Aerobody LF model headed for Europe

DAF has announced bodied versions of its new Euro 6 Aerobody LF are now being produced for other European markets on the back of the model proving successful in the UK.

PACCAR bodies, which are built by Leyland Trucks in the UK, are fully type-approved to meet EC WVTA standards, meaning they can be registered across all EU member states.

British DAF dealers have a fleet of 26 LF Aerobody demonstrators on hand so operators can evaluate the Euro 6 truck, which has been designed to offer frugal fuel performance.

The LF Aerobody combines a specially developed set of fairings and side collars to deliver savings on fuel and CO2 emissions during distribution work. At a cruising speed of 53 mph, the Euro 6 LF Aerobody can be up to eight per cent more economical compared to a vehicle with a conventional body, according to DAF.

The LF Aerobody has a smooth, continuous roofline, and a diffuser at the rear to further improve aerodynamics by reducing air turbulence.

The LF Aerobody is available in the UK at 7.5, 10 and 12 tonnes gvw, in a choice of three body lengths and with a range of tail-lift and other options.

For the European markets, the model is available with internal lengths of 6.75 and 7.05 m, suitable for carrying 16 or 17 Euro pallets. A tail lift with a lifting capacity of 1500 kg is fitted as a standard, and an optional door on either side of the body can be fitted if required.