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Good for the environment and for your returns.

Maximum availability and reliability

DAF have developed three engines for the CF: the 6.7-litre PACCAR PX-7, the 10.8-litre PACCAR MX-11 and the 12.9-litre PACCAR MX-13. All are available with a variety of power and torque ratings. They meet the strict Euro 6 emission requirements thanks to ultra-modern, rigorously tested technology, including common rail fuel injection, variable geometry turbo, exhaust gas recirculation and an ingenious exhaust gas after-treatment system. Thanks to a number of additional refinements, they are now even more efficient. Better both for the environment and for your returns.


Maximum availability and reliability together with low maintenance costs all contribute to your return. With service intervals of up to 60,000 kilometres for the PACCAR PX-7 and 150,000 kilometres for the MX-11 and MX-13. In practice, this means just one maintenance visit a year, therefore maximising the availability of the vehicle. Well thought-out design features such as the combined unit for the fuel filter and moisture separator and the single multibelt help keep service costs down. And the wiring harnesses are encapsulated in foam to maximise reliability. Unique in the industry.


The PACCAR Euro 6 engines in the CF are both clean and efficient. The engine and exhaust gas after-treatment work perfectly together thanks to intelligent sensors and software. This results in excellent performance and extremely favourable fuel consumption. The standard Eco Mode (on models with the PACCAR MX-11 or MX-13 engine) reduces engine torque by 10%, except in the highest gear. This is because most situations do not require full acceleration, though this option is still available at the touch of a button. In day-to-day use, Eco Mode offers additional fuel savings of 1%.


DAF’s aim is that the particle filter should, as much as possible, regenerate passively. This is for the lowest possible fuel consumption. That is why, for example, the exhaust manifold on the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines is encapsulated to preserve as much valuable heat as possible. The SCR catalytic converter has also been designed to maintain optimal temperatures. A smart coating ensures maximum efficiency over a wide temperature range. This allows the engine to run properly and as efficiently as possible. Cleaning intervals for the particle filter are up to 500,000 kilometres, depending on engine type and usage.


Three different engines


This powerful, quiet and economical 6.7-litre engine is highly suited to intensive distribution transport since it has the lowest unladen weight for the highest possible payload. Available with ratings from 164 kW/223 hp to 231 kW/314 hp and corresponding torque output from 850 to 1,100 Nm. This provides excellent driving characteristics with favourable fuel consumption and low emission values. The low noise level benefits both the driver and the environment.



Perfect for distribution transport, as well as for heavier applications where low unladen weight and the lowest fuel consumption are of the greatest importance. The PACCAR 10.8-litre MX-11 is available in no fewer than five versions (210 kW/286 hp to 320 kW/435 hp with a maximum engine torque of 1,200 to 2,100 Nm) and is up to 3% more economical than the already highly efficient MX-13. In addition, it is 180 kg lighter. This provides yet another opportunity to further maximise your return.


The powerful 12.9-litre PACCAR MX-13 engine completes the engine range for the CF. It has been developed for a lifespan of no less than 1.6 million kilometres and has ratings of 303 kW/412 hp, 340 kW/462 hp and 375 kW/510 hp and an impressive engine torque of 2,000, 2,300 and 2,500 Nm respectively. Maximum performance is available at low engine rpm and across a broad speed range. That means less gear shifting – and pure driving pleasure.

Perfect match

The CF features new or further enhanced gearboxes which perfectly complement the powerful PACCAR engines. Manual, automated or fully automatic – a gearbox perfectly suited to every application.

The PACCAR PX-7 engines are fitted as standard with a manual six- or nine-speed gearbox. The PACCAR MX-11 engines up to 271 kW/369 hp are delivered with a manual eight- or nine-speed gearbox with overdrive. The two most powerful models, as with the PACCAR MX-13, feature as standard a manual 12- or 16-speed gearbox with Servoshift for the greatest shifting comfort.

The PACCAR engines can also be combined with an automated AS Tronic gearbox. For PACCAR PX-7 engines with 6 or 12 gears and for MX-11 and MX-13 engines with 12 or 16 gears fine-tuned for heavy on-/off-road transport and transport of liquids (MX-11 and MX-13).

Thanks to EcoRoll, the truck rolls downhill in a controlled manner on gentler descents with the engine at idle. Fast Shift – with faster shifting between higher gears – also contributes to favourable fuel consumption. New software and sensors provide excellent drive-off and manoeuvring characteristics.

A fully automatic gearbox is available for special applications – perfect for vehicles such as fire engines and waste disposal trucks.


The brake performance of the MX Engine Brake has been further enhanced. The new MX Engine Brake delivers 20% more power (for example, 360kW at 2,000 rpm with the PACCAR MX-13 engine), which makes it an excellent alternative to a retarder for the majority of applications. The controls have been reworked so that the driver can operate the system from the driving column with three levels of retardation. This allows braking power to be optimally adapted to the driving conditions. This in turn allows for a more comfortable drive whilst reducing brake wear and fuel usage.




The drive line is efficiently completed by the SR1344 rear axle with a technical load capacity of 13 tonnes. Though even lighter, it retains the same robustness and reliability, and is delivered as standard for combination weights up to 44 tonnes and engine torques up to 2,300 Nm. The SR1347 rear axle is available for more demanding applications. Both can be combined with the air-sprung Stabilink axle suspension, which is lighter and has high rigidity for optimal driving characteristics. For off-road use, DAF’s renowned eight-rod tandem axle suspension is available. This provides 270 mm of articulation and unrivalled stability.

A truck for many different applications

A complete range of engine and gearbox PTOs is essential for a truck which is used for so many different applications. These ensure a powerful and efficient drive system for the body and ancillary equipment. This makes the CF an ideal cement mixer, fire engine, drainage cleaner truck or refrigerated vehicle, for example.


A custom PTO for every application. On the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines, DAF supply the renowned engine PTO with a ‘one o’clock’ version, flange or pump drive and a torque of more than 800 Nm. Perfect for driving a cement mixer or compaction system. At the front, there is also an indirect engine PTO with pump connection with a 35W rating. Also available for the MX-11 engine is an ‘eleven o’clock’ version of the engine PTO for pump drive. This is mounted directly on the engine and has a torque of 250 Nm. Highly suited to light auxiliary drives. You can of course also choose from a wide range of gearbox PTOs.


Preparation for mounting a refrigeration generator is now available for the PACCAR PX-7, as well as for the MX-11 and MX-13 engines. The fixed mounting ensures reliable operation of a water- or air-cooled ‘Frigoblock’ generator. This design significantly extends the V-belt lifespan. This means maximum reliability and savings on costs and maintenance. In addition, the generator for the drive of the refrigeration unit is easy to mount for maximum efficiency.

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