As refuse truck operators tend to hold onto their trucks for up to ten years, the majority of the DAF refuse trucks for sale at Truckpages are the Euro 5 variety. If you find a Euro 6 version it is best to snap one up as they are perfect for operating inside the ULEZ and other emission control zones. As far as the DAF refuse trucks are concerned, the majority are the lighter end of the market as the heavier end (18 tonnes plus) is dominated by the specialists of Dennis Eagle and Mercedes with their Econic. A 12 to 15 tonne DAF LF is perfect for these roles – relatively inexpensive, but reliable and sure to last the ten years required.
But can you afford one? It is great news that UK operators can now order a fully electric, right hand drive rigid or tractor unit from the UK’s market leading truck manufacturer. Whether there are queues of early adopting buyers ready to take on the expense of one is quite another question. DAF are always realistic – they know that there won’t be orders for thousands of these trucks in 2021, but the availability of these trucks from March 2021 shows that they believe that we are all heading in this direction eventually. Simply the fact that the trucks are…>
It's a bit like buses... There seems to be a lot of news about alternative powered refuse trucks these days. Only a couple of days ago we found ourselves writing about the Gas Mercedes Econic refuse trucks joining Liverpool council's fleet now along comes the news that DAF have an electric CF that is running around the Dutch city of Zwolle. It is obvious why the humble refuse truck is getting this attention. They never go that far from base - so can presumably recharge frequently, they are expensive items…>
It looks like DAF Trucks almost have an electric CF truck ready for market. They will be starting field trials in the Netherlands this year on a 6x2 CF fitted with a waste management body. These aren’t the first electric DAF trucks to go out on trial, there are a number of electric CF tractor units that have been on field tests for more than a year now. These are being used in a wide range of applications, including container works and supermarket distribution. Perfect for Rubbish DAF believe…>