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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Mercedes-Benz Axor 2528
2005 | Chassis Cabs
Manual Gear box
Volvo FM 410
2011 | Chassis Cabs
FM410 AUTO-CHASSIS ADBLUE.DRAW BAR SPEC, AIRCON
Renault Magnum 480
2007 | Chassis Cabs
2007 magnum 480 6x2 tractor unit,auto gearbox,double sleeper cab,£7750
Volvo FL 6 18 4X2 Cab/Chassis Left Hand Drive
2001 | Chassis Cabs
Volvo FL6 18 4X2 Cab/Chassis, Day Cab, Manual Gear Box, Left Hand Drive, Year 2001 Rigid Trucks
Hino Unknown FY 8x4 Rigid Chassis Cab
2004 | Chassis Cabs | 32000kg
Single Sleeper Cab, 7.1mtr Of Chassis Behind Cab, Retarder, 16 Speed Manual Gear Box, Auto Lube RIGIDS
Hino 700 Series 8x4 Rigid
2012 | Chassis Cabs | 32000kg
Single Sleeper Cab, 16 Speed Manual Gear Box, Retarder, Reverse Camera, Electric Windows, 6.8mtr Of Chassis Behind Cab, RIGIDS
Dodge Unknown G7575
1980 | Chassis Cabs
1980 G7575 CHASSIS CABMANUAL GEARBOX, 7.5T REAR WINDOW IS MISSING, PREVIOUSLY USED AS A HORSE BOXRUNS AND DRIVES WELL BUT MAY NEED A JUMP START ON COLLECTIONPRICE £2500 PLUS VAT
Scania 4 Series 114
2004 | Chassis Cabs
2004 114 8X4 DOUBLE DRIVE CHASSIS CAB PERFECT FOR TIPPER GOOD CONDITION ANY INSPECTION WELCOME For More Trucks Like This Please Visit Our Website Or Call Tel: 07757689678 Whatsapp/Sms/Call FROM ABROAD 00447757689678 CALL/SMS/WHATSAPP 24HCURRENTLY WE HAVE OVER 100 TRUCKS IN STOCK For More Trucks Like This Please See Our WebsiteTEL: 07757689678 Call / Sms / Whatsapp 24h From Abroad: 00447757689678
Scania P Series P340 8 X 2 Chassis Cab - 2007 - MX07 JRZ
2007 | Chassis Cabs | 32000kg
Scania P Series Day Cab. Scania 340 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Chargecooled Euro 4 Engine. Scania 9 Speed Syncromesh Manual Gearbox. PTO Pump Fitted. Scania Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension. Rear Lift/Steer Axle. Aluminium Side Guard Safety Rails. Chassis Length: 6.8 Mtrs. Vertical Exhaust Discharge Pipe. Exterior Sun Visor C/w Spot Lights. Isringhausen
Mercedes-Benz Unknown 2628
2001 | Chassis Cabs
2001 MERCEDES 2628 CHASSIS WITH HIGH PRESSURE JETTING/VACUUM COMBI TANK, JUROP PR250 VACUUM PUMP, PRATISSOLI MS50 HIGH PRESSURE JETTING PUMP, 2 HOSE REELS (1" & 1/2") , TANK IS FITTED WITH TIPPING EQUIPMENT, HYDRAULIC DOOR CLAMPS AND REAR DOOR OPENING RAMS, 323,179KMS,
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.
These days there are specialist trucks for just about every application and industry. Box vans, Lutons, tractors, fridge lorries, dropsides and flatbeds are all a common sight on our roads.... Read More