Aluminium wheels fitted to a truck

First Daf XF106 trucks on Xlite forged aluminium wheels arrive in Netherlands

Published:  26 October, 2015

Dutch haulier HN Post & Zonen has taken delivery of the country's first DAF XF106 trucks to be fitted with Xlite and Xbrite+ forged aluminium wheels.

The Euro 6 compliant units have been developed for maximum transport efficiency to, with a new chassis and engine to reduce weight, minimise CO2 emissions, lower fuel usage and maximise payload.

The 4x2 configuration vehicles are fitted with 28 units comprising 20 x 9"x22.5" and eight x 11.75"x22.5" 120mm offset on machined-finished Xlite and Xbrite+ wheels.

Xlite partner Fleetservices Benelux recommended the wheels were changed from steel to improve economic and environmental performance.

Stefan Jacobs, Owner at Fleetservices Benelux, said: ‘When the vehicles were delivered on steel units the combined weight of the wheels was 236kg per vehcicle, by adding Xlite and Xbrite+ we have reduced this number to 155.4kg.'

Marco Post, Operational Director at HN Post & Zonen, said: ‘Add the environmental and economic efficiences of the DAF trucks, coupled with forged aluminium wheels, and the new fleet represents the lightest, most cost-effective option available to deliver the highest return per kilometre.'

Xlite wheels are also five times stronger and up to 40% lighter than the standard steel equivalent.

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