Just like the 1997 95 XF and 2002 XF 95, the 2005 XF 105 was merely a further development of the 1987 DAF 95-series with the then brand new F 249 tilt cab (the number refers to its width in cm).
The XF 105 did get a new 12.9 liter inline-six though, marketed as the Paccar MX-13. The engine was unveiled at the 2004 IAA exhibition in Germany.
To this day, it’s the parent company’s largest own diesel engine with 530 hp for the most powerful version. Travel back in time -to the late sixties- and the 11.1 liter Leyland O.680 can be pinpointed as the origin of DAF’s and Paccar’s current big gun.
With its 462 hp MX-13 engine and classic 6×2 drivetrain, this is a representative example of a heavy on-highway cruiser. When things get rougher and tougher, the weapon of choice would be a 6×4 or 8×4 chassis with a more powerful engine.
The DAF is equipped with a cable roll-off system, which is also used to put a container on and off the trailer. A plastic bucket of road salt (strooizout) is also aboard.
The full trailer is a 30-tons, 2001 Floor FLA-10-20 (10,000 kg maximum axle load for each axle). In this line of business -transporting open top containers- the straight truck & full trailer couple rules.
In the low lands, a configuration like this is typically called a vijftigtonner. That’s a fifty-tons straight truck or combination vehicle.
I couldn’t find any information about the hauling company. But given the tarps and the capacity of the tall containers, I’d say the rig’s job is transporting sawdust, wood fibre, wood pellets or comparable loose material. Something that has to stay dry and is not very heavy per cubic meter/yard.
And if the parking spot looks somewhat familiar, then you’ve got a good memory.