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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DAF LF55 .220
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DAF LF55 .220 POA
2008 | Flats Dropside Atlas 92.2 mounted crane lorry, remote and levers, 18 tonne, 4x2, automatic, Euro 4, Adblue, 12 months MOT and crane test, inspection welcome, call Gary on 07795 844172. Right Hand Drive
Leicester Commercial Centre
MAN TGM 18.250
MAN TGM 18.250 POA
2011 | Flats 4X2 24ft Scaffold 160,000km Choice of 3. Right Hand Drive
PCL Maidstone TopUsed
DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 £6,500.00
2005 | Flats Sleeper Cab, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, 28FT Flat Bed with Tuck Away Tail Lift, 6x2 Rear Lift Axle with 10 Tyres, Choice of 2, Both Drive Great, Can Stack vehicles one on top of each other if needed, £Call6x2. Right Hand Drive
Dixon Commercial Exports Ltd
Scania P Series  P280, 26 TONNE 6 X 2 FLATBED - 2010 - BX10 APK
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Scania P Series P280, 26 TONNE 6 X 2 FLATBED - 2010 - BX10 APK £17,750.00
2010 | Flats | 26000kg Scania P Series Sleeper Cab. Scania 280 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine. Scania 8 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. Scania Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Controls. Air Suspended Twin Wheeled Rear Lift Axle C/w In Cab Control. 29Ft Flatbed Body C/w Lashing Rings, Wood Plank Floor And Raised Headboard. Aluminium Side Guard Safety
Walker Movements
Mercedes-Benz Atego  815 Day Cab Flatbed
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 Day Cab Flatbed £3,250.00
2004 | Flats | 7500kg 2004 Mercedes Atego 815 Day Cab Flatbed on Spring Suspension, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, 3 Seat Cab, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
Law Exports Ltd
Trailer KASSBOHRER 30 FT
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Trailer KASSBOHRER 30 FT POA
2017 | Flats Flat Bed Semi-trailer, Saf axles with drum brakes, 20 x Post & Post pockets , Container locks 20,30,40 & 45 ft, Tare weight 6600 kg.. Right Hand Drive
T C Trailers
DAF LF55 55.210TI
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DAF LF55 55.210TI POA
2007 | Flats LF55.220 DROPSIDE TRUCK WITH TEREX 85.2 CRANE2007, 15 TONNE, ADBLUE EURO 4, AUTOMATIC GEARBOX, BODY LENGTH AT 18FT, 284094 Km MOUNTED REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE, MAINTAINED REGARDLESS OF COST, ONE COMPANY OWNER. Right Hand Drive
Leicester Commercial Centre
DAF LF55 .220
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DAF LF55 .220 POA
2007 | Flats LF55.220, dropside with Atlas TL92.2 mounted crane, 18 ton, Euro 4, 234459 km, body length 21 feet, 12 months MOT and crane tested.inspection welcome, call Gary on 07795 844172. Right Hand Drive
Leicester Commercial Centre
DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2007 | Flats CF75.310 26 TONNE FLATBED WITH MOFFETT ATTACHMENTS. Right Hand Drive
Leicester Commercial Centre
Scania P Series P230
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Scania P Series P230 POA
2005 | Flats Rest Cab with 3 x Seats, 3 Pedal Opti-Cruise Gearbox, 26ft Alloys Dropside Body (Built 2015) with Triple Sides & Wooden Floor, October 2017 MOT, 2 Owners, Very Clean Body, Ideal for Scaffolders, Can go Straight to Work!4x2. Right Hand Drive
Dixon Commercial Exports 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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