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Leyland Trucks hits 200,000th DAF LF milestone
Leyland Trucks has reached another production milestone in 2020 with the build of its 200,000th DAF LF truck. This new milestone comes just two months after the company manufactured its 100,000th DAF CF / XF vehicle.
The milestone truck, an LF City 170 7.5-tonne GVW rigid, is being delivered to EVTS – a local road haulage company in Blackpool. The truck is fitted with PACCAR curtain-side bodywork, designed and manufactured at Leyland Trucks on a dedicated production line. The LF City specification includes a manual five-speed gearbox and a lightweight PACCAR PX-4 engine with 170 bhp to provide optimum power and efficiency.
The truck is part of a fleet order for EVTS that includes two further LF City trucks, two CF tractor units and four XF tractors with super space cabs. Following this latest order, the EVTS 35-truck fleet now includes 32 DAF vehicles.
With LF production commencing in 2001, Leyland Trucks is home to the design, development and manufacture of all right-hand drive DAF LF chassis. 2006 saw production peak at 11,868 units, with 2014’s introduction of Euro-6 emissions standards seen as another landmark moment both for Leyland Trucks and for the evolution of the LF range.
The DAF LF picked up the International Truck of the Year award in 2002, along with multiple Fleet Truck of the Year titles, most recently in 2019. Today’s LF product offering includes engine ratings from 150 to 320bhp, manual and automated gearbox options, day, extended day and sleeper cab variants and an extensive selection of wheelbases.
Leyland Trucks managing director, Brennan Gourdie, said “We are, of course, very proud to have reached this important landmark in the history of not only the LF product, but also of Leyland Trucks. The milestone represents the excellent characteristics of the truck itself and is also a reflection of the industry-leading quality of our 1,000 dedicated employees who deliver to our world-wide customers every day.”