CF series (Compact Forte) is a family of medium-sized trucks for inter-regional transportation and construction. The wheel formula is from 4x4 to 8x4, the carrying capacity of the chassis is up to 28 tons, the total mass of the road train is 44 tons, and the load on the saddle is up to 16. Cabins in three versions: short, without a berth, long, with a low roof and one sleeping bag and the most spacious - with a high roof and two sleeping shelves. Several options for engines, gearboxes, axles and many frames and suspensions. There is even a 6x2 tractor with a lightweight lifting axle with 17.5-inch wheels. This axis stands in front of the drive axle and lowers automatically when the permissible load on the rear axle is exceeded.
Russia needs a special truck. The main requirements for it are low price, reliability and ease of maintenance.
Of course, when developing a budget DAF GF85, the experience of competitors was taken into account, but they did not begin to trifle - they do not even offer their own 9.2-liter engine. Preference was given to the engine from the flagship XF95 with a volume of 12.6 liters with a minimum power of 340 liters for it. with. Although the potential of XE-S diesel engines (a powerful turbocharger, intercooler, timing with four valves per cylinder) allows you to remove 530 forces from them, this is not the limit. For the Dakarovsky DAF CF75 4x4 team “Goluaz De Rooy”, these engines boosted up to 800 liters. with., and for circuit races and at all up to 950! So there is a margin. A compromise between the reality of Russian operation and technological progress was the return from electronically-controlled individual fuel injection pumps to an in-line pump. If a breakdown happens somewhere in the outback, at least something can be done. And keep the atmosphere of Western Europe clean and reduce the cost of customs clearance will help compliance with Euro III. Our other special requirements for the fuel system were also taken into account: a 560 liter tank with a lockable lid, a Separ-2000 electric water separator and water separator, and an Arctic Fox fuel inlet heater.
There are no surprises in the transmission: the Zaks single-disc clutch, the 16-speed ZF 16S151 gearbox and its rear axle with a hypoid pair and differential lock. A long time tested, including on other brands, units.
Above all the brakes. Usually inexpensive versions are equipped with drum, but here on all axes the ventilated disc. Transmission retarder retarder is not an option for cheap trucks, but the exhaust flap is on, and you can slow it down a bit on the slopes.
The foundation of any truck is a frame. Especially for Russia, in Eindhoven, amps are laid in the spars almost the entire length. Brackets and traverses are fastened with high-strength bolts, jet rods and springs on silent blocks - everything here is no worse than that of competitors.
ACT OF RECOGNITION
Even if all nameplates are removed from the lining, modern DAFs will be recognized in the crowd of other trucks. In 1997, a blueberry-black cladding hanging over the bumper appeared on the 95XF. The CF cab is a year younger, but the style inherited.
What makes all the foreign cars related? Ease of landing! Maybe they know some secret or magic word abroad? Otherwise, it is difficult to explain the excellent ergonomics of their trucks. Four-spoke steering wheel trimmed with leather - a gift to the buyer. The steering column air lock is controlled by a small button on the bottom of the casing. If you don’t know where to look, you won’t find it. The driver's seat is also pneumatic, while the passenger is tightly screwed to the floor. However, it does not shake - the cabin has a four-point spring suspension.