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 MONTRACON 13.6M FLATBED TRAILER 1995 A198280
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Trailer MONTRACON 13.6M FLATBED TRAILER 1995 A198280 £2,450.00
1995 | Flats | 36000kg Montracon Tri-Axle Chassis Montracon Steel Framed 13.6M Flat Body c/w Hard Wood Plank Floor, Raised Headboard, Post & Sockets ROR Axles c/w 385/65/R22.5 Wheels and Tyres Full Drum Braking System Grau ABS System Air Suspension c/w Adjustable Ride Height Valve Steel Side Safety Rails Dual Speed Landing Legs Plated Weight: 36,000Kgs Design Weight: 36,000Kgs King Pin Plated Weight: 12,000Kgs Tested
Fleet Ex Global Vehicle Sales
Scania R Series r420
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Scania R Series r420 POA
2005 | Flats | 26000kg 2005 scania R420 6x2 on air, 26 ton gross and 44 ton train weight, rear lift axle, euro 3, sleeper cab, 2 seats, 420 horse power, 12 speed manual gear box, 23ft flat aluminium body, drag hitch, Air con, tested till january, 1 owner, tyres over 60%, diff lock, sun visor, nameboard, can be sold chassie cab if required.. Euro 3
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DAF CF75 75
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DAF CF75 75 POA
2005 | Flats | 26000kg 2005 (55 plate) daf cf 75 310 euro 3 6x2 on air with rear lift and steer axle, 310 horse power, 8 speed manual gear box , day cab, 2 seats, only 274000kms, tested till december, 1 owner, tyres over 60%, diff lock, 24 ft flat body with drop sides, roof beacons, toolbox, rear mounted crane can be fitted.. Euro 3
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Trailer MONTRACON
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Trailer MONTRACON POA
2017 | Flats Brand New 2017 Montracon Heavy Duty PSK Flatbeds, 12 x PSK Locks, BPW Axles, Drum Brakes, Timber floor
Trailer DENNISON
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Trailer DENNISON POA
2018 | Flats Brand New Dennison Flatbeds, 13.6m, Triaxle, 12 x Posts & Sockets, 1500mm Headboard, BPW Axles, Drum Brakes.
Iveco Eurocargo  STRALIS 450 EURO 5, 4 X 2 18 TONNE  DRAWBAR SPEC
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Iveco Eurocargo STRALIS 450 EURO 5, 4 X 2 18 TONNE DRAWBAR SPEC £9,950.00
2010 | Flats | 18000kg Iveco Stralis Active Time Slepper Cab. Iveco 450 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w Ad-blue System. 2 Stage Engine Brake. ZF 12 Speed As-tronic Automatic Gearbox. Rockwell Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Front And Rear Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Hand Held Controls. 2X 25Ft Demountable Flatbed Bodies C/w Raised Headboards And Hardwood Plank Floors. VBG Air
Walker Movements
Renault Midlum
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Renault Midlum POA
2007 | Flats | 7500kg 2007 [56 plate] renault midlum 190dxi ,euro 4 ,7.5 ton , 190 horse power engine, 6 speed manual gearbox ,day cab , 2 seats, 382000km , 2 owners, tested till April , tyres over 60%, 22ft Dropside flat with new timber floor, tool box, . This lorry is in good condition ready for work.. Euro 4
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DAF LF
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DAF LF POA
2007 | Flats | 12000kg 2007 [07 plate] daf lf 45 180 ,euro 4 ,12 ton , 8 stud wheel, 160 horse power engine, 6 speed manual gearbox ,day cab , 3 seats, tyres over 60%, 18ft dropside flat or chassie cab . This lorry is in good condition ready for work.. Euro 4
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Scania P Series P270
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Scania P Series P270 POA
2007 | Flats | 26000kg 6X2 REAR LIFT 28FT FLAT, DAY CAB, SUN VISOR, 3 PEDAL OPTI CRUISE GEARBOX, DIFF LOCK, BUILT TO ORDER
F W Harrison Commercials Ltd
DAF CF85  380 6x2
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DAF CF85 380 6x2 POA
2006 | Flats | 26000kg 2006 DAF CF85 380 6x2 Flatbed Rigid Trucks
Willenhall 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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