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The LF 55 has now been superceded by the new Euro 6 range.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 55.250
2011 | Refrigerated Box
DAF 55 180
FRIDGE BOX VAN
27.8FT FRIDGE OR CHILLER FREEZER COMPACT WITH REAR TAIL LIFT ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Airbrakes, Cabin Suspension Manual, CD Player, Power Steering, Seat Belts, Speaker System, Suspension Leaf, Tacho Digital, Tail Lift, Tinted Windows, Warranty Body Length: 27.8ft. This truck is rated as a Euro 5 The engine's power output is 250 HP. Right Hand Drive MoT
DAF LF55 -220
2009 | Refuse Body
2009, daf lf 55-200 4x2 14 tonner, norba body terberg binlift, excellent condition,REFUSE TRUCK, BINWAGON, WASTE COMPACTOR, WASTE COLLECTION TRUCK, GARBAGE COLLECTOR, GARBAGE TRUCK 4x2 Refuse Trucks under 18 tons
DAF LF55 .250
2014 | Curtainsiders | 18000kg
No of Seats: 2; The gearbox is Automatic; Previous Owners: One; BHP: 250; Length: 25ft; The taillift is rated at: 2000kgs Full Closure; Kms: 153,406; D.O.R.: 04/2014; Engine CC: 6700; Euro: 6
DAF LF55 LF 55.300
2012 | Curtainsiders | 18000kg
No of Seats: 2; The gearbox is Automatic; Previous Owners: One; Suspension: Air; BHP: 300; 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
2006 | Skiploaders
2006 daf lf 55.220 18ton skiploader,telehoist equipment,telescopic arms,manual gearbox,398000kms,very clean truck,£7950+vat
DAF LF55 LF FA 55.220
2011 | Curtainsiders | 18000kg
REF TG924, DAF LF 55 220, 2011/60, 4 X 2 DAY CAB, SPRING SUSPENSION, 400.000 KMS WARRANTED, FITTED WITH 25 FOOT CURTAINSAIDER BODY UNDERSLUNG TAIL LIFT AND REAR BARN DOORS, ONE COMPANY OWNER, VERY GOOD CONDITION, NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT
DAF LF55 CF55 220 SKIPLOADER
2010 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
2010 60 DAF CF55 220 EURO 5 18T SKIPLOADER, HYVA EXTENDING ARM EQUIPMENT AND SHEETING SYSTEM, SIDE PROTECTION RAILS, GOOD TYRES, DAYCAB, 176,000 KLMS, MANUAL GEARBOX, REAR AND SIDE CAMERA SYSTEM, AIR CON, SUNVISOR, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, HEATED MIRRORS, DIGITAL TACHOGRAPH, VISION TECHNOLOGY LIGHTING SYSTEM, FULL AND COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE RECORDS, TESTED OCT 2016.
DAF LF55 55.220
2008 | Crane Vehicle
THIS IS A PURPOSE BUILT CRANE LORRY BUILT BY CROMWELL TRUCKS,
2008, 58 REG,
BRAND NEW PURPOSE BUILT DROPSIDE 20.6FT BODY
FITTED WITH A REAR MOUNTED
HIAB HIDUO 111 CRANE
STAND UP CONTROLS
2.8M = 3850 KGS
4.2M = 2560 KGS
5.8M = 1820 KGS
SOLD WITH 12 MONTHS MOT AND 12 MONTHS CERTIFIED CRANE TEST CERTIFICATE ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Air
DAF LF55 55.220
2008 | Refuse Body | 26000kg
THIS VEHICLE IS FITTED WITH A PURPOSE BUILT 25.5FT BODY,COMPLETE WITH TWO DROPSID-SIDES AND ONE AT THE REAR,THIS IS AN EX PLC VEHICLE,ONE OWNER,IMMACULATE THROUGHOUT AND READY FOR WORKWE HAVE A CHOICE OF 6 OF THESE VEHICLES, CHOOSE ONE FROM BUILD FOR YOUR OWN COLOUR SPEC BUILT INTO THE PRICE.
CONTACT OUR SALES TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Air Suspension,
DAF LF55 55.220
2008 | Refuse Body
THIS VEHICLE IS FITTED WITH A PURPOSE BUILT 25.5FT BODY,COMPLETE WITH TWO DROPSID-SIDES AND ONE AT THE REAR,THIS IS AN EX PLC VEHICLE,ONE OWNER,IMMACULATE THROUGHOUT AND READY FOR WORKWE HAVE A CHOICE OF 10 OF THESE VEHICLES, CHOOSE ONE FROM BUILD FOR YOUR OWN COLOUR SPEC BUILT INTO THE PRICE.
CONTACT OUR SALES TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION ABS Brakes, Air Suspension, Airbrakes, Cabin Suspension
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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