Drawbars Trucks For Sale

The drawbar truck has long been popular across Europe but has yet to make the same impact in the UK. That may be set to change, however, as the government experiments with longer trucks. The drawbar combination is different from the standard tractor and semi trailer set up. With the drawbar, the front of the unit is a truck in its own right. It is a rigid-bodied truck, usually of 4x2 or 6x2 axle combination. This has its own load area, often a curtainsider or box van. The rigid truck is then joined to a second trailer unit by way of a drawbar. This is a rigid coupling which allows the tractive unit to pull the trailer.

The drawbar lorry combination can feature up to six axles and gross weights of 44 tonnes. The major benefit lies in the added volume available to the drawbar operator. This makes it possible to haul more per journey and so could be more productive where weight is not the limiting factor. The drawbar also has other benefits over a standard articulated tractor and semi trailer combination. Because the drawbar combination pivots in the middle, it can be more manoeuvrable in tight situations. This can allow it to access, for example, tight building site tracks, where a full-size artic may simply not be an option.

 

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Volvo FM  12 TRANSPORTER ENGINEERING PLUS 11 TRANSPORTER 20
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Volvo FM 12 TRANSPORTER ENGINEERING PLUS 11 TRANSPORTER 20 £10,750.00
2002 | Drawbars | 40000kg VOLVO 380Bhp Euro 3 Engine, VEB, I-Shift Semi Auto Gearbox, Ecas Air Suspension, Transporter Engineering Plus 11 Bodywork, Transporter Engineering Tri-Axle Trailer, Gigant Axles, Drum Brakes, Air Suspension, Sleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Climate Volvo FM Series Sleeper Cab, Volvo D12D 380Bhp Turbo Air to Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine, Volvo Multi Position Engine Brake (VEB), Volvo
Fleet Ex Global Vehicle Sales
DAF CF75 FA CF75.310 Spacecab Drawbar Outfit
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DAF CF75 FA CF75.310 Spacecab Drawbar Outfit POA
2007 | Drawbars | 30000kg 24 foot 6ins curtain,electric windows,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,sunvisor,VBG drawbar coupling,rear air suspension,coupled to 2002 Corus tandem axle 24 foot curtainside drawbar trailer,Euro 4/Lez compliant,manual gearbox,537,000 kilometres with full service history,very nice condition,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950 or visit www.junction6.com,for the latest stock updates
Junction 6 Commercials Limited
Scania Unknown  Euro 6 6x4 26,000kgs GTW 44,000kgs
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Scania Unknown Euro 6 6x4 26,000kgs GTW 44,000kgs POA
2015 | Drawbars | 44000kg Scania Euro 6 6x4 26,000kgs GTW 44,000kgs Drawbar Spec 450bhp G Cab, New Jimeca Equipment, Air Conditioning, Lots of extras Registered June 2015 MOT June 2016
Renault K Range   460 8x4 32,000kgs
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Renault K Range 460 8x4 32,000kgs POA
2015 | Drawbars | 32000kg Renault K Range 460 8x4 32,000kgs (44,000KGS GTW) Drawbar Spec, MEGATRON, Fitted with brand new Jimeca hookloading equipment and sheeting system Automatic, lots of added extras. Registered May 2015 MOT MAY 2016
Iveco Eurotrakker  Trakker AT410T4 8x4 32,000kgs GVW (Drawbar 44,000
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Iveco Eurotrakker Trakker AT410T4 8x4 32,000kgs GVW (Drawbar 44,000 POA
2011 | Drawbars | 32000kg Iveco Trakker AT410T4 8x4 32,000kgs GVW (Drawbar 44,000kgs GTW). Fitted with Hyva Hooklift Equipment & Sheeting System. Reversing Camera Sleeper Cab Registered: January 2012 MOT Feb 2016
DAF CF75  2007 -310 demount chassis cab drawbar **breaking
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DAF CF75 2007 -310 demount chassis cab drawbar **breaking POA
2007 | Drawbars CF75-310, chassis cab, de-mount to carry 16ft box (not included), tail lift, 16 speed gearbox, ADK, Cruise control etc, All parts available
C J Leonard
Volvo FM 440
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Volvo FM 440 POA
2007 | Drawbars | 32000kg 2007 VOLVO FM440 8x4 Hookloader - Tested till Aug 2015 - Complete with draw bar hitch Rigid Trucks
Willenhall Commercials Ltd
Volvo FM 12 8x4
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Volvo FM 12 8x4 POA
2005 | Drawbars | 32000kg 2005 VOLVO FM12 8x4 Hookloader - MOT till Oct 2015. With Draw Bar Hitch Rigid Trucks
Willenhall Commercials Ltd
Volvo FM 12 340 6x2
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Volvo FM 12 340 6x2 POA
2002 | Drawbars | 26000kg Volvo FM12 340 6x2 Hookloader with draw bar trailer and two bins,x 52 Reg / 2002, Day cab, Manual gear box, 25,700KG gross, 572, 445 kms
Roy Howell Commercials
Renault Premium   LANDER 6 X 4 DRAWBAR SPEC CHASSIS CAB - 2009 - D
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Renault Premium LANDER 6 X 4 DRAWBAR SPEC CHASSIS CAB - 2009 - D £16,750.00
2009 | Drawbars | 26000kg Volvo 450 DXI BHP Euro 5 Engine, VEB, 16 Speed Manual, Diff/Cross Locks, Hub Reductions, Air Suspension, Disc Brakes, 26Ft Chassis, Kelsa Light Bar, Spotlights, Alloy Fuel Tank, VBG Drawbar Coupling, Sleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Air Con, Sunroof Renault Premium Lander Series Sleeper Cab. Volvo 450 DXI Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w Ad Blue. Volvo Engine Brake (VEB).
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Drawbar tanker

The drawbar also has advantages in loading. When the rear trailer is disconnected, the drawbar is still a functioning C class truck. This means that in theory the drawbar can be disconnected to allow the truck to make deliveries while the trailer is being loaded, thus potentially saving some time on local routes and making the drawbar more productive. It has to be remembered, however, that the drawbar is not a demount, and when returning to base the truck unit would have to be reloaded. There are tax advantages too, with the drawbar being classified as a C class vehicle.

Clearly, the drawbar also has some perceived disadvantages. With two load areas, it can be more cumbersome and time-consuming to load. The front unit can be loaded first but then the driver must hook up to the rear trailer and manoeuvre it to the loading bay to have it loaded. 

Drawbar curtainsider

There are also differences in handling characteristics to consider. Many drivers report that reversing the drawbar in particular can be a more difficult manoeuvre than the equivalent movement on a standard tractor and semi trailer combination. It should be noted, however, that some drivers dispute this. It may be down to what the driver has been trained on and how experienced he is on the drawbar configuration.

The process of selecting a used drawbar is much like that of the equivalent rigid truck. There are many drawbar combinations, including box vans, curtainsides, dropsides, tankers and tippers. Clearly, the driver or operator must select the appropriate version for his business and then look at the size of drawbar required and number of axles. The operator should take care to inspect the drawbar mechanism and ensure the trailer and all of its mechanical components are up to scratch if buying a full combo
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