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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DAF CF75  -310 4x2 De-Mount Box Lorry, Drawbar Spec 2008 MA
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DAF CF75 -310 4x2 De-Mount Box Lorry, Drawbar Spec 2008 MA POA
2008 | Drawbars 16ft De-mountable Box Body, Air Suspension, Day Cab, Roller Shutter Door, Tuck Away Tail Lift, Drawbar Spec, ADK, Electric Windows, Cruise Control, Sunroof, CD, 16sp Manual Gearbox. - 40 TON TRAIN WEIGHT - CHOICE OF 2 - EURO 4 - STOCK NO. P080
C J Leonard
DAF CF75  -310 4x2 De-Mount Box Lorry, Drawbar Spec 2008 MA
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DAF CF75 -310 4x2 De-Mount Box Lorry, Drawbar Spec 2008 MA POA
2008 | Drawbars 16ft De-mountable Box Body, Air Suspension, Day Cab, Roller Shutter Door, Tuck Away Tail Lift, Drawbar Spec, ADK, Electric Windows, Cruise Control, Sunroof, CD, 16sp Manual Gearbox. - 40 TON TRAIN WEIGHT - CHOICE OF 2 - EURO 4 - STOCK NO. P079
C J Leonard
DAF CF85   410 6 X 4 DRAWBAR SPEC HOOKLOADER - 2007 - AE07
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DAF CF85 410 6 X 4 DRAWBAR SPEC HOOKLOADER - 2007 - AE07 £19,750.00
2007 | Drawbars | 26000kg Paccar 410 Bhp Euro 4 Engine, Ad Blue, 16 Speed Manual, Diff/Cross Locks, Steel Suspension, Hub Reduction, Boughton Hookloader Body, Stab Jacks, Kwik Cova Flip Net, VBG Drawbar Coupling, Day Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Sunroof, Cd Player, Cruise, Digit DAF CF85 Series Day Cab. Paccar MX 410 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine C/w Ad-Blue. ZF 16 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. DAF Hub
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DAF CF  440 FAD 8x4 32,000kgs GVW (44,000kgs GTW Drawbar)
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DAF CF 440 FAD 8x4 32,000kgs GVW (44,000kgs GTW Drawbar) POA
2014 | Drawbars | 32000kg DAF CF440 FAD 8x4 32,000kgs GVW (44,000kgs GTW Drawbar) Fitted with Hyva Hooklift Equipment and sheeting system. Registered October 2014
Trailer King
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Trailer King £750.00
Drawbars tandem axles 10 stud axles saph drum brakes 215/75/r17.5
F W Thomas
Scania 4 Series R124-420 6x2 Rigid
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Scania 4 Series R124-420 6x2 Rigid POA
2004 | Drawbars 12 Speed Manual Gearbox,Topline Cab,air Condition,Draw Bar Hitch,Full Air Front & Back. RIGIDS
Mercedes-Benz Actros MERCEDES  1840 MEGASPACE LHD 4X2 DEMOUNT BOX DRAWB
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Mercedes-Benz Actros MERCEDES 1840 MEGASPACE LHD 4X2 DEMOUNT BOX DRAWB £10,950.00
2002 | Drawbars | 18000kg Mercedes V6 400 Bhp Euro 3 Engine, 16 Speed Manual, Air Suspension, 24Ft Demountable Box Body, Side Access/Barn Doors, 1000 Kg Tuckaway Tailift, Sunvisor, Alloy Fuel Tank, VBG Drawbar Coupling, Twinsleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors/Sunroof, Night Heat Mercedes Actros Megaspace High Roof Twinsleeper Cab. (Left Hand Drive) Mercedes V6-400 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge cooled Euro 3 Engine.
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Scania R Series  R420 6 X 4 HOOKLOADER DRAWBAR OUTFIT - 2008 - BX0
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Scania R Series R420 6 X 4 HOOKLOADER DRAWBAR OUTFIT - 2008 - BX0 £37,950.00
2008 | Drawbars | 26000kg Scania 420 Bhp Euro 4 Engine, 9 Speed Manual, Diff/Cross Locks, Steel Suspension, Telehoist Hookloader Body, Hydraulic Locks, Hydraulic Flipnet, VBG Drawbar Coupling, Sunvisor, Vertical Exhaust, Beacons, Sleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Sunroof, Cd Scania R Series Sleeper Cab. Scania 420 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine. Scania 9 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. Scania Single
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Volvo FL 10 320
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Volvo FL 10 320 POA
1990 | Drawbars Sleeper, 11 car LOHR drawbar transporter, works ok
John Whiting Ltd
Scania R Series  R420 6 X 4 HOOKLOADER DRAWBAR OUTFIT - 2008 - BX0
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Scania R Series R420 6 X 4 HOOKLOADER DRAWBAR OUTFIT - 2008 - BX0 £39,750.00
2008 | Drawbars | 26000kg Scania 420 Bhp Euro 4 Engine, 9 Speed Manual, Diff/Cross Locks, Steel Suspension, Telehoist Hookloader Body, Hydraulic Locks, Hydraulic Flipnet, VBG Drawbar Coupling, Sunvisor, Vertical Exhaust, Beacons, Sleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Sunroof, Cd Scania R Series Sleeper Cab. Scania 420 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine. Scania 9 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. Scania Single
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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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