Bulk grain haulier, G.R. Ward & Co, has taken delivery of its first New DAF FTP CF 450.
The 6×2 CF tractor unit, supplied by Ford & Slater Lincoln features a Space Cab complete with skylights, predictive cruise control, DAF Connect and 450 MX11 engine with 12-speed TraXon gearbox. The truck was ordered along with a used First Choice DAF XF 450 which entered into service around the same time, to join the firm’s predominantly Scania fleet of seven bulk haulage trucks.
The trucks are signed into a five year R&M contract with Ford & Slater Newark. Transport Manager, Jayne Pell said: “An important factor in our decision making is always payload, and aside from the DAF CF being slightly better value for money, the trucks offered a much better weight.
“Add to that 24-hour service, an ideal dealership location, better fuel economy and the multiple service support of the dealer network and we had our choice made for us. The trucks are a little different to our usual choice, but we would definitely consider another DAF in future.
“The drivers have been happy with both trucks, finding them a comfortable drive, and we had a fridge put in too, so they are pleased with that.”