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 370 DXI
2009 | Beavertails | 26000kg
Fitted with an 9.6 Metre Shawtrack Body, Hydraulic Winch & Flip-Over Ramps, 8-Ton Front Axle, Hydraulic Stabiliser Legs, Rear Lift Axle, Locking Diff, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Engine Brake, Heated Mirrors, Electric Mirrors, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Sun Visor, Sunroof, Air Conditioning, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 5, LEZ Compliant, Choice of 2. On Air suspension. The gearbox is an
Iveco Eurocargo ML 180E25 27 Foot 5ins Beavertail
2011 | Beavertails | 26000kg
27 foot 5ins Beavertail,air conditioning,electric windows,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,dual passenger seat,rear view camera,axle load indicator,steering rear axle,2600mm hydraulic loading ramps,electric Winch,side lockers,lashing rings,heavy duty overhead gantry,worklights,warning beacons only 14,000 kilometres,tested till February 2016,absolutely fabulous condition,for more info
1996 | Beavertails | 13000kg
DAF 55 160 1996 (P) 13 tonne day cab chassis complete with 26ft Beavertail body and fold up ramps with extensions for cars and vans. Older now but in great condition for its age and in test through to September. Last owner has had for 9 Years and I have the service history.
Scania P Series P340 Euro 4 EGR DC-12 11.7 litre 6-cylinder 340hp
2008 | Beavertails | 32000kg
2008 Scania p340 beaver tail plant trailer with hydraulic flipover ramps, rear steer and lift axle, 50ton copma remote control crane with 4 extentions and 4 legs, low ride, semi auto box, will take 13 ton excavator call mike for further details
Scania 4 Series P124-360 26 Tonne Beavertail.
1998 | Beavertails
30 Ft Long Beavertail Body,Rear Lift Axle,Hydrolic Ramps,12 Speed Manual Gearbox,Sleeper Cab. RIGIDS
DAF LF45 12 TONNE 4 X 2 BEAVERTAIL - 2005 - FN05 BXX
2005 | Beavertails | 12000kg
DAF 170 Bhp Euro 3 Engine, 6 Speed Manual, Air Suspension, 24Ft Beavertail Body, Hydraulic Ramps/Stabiliser Legs, Electric Winch, Towball, Beacons, Day Cab, Twin Passenger Seats, Electric Windows, Heated Mirrors, Cd Player, Cruise, One Owner, Tested July DAF LF Series Day Cab C/w Dual Passenger Seats. DAF 170 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. ZF 6 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. DAF
Scania 4 Series 94
2000 | Beavertails | 26000kg
This Scania 26 tons is Mounted with a NEW Bearvertail/caravan transtport body with new reaint
Scania 4 Series P124-360
1997 | Beavertails | 26000kg
Scania P124-360, Day cab, 6x2 rearlift, 26 tonne rigid with fliptoe ramps, 25ft body, 9 speed manual gearbox, 12ltr mechanical pump engine, hydraulic winch, very clean.
Isuzu NQR 70
2009 | Beavertails | 7500kg
Fitted with a 6.15 Metre Beavertail Plant Body, Manual Aluminium Ramps, Toolboxes, 3 Seater Cab, Isuzu Easy Shift Gearbox, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Radio & CD Player, Tow Bar, Engine Brake, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 4, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Automatic. The truck's MoT runs until September 2015. Please quote ref: ISBE6215
DAF CF85 BEAVERTAIL WITH CRANE
2001 | Beavertails | 26000kg
ING.BONFIGLIOLI P. 20000 XL CRANE 380HP Engine.
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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