Report Volante visit DAF Motorenlab

Report Volante visit DAF Motorenlab

Note; the post below has been translated with Google Translate.

On Wednesday, June 15, we visited the Walhalla: the motor test lab at DAF Trucks.

We were received with a group of about 30 participants at the end of the afternoon. Co-organizer Yacht had provided luxury sandwiches and drinks so that the hunger could be satisfied.

At DAF they develop the PACCAR engines that are used for DAF trucks and the Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks of which about 50% of a PACCAR engine is provided. A new engine factory in the US has been built for these engines.

After the reception, the group was split into two parts for the tour. We received information about:

  • the different engines that have been developed
  • the types of motor test positions (including durability tests, height of test stand, sound test position, homologation test positions)
  • preparing the engines
  • the technical installations

For understandable reasons we have no details and pictures!

Afterwards almost all participants went to Taveerne De Valk in the DAF Museum. Here we enjoyed a delicious drink and worked on the network while enjoying a drink. We still had the chance to get a glimpse of the museum during the emergency lighting.

A top visit with a top organization by Yacht. Thanks for that!

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