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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. The Biff is available in different configurations in flatbed form, or two different types of dump truck, with some being filled with gravel. One is a short dump container with the same paintjob as the bodywork and the other is a large dump container with a grey color and yellow lights.

The Biff also has minor resemblence to mid-2000 models of the Freightliner 114SD, particularly in the headlight and grille areas.

The Biff will spawn in three forms:

  • Flatbed form (lacking any form of side walls)
  • Dump truck
  • Dump truck with reinforced walls, dumper overhang, and top-hinged rear door.

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Biff has a green dump bed with a recycle logo on it, and the large exhaust pipes are now changed into straight exhausts. Other than this, the Biff's appearance has not changed very much since its last iteration in GTA IV and its episodes. 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 can't reach very high top speeds. All variants tend to understeer badly, especially when throttling on corners and turning sharply. The Biff also shares the same engine sound as the Bus when driving with the 'in cab' view, sounding similar to a diesel straight-six engine.

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.

GTA IV Overview

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
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Top Speed (Tested)
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Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
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Drivetrain (Tested)
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Gears (Handling.dat)
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Gears (Tested)
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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, in a front engine, rear wheel drive layout.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 110 / 177 (handling.dat)

n/a

RWD (handling.dat)

5 (handling.dat)

9000 / 19842 (handling.dat)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

22.4 Seconds 87 / 140

FR (rear 4) DOHC Inline-4 (in-game model)
Diesel

RWD (rear 4)

5

Mass cannot be observed.


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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.

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 (XB1/PS4/PC).
  • 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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