.5- through to 18-tonnes. A dedicated Construction LF 18-tonner features a raised front bumper with ground clearance of 32cm and an approach angle of almost 25 degrees. With the tightest turning circle in this category, and class-leading cab comfort, the LF Construction is equally at home on the highway and the construction site.

Manual or auto?

While a manual box is often preferred for off-road operations, automated transmissions do offer serious benefits for fuel economy and reduced wear-and-tear. DAF now has the answer to concerns from ‘manual’ tipper operators with special on/off road software in its AS Tronic automated gearbox. When engaged, swifter changes are employed to maintain almost continuous traction and, by making gearshifts at a higher engine rpm, DAF offers the driving characteristics of a manual box, but with the productivity advantages of an auto.


For some bulk operations, a 44-tonne, six-axle combination is the answer, with DAF offering 6x2 and 6x4 configurations to suit. For bulk tipping work, there’s the FTP 6x2 chassis with 17.5 inch wheels on a mid-lift axle. The FTP can be specified with either the XF or CF cab, with the former providing the ultimate in overnight accommodation, the latter with class-leading payload which, depending on the trailer, can be as high as 30-tonnes. The FTP also benefits from ample chassis space for hydraulic tipping gear and large fuel-tank capacity.

Dates: 28th to 30th May

Venue: Harrogate

Opening times: 9.00 to 17.00 (17.30 on the 30th)

DAF will have two locations – main TipEx location Outside opposite the entrance to the halls (OS6-OS7)

Two exhibits

Gold John Owen Aggregates FAD with Aliweld/Harsh bodywork – celebrating 50 years
DAF Construction CF demonstrator with Boweld/ Edbro bodywork – with revised lightweight front suspension as at the CV Show

Secondary TankEx location – inside hall G (G1-b)

FT CF Silent in combination with single axle command steer Feldbinder bulk tank operated by Abbey Logistics on the British Salt contract. Innovative urban friendly vehicle

This stand will have be as a display and will refer visitors to the main DAF stand for more information.

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