DAF CF Trucks for Sale (353)

The new shape Euro 6 DAF CF is the middleweight truck in DAF’s three-strong truck range.  The CF has gross vehicle weights starting at 18 tonnes and going right up to 32 tonnes for the eight wheel operation and 44 tonnes as a 6×2 or 6×4 tractor unit. On these pages you will find details of the new shape CF trucks launched in the UK for 2014 onwards.  Buyers of older models should be looking at the older naming convention – there were CF 65, CF75 and CF85 trucks prior to 2014 – all of which running at Euro 5 or below.  Since 2007, truck operators can buy ready-bodied DAF CF trucks from the factory, so keep an eye out for one of these in the used truck market.  You won’t find tippers, but you still see 4×2 box and curtainsiders. A solid choice – no transport manager ever got the sack for buying a DAF CF!

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Typical example of a used DAF CF Truck for sale at Truckpages – Here a Euro 6 DAF CF400 Grabloader from 2017

DAF CF FAQ

What Engine is in a DAF CF?

The DAF CF has a choice of three different sized diesel engine according to swept volumes since their 2019 model update. The 7-litre PACCAR PX-7, the 11-litre PACCAR MX-11 and the PACCAR MX-13. These three engine sizes are available in a range of power outputs. The PX-7 engine is available with 230, 260, 290 and 320HP, the larger MX-11 engine is available with 300, 340, 370, 410 and 450HP whilst the 13-litre MX-13 is available at 430, 480 and the top powered DAF engine available, the 530HP.

How much Does a DAF CF Weigh?

The DAF CF is available across a whole range of gross vehicle weights from 18 tonnes for a 4×2 rigid to 44 tonnes for a 3-axle tractor unit. To answer the exact question as to how much it weighs unladen is less straightforward as the CF comes in so many different lengths, engine types, cab types and even has a construction version. The question to ask is, ‘is the CF generally a lighter truck than the competition?’ The answer to this is the unladen weight of the DAF CF is highly competitive compared to the alternatives. As a low-weight, day cab tractor unit, there are very few manufacturers who can beat it, thanks to the CF’s smaller cab dimensions.

What is the Difference Between the DAF CF and LF?

The main difference is the size of the cab – the LF uses a smaller cab (Renault Trucks-Built) compared to the CF cab.  There is some crossover between the two models in terms of the gross vehicle weight applications – but only at 18 tonnes GVW. At this weight if your duty cycle is local, high payload trips, then opt for the smaller LF cab, but for those covering larger distances, perhaps with the need for a sleeper cab, then the CF should be the DAF model of choice.

What is the difference between a DAF CF and XF?

The DAF CF sits in the middle of DAF’s range of cab sizes with the XF at the top (until the even larger XG cab came along in 2022). This means the CF is ideal for regional distribution, especially when payload is all-important. For longer-distance transport, most companies will decide on the larger XF or XG cabs, rather than the CF, even though it can be specified with a Space Cab.

Where is the DAF CF Made?

As with all right-hand drive DAF trucks for the UK market, the DAF CF is assembled at the Leyland Trucks factory in Lancashire, UK. Many of the components are brought to the factory, as the CF shares engines with PACCAR truck models across the world.

Is the DAF CF Truck Being Replaced?

The short answer is, yes, the CF will be phased out slowly and replaced by the striking DAF XD model range from 2023. The longer answer is that there is a phased changeover in the UK market, as there are so many model variants of the CF that it is not possible to change them all over to the new range overnight. At launch the XD is only available with the 11-lirte, PACCAR MX-11, for example.

What is the most Popular Body for a DAF CF?

As far as the UK’s roads are concerned, there are more DAF CF tractor units available in the used truck market than any other chassis and body configuration. The CF makes a popular curtainside truck and refrigerated box – both of these ideal for regional distribution. After the top three, it is with the multi-axle applications, such as tippers, hookloaders and grabloaders that DAF score well with their CF range.

Why buy a new-shape DAF CF?

Designed for local and regional distribution tasks, the truck is available as a rigid or tractor unit.  Whilst the cab is smaller than the DAF XF, there is still the option to specify DAF’s Space Cab for more room in case of nights out. The CF sits above the Renault-cabbed DAF LF which is used for operation up to about 12 tonnes GVW. Where the CF comes into its own is a value for money rigid for tipper operations.  A reliable workhorse, the DAF technology is well proven and the dealer support in the UK is very good, as you would expect from the market leader. The CF is available in a myriad of lengths, heights and wheelbase lengths and – best of all – is assembled in the UK in Leyland, Lancashire.

DAF CF Model History

When buying a truck in the used market, it is good to know which year there was a facelift or a new engine launched.  No point in spending the same money on an earlier model year when you can buy an upgraded version for the same money.

For example, not all 2014 DAF CF’s are the same – some could be Euro 5 and some Euro 6.

1992 – The Early 75 & 85 Series

The DAF CF range arose from the original 75 and 85 series DAFs launched back in 1992.  Looking at the truck from this period, it is still instantly recognisable, using the same cab today.

DAF 85 Series - Precursor to the CF Range
DAF 85 Series – Precursor to the CF Range

1998 – DAF CF Series Launched

Three models replaced the outgoing 75 and 85 range.  The CF was now available as the 65CF, 75CF and 85CF (note the numbering was different at launch – not an error here).  It’s anyone’s guess about the numbering of the range – you may think that it was swept engine volume, but the 75CF came with a 9.2-litre and the 85CF came with the 12.6-litre that it shared with the larger-cabbed XF series.

The 1998 Range of DAF CF will their all new engines for Euro 3
The 1998 Range of DAF CF will their all new engines for Euro 3

2000 – New DAF CF Series Launched

Essentially a facelift, September 2000 saw the launch of the revised CF.  This time the brand identity was reordered so it became the CF85 instead of the 85CF.  The truck was fitted with the new 9.2-litre PE engine with 360hp.

2006 – New engines for Euro 4

To enable the CF to reach Euro 4 emission standards, DAF launched two new engines, the 9.2-litre PR engine to replace the PE from 2000 – this time with MX injection technology – still with outputs up to 360hp.  The 12.6 litre engine now becomes the MX with power up to 510hp.

2008 – All DAF CF Available as EEV

DAF was the first truckmaker to make all of its trucks available as EEV (Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicles) – this includes the CF range.

2010 – DAF CF Tridem Available

Truck operators can now specify four axle 8×2 CF’s with one at the front and three at the rear – ideal for rear-mounted crane operation and for delivery to hard-to manoeuvre locations.

DAF Tridem 2010
DAF CF Tridem in 2010

2013 – DAF CF Euro 6 Range Launched

Launched with much fanfare at the UK’s CV Show, the new CF range was not actually sold in Euro 6 form in the UK well into 2014. The new PACCAR MX11 engine features for the first time.

DAF dropped the use of the 65, 75 and 85 in the model designation.  The CF range are now simply called CF… followed by the horsepower.  So instead of the CF85.360 we now have the CF360.  Simple.

Announced at the same time was the CF Construction range of trucks – DAF has not chosen a new brand for their on/off road offering like other manufacturers, (Volvo FMX, Mercedes Arocs, Renault Rand C and Range K) but extended the CF Range instead. The CF Construction has extra ground clearance plus a new tough look.

2015 CF Silent Models Launched

Not a huge seller but the CF silent operates at 72dBA – excellent if that’s your thing!

2017 – New Facelift for CF

Focusing on efficiency, the new CF had new driveline and improved aerodynamics – albeit on the original cab.  DAF claim fuel improvements of up to 7% for the range.

DAF CF Range Launch in 2017
DAF CF Range in 2017 at Launch

2018 – Hybrid & Electric CF Concepts

DAF have both full battery and diesel hybrid versions of the CF with customers on trial around the Netherlands.

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What engine is in the DAF CF?

The CF uses three engines, all from the Paccar range –

  • 7-litre PX-7 from 230 to 320hp
  • 11-litre MX-11 from 300 to 450hp
  • 13-litre MX-13 from 430 to 530hp

The engines all use Euro 6 technology using EGR, SCR, Adblue and an active soot filter.

What is the most powerful DAF CF Truck?

The most powerful DAF CF truck is the CF530 using the MX-13 engine at 530hp (390kW). This is some way off the standards set by the Scandinavian manufacturers, but the CF is not intended as a top powered flagship, but as an every day workhorse.

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Truckpages Issue 222 is out now

If you need an eight wheeler for cabin work and want the best crane for the job, then this 8x2, Euro 6 DAF CF510 crane truck should fit the bill comfortably. Fitted with an eight extension Palfinger PK78002 SH crane, the truck is geared up for distance work with 510hp, a Space Cab and fridge, but also has the FORS gold standard for urban work. MV Commercial have more details advertised on the outside back cover of this week's magazine. Click to Read Page Turn Magazine Click Image to Read Use the form at the bottom of the page to…

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DAF Trucks: An In-Depth Guide & Info

Introduction If you are thinking about buying a DAF truck for sale but would like more background information on the company history, the parts support and the stability, then read on. We have put together a detailed analysis of the business and included some background regarding the history of the brand and the truck models it manufactures. The Netherlands-headquartered business is almost 100 years old and has been owned by US-based PACCAR since 1996 after going into bankruptcy in 1993. This gives the business a very strong financial base – PACCAR has never made a loss in any year in…

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Truckpages Issue 214 is out now

This is just showing off now. After last week's DAF LF hotbox on the front cover that went through the CVA sale on Tuesday, this week sees another of these specialist trucks - this time for sale and in stock at CB Commercials. This has the larger CF cab with the DVS passenger door window and, as a 2017 model, is fully Euro 6 compliant making it perfect for urban road mending operations. It's a 26 tonne 6x2 rear steer making it suitable for tight spots, yet still able to carry a good 12 to 13 tonnes. This is a…

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Rapid Supply of New & Used Beavertails by MV Commercial

FTH Hire Group has commended MV Commercial’s bespoke livery service and quick vehicle turnaround times, after taking delivery of a refurbished DAF LF230 and four new DAF CF480 rigid trucks, all mounted with beavertail plant bodies. Delivering the vehicles in less than two months, MV Commercial used its in-house expertise to ensure the specification of the trucks matched FTH Hire’s requirements, alongside providing a customised livery finish for the business. James Carr, Transport Manager at FTH Hire Group, says: “We are very impressed with the support we’ve received from the MV Commercial team, from the quality of the vehicles and…

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Truckpages Issue 201 is out now

London's Gericia Commercials are showcasing a pair of their 8x4 tippers that are well suited to the export market. A tidy-looking 2003 Foden A3-8RT 400 SLP 8x4 Euro 5 with a manual gearbox plus a Euro 5 2011 DAF CF85.360 8x4 tipper with a heavy duty steel tipping body with modifications to the engine to ensure that it can run on poorer quality fuel. Click Image to Read Click to Read Page Turn Magazine Click Image to Read Use the form at the bottom of the page to add your email address to be advised every time the page-turn is…

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For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2024-06-04 *DONCASTER* SLEEPER CAB, A/C, MID LIFT & STEER MoT: 2024-05-31* Price is Plus VAT * Reg No: PE63MKL * Seller: DIRECT FROM ROYAL MAIL* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing...
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