DAF is introducing a new air-sprung tandem axle with single reduction, which has been specially developed for heavy applications requiring additional traction and where off-road driving is limited. The new SR1360T tandem axle is 375 kilograms lighter than the existing tandem axle with hub reduction for off-road applications, and it consumes over 5% less fuel. The new tandem axle is perfectly aligned with the aims of the DAF ATe programme (Advanced Transport Efficiency) — to further reduce fuel consumption and emissions and improve truck efficiency.
The SR1360T air-sprung tandem axle is available on all 6x4 and 8x4 models of DAF CF85 and XF105 vehicles. There are two variants, with technical load capacities of either 21 or 26 tonnes for a total towable weight of up to 70 tonnes. For special applications, the GCW can be as high as 120 tonnes. Alongside reductions in fuel consumption and weight, maintenance costs for the new tandem are also lower, as the rear axle oil only requires replacement once every three years or every 450,000 kilometres. The axle is particularly suited for use in longer distance special transport applications, in vehicles that have been constructed with machine installations and in ECO-combis, to provide extra traction for a 60-tonne towable weight where needed.