A 6x6 army truck is accomodated with a unique transmission
YA328, a 6x6 army truck is accommodated with a unique H-driven transmission. Each wheel has its own propeller shaft, located at the sides of the vehicle, parallel to the main chassis members.
PACCAR begins engine production
Initial engine production is started to guarantee the quality of engines in DAF trucks.
First Engine Factory
DAF becomes a licensed engine builder of Leyland engines. The first engine produced was the 6-liter DD575. DAF soon developed its own versions of diesel engines.
DAF starts the production of its own rear axles.
Diesel turbo engine
DAF improves the DD575, by adding a turbo charger to it, one of the first companies to turbocharge commercial diesel engines.
Over the next 20 years DAF added an 11 liter and 8 liter engine to its engine program and continuously improved performance of these engines through new technologies such as charge air cooling and advanced turbo injection.
Introduction of the AS 2000 DO
Introduction of the AS 2000 DO, a new trailing axle model for heavy haulage.
Tuned intake pipes
PACCAR improved air management of diesel engines by introducing tuned intake pipes. This provided balanced air flow to the engine and dramatically boosted performance.
Axle Assembly Moves
Move of the axle assembly factory from Eindhoven (Netherlands) to Westerlo (Belgium)
Further refinement to system integration occurred as turbo intercoolers were introduced. The denser, cooler air available to the engine increased power and productivity.
DAF achieves 1500hp
In 1997 DAF first began testing CGI (Compacted Graphite Iron) in its race truck engine.This material allowed DAF to achieve up to 1500hp in these engines. From this testing, DAF was able to improve performance and have higher horsepower for their customer engines.
The PR is launched
The robust 9.2-liter engine quickly distinguished itself for power, reliability and efficiency with the DAF CF models.
CGI introduced into commercial truck engines
The XE engine was introduced as the first commercial truck engine with the lightweight yet extremely strong material, Compacted Graphite Iron. The 12.6-liter engine set new standards for durability and reliability in heavy-duty engines.
The MX Engine
DAF develops the heavy duty MX Engine to satisfy Euro 4/5 emission requirements.
2002 – 2005
International Truck of the Year
The DAF XF105 was chosen as Truck of the Year, largely due to the success of the PACCAR MX Engine.
PACCAR launches the MX Engine in North America
Developed by DAF and PACCAR in Eindhoven, the MX engine is released in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks in North America.
PACCAR opens a North American Manufacturing Facility in Columbus, MS
The new modern engine manufacturing plant in Mississippi is the highest quality engine production plant in the world.
DAF is expanding its product range constantly. New within the popular CF85 series are two four-axle rigid chassis vehicles. Both models feature three rear axles — the middle one driven and the front one steered.
DAF Vlaanderen in Westerlo (Belgium) manufactured its 2,000,000th axle. DAF Vlaanderen manufactures axles for the CF and XF105 models, including 7.5 and 9–tonne front axles, 13–tonne rear axles and 26–tonne tandem axles for single or tandem drive.
PACCAR enhances range of proprietary engines
The new PACCAR MX-13, PX-9 and PX-7 engines deliver increased horsepower and torque, as well as on-board diagnostics (OBD) which provide enhanced service capability with comprehensive electronic diagnostic tools and expanded service information availability.
Engine Offering Expanded to Include MX-11
The new PACCAR MX-11 is launched in Europe featuring an overhead cam design in a compact, lightweight, durable package.
New Technology Powers Diagnostics
Remote diagnostics offerings from Kenworth and Peterbilt provide information on PACCAR engine health to fleet managers and dealers to help optimize truck uptime and productivity.
State-of-the-art Engine Testing Facilities
Full engine and powertrain system testing on two continents allow PACCAR engineers to validate designs and optimize performance.
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