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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Renault Premium 370DXi
2007 | Beavertails | 26000kg
- 6x2 Rear Lift 26T 31.10Ft Beaver Tail
- Opti Driver Automatic Gear Box
- Day Cab
- Air Suspension
DAF CF75 FA CF75.310 6x2 Rigid
2006 | Beavertails | 26000kg
DAF CF75.310 6x2 Rear lift axle. Day cab. AS Tronic Gearbox.
Beavertail body with Power Ramps.
8 tonne capacity Front winch.
400kms. Good test.
Scania 4 Series P94 260
2000 | Beavertails | 26000kg
Scania P94 260 2000 (W) 6x2 Rear Lift Axle, 31' Beavertail Plant Truck, Hydraulic Flip Toe Ramps, Electric Winch (Wireless), Lashing Rings, Rear Working Lights, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Exhaust Brake, Heated Mirrors, Beacon Lights, Tested July 16, Straight From Work, Good Condition.
Iveco Daily 65C18
2008 | Beavertails | 6500kg
6.5t Iveco Beavertail 249,925kms, very good condition, been very well looked after. Registration date 13/05/2008, service history, 6 speed gearbox and full MOT, POA
Iveco Eurocargo 260E27 BEAVERTAIL
2003 | Beavertails | 26000kg
2003 53 IVECO 260E27 26T BEAVERTAIL, CHARLTON BODY, HYDRAULIC REAR RAMPS, 6X2 WITH REAR LIFT, 29,500 TRAIN WEIGHT, DAYCAB, MANUAL GEARBOX, HEADBOARD, REMOVEABLE RAILINGS, 460,000 KLMS, ANALOGUE TACHOGRAPH, CRUISE CONTROL, CD PLAYER, TESTED END OF SEPT 2015. LEZ COMPLIANT. 31FT BODY. HYDRAULIC WINCH
DAF LF55 FA LF55.220 20 Foot 7ins Beavertail
2003 | Beavertails | 15000kg
15 ton gross vehicle weight,20 foot 7ins Beavertail,electric windows,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,night heater,manual gearbox,very tidy,all export enquiries welcome,part exchange to clear,visit www.junction6.com,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter @junction6com
2006 | Beavertails
2006 Iveco Eurocargo, 7.5 T Beavertail With Hydraulic Ramp, Manual Gearbox, Side Lockers, Beacons, Winch, Clean Tidy Truck.
Scania 4 Series P94
1999 | Beavertails | 18000kg
P94 Sleeper . Manual Gear box. Beavertail body with power ramps . Chequer plated floor.
538kms . Tested
Winch with 7 tonne line pull.
70% tyres. Good all round condition,#
Ideal for Export
Volvo FL 220
2001 | Beavertails | 18000kg
DAF LF45 45 LF 7.5 TON BEAVERTAIL
2008 | Beavertails | 7500kg
DAF LF 45, 7.5 TON, Manual Gearbox, 2008/08. Beaver Tail Body, Aluminium Dropside, Winch, Double flip ramps. VGC. NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT. **POA**OUR REF TG092 HGV
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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