DAF T244 Technical Information
Performance & Efficiency
Engine model: Cummins 6BT
Enginer Displacement: 5.9 Litres
Power: 107kW (145 bhp) @ 2600 rpm
Gearbox: 5 speed syncromeshed
Transfer case: Permanent 4wd, 2 ratio
Max speed: 88kmph (54.7 mph)
At 48kmph (30mph)
Wheels and Tyres
Tyre size: 12.00 R20 18 ply
Standard Tyre: Goodyear G388
Wheel and Tyre assembly weight: 140kg
Tyre Pressures (from experience)
Tar (good) - 90-110 psi (6.2-7.6 bar)
Tar (Africa) - 80 psi (5.5 bar)
Gravel / potholes - 60 psi (4.3 bar)
Sand recovery - 40 psi (2.8 bar)
I never let my speed (in km/h) exceed my tyre pressure (in psi). I.e. I don't exceed 60km/h with tyres at 60 psi to avoid overheating.
Standard weight unladen (flatbed variant): 5980 kg
Our build weight: 8500 kg fully loaded.
Ex MOD Manuals (released under FOI requests)
All the Leyland DAF T244 manuals zipped up into two archives. (You will need WinZip, WinRar, or similar to extract the PDFs).