The LF55 is a local distribution truck, which, although slightly larger than its sibling the 45 (as the name implies), is able to take on a much wider variety of tasks. Like the 45 it’s suitable for distribution up to 21 tonnes as standard; however, it can be plated to a train weight of 32 tonnes.
Though the 45 is named as such for its 4.5 litre engine, the 55 doesn’t follow suit – it’s driven forward by an excellent 6.7 litre GR series engine, produced by DAF’s owners PACCAR. As with any DAF truck the engine is a standout feature, and the larger capacities on the newer versions mean up to 20% more torque and power, without actually increasing fuel consumption. For a specialist truck that’s economical, you could do worse than the 55.
The LF 55 has now been superceded by the new Euro 6 range. Out goes the LF45 and 55, the range is now simply called the DAF LF and distinguished by the power outputs as model codes.
Read more about the specs for the 55, and TruckLocator’s verdict.
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DAF LF55 -250
2008 | Refrigerated Box | 18000kg
An 18T, 250BHP, GRP Fridge Body, Hubbard Unit, 570,000kms, MoT:6-12 MONTHS
DAF LF55 LF 55.220 4X2 EURO 5 BOX TRUCK WITH TAIL LIFT PRIC
2010 | Box Vans
LF 55.220 4X2 EURO 5 ! BOX TRUCK WITH TAIL LIFT 388000 MILES , MOT UNTIL 1ST OF JUNE 2016 IMMACULATE CONDITION ALL AROUND PRICE £15995
DAF LF55 LF55.220 4X2 CUSTAIN SIDER WITH TAIL LIFT PRICE £1
2010 | Curtainsiders
LF55.220 4X2 EURO 5 LEZ COMPLIANT CURTAIN SIDER WITH TAIL LIFT IN EXCELLENT CONDITION READY TO WORK PRICE £14995
DAF LF55 LF 55.220 4X2 DROP SIDE WITH HIAB 102 BRICK GRAB C
2003 | Brick Carrier
LF 55.220 4X2 15 TON GROSS WEIGHT DROP SIDE WITH HIAB 102 BRICK GRAB CRANE 204000 MILES VERY GOOD CONDITION PRICE £9995
DAF LF55 55 160 Sleeper Cab Dropside
2000 | Dropsides | 13000kg
2000 Daf 55 160 High Roof Sleeper Cab Dropside on Springs Suspension, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, Triple Dropside Body, Single Bunk, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
DAF LF55 220 15 ton gross Curtainsider
2008 | Curtainsiders
Euro 4 Day cab with 3 seats AS Tronic gearbox Reversing camera Air conditioning Rear air suspension 5.4m wheel base 24ft x 7ft11" slide a side curtainsider Roller shutter door 1 ton column tail lift Wisodeck floor.
339,000 & 417,000 kms
MOT November 2017
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
2007 | Crane Vehicle | 18000kg
Crash barrier rig with post drivers on both sides as well as compressor and Palfinger PK15500 crane (5850KG Max lift to 910KG at 12.2 meters)MoT Due Dec 16log book present
DAF LF55 55.150
2000 | Sweeper | 13000kg
Johnston 600 road sweeper single sweep and dual steer as well as gully armMoT Due log book present
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
2013 | Sweeper | 18000kg
Johnston VT650 dual sweep road sweeper with gully arm and super wash/power lance direct from council contractMoT Due Nov 17log book present
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
2012 | Sweeper | 15000kg
Johnston VT650 dual sweep road sweeper with gully arm and super wash/power lanceMoT Due Apr 17log book present
It’s worth noting that the cabs for the 45 and the 55 are the same. Both can be specified with a sleeper cab – which makes a good use of space – but neither is really big enough for regular long distance haulage.
If you’re looking for something a bit bigger than the 45, TruckLocator actually recommends the CF series, and the CF75 in particular (which is much bigger, but still flexible). If you’re looking for something a little more cheap and cheerful than a CF, with the intention of distribution work and shorter journeys, we’d still suggest the 45.
That’s not to say that the 55 is without its advantages; the main one being that it can be configured for municipal use.
There are often trucks for sale on TruckLocator.co.uk that feature vacuum tanks, gulley suckers and refuse bodies – the 55 is ideal for these kinds of applications, and this is the best place to look.
The 55 is actually the same size cab as the 45, but features a bigger engine; it’s still best for local work, but can be customised for more specialist applications. Many of the used DAF 55s for sale on TruckLocator.co.uk will feature modifications in some capacity.
Coming in 2014, the Euro 6 LF, as with the CF and XF no longer uses extra numbers to determine the size. This means that the models will simply become an LF, instead of an LF55 or LF45 at present.
This is sensible, as the LF defines the cab used, (for the LF, the Renault-built version) as opposed to an engine size or weight range. It will be a while before we see them for sale on trucklocator.co.uk in used form.
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