New CF delivers average fuel economy of 9.5mpg
Dunstable-based vehicle recovery operator, Statham’s Motor Engineers, has taken delivery of a DAF New CF 530 FA chassis with NRC recovery bodywork including detachable tag-axle functionality. Featuring two-axle and three-axle options, the 80-tonne GTW New CF operates primarily as a 4x2 rigid albeit capable of greatly enhanced operational flexibility with an interchangeable and quick-fitting tag-axle conversion.
With fitment completed in around 30-minutes, the additional tag-axle allows Statham’s to lift and tow heavier casualty vehicles – typically eight-wheelers – and is complete with braking system and pneumatic suspension. In its basic 4x2 layout, the New CF provides greater manoeuvrability throughout Statham’s London, M25 and Home Counties area of operation.
With its range-topping 13-litre, 530bhp engine, and despite a good deal of necessary idling time, the New CF is delivering an impressive average fuel economy of 9.5mpg.