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The LF 55 has now been superceded by the new Euro 6 range.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 LF45 LF55 220 4x2 15000kg GVW Rigid
2012 | Crane Vehicle
Hiab Duo Crane With 2 x Extensions, Three Seater Cab, 18ft Out Reach Flat Body With 2 x Aluminium Drop Sides, Storage Cabinet Under Body, 6 Speed Manual Gear Box, Euro 5 Engine, June 2017 M.O.T RIGIDS
DAF LF55 .250
2006 | Tippers | 18000kg
*** 44,000 kms From New ***, Fitted with a Remote Control Fassi F95A.22 Crane & Clam Shell Bucket c/w Additional Brick Clamp (crane will fold behind cab), Steel Drop Side Body, Reversing Camera, Electric Windows, Engine Brake, Locking Diff, Cruise Control, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 4, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 8 Speed Manual. The engine
DAF LF55 FT LF55.220 4x2 Tractor Unit
2012 | Skiploaders | 13000kg
HYVA LIFTING EQUIPMENT, COMES WITH 12 MONTH TEST, FSH, PIT INSPECTION AVAILABLE
DAF LF55 .220
2011 | Beavertails
2011 61 DAF LF55-220 BEAVERTAIL EURO 5
DAF LF55 .220
2008 | Dropsides
2008 08 DAF LF55.220 FRONT MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2008 08 DAF LF55.220 COMPLETE WITH DROP SIDE BODY FRONT MOUNTED HIAB 111B-2 REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE WITH STAND UP CONTROLS BRICK GRAB FRONT AND REAR CAMERAS ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
DAF LF55 LF FA55.220 18T DAY E4
2008 | Dropsides | 18000kg
REF TG881, DAF LF 55 220. EURO 5. 2008/08. 18 TONNE GROSS. SPRING SUSPENSION. 280,000 KMS WARRANTED. FITTED WITH MULTI LIFT SKIP BODY. 4 X 2 DAY CAB.GOOD CONDITION. 12 MONTHS MOT, 3 MONTHS WARRANTY. NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT.
DAF LF55 LF 55.300
2012 | Curtainsiders | 18000kg
No of Seats: 2; The gearbox is Automatic; Previous Owners: One; Suspension: Air; Length : 26ft; The taillift is rated at: 1500kgs Tuckaway; Rear Doors: Barn; Kms: 219,519; D.O.R.: 09/2012; Engine CC: 6692; Euro: 5
DAF LF55 FA LF55.220 4x2 Rigid
1999 | Flats | 15000kg
Leyland Daf 55, 1999, 18ft Flat Bed, Manual Gearbox, Steel Suspension, Manual injection. Export enquiries are welcome.
DAF LF55 FA LF55.220 4x2 Rigid
2009 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
2009 DAF LF55.220 18TON SKIP LOADER
279,538km, one owner from new, Euro 4, first registration May 2009, MOT expiry Feb 2018, tacho expiry Aug 2017, FORS compliant, fitted with Boughton extending arm loader, autosheet system, reverse camera, electric windows, stereo.
Genuine truck £19,000 + VAT
Contact Steve Enderby 07500 041034
DAF LF55 FA LF55.210 Sleeper 29 Foot 1ins Box c/w Taillift
2012 | Box Vans | 15000kg
15 ton gross vehicle weight,29 foot 1ins Grp Box c/w DEL 1000kgs alloy column taillift,electric windows/mirrors,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,steel suspension,air deflector,As-tronic gearbox,very nice condition,CHOICE OF 2,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950 or visit www.junction6.com,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter @junction6com
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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