DAF introduces the LF Aerobody across Europe

After the success of the PACCAR Aerobody on the LF in the UK, where operators have been making fuel savings of over 5%, bodied versions of the new Euro 6 LF are now being produced for other European markets. Since all PACCAR bodies, which are built by Leyland Trucks in the UK, are already fully type approved to meet EC WVTA standards, they can be registered across all EU member states.

Of the course the Aerobody is also available on the new LF in the UK and British DAF dealers can call on a fleet of 26 LF Aerobody demonstrators so operators can evaluate the market leading LF in its latest Euro 6 compliant format together with the super frugal and stylish bodywork.

The LF Aerobody combines a specially developed set of fairings and side collars to deliver significant savings on both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in distribution transport applications. At a cruising speed of 53mph, the new Euro 6 LF Aerobody can be up to 8% more economical compared to a vehicle with a conventional body.

The LF Aerobody has a striking appearance. Its smooth, continuous roofline enhances the modern and stylish design of the LF. A diffuser at the rear further improves the aerodynamics by reducing disruptive air turbulence. For the same reason a specially developed set of side collars and fairings is supplied as a standard. This set integrates the cab with the body.

16 or 17 Euro pallets
For the European markets the LF Aerobody is available with internal lengths of 6.75 and 7.05 metres, suitable for carrying 16 or 17 Euro pallets. A tail lift with a lifting capacity of 1,500 kg is fitted as a standard and, for extra convenience, the LF Aerobody can be fitted with an optional door on either side of the body.

When the LF Aerobody is specified for the UK it is available at 7.5t, 10t & 12t GVW, in a choice of three body lengths and with a comprehensive range of tail-lift and other options designed around the needs of the UK distribution industry.

The DAF LF Aerobody naturally features the same excellent driving performance and user-friendliness as the other models in the comprehensive LF series. The small turning circle, easy access to the cab and low unladen weight makes it ideal for intensive distribution transport. The LF Aerobody is available with a range of economical Euro 6 engines: the 4.5-litre, four-cylinder PACCAR PX-5 engine and the 6.7-litre, six-cylinder PACCAR PX-7 engine with ratings between 112 kW/152 hp and 186 kW/253 hp.