D.A.F Truck Manuals list
Some DAF Truck Service Manuals & Wiring Diagram PDF (CF, XF, XE, DD, DF, DT, LF45, LF55,) are above the page.
DAF Trucks NV is a Dutch truck manufacturer, a division of PACCAR. The headquarters and the main factory are in Eindhoven. Cabs and chassis are manufactured in Westerlo in Belgium. Some models of trucks sold under the DAF brand are developed by Leyland Trucks in factories in the UK.
Start a story about the company DAF is from the beginning, or rather directly from the date of foundation. Amazing and at the same time comical can be called the fact that the company, which in Europe is considered the youngest in the production of trucks, was born in a distant and already forgotten 1928.
But there the name was born, but the company began to acquire power directly, rudeness filled with extravagance and impetuous kind in 1949.
Such a rift and in fact pushes the company DAF to the bench of the young. But believe me, this name does not even want to be discarded.
Anyway, in the spring of 1928, in the town of Eindhoven, in the building of the supposed beer house owned by Arnold Hyunges, the owner of the De Valk plant, engineer and natural designer Hub Van Doorn, who worked for the owner of the plant and equipped the brewery with unique equipment, opened a mechanical workshop for assembling trailers. A couple of months later, his brother joined him, and the tandem earned four hands.
Thanks to the good business, the brothers Van Doorn decided to move, and already in 1932, in a new place, the mechanical workshop received its official name, which today is recognizable and sounds like DAF. But then, without any abbreviations, the name looked, just like Van Doorne's Aanhangwagen Fabriek.
The assortment of products of the company even then surprised with breadth. DAF produced trailers, from cargo and passenger, to cisterns and special attachments for standard automobile chassis, - army bodies, equipment for garbage collection.
In 1933 the company received a well-deserved ovation for the revolutionary design in the transport industry: a unique trailing frame with an independent suspension equipped with leaf springs and a mechanism known as an energy storage.