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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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DAF 1900
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DAF 1900 POA
89 | Chassis Cabs | 18000kg 1900 daf runs and drives MORE PICTURES ON THE WEBSITE www.fwthomas.co.uk
F W Thomas
Renault Kerax  430
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Renault Kerax 430 £10.00
2004 | Chassis Cabs Kerax 8x4 Mixer chassis cab 2004 . This truck is now been sold for spare parts. ZF 16 speed gearbox, single reduction axles on rubber suspension, day cab, steel bumper8x4. Right Hand Drive
MAN Unknown FE35.360
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MAN Unknown FE35.360 £7,950.00
2003 | Chassis Cabs FE35.360 8x4 2003 year double drive hub reduction 2 spring suspension, manual ZF gearbox, good tyres, can supply steel tipping body and ram if required.8x4. Right Hand Drive
Volvo FE  280
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Volvo FE 280 POA
2008 | Chassis Cabs | 26000kg 58 REG 6X2 REAR LIFT CHASSIS CAB, 27FT CHASSIS, 5 METRE WHEEL BASE, DAY CAB, EURO 5, 6 SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX, DIFF LOCK, 455,000 KMS.
F W Harrison Commercials Ltd
DAF CF75 -310
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DAF CF75 -310 POA
2011 | Chassis Cabs | 18000kg An 18 tonne Sleepercab, Demount/Chassis cab, Air Suspension, Auto gearbox, approx. 750,000kms, Choice Available MoT:6-12 MONTHS
James Hart (Chorley) Ltd
MAN TGL  7.180
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MAN TGL 7.180 £4,495.00
2007 | Chassis Cabs | 7500kg *** NO VAT, NO VAT ***, Current Chassis Length = 6.2 Metres, Wheel Base = 4.5 Metres, 3 Seater Cab, Cruise Control, Engine Brake, Radio & CD Player, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 4, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Automatic. The engine is rated at 180 BHP. Please quote ref: MACH1041
Addlestone Commercials
DAF LF55 -180
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DAF LF55 -180 POA
Chassis Cabs Daf LF55-180 chasis cab, auto, euro4 ad blue Chassis Cabs
Azeb Trucks
ERF EC M 280 6X2 CHASSIS CAB MAN ENGINE
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ERF EC M 280 6X2 CHASSIS CAB MAN ENGINE POA
2005 | Chassis Cabs | 26000kg ERF/ MAN ECM 280 6X2 REAR LIFT CHASSIS CAB, MAN ENGINE AND RUNNING GEAR, MANUAL GEARBOX, SPARES OR REPAIRS, CHOICE
F W Harrison Commercials Ltd
Scania 4 Series 94D 230 4x2 Chassis cab
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Scania 4 Series 94D 230 4x2 Chassis cab POA
2003 | Chassis Cabs 2003 (53) Scania 94D 230 4x2 Chassis Cab.Manual gear box. Sleeper cab. Air suspension. 18T Gross. 603,892 kms
Roy Howell Commercials
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, 1253572km, Automatic, Air, Diesel,
R. C. Tuxford Exports
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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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