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 CF75 .360
2006 | Beavertails | 26000kg
Fitted with a 9.3 Metre Body, Hydraulic Flip-Over Ramps & Winch, 9 Ton Front Axle, Air Conditioning, Rear lift Axle, Locking Diff, Cruise Control, Engine Brake, Electric Windows, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Sun Visor, Sunroof, Tow Bar, Digital Card Tacho. On Air suspension. The gearbox is an 8 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 360 BHP. The truck's MoT runs until June 2015. Please quote
Scania 4 Series 94D 260
2003 | Beavertails | 26000kg
SCANIA P6X2 26 TONNE BEAVER TAIL/ RECOVERY TRUCK, 3 AXLE RIGID BODY, 32FT IN LENGTH, FITTED WITH HYDRAULIC WINCH AND RAMPS, FULL AIR SUSPENSION, CREDIT TO PREVIOUS OWNERS. FOR ANY FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CALL: 07795844172
Volvo FM 7
2001 | Beavertails
Volvo 26 Tonne beavertail
on air suspension with winch
ready for work
£8,850 + vat
Scania 4 Series P94 310
1999 | Beavertails | 26000kg
Scania P94 310 1999 (T) Sleeper Cab, 6x2 Rear Lift Axle, 8.9 Mtr Beavertail Plant Body, Flip Over Hydraulic Ramps, Super Winch, Camera, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Kelsa Top & Bottom Light Bar, Beacons, Full Deflector Kit, Night Heater, Tool Box, Upright Eminox Exhaust, Air Suspension, Sun Roof, Electric Windows / Mirrors, CD Player, 70% Tyres, Tested Dec 15, Excellent Condition.
Body Length: 22'
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.
Scania 4 Series R124-420 Cheese Wedge Plant Lorry with Trailer
2002 | Beavertails
Euro3, 12 Speed, Wheel Base 6.0, PM 40sp Remote Control, Reversing Camera, 4 Legs, Cheese Wedge Ramps, Exhaust Brake, Draw Bar Hitch Work Beacons, Grill Bar,Kelsa Hi Bar, Elect Windows, Night Heater Radio C/D. RIGIDS
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
Volvo FL 6 Beaver Tail
2006 | Beavertails | 26000kg
6x2, 22ft long Beaver Tail, 6 Speed, Wheel Base, 4.9Metre, Air Con, Radio C/D, Euro3,Double Flip Ramps. RIGIDS
DAF CF85 BEAVERTAIL WITH CRANE
2001 | Beavertails | 26000kg
ING.BONFIGLIOLI P. 20000 XL CRANE 380HP Engine.
Iveco Eurocargo ML75E17S DAY
2005 | Beavertails | 7500kg
This is a one owner vehicle with a very usefull Beavertail body complete with ramps and recently fitted winch. It has low miles for the year and is ready for work today. 170 hp HP
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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