Attractive design: sturdy yet friendly
Important for a truck that operates in city areas: a friendly appearance. The design of a distribution truck has to be sturdy as well. The DAF Design team combined both. The LF exterior however offers more than just a great look. It contributes to efficiency, uptime, comfort and safety.
Three compact cab variants
The DAF LF series is available in three cab variants:
- a day cab with a length of 160 cm
- an extended day cab with a length of 200 cm
- a single bed sleeper cab with a total length of 200 cm
The cabs have a compact width of 2,130 mm, which benefits the maneuverability in urban distribution, especially in combination with the small turning circle (wheel angle 50 to 53 °, depending on the cab variant).
Depending on the model and country specification, the cab is mounted on the chassis with flexible rubber V-mountings on the front and with coil springs with integrated shock absorbers at the rear or with coil springs on all four points. Coil springs are standard on versions with a sleeper cab, as well as the 18-tonne variant and various tractor models.
Good visibility for the driver is essential, especially in an urban environment. The LF provides an excellent view, both ahead and to the sides. Together with the optimum mirror positioning, this ensures extra safety and a reduced risk of damage. Of course, lighting also contributes to safety.
The optional LED Day Time Running Lights ensure excellent visibility during the day. Fog lights and ‘cornering lights’ can be integrated in the bumper.These shine in the driving direction, which makes turning or manoeuvring easier and safer. Another feature is the (optional) LED rear lights, which have an extremely long service life for maximum vehicle availability.
The DAF LF features fenders and a roof deflector that connect together perfectly, resulting in fuel consumption savings of up to 4%, depending on what the truck is used for.
The LF Aerobody distribution truck is delivered ex-works with an aerodynamic PACCAR body. Combined with a special deflector and cab collar set, this can achieve fuel savings of up to 8%. Optimum aerodynamics for fuel consumption that is as low as possible.