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Leyland's revised range gets tough...

LEYLAND Daf has launched a revised three-model eight-wheeler line-up to offer both lightweight aggregate trucks and heavy-duty muckaway vehicles.

The 85CF FAD340 has established itself as a strong contender in the 8x4 market, capturing 18 per cent of eight-wheeler sales last year.

Now the firm is adding a tough, high-powered stablemate to the 8x4 range, in the shape of the 85CF FAD380. With 380 HP from a 12.6 litre engine and 1,750 Nm of torque, the truck becomes one of the most powerful eight- wheelers on the market.

The tipper has heavy-duty rear hub reduction axles offering improved ground clearance for off- road work.

Operators can choose between Eaton's 12-speed twin-splitter and ZF's eight-speed gearbox.

The truck is equipped with an eight-rod location system for the rear bogie, which ensures good axle articulation for maximum traction on the rough.

This combination is used on the Continent at gross weights of up to 40 tonnes, so is well on top of the UK's 32 tonne maximum.