Curtainsiders Trucks For Sale

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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Scania 4 Series 94-230 4x2 Curtain side
Scania 4 Series 94-230 4x2 Curtain side POA
2003 | Curtainsiders 2003 ( 03 Reg) Scania 94-230x4x2 Curtain Side Manual Gear Box Sleeper Cab 18T Gross 139,254kms clock reads
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Scania 4 Series 94-220
Scania 4 Series 94-220 POA
2001 | Curtainsiders 2001 (Y Reg) Scania 94-220 4x2 Curtain Side Manual Gear Box Sleeper Cab 18T Gross 217,691kms
Roy Howell Commercials
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Fuso 7C15 Hybrid
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Fuso 7C15 Hybrid POA
2014 | Curtainsiders | 7500kg Hybrid diesel / electric semi automatic curtain sider •Guarantee on essential battery components until 2024 • Reduction in fuel consumption by up to 23% • Start/stop function as standard • Full franchised dealer service historyMoT Due Dec 18log book present
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
Iveco Eurocargo  120EL18
Iveco Eurocargo 120EL18 £12,500.00
2012 | Curtainsiders ML 120E18S Curtain side. Choice of new curtain colour. 2012 62 plate. 1 owner. Dealer maintained. Barn doors. Load straps. Body length 28ft. Very clean inside and our. For more information or to arrange a viewing, contact Richard on 07702 129376Locking Differential, 4x2, Power Steering, Tilt/Telescope
Asset Residual Management Ltd
Iveco Eurocargo  EURO 5  180E25, 18 TONNE, 4 X 2 CURTAINSIDER - 20
Iveco Eurocargo EURO 5 180E25, 18 TONNE, 4 X 2 CURTAINSIDER - 20 £7,950.00
2011 | Curtainsiders | 18000kg Iveco Euro Cargo Sleeper Cab. Iveco 250 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w Ad-Blue. ZF 6 Speed Automatic Gearbox. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Controls. Rockwell Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. 26Ft Curtainside Body C/w Barn Doors, Wood Panel Flooring And Lashing Rings. Internal Height : 8Ft 3in. Rear/Side Aperture : 8Ft. Aluminium Fuel Tank. Side Guard
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Trailer SCHMITZ 45FT CURTAINSIDE TRAILER - 2008 - C257271 £4,450.00
2008 | Curtainsiders | 39000kg Schmitz Tri Axle Chassis. Schmitz 45Ft Curtainside Body C/w Wood Plank Floor, Sliding Posts And Flush Barn Doors. Internal Cargo Straps. Internal Height : 8Ft 10ins. Rear/Side Aperture : 8Ft 8ins. Schmitz Axles C/w 455/45 R22.5 Wheels And Tyres. Disc Braking System. Haldex EBS/ABS System C/w ISO Susie Socket. Air Suspension C/w Raise And Lower Control. Aluminium Side Guard Safety Rails. Jost Dual
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Scania 4 Series P94 300 6X2 10 TYRES
Scania 4 Series P94 300 6X2 10 TYRES POA
2003 | Curtainsiders | 26000kg 2003 Scania P94 300 6x2 Sleeper cab 10 tyres curtain side Call Richard 07815 564541 Tony 07979 510216
DAF LF45 .160
DAF LF45 .160 £8,950.00
2012 | Curtainsiders Very clean and tidy LF45-160 with 5 speed manual gearbox. Complete with 20ft curtainsided body with air kit and sun visor.Excellent condition throughout and drives great.We can build a brand new dropsoded body on this vehicle for scaffolding so please contact us for full details and priceDOT, 4x2, Power Steering
Unity Trucks Ltd
Foden Alpha
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2006 | Curtainsiders | 18000kg A quality used Foden Alpha Curtainside from A M Phillip
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Trailer DENNISON 45FT CURTAINSIDE TRI AXLE TRAILER - 2004 - C147011 £2,950.00
2004 | Curtainsiders | 38000kg Dennison Tri Axle Chassis. 45 Ft Curtainside Body C/w Wood Plank Flooring, Rear Barn Doors And Sliding Centre Posts. BPW Axles C/w 385-65 R22.5 Wheels And Tyres. Disc Braking System. Haldex ABS System C/w ISO Connector. Air Suspension C/w Raise And Lower Control. Aluminium Side Guard Safety Rails. Rear/Side Aperture : 8Ft 9ins. Internal Height : 8Ft 10ins. Jost Dual Speed Landing Legs. Plated
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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.

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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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Iveco Curtainsiders

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Iveco Curtainsiders

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MAN Curtainsiders

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Mercedes-Benz Curtainsiders

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Mercedes-Benz Curtainsiders

Mercedes-Benz Atego trucks take busy distribution routes in their stride, with curtainsider bodies measuring between 20ft and 28ft available on the used market, where prices can be unexpectedly affordable. The Atego range has been going strong since 1997, and in an effort to continue innovation the manufacturer is even looking to introduce models with hybrid engines in the future, which will... Read more

Mercedes-Benz Curtainsiders

Mercedes-Benz Axor curtainsiders come in 18-, 26- and 32-tonne variations, with all benefiting from the same inviting cabs, efficient engines and rigid, versatile bodies with lots of extras to offer. In spite of being retired, the Axor range is still making a splash in the used market, and there are a lot of different curtainsider units available, helping organisations to handle distribution... Read more

Renault Curtainsiders

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Scania Curtainsiders

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Scania Curtainsiders

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