Car transporter trucks are used the world over to transport single or multiple smaller vehicles in a convenient and efficient manner. Whether delivering new vehicles to dealerships or carrying cars that are in need of repair to the garage, these trucks need to be able to cope with heavy and irregular loads that require unique arrangements for safe and secure journeys.
Buying a used car transport truck means checking up on its usage history and also working out exactly what you require it for, as this will allow you to pick a vehicle that meets your expectations and comes within your budget.
For rigid-bodied car transporter trucks, there are several things to pay heed to when you are buying second-hand. Firstly, are the winching mechanisms in working order, since these will be essential to ensuring that vehicles can be towed on to the rear body? Secondly, if the body is not just a single capacity unit but can hold two or three vehicles, is the lift that facilitates their stacking in good condition? Expensive replacements and repairs to these mechanisms may be necessary, and so you should be made aware of this before you make a commitment to a particular model.
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Volvo FM FM12 11 CAR TRANSPORTER
VOLVO FM 12 MANUAL 11 CAR TRANSPORTER ENGINEERING PLUS 11 EQUIPMENT VERY GOOD ORDER TESTED FITTED HIGH POWER INDEPENDENT AIR CONDITIONING ON REAR OF CAB,VERY CLEAN GOOD PAINTWORK READY TO USE PART-EX POSSIBLE CAR OR COMMERCIAL FINANCE POSSIBLE EXCELLENT SHIPPING RATES CAN DELIVER TO DOCKS NO VAT FOR EXPORT CHECK WEB firstname.lastname@example.org
Volvo FL 6 14
1993 | Car Transporters
4X2 TRANSPORTER 14 TON GROSS. MANUAL GEARBOX. DAY CAB. HYDRAULIC WINCH V.G.C NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT REF: TG016 HGV
Scania P Series P420 6x2
2009 | Car Transporters
x2 Scanias 420/6x2 transporter engineering 11+ evo 4 trailers very nice trucks good condition . tested till Dec 15 ready for work.07961826261.
Scania P Series P420 Euro 4
2006 | Car Transporters
SCANIA P420 OPTICRUISE AUTO 11 CAR TRANSPORTER LONG TEST LEZ EURO 4 LOW MILEAGE 560 K KMS GALVANISED DECKS JUST IN FROM FORD this week maintained regardless of cost IMMACULATE CABPART-EX OR FINANCE POSSIBLE
Renault Premium 450 OPTICRUISE
2008 | Car Transporters
RENAULT 450 OPTICRUISE 2008
12 MONTHS TEST READY TO GO
TRANSPORTER ENGINEERING PLUS 11 EQUIPMENT
CARRY 11 CARS,VANS,4X4'S,CHASSIS CABS
VERY GOOD CONDITION
8 TON FRONT AXLE
QUESTIONS text or ring 07774189300
TRANSPORTERS WANTED ANY TYPE OR CONDITION
EXCELLENT SHIPPING RATES
Scania P Series P380 4X2 4 CAR CAR TRANSPORTER
2009 | Car Transporters
ONE OWNER FROM NEW, COMPLETE WITH TRI AXLE TRAILER, 7 CAR CAR TRANSPORTER 2009 TRAILER TRANSPORTER ENG, 400,000 KMS WARRANTED, COMES WITH MOT, NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT. **POA** REF H901 HGV
Volvo Unknown THREE CAR TRANSPORTERS
RIGID FITTED WITH EXTENDED CREW/PASSENGER CAB. PLUS 3 CAR BODY WITH DUAL WINCHES AND SPECTACLE LIFT AT REAR. CHOICE OF TWO UNITS
Isuzu N75 .190C
2009 | Car Transporters
2009 09 Reg Isuzu N75.190C 4×2 Aluminium Car Transporter, Easyshift Gearbox, Electric Winch, Full Mot, Excellent Condition
Volvo Unknown FS7 4x2 CAR TRANSPORTER
1996 | Car Transporters
1996 VOLVO FS7 4x2 CAR TRANSPORTER Rigid Trucks
1995 | Car Transporters
1995 MERCEDES-BENZ 4x2 CAR TRANSPORTER Rigid Trucks
Electric winches are common, so these systems should be intact. Meanwhile, the hydraulics that can haul cars upwards and keep them out of the way while more are loaded may need attention, so look out for jolting operation as a sign that a problem is present.
Larger car transporter trucks which feature separate cabs and trailers will necessarily have higher capacities for carrying vehicles while also having been used over longer distances as a result of their features. Purchasing the cabs and trailers separately is an option, depending on your requirements, but make sure that each is in the condition described by the seller, as the extensive usage these vehicles tend to receive can lead to many components becoming compromised if not properly maintained. These large car transporters can make room for six or more vehicles, with many going to ten or more depending on the trailer that is attached. Check the integrity of the trailer thoroughly, looking for any signs of weakness or any parts that are not working as they should be, because a lot can go wrong after years of transporting a lot of cars around.
Because cars come in different specifications, sizes and types, the transporter truck you choose should reflect the types of vehicles that you will be using it to transport. Some models are only suitable for smaller family cars, while others have enough room for 4x4s and even large vans. Such specifications should be made apparent by the seller, and if you have any concerns then you should always feel confident enough to asks questions so that answers can be provided. If the trailer seems to be a sound investment, give the cab some attention to check that things such as the engine, tyres and suspension are all in a suitable state for use.
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