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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DAF CF65 FA CF65.220 4x2 Rigid
2004 | Beavertails | 18000kg
2004 DAF 65-220 30FT BEAVERTAIL BODY WITH ALUMINIUM RAMPS, 6 SPEED GEARBOX,TIDY
Volvo FM FM9 300 Globetrotter 6x2 Andover beavertail
2008 | Beavertails | 26000kg
6x2 Rear Lift on air, double bunk, manual gearbox, air conditioning, phone kit, 8 ton front axle, fitted Andover 28` 8" beavertail with electric superwinch with remote, 11` flip toe ramps, 6.0m w/base, one owner.
Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 4x2 Rigid
2002 | Beavertails | 7500kg
18FT BEAVERTAIL BODY
MOT APRIL 2017
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DAF CF85 CF FA 85.410
2010 | Beavertails
REF TG687. DAF CF 85 410. 2010/60. 4 X 2 DAY CAB. 18 TONNE GROSS BEAVER TAIL. EURO 5. DRAW BAR COUPLING. FITTED WITH BRAND NEW BEAVER TAIL BODY AND BRAND NEW WINCH AND REMOTE CONTROL. BEAVER TAIL FITTED WITH HYDRAULIC RAMPS AND REMOTE CONTROL WINCH. DOUBLE FLIP RAMPS. AIR SUSPENSION. VERY GOOD CONDITION. NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT.Preview Listing & Submit
Hino 700 2813
2006 | Beavertails | 26000kg
- 6x4 26T 27.9Ft Beaver Tail
- Hydraulic Flip Toe Ramps
- Sleeper Cab
- 16spd Manual Gear Box
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C15
2012 | Beavertails | 8kg
This MITS FUSO 7C15 CANTER commercial vehicle seats 2; The gearbox is 6 speed manual; Body: Beavertail - Hydraulic Ramps & Electric Winch; Length: 16ft; Kms: 110489; Bhp: 150; D.O.R: 18.04.2012; MOT : March 2017; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Volvo FM 420
2016 | Beavertails
8x2 Rear Lift and Steer
26ft Hydraulic Beavertail Body
Fitted With Cormach 51800E6 Crane
6 Hydraulic Extensions
MAN TGX 26.440
2016 | Beavertails
30ft 8” Heavy Duty Beavertail Body
2 Hydraulic Flip Toe Ramps
Scania 4 Series P94D
2003 | Beavertails
2003 Scania P94D, Daycab, 260 hp, 6x2 Beavertail with flip toe ramps, Winch, Rearlift, Tested, Full Elactric pack, Tidy truck..............
Iveco Eurocargo 50C15
2009 | Beavertails
IVECO DAILY 50C15
FIRST REGISTERD 20/11/2009
31825 KM RECORDED
13 FT BEAVERTAIL BODY
FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS IVECO DAILY PLEASE CALL THE CROMWELL TRUCKS SALES TEAM
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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