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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Iveco Daily 70C17
2014 | Beavertails | 7000kg
IVECO / DAILY 70C17 - 2014 (14) Euro 5 Day Cab / Dual Passenger Seat. 15/18ft Beavertail Plant Body. Plus 9ft Ramps x Width 7ft 6ins. Approx Kms - 44.038. BHP - 170. 6 Speed Manual Gear Box. First Registered - 11/08.2014. MOT Expiry - Sept 2018. Beavertail - PPs 22605. Euro 5. STOCK NO: R085. Date of registration: 11/08/2014 Fitted with 6 Speed Manual gearbox Euro:
Volvo FM 420
2017 | Beavertails
Trailer Andover SFCL48
2010 | Beavertails
2010 Andover 48 ton triaxle stepframe,hyd side shift ramps,rear lift axle,outriggers,new test,very nice condition.
Isuzu Forward N75.190
2012 | Beavertails | 7500kg
- 4x2 7.5T Beavertail
- 20Ft Shaw Track Body
- Day Cab
- Automatic Gear Box - 4x2 7.5T Beavertail
- Day Cab c/w 3 Seats
- Automatic Easyshift Gear Box
- 4 Cylinder 190Bhp Engine
- 20Ft Shaw Track Body
- Manual Aluminium Ramps
- Chassis Mounted Storage Box
- Flashing Beacons
- Tow Bar c/w Trailer Electrics
- Single Steel Fuel Tank
- Single Reduction Drive axle
MAN Unknown 26.364
2007 | Beavertails
Year 2007 Mar 08 Regc/w A/T,A/R Cab,Air Lift Third Axle,9000mm Bed,Hydraulic 2540mm BeavertailWinch575,000 KMTested to May 2018New Tyres All Round
Trailer Andover SFCL40
2008 | Beavertails
2008 Andover 41 ton triaxle stepframe,hyd flip tow ramps,rear lift axle,SAF axles,only carried rubber tyre machines.
Isuzu Forward 75 - 190 NQR
2013 | Beavertails | 7500kg
ISUZU / NQR 75 - 190 201. 2013 (63) - Euro 5. New Beavertail Plant Body with Winch. 3300 kgs Payload. Day Cab / Dual Passenger Seat. BHP - 190. Approx Recorded Mileage on Clock - 166,416 kms. Automatic Gear Box. First Registered - 09/2013. MOT Expiry - Aug 2018. Engine - 5193 cc. Euro 5. STOCK NO: EXP 1. Date of registration: 16/09/2013 Fitted with Auto gearbox Euro: 5
Scania P Series P380 8X2 Beaver Tail
2009 | Beavertails
Day Cab,27Ft Beaver Tail Body With Hydraulic Rear Ramps,Rear Lift, Rear Steer Axle, Exhaust Brake,Half Leather Seats, Electric Windows And Mirrors, 9 Speed Manual Gear Box, Air Suspension RIGIDS
Mercedes-Benz Axor 2533 6x2 Rear Lift Beavertail Body
2011 | Beavertails | 26000kg
CD Player,Cruise Control,Sun Visor,Tachograph - Digital, Electric Mirrors,Heated Mirrors, PTO,Pump, ABS,Differential Lock, Complete With Andover Plant Body & Ramsey Winch, Hydraulic Loading Ramps, Roof Mounted Beacons, Hazard Lights Front & Rear, Rear Load Stablising Legs Britcom
DAF CF75 310 6x2 Beaver Tail
2011 | Beavertails | 26000kg
Day Cab, King 32ft Beaver Tail Body, Flip Hydraulic Rear Ramps, Safety Rails, Auto Gear Box, Hill Start Assist, Euro 5 Engine, Electric Mirrors & Windows, Ramsey Remote Control Winch, Reverse RIGIDS
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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