The CF65 was DAF’s smallest middleweight truck operating in the 18 tonnes GVW range as a 4×2 rigid.
Launched back in 1998 the truck was originally branded the 65CF and was part of a range overhaul at the time. Prior to this there was the 75 and 85 series which were replaced by the 65CF, 75CF and the 85CF. The numbering was not related to power output or swept engine volume – suggestions on a postcard please.
The back to front numbering only lasted a couple of years as the 2000 facelift saw the CF65 arrive. In 2006 the Euro 4 version of the CF65 was launched – the most popular of these are the CF65.220 and CF65.350 – most were day cabbed versions, but there are surprising numbers fitted with sleeper cabs. There was also a Space Cab option for the lowly CF65.
The CF65 became available with Euro 5 EEV as standard as early as 2008, but come the end of 2013, the CF65 was no more. It had been replaced by a simplified naming convention for the range. The 65 was dropped and the horsepower on its own was used. The CF65.250 simply became the CF250.
Launched at the time of the 2000 facelift, the first examples of the DAF CF65.220 for sale in the UK was in 2001 at Euro 3.
Available only as a 4x2 rigid, the Model had a facelift at the introduction of Euro 4 in 2005/6. Using the 6.7 litre PACCAR GR engine, it was the lowest powered in the CF65 range at Euro 4 and 5 (EEV).
Truck buyers could also opt for the more powerful 250 or 280 versions of the same engine, all of which used SCR and AdBlue to reach Euro 4 and 5.
The CF65.220 was...
Always a good choice of the 250hp 4x2 DAF CF65.250 rigid trucks for sale at Truckpages.
These trucks were phased out at the end of 2013 - if you a re looking for a more recent DAF middleweight, then you should be considering 2014 (Euro 6 new shape) onwards models, such as the LF250 or LF260 or the larger-cabbed CF250 or CF260.
Used DAF CF65.280 Trucks
The second-most powerful truck in the CF65 range after the CF65.300. Sharing the same 6.7 litre PACCAR GR engine, the 280 was initially only available at Euro 4 as a 4x2 rigid and a gross vehicle weight of 18 tonnes.
The CF uses DAF's mid- sized cab and is heavier than the smaller LF. The 18 tonne CF would be chosen over the LF version if the distances involved were greater or there was more than one person in the cab.
The CF65.280 was available as a day,...