Sixth DAF launch for 1971
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DAF Trucks (GB) Ltd has today launched a new chassis aimed at the 28/32 ton drawbar market, bringing up to six the number of vehicles launched in 1978.
Designated the FA 2105 DHR, the chassis is powered by a turbocharged version of DAF's six-cylinder 8.25 litre (503cuin) engine raged at 150kW (202bhp) at 2,400rpm with a maximum torque of 670Nm (49411oft) at 1,600rpm. This particular engine — the DHR — incorporates oil-jet piston cooling.
Following the recent trend shown by DAF chassis, the new rigid features a synchromesh gearbox as standard — the ZF S6-65 sixspeed unit with a GV80 splitter. The constant-mesh version is listed as an option.
The DAF F220 tilt cab is available in standard and sleeper-cab form. It is in fact the same cab as offered on the FT 2300 tractive unit. Three wheelbase options are listed for each type (short or sleeper). For the former, the choice is 4.45, 5M5 and 5.55m (14ft 7in, 16ft 7in and 18ft 3in), while the sleeper version replaces the 4.45m wheelbase with a 6.1m (20ft) option.
The front axle is plated at six tons, but it can be uprated by fitting suitable tyres.
At the rear, the DAF 2255 single-speed single-reduction axle is specified. The standard axle ratio of 6.33 to 1 gives a maximum road speed of 88km/h (55mph) coupled to a restart capablitiy on a 1 in 6 gradient.The equivalent performance figures for the 5.72 option are 97krn/h (60mph) and 1 in 7.6 respectively.
As a guide to the kerb weight, the 5.55m short cab chassis weighs 5.35 tonnes (5tons 5cwt). The list price is around E17,700.