Cheshire-based specialist vehicle company Rojac (UK) Ltd has recently taken delivery of its fifth DAF LF55. The company, which has operated since 2006, will put the 300hp skip loader into operation at a prominent Blue Chip company.
Phil Bourne, Transport Manager at Rojac, said, "Rojac is able to offer a wide range of vehicle solutions to sites throughout the UK. Our customer required a vehicle that could carry waste material across its Northwich sites in a safe and effective manner. Based on our previous experience with DAF products, the FA.LF55 was the obvious choice.
"We looked at other manufacturers but DAF came out on top again with the LF. The two things that set the vehicle apart are the steel front bumper and the high clearance around the front and the steps. We found that other manufacturers put too much plastic under the front for skip work. Strengthening our decision was the LF’s excellent turning circle and lock making it extremely manoeuvrable in the tight spaces of the yard."
While working at the Northwich factory, the truck is expected to transport a variety of heavy loads, owing to the presence of two key options on the vehicle.
Bourne added, "When considering the specification of the vehicle, the 300hp engine was an essential choice to provide us with the kind of power we need around the factory. Furthermore, we opted for the nine-speed gearbox. This will give us additional control when moving at low speeds, as the first and reverse gears are much slower than in the standard six-speed gearbox. This will be particularly useful when manoeuvring around the confines of the factory, especially when the vehicle is fully loaded. It has made an ideal vehicle for our operation and is well liked by all our drivers."
In addition to this, the truck has been fitted with a Hyva skip-loading system and the configuration features extendable arms that can lift a maximum payload of 7.5 tonnes at full length. The vehicle is fitted with LED side and rear lights, a warning beacon and carries a full ADR high-visibility kit.
The vehicle was purchased through North West Trucks, Liverpool and when not in use, the vehicle will remain on standby within the Northwich factory and joins a fleet of primarily DAF vehicles already present at the facility.