Trucking company, Team Transport and Logistics, has taken delivery of a new DAF CF 530 B-double rated prime mover for its Brisbane-based operation.
The unit has a gross combination mass (GCM) rating of 70 tonnes and will be used for a variety of tasks – including B-double and single trailer work – within the Team Transport remit.
The company provides a broad range of transport services catering for residential and commercial building projects, mining, oil and gas operations, along with civil infrastructure projects such as road works, bridgeworks, railways and tunnels.
The versatile fleet includes crane-equipped prime movers and rigid trucks, container skels and various trailer types and configurations including curtain-siders and flat-tops.
Team Transport’s CF 530 was delivered by Brown and Hurley at Yatala, and according to the company’s DAF Sales Representative, Mark Holden, the new Euro 6 DAFs launched in February this year feature a number of safety upgrades over their Euro 5 predecessors.
“These DAFs have four new significant standard safety features including lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking and left side mounted camera – which gives the driver a clear view of what is immediately beside the left of the cab,” said Holden.
Also new to the CF range is the availability of a 530hp/ 2,600Nm rating of the MX 13 six-cylinder engine paired with the ZF TraXon 16-speed automated manual transmission (AMT), as specified by Team Transport with this unit.
“The engine meets Euro 6 compliance using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) as well as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), which acts only on three cylinders, and a diesel particulate filter (DPF),” said Holden.
“The other big benefit is fuel economy which DAF quotes as 10 per cent better than the previous Euro 5 versions. Some of our customers are telling us they have validated the 10 per cent improvement in direct comparison with their earlier units.”
Other features include a 3.9-metre wheelbase and 1,000-litre fuel capacity in twin tanks, 600-litre on the left and 400-litre on the right. Batteries and additional air tanks needed for B-double operation are conveniently mounted on the chassis directly behind the cab.
The JOST fifth wheel, according to Holden, is a brand predominantly fitted by Brown and Hurley to the new trucks because “they’re reliable and don’t cause us any issues".
Beneath that is electronically adjustable eight-bag air suspension rated at 18,100kg with built-in weight gauges transmitting to the dash display. The front axle, rated at 7,100kg, is suspended by parabolic leaf springs. Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy rims sporting 295/80 R22.5 tyres complete the picture.
The vehicle, which was assembled at PACCAR’s Bayswater (Vic) plant, is covered by a three-year / 750,000km warranty.
Team Transport is, according to Holden, a long-term DAF customer of Brown and Hurley dating back to when the company’s Yatala branch opened 12 years ago.
“They appreciate the benefits of the European sourced DAF brand including serviceability, price of parts, running costs and resale value,” he said.