Low entry, low loading floors and very short turning circles make the DAF LF a favorite for towing and recovery companies Van Eijck Mobility BV in Eindhoven.
The company has deployed seven DAF LF 210 flatbed trailers, five with movable floors and two with forks for rescue work. The DAF Truckland BV dealer in Eindhoven handles the delivery.
“During the delivery, we immediately ordered another five DAF LFs,” said Paul van der Burgt. As manager, he is responsible for equipment and recovery services at Van Eijck Mobility. “It shows how satisfied we are with LF. But also about Truckland dealers and the DAF organization thinking with us. They adapt maintenance and service very flexibly into our 24/7 operation. For us, being prepared day and night is very important.”
Internationally operating rescue company
Van Eijck Mobility BV is an internationally operating company with ten branches in the Netherlands. Towing, salvage and (international) transportation services are provided daily, including truck repatriation. The new LF DAF recovery vehicle is mainly used for the recovery and transport of stranded cars and light commercial vehicles up to 3,500 kg in the provinces of Noord-Brabant and Gelderland. Van Eijck is available 24/7 as a recovery company in the region.
‘DAF LF passes the ounce perfectly’
Van der Burgt: “We work with 160 vehicles of different sizes and brands for all of our services. The DAF LF is attractive because of its very small turning circle and low entry. The low-chased version we chose was ideal for construction with the sliding load floor of the Falkom BV from Tiel. The version with the short chassis has a spoon on the back.”
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“DAF’s low consumption rate, reliability and good residual value were also factors that made us choose the DAF LF. The Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is quite lucrative and if you can count on good service, which goes hand in hand with our 24/7 operation, the choice will be made immediately. The overall picture of the DAF LF suits us very well.”