Beavertail trucks are capable of streamlining the process of loading wheeled equipment on to a trailer, meaning that the use of a secondary machine is not required. As well as speeding up this important process, it means that operators do not need to be trained in the use of cranes, which would otherwise be necessary to achieve the same results. Second-hand beavertail trucks come with bodies of different lengths and feature a variety of cab options up front. And because these trucks will have had to take on heavy plant equipment, everything from the suspension to the chassis and rear ramps will have to be inspected to ensure it is in an appropriate condition for sale.
The beavertail name applied to this kind of truck is appropriate because it describes the visual effect given by the drop-off end and twin ramps typically found at the end of the trailer. The ramps allow for equipment of all kinds to be loaded on to the rear without any additional kit getting involved, which is why this type of truck will also feature an integrated hydraulic winch to make this easier.
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Peugeot Boxer Van
2012 | Beavertails
Peugeot Boxer complete with Plant body, 2012 model, 46,000 miles, 3500 kgs, full-width ramp, 6 speed manual gearbox, side locker, dual passenger seat. A very clean Truck.
Scania R Series R440 CB8x4
2010 | Beavertails | 32000kg
2010 / 13 / 14 reg SCANIA R440 - 8x2 - Rear lift axle - 32 ton GVW - Fitted new low profile plant body - Hydraulic ramps - Stainless steel tool boxes - Winch with remote control .
DAF CF75 75CF.310
2006 | Beavertails | 26000kg
- 6x2 Rear Lift Beavertail
- Day Cab
- Automatic Gearbox
- 31ft Shaw Track Body
Renault Midlum 270.18
2012 | Beavertails | 18000kg
Fitted Beavertail Body, Automatic Gearbox, Cruise Control, Winch, Tool Store, Reversing Camera, Air Con, Very Low Miles
DAF LF45 LF 45.160
DAF LF45.160, 7.5 ton beavertail, Air suspension, Manual Gearbox, 327978km, Reverse camera, Tow pin and socket, Toolbox, 57 reg. Beavertails
Mercedes-Benz Atego MERCEDES 1318, 13 TONNE BEAVERTAIL -
2005 | Beavertails | 13500kg
Mercedes Benz Atego Sleeper Cab. Mercedes 180 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Mercedes 6 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. Mercedes Single Reduction Drive Axle. Ecas Front And Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w Hand Held Controls. 22Ft Beavertail Body C/w Hydraulic Slide And Tilt Ramps, Lashing Rings And Hardwood Plank Floor. Bulk Head Mounted Electric Winch. Aluminium Side Guard Safety
BRIAN JAMES Unknown TRIAXLE
A Brian James Triaxle Beavertail trailer, Recently re-furbed wheels and tyres, Floor replaced. MoT:**
DAF CF75 75CF.250
2006 | Beavertails | 26000kg
- 6x2 Rear Lift 26T Beaver Tail
- 32.7Ft Body
- Day Cab
- 8spd Manual Gear Box
Mercedes-Benz Axor MERCEDES 2529 6X2 BEAVERTAIL
2008 | Beavertails | 26000kg
2008 MERCEDES AXOR 2529 6X2 BEAVERTAIL
DAY CAB, 31? PPS BEAVERTAIL PLANT RECOVERY BODY
REMOTE WINCH, HARDWOOD FLOOR
WORK LAMPS, ROOF BEACON, REAR LIFT AXLE
AIR SUSPENSION, MANUAL GEARBOX
REVERSING CAMERA, EURO 4, 488000KMS
Isuzu Forward N75.190
2009 | Beavertails | 7500kg
Fitted with an 6.1 Metre Shawtrack Body, Alloy Fold-Up Ramps, Electric Winch, Tow Bar Bracket & Trailer Electrics, 3 Seater Cab, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Engine Brake, Parrot Phone Kit, Radio & CD Player, Heated Mirrors, Electric Mirrors, Payload = 3,800 kgs, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 4, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Automatic. The engine is rated at 144 BHP. The
Basic models feature ramps which must be deployed manually, although it is also worth pointing out that not all second-hand trailers will be sold with the ramps, so you should check the description and contact the seller for a full rundown of the features in each case. Hydraulic ramps are also available on modern variants, which is a feature that makes it possible for the beavertail body to be adjusted into a flat-bodied trailer at the push of a button. This kind of versatility may be valuable if the truck is to take on a number of different tasks over the course of its life.
Beavertail truck cabs run the gamut, from three-seaters with modern features such as automatic gearboxes, cruise control, air conditioning and CD player to larger overnight cabs with manual gearboxes. Reversing cameras, lighting rigs and other extras can be found if required, while trailers and cabs which are in keeping with Euro ratings are a must for any truck that is set to be used in the UK and the rest of the EU. At the upper end of the size scale, you will encounter models with a gross vehicle weight of around 26 tonnes, although smaller models that are designed for carrying lesser loads are also common. Trucks with steel suspension should be checked over for wear and tear, while those relying on air suspension will also require the scrutiny of a knowledgeable eye to make sure that they are up to scratch.
The ramps at the rear can come under immense strain as equipment is being loaded and unloaded, as can the winch system, but if these are used carefully, then they can last for years. Tried and tested for many years, the beavertail truck configuration is one which suits a number of commercial applications and continues to attract a lot of competition from manufacturers, leading to a healthy second-hand market.
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