Flats Trucks For Sale

The flatbed, or flat truck, is one of the oldest and most versatile types of truck around. Before the advent of today’s range of bodies, the flat truck was the most popular truck on the market. Today’s flat trucks are often used for carrying bulky plant and other large paletted loads.

The flat still has advantages over enclosed-bodied trucks. One of these advantages is the ease and flexibility of loading and unloading. When operating an enclosed truck, care must be taken in deciding the load order. Generally, the truck is only open to the rear, so the first pallets loaded must be the last pallets to be unloaded. Changes to the driver’s dropping order could cause some time-consuming problems as palettes are moved around, or even unloaded and reloaded, to get at loads buried deeper in the truck. The flat truck can also take loads that are oversized and do not match the dimensions of the truck. An element of overhang to the sides or rear is acceptable if properly highlighted.

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Trailer SDC Trailers Limited Flat Platform Trailer
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Trailer SDC Trailers Limited Flat Platform Trailer POA
£61.49 Weekly
2017 | Flats SDC Platform or Flat Trailer Heavy Duty triaxle air BPW drum Heavy duty side raves 28 mm Keruing floors Removable front headboard 6 pair of sockets Posts 1500 mm high above floor 10 off 80 x80 posts (10 off post extensions to add 1200mm to side post height) Headboard is 1500mm High Detachable PSK 8 x 1 CuYds (0.8m3) Fitted 3x BPW Limited axles.On Air suspension. On BPW Limited Drum brakes and
Newton Trailer Sales
Trailer SDC PSKÆS
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Trailer SDC PSKÆS POA
2013 | Flats
Trailer DENNISON  Flatbeds
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Trailer DENNISON Flatbeds POA
2018 | Flats
Scania R Series R420 6x2 Rigid Flat With Moffett
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Scania R Series R420 6x2 Rigid Flat With Moffett POA
2008 | Flats | 26000kg Single Sleeper Cab 3 Pedal Opti Cruise Gear Box, 27.7ft LongFlat Body With Aluminium Drop Sides, Half Leather Seats With Lumber Support, Electric Mirrors And Windows, Air Con, Cruise Control, Sunroof, Twin Wheel Rear Lift Axle, Reverse Camera, Comes With M4 25.3 Moffett, 2500gvw, Done 660hrs RIGIDS
Volvo FE -320
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Volvo FE -320 £8,950.00
2008 | Flats 2008 08 VOLVO FE-320 30FT FLAT BODY EURO 4 2008 08 Volvo FE-320 6x2 Rigid Complete with 30ft Flat Body Rear Air Suspension With Lifting Tag Axle Long Range Fuel Tank Euro 4 ?8950 Plus Vat
Trucks 2 Go Limited
Trailer SDC Trailers Limited Flat Platform Trailer
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Trailer SDC Trailers Limited Flat Platform Trailer POA
£61.49 Weekly
2017 | Flats SDC Platform or Flat Trailer Heavy Duty triaxle air BPW drum Heavy duty side raves 28 mm Keruing floors Removable front headboard 6 pair of sockets Posts 1500 mm high above floor 10 off 80 x80 posts (10 off post extensions to add 1200mm to side post height) Headboard is 1500mm High Detachable PSK 8 x 1 CuYds (0.8m3) Fitted 3x BPW Limited axles.On Air suspension. On BPW Limited Drum brakes and
Newton Trailer Sales
Trailer CORUS
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Trailer CORUS £4,750.00
2006 | Flats All MOT'd . ROR DRUM / 30% Tyres, 12 Sockets. Good Condition
Paul Binns Commercials Limited
DAF LF45 .160
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DAF LF45 .160 POA
2012 | Flats 2012 62 plate LF45-160 with auto gearbox and brand new 22ft alloy double dropsided body ideal for scaffolding. Excellent throughout with 220,000 miles and MOT. Choice from £10,950.00 + VAT
Unity Trucks Ltd
ERF EC S6
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ERF EC S6 POA
2001 | Flats | 1800kg 2001 ECS6-230HP, Sleeper Cab, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, 8.3L Cummins Engine, 25FT Flat Bed, Rear Air Suspension, 6M Wheelbase, 1 Family Owner From New, Truck Is in Very Good Overall Condition & is a Credit to the Previous Owners, Can Assist with loading if Required, Would make a Great Hobby Truck! Call!4x2, Number of Beds: 1
Dixon Commercial Exports Ltd
Scania 4 Series  94 220 4x2 Flat Bed Sleeper Cab Manual Gearbox (2
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Scania 4 Series 94 220 4x2 Flat Bed Sleeper Cab Manual Gearbox (2 POA
2002 | Flats This is used SCANIA truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
N A Commercials Ltd
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With a flatbed truck, there is far more flexibility. Loads can be added or taken off from the rear or either side, so access is far easier than with an enclosed truck.  Specialist version, such as scaffold bodies are possible. Similarly, side loading and unloading can be much more convenient and quicker when working in tight spaces on site or at busy loading bays. The flexibility of the flat truck clearly depends on it being open. This, however, also contributes to its limitations. Being open means that loads are exposed to the elements. This means that there is real possibility of unsuitable loads being damaged by rain or ingress of surface water. The answer to this is to utilise ropes and sheeting to keep out the water. Clearly, however, this has an impact on the time taken to load and unload and also to uncover and recover loads on multi-drop routes. In addition, the sheeting may not be sufficient to keep out all of the water, no matter how skilled the driver.Typical Flatbed Truck

This open nature of the flat truck also has security implications. Any load in an enclosed truck body is protected by a lock and a solid shell. This also has the effect of keeping the loads out of sight and away from prying eyes. Any potential thief must therefore break into the load area and take a chance that there is something valuable inside. A flat, on the other hand, has no such protection. Even where a load is roped and sheeted, it is unlikely to represent much of a deterrent to a potential thief. The thief also has a far greater chance of quickly ascertaining what is contained in the load. A flat may therefore have to be unloaded or locked up overnight, and that could reduce its flexibility and productivity.

Clearly, there is a trade-off to be made when deciding on a flat truck or a bodied truck. The flat is less likely to be suitable for smaller high-value items, but it could still be a good bet for larger and heavier bulk items as well as less valuable loads that are less likely to be stolen. The flat truck comes in a variety of lengths, and with no special enclosure it is a simple, cheap and easily maintained lorry.

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