As a conversion partner of both Daimler AG and a large number of different body manufacturers, development and production expertise for reducing the chassis width has been concentrated for many years at Paul Nutzfahrzeuge and has now been extended to the new Euro-6 configurations of the Mercedes-Benz Antos, Arocs and Actros series. The legally specified maximum chassis width of 2.55 m has been reduced considerably in the narrow width configuration in order to enable use with bodies even under extremely cramped spatial conditions.
The installation of an air-suspended leading axle with a lifting device as well as an electrohydraulic steering system increases maneuverability in confined building site areas. The repositioning of the components and the modification of the wheelbase enables tipper, flatbed or concrete mixer superstructures.
Installation of an electro-hydraulically steered trailing axle not only results in a significantly improved maneuverability, but also in required load capacity for heavy superstructures such as a concrete pump.
DAF has a hydraulic front-wheel drive in its portfolio that can be activated via a switch for trucks that cover most of their mileage on the road but sometimes have to drive off-road or in slippery conditions. This new "PXP" drive was developed together with Paul and is available for the DAF CF and XF tractor units.
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