New DAF CF and XF tractors with rear steering axle

For a high payload and maximum manoeuvrability

DAF is launching CF and XF 6x2 tractor units with a rear steering axle. These are specially designed for applications requiring maximum manoeuvrability.

The three-axle FTN CF and XF tractor units have a 7.5 tonne steered trailing rear axle with single tyres mounted behind the 11.5 tonne drive axle This makes the new  FTN configuration ideal for tasks where there is relatively little room to manoeuvre and when the lifting rearmost axle can’t be lifted due to a high pin load. This is typical when a crane is mounted behind the cab. The CF and XF tractor units with rear steering axle will therefore frequently be used for transporting construction materials and machinery.

Not only does the use of a steered rearmost axle improve manoeuvrability, it also reduces tyre scrub during those tight manoeuvres, thus improving mobility on slippery surfaces; making the FTN particularly well suited to farm and building site deliveries.

DAF offers the new three-axle tractors as CF and XF with choice between the efficient 10.8 litre PACCAR MX-11 and 12.9 litre PACCAR MX-13 engines, with ratings of 291 kW/396 hp to 375 kW/510 hp. In the context of DAF Transport Efficiency, important enhancements have been made to these engines and, in combination with innovative technologies such as Predictive Cruise Control with Predictive Shifting and Eco Mode, fuel savings of at least 5% are achievable.

The CF tractor unit with a rear steering axle is available with the Day Cab, Sleeper Cab and Space Cab; the XF is available with the Space Cab and Super Space Cab. All models are available now.


DAF Trucks N.V. —a subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc, one of the world's largest manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks—is a leading manufacturer of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks. DAF manufactures a full range of tractors and trucks, offering the right vehicle for every transport application. DAF is also a leading provider of services: Multi Support repair and maintenance contracts, financial services from PACCAR Financial and a first-class parts delivery service by PACCAR Parts. In addition, DAF develops and manufactures components such as axles and engines for bus and coach manufacturers worldwide. DAF Trucks N.V. has production facilities in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, Westerlo in Belgium, Leyland in the United Kingdom and Ponta Grossa in Brazil, and over 1,000 dealers and service points in Europe and beyond.

Eindhoven, 6 February 2015

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Specifications and vehicle models may differ from country to country in connection with different market needs and circumstances. For detailed information on the product range available in your country, please contact the PR representative of the national DAF organisation.

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