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The HVY Biff is a large multipurpose truck featured in Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto IV

Closely resembling a Kenworth T800, the Biff is a conventional cab truck used in construction and industries commonly encountered in industrial districts in the game. It also has minor resemblence to mid-2000 models of the Freightliner 114SD, particularly in the headlight and grille areas.

The Biff is available in different configurations:

  • A conventional flatbed variation.
  • With a short dump container with the same paintjob as the bodywork.
  • With a large grey dump container with reinforced walls, yellow lights, dumper overhang, and top-hinged rear door.

Dump truck Biffs are always filled with gravel.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Biff returns with almost the same design as in GTA IV, except that only spawns with a single cofiguration; a green dump bed with a recycle logo on it.

The Biff suffered from various changes over its GTA IV rendition, as the truck now spawns with a rusty color and and the large angled exhaust pipes were changed into straight exhausts. The front bumper is more flattened and the middle section gained additional details, typical for a truck of its type. The wheel mudguards are more detailed and license plates were added for both ends of the vehicle. The badges, however, were removed.

The Biff is also no longer the only dump truck in the game, for there are two other dump trucks: the Tipper and the Rubble.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto IV

Due to its size and weight, the Biff cannot reach very high top speeds. All variants tend to understeer badly, especially when throttling on corners and turning sharply. When driven around areas such as Star Junction and The Triangle, the Biff is easier to drive than the Flatbed, owing to the fact it has a more 'ergonomic' nose, this also improves driver visibility greatly.

The Biff is powered by what appears to be a V8, judging by its cover, which is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout. The Biff also shares the same engine sound as the Phantom. Oddly, the engine appears to be very small, even smaller than those found on the Phantom and the Flatbed.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 68 / 110 5 N/A RWD 9000 / 19842
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR V8 (Cover) RWD (rear 4) Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

Returning into GTA V, the Biff is now much slower, both acceleration and top speeds are poor. Its durability it much better however, and can take many head-on crashes for the truck to even start to burst into smoke. Its turning circle is much bigger than before, and can take up to 5 points to turn around in a basic 2 lane street. Its heavy weight results in all of these weaknesses effectively slower.

The engine model appears to be a double-overhead camshaft Inline-4, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.dat
N/A 68 / 110 5 N/A RWD 9000 / 19842 70
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
22.4 Seconds 87 / 140 5 FR DOHC Inline-4 (in-game model) RWD (rear 4) Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

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Locations

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be seen driving on highways or freeways.
  • Can be found commonly in Pillbox Hill and La Puerta. (enhanced version)
  • Sometimes, can be found on some construction sites.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Biff fetching $4,000.

Trivia

General

  • The truck's name is a reference to the character Biff Tannen from the Back to the Future trilogy. In "Back to the Future", Biff's car slides and crashes into a dump truck filled with animal manure.
    • Biff also means a violent [thing or person] characteristic.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

  • In the enhanced version of the game, the Biff lets bits of loose paper fly out of the back.
  • The drivers of the Biff tend to be very hostile. On highways, they can often be seen cutting off motorists, damaging other vehicles and running over pedestrians.

See Also

  • Mixer - A cement truck appearing in GTA V, where one of the variants uses the same front (albeit tweaks used from the Phantom) as the Biff.

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