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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MAN LE 8.155
2003 | Car Transporters
2003 / 53' plate MAN LE8.155 car transporter, 7.5 ton gross, fitted with electric winch, beacon, manual skids, good condition, drives very well, Mot'd, £5250 plus VAT, Call- 01753 586620
Volkswagen Transporter T28 84 TDI
2013 | Car Transporters
VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER SWB T28 84 TDI NEW SHAPE FACELIFT, 2013 63 REG, 5 speed, Factory White, electric windows, electric mirrors, remote c/locking, cd player, ABS, ASR, 1 Company owner, 28129miles, NSF 9MM NSR 6MM OSR 7MM OSF 6MM
Iveco Stralis Hi-Way High Roof
4 | Car Transporters
IVECO STRALIS TWIN SLEEPER LONG HAUL CAB AIR-CON FRIDGE ETC. WITH TRANSPORTER ENGINEERING 3 AXLE 3 DECK 10 CAR /VAN CARRIER SHORT PEAK PART-EX TAKEN FINANCE POSSIBLE, TRANSPORTERS WANTED
DAF CF85 FT CF85.380 6x2 Tractor Unit
6 | Car Transporters | 38000kg
DAF CF 6X2 LEZ COMPLIANT (ONLY 480K KMS)
LONG TEST READY TO GO
EX FORD MOTORS!
11 CAR LOHR EQUIPMENT CARRY CARS VANS 4X4'S GOOD ORDER
PART-EX CAR OR COMMERCIAL
CAR TRANSPORTERS WANTED ANY CONDITION LARGE EXPORT ORDER TO FILL
WORTH A CALL !
Volvo FL 7
1997 | Car Transporters
1997 Volvo FL7 260 4x2 6 Car Transporter, Top & Bottom Winch, Speck Lift, Sleeper Cab
Scania P Series P420 Euro 3
2006 | Car Transporters
SCANIA P420 TRANSPORTER ENGINEERING PLUS 11
EXCELLENT ORDER TESTED MAY 2016
CARRY CARS VANS 4X4'S
FINANCE AVAILABLE SUBJECT TO STATUS
EXCELLENT SHIPPING RATES
ADVICE ON USE OF TRUCK OR TRAINING GIVEN
Volvo FL 7
1997 | Car Transporters
1997 Volvo FL7 260 Car Transporter, Transport 5 Cars, Sleeper cab, Manual box, Tested, Spec lift, This is a very tidy truck for year
2003 | Car Transporters | 7500kg
A nice MAN transporter with winch. Only been used privately. Low mileage and in very good condition
Scania P Series P380 4X2 7 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** OUR 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
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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