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The LF 55 has now been superceded by the new Euro 6 range.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.
A selection of DAF parts for sale on trucklocatorTruck Tristop Spring Air Brake Chambers Dhollandia DHLK-15 1250kg cantilever tail lift DAF 105XF 06> Bottom grille 1635802 DAF 95XF,105XF 02> Wind deflector inner LH 1400011 DAF CF85 STEERING BOX DAF 95XF,105XF 02> Headlight bracket, LH 1396936 / 1439348 DAF 95XF,105XF 97>02>05> Door extension LH 1295619
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DAF LF55 -220
2007 | Chassis Cabs | 18000kg
An 18 tonne Daycab with a Gas body, can be sold as a chassis cab, manual gearbox ONLY 267,000kms, clean truck MoT:APRIL 2018
- Euro 4
- Reverse Camera
- AS Tronic gearbox
- Air Conditioning
- 3 seater day cab
- Air suspension
- 5.3m w/base
- 25ft flat bed fitted with sockets and aluminium dropside
- Wisodeck floor
- 429,000 kms
- MOT November 2017
DAF LF55 LF 55-220 4x2 Fridge
2013 | Refrigerated Box
Carrier Xarios Fridge 600MT, Gray Adams Body,3 Seater Cab,Reverse Camera, Automatic Gear Box,24.5Ft Body, 7.6Ft Max Internal, Ratcliff Palfinger Column Tail Lift,MOT:05/18 FRIDGES
DAF LF55 LF 45.160
2008 | Dropsides
DAF LF45.160, Hiab xs055-1 duo, 338907km, 3 seats, manual gearbox, 19ft dropside body, Beacons, reverse camera, tool box, Side scan, MOT expires APRIL 18, 08 reg. Craneflats
DAF LF55 55LF.220
2011 | Specialist | 18000kg
- 4x2 18T Box
- 27.7Ft Cartwright Body
- Dhollandia Cantilever Taillift
- Day Cab
DAF LF55 .220
2008 | Curtainsiders
18t CURTAINSIDE WITH COLUMN TAIL LIFT. INTERNAL LENGTH 22'. INTERNAL HEIGHT 7'2". INTERNAL WIDTH 8'4". APERTURE HEIGHT 6'10".DAY CAB ON STEEL SUSPENSION. REAR WIDE SLAT SHUTTER DOOR. ROOF DEFLECTOR. HARDWOOD FLOOR. AUTOMATIC GEARBOX. REVERSING CAMERA. RADIO/CD PLAYER. EURO 5. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. PARKED AT SHEPSHED FOR VIEWING.Power Steering
DAF LF55 .220
2010 | Box Vans
26 foot Grp box c/w Ratcliff 1500kgs alloy column taillift,electric windows,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,dual passenger seat,steel suspension,air deflector,manual gearbox,nice condition,all export enquiries welcome,shipping arranged,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter @junction6com
DAF LF55 .220
2010 | Curtainsiders
25 foot curtain c/w Ratcliff Palfinger 1500 kgs tuckunder taillift,electric windows,cruise control,dual passenger seat,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,manual gearbox,rear air suspension,only 107,000 kilometres with full service history!! Euro 5/LEZ compliant,absolutely lovely condition,ideal horsebox conversion?? for more info please phone 0121 326 6950,for the latest stock updates follow us on
DAF LF55 55LF.220 Curtainsider
2007 | Curtainsiders
Daf 55LF.220 Day Cab 28ft Curtainside Body On Springs Tail Lift As- Tronic Gear Box Multi Function Steering Wheel Electric Windows Heated Mirrors MOT July 2018
Stock Number: KX57 JKO
Mileage: 583085 Kms
DAF LF55 .220
2008 | Curtainsiders
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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