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 FH 460
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Volvo FH 460 POA
2017 | Drawbars . Right Hand Drive
Macs Truck Sales
Mercedes-Benz Axor 1829 4x2  Draw Bar Outfit
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 1829 4x2 Draw Bar Outfit POA
2011 | Drawbars Single Sleeper Cab, 26ft Curtain Side Body, Euro 5 Add Blue Engine, 9 Speed Manual Gear Box, 500ltr Fuel Tank, Diff Lock, Cruise Control, Air Suspension, Comes With Wheel Base Tandem Axle Trailer, 24.6ft Body On Trailer, 8.7ft Max Internal High, 8.5ft Through Side, 8.3ft High Through Rear Doors, ROR Axles Drum Brakes,MOT:08/18 RIGIDS
DAF CF85 .360
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DAF CF85 .360 POA
2008 | Drawbars 18t DRAWBAR & TRAILER WITH COLUMN TAIL LIFT. SLEEPER CAB. MANUAL GEARBOX. ROOF DEFLECTOR. REAR SHUTTER DOOR. HARDWOOD FLOOR. SUSPENSION STEEL FRONT AIR REAR. INTERNAL LENGTH 24'. INTERNAL HEIGHT 8'. INTERNAL WIDTH 8'2. EURO 4. GOOD CONDITION. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. PRICE £8000 + VAT.4x2, Power Steering. Right Hand Drive
Scania P Series P400 4x2 Rigid Draw Bar
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Scania P Series P400 4x2 Rigid Draw Bar £22,000.00
2011 | Drawbars Twin Sleeper High Line Cab, 26.8ft Long Abel Box Body, 8.1ft Max High Internal, 7.4ft Through Rear door, Palfinger Column Tail Lift, Electric Mirrors And Windows, AirSuspension, Fridge, Exhaust Brake, Cruise Control, Comes With Draw Bar 23.4ft Long Body, 8.1ft Max Internal High, 7.6ft High Through Rear Door, BPW Axles, Disk Brakes, Barn Doors At Rear Of Trailer, Anteo 1500kg Tuck Away Tail Lift
DAF LF55 .300
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DAF LF55 .300 £19,750.00
2012 | Drawbars Drawbar spec,25 foot 5ins Grp Box c/w Anteo 1500kgs tuckunder taillift,electric windows/mirrors,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,dual passenger seat,air deflector,VBG Drawbar coupling,ferry lashing points,manual gearbox,only 151,000 kilometres!! outstanding condition,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter @junction6com. Right Hand
Junction 6 Commercials Limited
Mercedes-Benz Axor  1829L
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 1829L £19,950.00
2011 | Drawbars 2011 (61) Axor 2529 sleeper cab, 26' curtainside body, 24'6" 2011 Wheelbase tandem axle drawbar trailer, 497048 kms, MOT June 2018, 9 speed manual, 500 litre fuel tank, diff lock, cruise control, rear air suspension, C.D. radio, air deflector, C.D. radio, good tyres all round, excellent condition.Locking Differential, 6x2. Right Hand Drive
Midlands Truck & Van
Renault Lander 460DXI
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Renault Lander 460DXI POA
2012 | Drawbars LANDER 460 6X4 CHASSIS CAB ON AIR AUTO 5M WHEEL BASE ENGINE BRAKE A/C 25 FT CHASSIS PIPED FOR DRAWBAR 12 MONTHS DOE Rigid Trucks
First Choice Commercials
DAF CF85  410
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DAF CF85 410 POA
2009 | Drawbars 2009 DAF 85CF 410 4X2 Demountable with draw bar hitch. Rigid Trucks
Willenhall Commercials Ltd


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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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