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1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS

1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS 1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS 1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS 1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS 1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS 1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS 1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS 1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS 1991 DAF 8×6 DROPS
  •  Vehicle Overview
  •  Technical Specifications
  •  General Information

Vehicle Overview

Technical Specifications

The 8x6 Drops (Demountable Rack Off Pickup System) is a logistical support vehicle designed for the flexible delivery of a range of cargoes in arduous conditions.

The vehicle features the Multi-Lift Mk4 Load Handling system, which is capable of uplifting 15,000kg of cargo on purpose-built flat racks and able to switch between, lift, tip, and slide configuration with 3rd service connections for additional hydraulic powered equipment.

Using the appropriate Flat Rack, these vehicles are able to lift, transport, and deploy a 20ft ISO container, there are also DROPs bodied containers which can be directly mounted to the vehicle without the use of a Flat Rack. 


Engine: Perkins 350LM Eagle 12.7litre Straight 6 Turbo Diesel, 350bhp

Gearbox: Automatic ZF 6 HP 600 with 6 forward 1 reverse gear with lockable torque converter.

Transfer Box: Leyland single speed.

Steering: ZF 8098 Power-assisted.

Suspension: Semi Elliptic 3 leaf springs with telescopic hydraulic shock absorbers, double-acting on both front axles only.

Tires: 18R 22.5 Michelin XL

Air Brakes - Main: dual-line dual circuit. Parking Spring on 3 axles.

Selectable 6-wheel drive with cross diff and inter-axle diff locks.

GKN hub reduction

Kirkstall axles

Fuel capacity 272 liters giving a 500km range.         


Gradient 60%

Side slope 30%

Vertical step ~ 0.5 m

Trench ~ 0.6 m

Fording 0.75 m


Length:                 9.11m

Width:                  2.50m

Height:                 3.18m (Cab top)

Weight:                32,000kg GVW

ULW                      14,038kg 

  • Year 1991
  • Make DAF
  • Model 8x6 DROPS
  • Body Style Hook Loader
  • Condition X-Military Vehicles
  • Mileage 88763
  • Engine Perkins Eagle Turbo 350LM 12.17Lt 350HP