Certified as a ‘Quiet Truck’
Following the successful launch of the CF and XF Silent models, DAF is now also unveiling an extra-quiet distribution truck based on the LF. The new model has been specially designed for urban and regional distribution in areas where noise restrictions apply during the evening and at night.
The expansion of the Euro 6 range to include the LF Silent is a great example of DAF Transport Efficiency: a philosophy that aims to further increase truck efficiency by reducing operating costs and ensuring maximum vehicle availability.
In the special ‘Silent Mode’, which can be activated by a simple push at a button on the dashboard, the extra-quiet LF has a noise level of no more than 72 dB(A), meeting the conditions for certification as a ‘Quiet Truck’. This enables goods to be loaded and unloaded in areas where evening, night-time or early morning noise restrictions apply. This contributes to maximum operational flexibility and thus highest efficiency.
The new 7.5-tonne DAF LF Silent is equipped with the efficient 4.5-litre PACCAR PX-5 engine, with ratings of 112 kW/152 hp and 135 kW/184 hp. The engine is already known for its low noise level and is linked to an automated AS Tronic six-speed gearbox.
DAF can deliver the new LF Silent as a 4×2 rigid with a choice between a day cab, extended day cab and sleeper cab, and with a wide range of wheelbase options. The extra-quiet LF is available to order now from DAF dealers.