Chassis Cabs Trucks For Sale

The haulage industry is packed full of specialist trucks to cater for a huge variety of applications and specialist niches. There are the big 6x2 tractors for national and international distribution and then smaller rigid-bodied box vans to cater for regional and local distribution. Curtainsiders have made multi-drop work more efficient and skiploaders and tippers do the heavy lifting.

Even your microwaveable chicken ready meal is brought to you courtesy of a specialist fridge lorry. The major manufacturers have branched out to offer factory-built versions of many of these trucks, growing profits by extending their product range into specific niches. One truck type, however, is the foundation of them all and that is the chassis cab.

The chassis cab comes into its own when an ideal body type is not available ex-factory. The major truck builders will cater for markets where there is sufficient demand to make retooling their assembly lines economically viable, but there are plenty of specialist areas where this is not a possibility.

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Volvo FH 13.480
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Volvo FH 13.480 £7,995.00
2006 | Chassis Cabs FH13 480 2006 LHD Globetrotter 6x2 Chassis cab 26T 12spd manual gearbox Twin sleeper coffee maker 10 tyre rear lift 26ft/8m chassis bed Air con Originates from Belgium. H.4.00 W.2.50 L.10.30.. Right Hand Drive
GS International Trucks Ltd
Hino 700 73213
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Hino 700 73213 £16,500.00
2007 | Chassis Cabs 700 - 20073799 kilometresVery good condition10 months M.O.T left. Left Hand Drive
DAF CF85 RHD  .460 6X2 M LIFT RIGID
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DAF CF85 RHD .460 6X2 M LIFT RIGID POA
2008 | Chassis Cabs | 26000kg Sleeper, PAC MX S1 340 460, 1209986km, Automatic, Air, Diesel,
R. C. Tuxford Exports
Volvo FE 280
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Volvo FE 280 POA
2009 | Chassis Cabs | 26000kg - 6x4 Chassis Cab - Day cab - Automatic Gear Box - Steel Suspension
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Foden 4000 4380
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Foden 4000 4380 POA
1995 | Chassis Cabs Foden 4380 6x4 Cab/Chassis, Double Drive, Sleeper Cab, Eaton Gear Box, Year 1995 Rigid Trucks
Willenhall Commercials Ltd
MAN TGS
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MAN TGS POA
2013 | Chassis Cabs 2013 (13) & (63) MAN TGS áChassis Cab, Example of our Stretched 26.440 Tractor Units converted to 26 Tonne Rigids, 5.9m Wheelbase, Sleeper Cab, Auto, Rear Lift Axle This truck is a Euro 5
Scania 4 Series 94D230
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Scania 4 Series 94D230 POA
2004 | Chassis Cabs 2004 94d-230 Daycab 4x2 Chassis & Cab On Spring Suspension, Auto Lube, Manual Gearbox, 304kms, 4.5metre Wheel Base. Right Hand Drive
Thomastown Trucks
DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 £9,750.00
2009 | Chassis Cabs | 26000kg 58 Plate FAS75.310 Chassis cab, Manufactured 2008 registered 22/01/2009 Day cab with roof spoiler.twin wheel rear lift axle, 7.5 tonne front axle; 6x2. Right Hand Drive
Snows Commercials
DAF CF65   15 TONNE CHASSIS CAB 2010 DX10 EHY
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DAF CF65 15 TONNE CHASSIS CAB 2010 DX10 EHY £9,750.00
2010 | Chassis Cabs | 15000kg DAF CF Series Low Roof Sleeper Cab Paccar 250Bhp Turbo Air to Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine c/w Ad Blue ZF 6 Speed Manual Synchromesh Gearbox DAF Single Reduction Drive Axle Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension c/w Hand Held Raise/Lower Controls Full Disc Braking System c/w ABS/EBS Control 26'6" Chassis Length Aluminium Side Safety Rails Roof Mounted Air Deflector Kit Isringhausen Air Suspended
Fleet Ex Global Vehicle Sales
DAF CF75 CF85 360 8x2 Chassis Cab
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DAF CF75 CF85 360 8x2 Chassis Cab £11,500.00
2007 | Chassis Cabs 6750mm Of Chassis Behind Cab, Rear Lift Rear Steer Axle, 16 Speed Manual Gear Box, Cruise Control, Electric Windows And Mirrors, Engine Brake, Air Con, 5.1mtr Wheel Base RIGIDS
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 This leaves room for aftermarket specialist to add bodies that cater for these specific niches. The chassis cab is one product that does what it says on the tin. It consists of a chassis and a cab, with no pre-built body. It certainly has all of the mechanical components in place, such as engine, transmission, axles and suspension, but as far as bodies are concerned, the chassis cab is a blank canvas.

This is the strength of the chassis cab. It allows operators to specify the exact body they want to suit their application. It also supports a thriving aftermarket body sector that can tool up for the specialist jobs that the big truck companies cannot accommodate. There are many common body types to be found in this area, such as refuse lorries, tippers and livestock wagons.

When choosing a chassis cab, it is important to bear in mind the ultimate use to which the truck will be put. This means selecting the most appropriate cab, engine, transmission and axle set-up. The chassis cab is also available in different lengths. Buying a used chassis cab brings with it several advantages. The actual chassis and mechanical components of modern trucks are usually built to last for perhaps a million miles or more, but the bodies can take a lot of punishment. By buying a chassis cab, the used-truck purchaser can gain the best of both worlds: a sound chassis and engine and the ability to build a completely new body. With the body out of the way, the used buyer can concentrate on the core elements of the truck. The nature of the chassis cab also means that these elements are often exposed and much easier to get at. A thorough inspection is therefore far easier than on some bodied trucks. The used chassis cab is therefore an excellent choice for many operators. It allows them to add a body that is perfect for their needs and also brand new, giving a good impression of the operator’s firm. It also provides them with a solid platform to ensure that productivity is maximised by having the precise body they need.

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