If you are looking to buy a curtainsider, you know that in distribution work it is vital to get exactly the right type of truck for your operations. This will certainly mean choosing the right size and maximum weight for your work and the most efficient engine and transmission combination, but it is also vital to choose the right body type. This used to be a straightforward choice. You had the flatbed truck or dropsides for bulky work and the enclosed box body for smaller and more valuable loads. Perhaps a Luton lorry could be considered to maximise space. The curtainside body changed the goalposts somewhat.
Flatbed lorries have their advantages. You can load them from the rear or either side, and they can take bulky loads that even overhang the dimensions of the flatbed. The easy access leads to fast loading and unloading and because they can be accessed all around, there is greater flexibility in planning delivery routes: first on does not have to mean last off.
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 20Mercedes 1322 13 Ton Curtainsider
2010 | Curtainsiders
13.5 Ton Gross on steel suspension,, High Roof sleeper cab double bunk, Euro 5, Manual gearbox, reverse camera, fitted 23` x 7` 8" curtainsidede body with barn doors and 1 ton alloy tuckaway tailift.
MOT October 2016
MAN TGA 26.350 rigid 6x2 curtainsider
2006 | Curtainsiders | 26000kg
6x2 Rear-lift Rigid with 28 foot Curtainsider,
MAN D20 Euro 3 350bhp engine,
12 Speed Auto gearbox,
LX Highroof sleeper cab with two bunks,
836,000kms, One owner,
Roof deflector, Sunvisor, 2 x keys,
Air horns, Reverse camera, Diff Lock,
MOT end November 2016,
Reduced price £6950 Ex VAT.
Scania P Series P230
2008 | Curtainsiders | 18000kg
Scania P230 2008 4x2 Sleeper Cab, Curtainside, 18T 28ft bed length, Scania serviced, 1 owner, MOT June 2017, 630087kms, £9995.00
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7c15
2013 | Curtainsiders | 7490kg
Auto gearbox,185.000kms,20ft curtain with column taillift.
Scania P Series P230
2006 | Curtainsiders
SCANIA P230 2006 4X2 CURTAINSIDE, SLEEPER CAB, 1 OWNER, SCANIA SERVICED, 25FT BED LENGTH, MOT MAY 2017. H.3.80, W.2.50, L10.30. £7995.00
Isuzu NQR 7500kg
2008 | Curtainsiders | 7500kg
Curtain-side, Easyshift Gearbox, 457 kms, 20'8" Curtain-side Body, Barn doors, Good Condition £3950 + vat
For more information or to arrange a viewing please call used sales on 07966 887813
Renault Midlum 190.08
2007 | Curtainsiders
2007 07 Renault Midlum Curtain-side truck, 7.5 tonne, 190hp, 6 speed gearbox, 22' 6" curtain-side body, Good condition
For more information or to arrange a viewing, please contact used sales on 07966 887813
2010 | Curtainsiders
Curtainsider, 13.6m, Triaxle, 4m OAH, 2.5m Internal, ROR Axles, Drum Brakes, Barn Doors
DAF CF85 CF85.410 Spacecab 31 Foot Curtain c/w Taillift
2008 | Curtainsiders | 26000kg
31 foot curtain c/w Dhollandia 1500kgs tuckunder taillift,electric windows,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,sunroof,sunvisor,full air kit,flush rear doors,top light bar c/w 6 x spotlights,bumper light bar,As-tronic gearbox,Euro 5/RPC/Lez compliant,lovely condition,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950 or visit www.junction6.com,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter
DAF CF75 20360 6x2 Rear Lift & Steer Low Ht Curtainsider.
2011 | Curtainsiders
Day cab, 8 speed manual gearbox,315/60 series tyres, Air conditioning, Reversing camera, 4.8m wheel base, 25ft5" x7ft2" clearspan curtainsider with rear roller shutter and Wisodeck floor.
228000 &257000 kms
MOT April 2017
The limitations of the flatbed are in security and exposure to the elements. No matter how well tied and sheeted a load is, it is still vulnerable to thieves. They can see the load, decide if it is worth stealing and quickly cut through the sheets and ropes to access it. Similarly, no sheeting is going to completely protect the load from the elements and damage is always possible.
The limitations of the flatbed are addressed by the box truck. This provides a secure enclosure for the load, keeping it away from prying eyes and protecting it from the appalling British weather. This would seem enough, but the box body truck also introduces limitations. Chief among these concerns is access. Most box vans have access only via the rear. This means that care must be taken in planning the load. Put simply, it’s first in last out. If there are changes to the schedule, this could cause problems for a multi-drop operator. At the very least, it could mean wasted time shuffling loads around, but in some cases it could mean insurance issues as receiving bays refuse to handle someone else’s pallets.
The curtainsider provides an answer to these problems. It is designed specifically to combine the flexibility of a flatbed with the security of a box van. Like the flatbed, the curtainsider can be loaded from either side as well as the rear. This speeds up loading and introduces flexibility in the unloading order. With the curtainsider, therefore, productivity can be increased and unforeseen changes to a schedule are not so much of a problem. On the other hand, it keeps loads away from prying eyes and protects them from the elements.
This makes the curtainsider an ideal compromise for many operators. The material of the curtainside itself may not be as secure as a rigid box, but modern versions are really pretty tough. When buying a used curtainsider, it is important to check that the fabric and mechanism are sound. Clearly, these are moving parts and as such can be damaged. Replacing them can be expensive, so a little care during the inspection could result in substantial savings. Aside from this, the curtainsider is a simple and standard wagon with no special checks needing to be made.
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