DAF shows New Generation Construction trucks at Bauma
New XDC and XFC share DNA with ‘International Trucks of the Year’:
DAF is displaying its New Generation of construction trucks at Bauma, the world’s largest exhibition for the construction industry, taking place in Munich, Germany from the October 24th to 30th. The New DAF XDC and XFC share their DNA with the ‘International Trucks of the Year 2023 and 2022’ respectively and introduce new standards in efficiency, safety and driver comfort.
- New DAF XDC and XFC for construction applications
- 2, 3 and 4 axle configurations
- Sturdy design with a robust grille and 3-piece steel bumper
- Excellent approach angle and high ground clearance
- The ideal basis for tippers, concrete mixers and hook lifts
- The new standard in efficiency
- New PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines of up to 390 kW/530 hp
- New TraXon automated gearbox as standard
- Off road software
- New ‘Rock Free’ software function for improved performance off road
- New ‘ASR-Off’ capability
- Outstanding bodybuilder-friendliness
- The new standard in safety
- Ultra-low window belt line, Kerb View Window and DAF Vision Dashboard combine for maximum direct view
- DAF Digital Vision System and DAF Corner View for maximum indirect view
- The new standard in driver comfort
- Excellent cab accessibility and unique adjustment ranges of seats and steering wheel
- Superior ride & handling
- Cooperation with leading body-builders for quickest vehicle availability
Excellent offer for construction applications
The DAF XDC and XFC construction trucks share their DNA with the multiple award-winning New Generation DAF XD, XF, XG and XG⁺ truck series, which have been awarded ‘International Truck of the Year’ in two successive years.
The XDC and the XFC feature 2, 3 and 4 axle vehicles and are available with single or double drive. Both the XDC and XFC are specifically designed for the toughest work in harsh conditions.
The DAF XDC and XFC models offer a large approach angle of 25o and high ground clearance of 33 to 39 cm – depending on the specification. DAF’s construction trucks have a sturdy design, with a robust 3-piece steel bumper, a grille with black strips, and a steel radiator protection plate as standard. Both vehicles are the ideal basis for tippers, concrete mixers, hook lifts and other specialist bodywork.
The new standard in efficiency
Like their siblings for on-road applications the New Generation XDC and XFC are powered by new PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines with outputs up to 390 kW/530 hp.
All DAF construction vehicles are equipped with a TraXon automated gearbox as standard, featuring a special off-road mode for optimum shifting performance on challenging terrain. Gear changes are extremely quick and at high engine speeds to maintain momentum in heavy or hilly terrain. In addition, the XDC and XFC offer automatic drive-off gear selection. New are ‘ASR Off’ and ‘Rock Free’ to move off in slippery conditions and to facilitate fast rocking to help extricate the vehicle in extremely tough circumstances.
Outstanding bodybuilder-friendliness is supported by the highly flexible lay-out of chassis components, such as the EAS (Exhaust Aftertreatment System), battery box and air tanks, as well as availability of a full range of PTO’s, body attachment modules and connectors.
The new standard in safety
The New Generation DAF XDC and XFC feature the large windscreen and side windows with ultra-low belt lines all New Generation DAF models are praised for, resulting in best-in-class direct vision. As an option, a Kerb View Window is available, which – in combination with the foldable co-driver seat – offers an unobstructed view of pedestrians and cyclists alongside the truck on the co-driver side. Also the new ‘DAF Vision Dashboard’, which is contoured towards the windscreen on the co-driver side and is standard on both XDC and XFC, adds to outstanding direct vision.
For class-leading indirect view, the New Generation DAF XD can be equipped with the DAF Digital Vision System, which replaces the main and wide-angle mirrors. The superior DAF Corner View offers a maximum view of no less than 285 degrees on the area around the cab’s A-pillar on the co-driver’s side.
Also contributing to superior safety is the full LED exterior lighting which is standard on all XDC and XFC versions.
The new standard in driver comfort
First class driver comfort starts with excellent cab accessibility, thanks to well-positioned steps and a steering wheel that can be moved in an upright parking position. Adjustment ranges of the seats and steering wheel are unprecedented, as is the spaciousness of the cab with superb storage space. The Day Cab comes as standard with extended interior space. A comfortable third seat or a large fridge are available as ex-factory options.
The New XDC and XFC share the striking dashboard from the rest of the New Generation range, including the fully digital instrument panels. The superior ride & handling benefits from a completely new front-end chassis design and a new cab suspension.
Cooperation with leading body builders
As is illustrated at Bauma, DAF is teaming up with leading body builders to ensure highest quality, efficiency and quickest vehicle availability. Optimally pre-specified truck – superstructure combinations are also speeding up the ordering process, allowing first completely built-up vehicles to be ready for delivery in the first quarter of 2023.
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