DAF LF45 Trucks For Sale

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The LF45 – commonly known just as the 45 – is the smallest truck still produced by DAF. Easy to manoeuvre; and still robust enough to deliver up to 21 tonnes; the 45 is obviously best suited to shorter journeys but is still very comfortable and reliable. The 45 is also very low maintenance, with extended oil drain intervals of up to 34,000 miles, and even a load-sensing brake regulator to reduce strain.

Easy access is probably the 45’s greatest advantage. Getting in and out of the cab is quick and painless, and the truck is extremely straightforward to drive once you’re in. Ideal for city transportation, the fact that it’s surprisingly comfortable means that it can be applied for longer distances if needs be (for more regular long haulage operations the CF series is ideal, and the CF75 is probably the most flexible among DAF’s trucks).

From the end of 2014, the LF45 was supercedes by DAF's new Euro 6 range, called simply the DAF LF.  Out went the 45 and the 55 and in came simply the power output.

Find out more about the LF45’s specifications, and see TruckLocator’s verdict.

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DAF LF45 .160
DAF LF45 .160 £7,950.00
2011 | Refrigerated Box 2011 45.160,euro 5,manual gearbox,thermoking fridge with overnight plug,treble rear doors,one owner,tested,£7950+vat
Airport Autos (Hire Division)
DAF LF45  160
DAF LF45 160 POA
2013 | Box Vans | 7490kg DAF LF45 160 Day Cab, Fitted With 20ft GRP Box Body, Rear Roller Shutter Door, DEL 1000kg Column Tailift, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, On-Board Computer, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Manual Gearbox, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 30/08/2018
Brandrick Commercials
DAF LF45   7.5 TONNE 4 X 2 BEAVERTAIL - 2008 - RE58 YDV
DAF LF45 7.5 TONNE 4 X 2 BEAVERTAIL - 2008 - RE58 YDV £5,450.00
2008 | Beavertails | 7500kg DAF LF Series Day Cab. DAF 140 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine C/w Ad Blue. ZF 6 Speed Syncromesh Manual Gearbox. DAF Single Reduction Drive Axle. Steel Drive Axle Suspension. 21 Ft Beavertail Body C/w Wood Panel Flooring, Raised Headboard, Lashing Rings And Aluminium Dropsides. Electric Winch C/w Wonder Lead. Aluminium Side Guard Safety Rails. N/s Chassis Mounted Storage Locker.
Walker Movements
DAF LF45  180
DAF LF45 180 POA
2012 | Curtainsiders | 7490kg DAF LF45 180 Day Cab, 12000kg,áFitted With 22ft5" Curtainside Body, Rear Barn Doors, DEL Tuckaway Tailift, Roof Deflector, Factory Fitted Imobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, On-Board Computer, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Electric Windows, One Owner From New, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 30/04/2019
Brandrick Commercials
DAF LF45 FA 45.150
DAF LF45 FA 45.150 POA
1999 | Sweeper | 7500kg Scarab road sweeper dual sweep wander house power lanceMoT Due log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
DAF LF45 FA 45.150
DAF LF45 FA 45.150 POA
1997 | Tankers | 7500kg Drinking water tanker with petrol powered water pump direct from water authorityMoT Due May 17log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
DAF LF45 LF45.160
DAF LF45 LF45.160 POA
2012 | Skiploaders | 7500kg Brand new extending arm skip lorryMoT Due Jul 17log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
DAF LF45 LF 45.150
DAF LF45 LF 45.150 POA
2001 | Sweeper | 7500kg Scarab Merlin Road Sweeper single sweep with wander hoseMoT Due Jan 15log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
DAF LF45 LF45.160
DAF LF45 LF45.160 POA
2011 | Sweeper | 7500kg Scarab Merlin single sweep road sweeper with super wash and power lance as well as wander hose - direct from councilMoT Due Jan 19log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
DAF LF45 LF45.170
DAF LF45 LF45.170 POA
2004 | Refuse Body | 12000kg 4 compartment toploader wtih side and rear 1100 litre bin liftsMoT Due Feb 18log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
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Click on the dates in the timeline below to view interesting events in the DAF LF45's history. Click on the circles in the timeline to view key model updates and face lifts
Launch of LF45
The LF45 first comes into production as DAF’s answer to distribution transport. Marketed in the 6 to 18 tonne segment of the truck market
600 Series Launched
The predecessor of the LF45 was born - similar in appearance to today's 45 trucks, the 600 replaced the ageing 500 series.
45 Series Launched
With the DNA of today's LF45, the DAF 45 series was launched
LF45 Wins Truck of the Year
The newly introduced LF is voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2002’ after a very strong reception.
Euro 4 and 5 LF45 Upgrades
The LF45 is updated to meet Euro standards and has a facelift at the same time
LF45 Gets Facelift
The Edition 2009 models of the LF trucks become available. A plush new interior is included, so be aware that the more recent LF45s for sale on TruckLocator.co.uk are slightly nicer to be in…but there are some optional safety features too.
LF45 goes EEV
DAF upgrades the LF45 to EEV standard with all the trucks in their range. At this stage it is optional, so you won't find many EEV of this age in the used market
DAF LF Hybrid goes into production
The first hybrid LFs begin production – DAF is one of the first European manufacturers to begin making hybrid distribution trucks. The new LFs achieve up to 20% CO2 emissions.
100,000 LF Trucks
The 100,000th LF rolls off the production line. A massive achievement demonstrating the possibility of the LFs in the lightweight market – just think how many used DAF LF45 trucks are available to buy!
Euro 6 DAF LF Launched at CV Show
Set to arrive in the UK early in 2014, the LF receives a much needed facelift, but keeps the cab that it shares with the Renault Midlum (it is made in the Renault factory in France)
EEV now Standard
All 4 cylinder LF45s (nearly all the LFs are 4 cylinder 4.5 litres) are now EEV as standard
DAF LF Euro 6 Hits UK Streets
From October 2013 all new trucks registered had to be Euro 6. This meant that trucks sold after this time had to be the new model LF. The manufacturer did, however, still have plenty of the outgoing models to sell and register well into the first quarter of 2014. In reality numbers of new LF trucks were not registered until the second half of 2014.
DAF LF45 truck video
DAF LF45 Series

DAF’s LF45 is a bestseller in the UK, and this means that there’s always a large selection of 45s for sale on TruckLocator.co.uk. As with all trucks produced by the PACCAR owned company, the LF45 is very customisable, so it’s easy to find the right second hand truck to meet a specific need.

The ‘45’ relates to the size of the engine – 4.5 litres. The engines in the LF series are generally regarded to be some of the best in their class, and it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to find more economical vehicles of a similar size, which means that the 45 is probably the best truck on the market for drivers making a lot of short trips.

The LF is available as a rigid vehicle or as a tractor, and with either a day or sleeper cab.

2006 DAF LF45 Sleeper
DAF LF45 with a sleeper cab

As you might imagine from the size of the truck the sleepers aren’t the most spacious, so for drivers making regular overnight stops the CF series is leagues ahead.

The 45 isn’t the best over long distances either, so there shouldn’t be too much of a need to get a sleeper cab – but DAF have at least made the best of the space they’ve got, so it’s not unbearable to kip inside.

LF45 In a Nutshell

Starting at 7.5 tonnes, the LF45 is the perfect short range truck. Economy is second to none. 

Power Range:  120 - 210hp
Weight range:  7.5 - 12 tonnes
Good for:  Local distribution and tipping work
Year Introduced: 2001
Last Model Update: 2013
No of DAF Service dealers: 92
Best Seller: LF45.160
Automatic version?: Yes
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DAF Launches New Euro 6 LF and CF Series | All The Details

DAF introduced its new Euro 6 LF and CF models at the Birmingham Truck Show in April 2013. The new Euro 6 LF for distribution transport and the new Euro 6 CF for a wide range of applications... Read More

DAF LF45 gets Fuel Saving Body | DAF Trucks

Improved fuel economy, lower operating costs, consistent high quality and day-to-day practicality are all features of the new PACCAR Aero body which is now available as a factory fit option... Read More

DAF aim for 30% of UK truck market

Speaking at a recent press event, Ray Ashworth, UK MD at Daf Trucks said he hopes the firm will take 30% of the UK market for heavy trucks in 2009. "Paccar's strong profitability is helping... Read More

DAF four-cylinder LF models with EEV engines as standard

From spring 2008, EEV compliant engines have been available as an option across the DAF Range. From the beginning of January next year, all models of the LF Range – often used for urban... Read More

Read some of the reviews left by Trucklocator users regarding the DAF LF45 below. You can also view all DAF LF45 reviews.

Simple, easy to use and cheap: the LF45 is perfect for the job. Especially on short urban runs. 4.5/5 by Alan Campbell The LF45 is my daily work partner. I drive a 45.160 box van from 2008 with 5 speed manual box. We do lots of local multi-drop deliveries and I cannot think of a better truck for this work. It’s... Read full review
Workhorse - Does the job well 4/5 by James Dennis I operate five of these - they are reliable and the oldest is now eight years old and has 450,000kms on the clock. I only buy used - usually three years old coming off a contract that has had main... Read full review
Why not? Cheap enough 3.5/5 by Trucks R ME I've had a few of these 45 series - looks a bit old fashioned, but good to go to work in.


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