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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Mercedes-Benz Atego 814
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 814 £5,500.00
1999 | Flats Atego fitted with air operated wag tail body and winch. Super clean little truck, for vintage tractor transport. Genuine kms. One company owned truck from new + VATLeft Hand Drive
Trucks R Us
Mercedes-Benz Atego 814
Mercedes-Benz Atego 814 POA
1999 | Flats Left Hand Drive
Trucks R Us
Renault Midlum  270 Dxi
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Renault Midlum 270 Dxi POA
2009 | Flats | 18000kg 26'6" Flatbed AdBlue Digital Tacho Air Seats CD Stereo Cruise Control Exhaust Brake Rear Air Suspension Electric Windows Electric Heated Mirrors AVAILABLE WITH MODIFICATION/ENGINEERING IF NEEDED (PTO, Extension, Body building, Paintwork plus much more can be arranged and quoted) 3, 6, 9 OR 12 MONTHS DRIVELINE WARRANTY AVAILABLE FINANCE AVAILABLE - SUBJECT TO STATUS PART EXCHANGES WELCOME -
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DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2005 | Flats CF&5.310 26T 2005 Dropside with Atlas Terex rear mounted crane with stand up control, Mid lift twin steer, Automatic, 306609KM, 20ft internal body, MOT until June 2018 Please call to arrange inspection £5750 plus VAT6x2, Power Steering, Tilt/Telescope
Leicester Commercial Centre
Scania 4 Series P94 260 10 Tyre Rear Lift Flatbed
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Scania 4 Series P94 260 10 Tyre Rear Lift Flatbed £12,950.00
2003 | Flats | 26000kg 2003 Scania P94 260 6x2 10 Tyre Rear Lift Sleeper Cab Flatbed, Bonfiglioli 20000 XL Crane, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Radio/Stereo, Single Bunk, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination - Contact for a quote
Law Exports Ltd
MAN Unknown LE160C
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MAN Unknown LE160C POA
2001 | Flats SOLD BUT MORE AVAILABLE - 4x4 rigid dropside. Ex-military, immaculately maintained, very low mileage, this truck is almost like new. Suspension: Steel
Vindico UK Ltd
Trailer SDC
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Trailer SDC POA
2008 | Flats Trailer Step frame Superb condition, very well built trailer. Stepframe single axle trailer. With container locks. In excellent condition throughout, hardwood deck side boxes, newly blasted and painted MOT: yes
Vindico UK Ltd
MAN Unknown LE150
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MAN Unknown LE150 POA
2001 | Flats LE.150 4x4 truck 4x4 Unit Genuine low mileage truck, cosmetically and mechanically superb. Stock No V 354 Make Model LE.150 4x4 truck Year 2001 Cabin Type Day Engine150Bhp Gearbox Manual Axle Config 4x4 Suspension Steel Mileage 60000 MOT No LE.150 4x4 Rigid Dropside. Exceptional condition.4x4
Vindico UK Ltd
Scania T Series LBT141
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Scania T Series LBT141 £15,000.00
1980 | Flats 009 141 6x2 1980 from Italy, very good cab, runs very sweet, ideal for cutting down to a 4x2 unit £15,000Left Hand Drive
Trailer COMET  44FT FLATBED TRAILER - 2000 - C063209
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Trailer COMET 44FT FLATBED TRAILER - 2000 - C063209 £2,450.00
2000 | Flats | 36000kg Comet Tri Axle Chassis. 44Ft Steel Framed Flatbed C/w Hardwood Plank Floor And Raised Headboard. ROR Axles C/w 385/65 R22.5 Wheels And Tyres. Air Suspension C/w Raise and Lower Control. Full Disc Braking System. Wabco ABS System C/w ISO Susie Socket. Steel Side Guard Safety Rails. Jost Dual Speed Landing Legs. Plated Weight : 36,000 Kgs. Design Weight : 36,000 Kgs. King Pin Plated Weight : 12,000
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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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