Sizanani Bulk chooses DAF

The most cost-effective 6x4 truck tractor in the country.

Sizanani Bulk operates a fleet of highly specialised gas and fuel tankers that service a targeted client base, transporting liquid petroleum products throughout South Africa and SADC countries. Recently the company purchased ten DAF XF 105.460 truck tractors from Babcock to add to their extensive fleet of trucks and trailer tankers. Two more trucks are currently on order with a further requisition for 15 units pending. 

Sizanani Bulk chooses DAF

Last year Babcock entered the DAF XF105.460 FTT interlink into Truck Test 2015  and the DAF XF was deemed the most cost-effective 6x4 truck tractor  in the country when compared to eight other leading truck brands. DAF fuel consumption has already proved to be the best in the Sizanani Bulk fleet, with a saving of up to 4 litres/100km per vehicle. With that comes a complete package from Babcock comprising correct pricing, a finance package to suit the client’s needs, a comprehensive service and maintenance package with a 24-hour breakdown service, the Executrax onboard monitoring system, as well as extensive after sales support.

DAF XF 105 key features: 

Low operating costs

The PACCAR MX engine  combines high performance with economical fuel consumption and the driveline which is carefully balanced to optimise performance under all operating conditions and to make the most of the engine’s low fuel consumption. The XF105 uses many low-maintenance components, which extends service intervals to further reduce operating costs. Smart features such as the speed limiter and engine idle shutdown prevent wastage of fuel and reduce emissions.

Best driver satisfaction

The spacious cab allows the driver to stay fit and alert for longer. Aerodynamic refinements like the four large electronically adjustable and heated mirrors allow for a wider field of vision while the spacious cab has a roof with an integrated aerodynamic sun visor. Additional features such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and a DAF Camera System make driving safe and comfortable.

Babcock recently held a mini-workshop for Sizanani Bulk’s drivers to help them to familiarise with operating the vehicle and learn how to make the most of the aerodynamic design.

High reliability

The engine compromises of 25% fewer parts than previous models which dramatically increases reliability and prolongs lifetime. Long maintenance intervals and professional service from DAF dealers such as Babcock minimise downtime to further reduce operating costs. In addition DAF MultiSupport offers a fixed rate per kilometre for repair and maintenance and gives customers the benefit of increased vehicle availability and reduced administration, while the DAF International Truck Service (ITS) is on stand-by day and night, 365 days a year to ensure a stranded truck is back on the road with minimum delay.

“The outcome of the performance test proves that DAF is an industry leading vehicle that effectively delivers a productive operation across all the key factors transporters take into account when buying new vehicles. Transporters no longer have to take our word for it - the Truck Test 2015 results prove that the DAF XF is the most profitable truck in its category on South African roads”