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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Scania 4 Series 94D220
Scania 4 Series 94D220 £5,500.00
1999 | Flats 1999 94D.220 trucks for export This 1999 94D.220 truck is also available for dismantling & parts salvage.Stock No: SCA-B-0224Manufacturer: ScaniaModel: 94DYear: 1999Mileage: 397618BHP: 220Function: RigidTransmission: ManualAxle Config: 4X2Suspension: AirCab Type: SleeperNumber of Beds: 1. Right Hand Drive
Iveco Eurocargo  75E18
Iveco Eurocargo 75E18 £18,500.00
2013 | Flats Tacho type: DigitalWheelbase (mm): 4800mmTotal height: 9ft 6ÔÇØOdometer:169880 KMBody type: FlatbedBody width: 8ftBody length: 24ft. Right Hand Drive
MV Commercial Ltd
Volvo FE 320
Volvo FE 320 £37,000.00
2013 | Flats Rear Lift Axle, On Air Suspension, Original Build, 8t Font Axle, Body Information, Body type: Flatbed, Body length: 30ftToolbox, Full Height Headboard, Cab Information, Cab Type Sleeper Cab, Cruise Control,Cab SunvisorMulti Function Steering Wheel, Single Bunk, Alloy Wheels. Right Hand Drive
MV Commercial Ltd
Trailer Western Star 30X109
Trailer Western Star 30X109 POA
2019 | Flats 25 ft bale Trailer
S Price Agri
Trailer SDC
Trailer SDC POA
2006 | Flats 2006 13.6m triaxle flatbed trailer, air suspension, ror disc brake axles, removable headboard, removable fall restraint, Mot October 2017, as taken in.
SBS Spares Ltd
DAF CF65 .220
DAF CF65 .220 POA
2003 | Flats 2003 CF65 220 dropside. Manual gearbox. Steel suspension. Mot September 2017, LEZ compliant. Ideal export4x2, Power Steering. Right Hand Drive
SBS Spares Ltd
DAF LF45 .160
DAF LF45 .160 £11,750.00
2012 | Flats 2012 LF45-160 with low mileage of 110,000 miles and manual gearbox, Fitted with brand new 22ft alloy dropsided body. Ideal for scaffolding. We have a choice of low mileage and MAN chassis. £11,750.00.. Right Hand Drive
Unity Trucks Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Atego  816
Mercedes-Benz Atego 816 POA
2009 | Flats 2009 MERCEDES ATEGO 816, FLAT BED RIGID LORRY, MOT FEB 2018, 191KMS. Right Hand Drive
DAF LF55 .220
DAF LF55 .220 POA
Iveco Eurocargo  75E16
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 POA
2010 | Flats | 7500kg 2010 Eurocargo 75E16, 22ft Dropside, Euro 5, 7.5ton Gross, Auto Gearbox, Steel Suspension, Direct Company, Very Clean and Tidy, Low KM's, MOT FEB 20184x2. Right Hand Drive
RS Joyner & Son 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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