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Lancashire Fire & Rescue gives green light to Euro 6 DAFs


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Transport Engineer  /  June 1, 2016

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service has received the last of a delivery of 10 new DAF LF 250 FA emergency response vehicles, replacing a Euro 4 fleet of DAFs which, it said, has provided “unfailing” service.

The 16-tonne gvw 4x2 rigids are equipped with Co-polymer bodies by Emergency One, with four-man crew-cab conversions by Ziegler.

The trucks are specified with Allison 3000 fully-automatic gearboxes and Parker Chelsea PTOs. DAF engineers fitted the exhaust units a further 650mm rearward on the chassis, while relocating the AdBlue tank to the nearside to accommodate the crew-cab.

“The DAF product is second-to-none,” says head of fleet & engineering services, John Hargreaves. “We’ve been using them since 1985 and see no reason to change now.

“Our last fleet of LFs was tough, unfailing and very quick off the mark under blue lights, and it performed flawlessly for 12 years. I’m looking forward to the same performance and longevity from the Euro 6 vehicles.”

DAF’s success with local authority fleets is important, he adds, as is its aftersales service.

“We have access to DAF engineering experts at DAF Trucks in Thame and at the assembly plant in Leyland, and that’s proved a massive help to our in-house workshop activities.”

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