The DAF Trucks range is to benefit from a steered pusher axle to help drivers and fleets improve fuel economy. 

In addition, the manufacturer says the technology also enables higher payloads and better manoeuvrability. 

The Electric Hydraulic Steering system on 6×2 tractor and rigid vehicles will feature the new advanced technology. 

Therefore, it will be available on DAF’s New Generation of vehicle including the XF, XG and XG+ models.

In addition, the truck manufacturer’s latest model, the XD, will also boast the know-how.

Heavy agricultural and construction-related operations will benefit especially from the advantages of DAF’s latest driving innovation

Meanwhile, the steered pusher axle also makes life easier for waste collection and bulk handling operations.

DAF’s new Electric Hydraulic Steering system replaces its previous mechanical variant. 

For example, the two steering arms and the auxiliary drop arm are replaced by an electronically-controlled steering pump unit. 

The result is a 30kg weight reduction.

Thanks to reduced friction, the new EHS system also results in a 0.3% fuel efficiency gain.

In addition, the new system’s components use less space on the chassis.

As a result, fuel tanks on tractor units models can be up to 40% bigger. allowing up to 40% larger fuel tanks on the tractor model. 

The DAF XD, XF, XG and XG+ models can carry up to 900 litres of fuel.

Elsewhere, the new system has led to improved steering on the DAF trucks. 

It essentially continuously calculates the optimal steering angle for the pusher axle based on speed and wheelbase. 

This setup guaranteeing precise steering and a reduced turning circle by up to 12%.

Furthermore, at speeds of over 45km/h, the new technology locks itself in the straight-ahead position.

The redesigned suspension, guide and lift of the new steered pusher axle also boosts driver comfort.