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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Iveco Eurocargo euro cargo
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Iveco Eurocargo euro cargo POA
2012 | Flats | 7500kg 2012 [12 plate] iveco 75e16 eurocargo, 7.5 ton on springs, day cab, 3 seats, 160 horse power, 6 speed auto, tested till december, 1 owner ,only 81000km, tyres over 70%, 22ft dropside flat bed with good flooring and tie hooks,. Euro 5
Curran Commercials
Volvo FE RHD  320 6X2 R LIFT FLATBED
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Volvo FE RHD 320 6X2 R LIFT FLATBED POA
2008 | Flats | 26000kg Sleeper D7E320 Diesel Manual 532762km Air
Tuxford Exports
DAF CF65  220
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DAF CF65 220 POA
2005 | Flats 2005 DAF CF 65.220 24ft flatbed manual gear box excellent condition Call Richard 07815 564541 Tony 07979 510216
Trailer NOOTEBOOM
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Trailer NOOTEBOOM POA
2018 | Flats three axle full power steer double extender out riggers
Peter Gilder & Sons Limited
DAF CF75   310 SPACE CAB, EURO 4, 6 X 2 FLATBED - 2008 - YY
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DAF CF75 310 SPACE CAB, EURO 4, 6 X 2 FLATBED - 2008 - YY £8,750.00
2008 | Flats | 26000kg DAF CF75 Series Sleeper Cab. Paccar 310 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine C/w Ad-Blue. ZF 12 Speed AStronic Gearbox. DAF 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. 27Ft Flatbed Body C/w Raised Headboard, Wood Panel Floor And Lashing Rings. Aluminium Side Guard Safety Rails. Exterior
Walker Movements
DAF CF65 .220
DAF CF65 .220 POA
2008 | Flats CF65.220 4 X 2 BEAVERTAIL 2008 27Æ Flatbed, Hydraulic Full Width Ramp, Lashing Rings, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Sunroof, CD+Radio - Stock Ref:- S014 - MOT Expiry:- 31/07/2018
C J Leonard
Iveco Eurocargo 75E21
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E21 POA
2015 | Flats | 7500kg IVECO / 75E21 - 2015 (64) Euro 6 Day Cab / Dual Passenger Seat. 23ft 6ins Flat Truck with Wood Floor. Width - 7ft 8ins. Steel Suspension. BHP - 210. Automatic Gear Box. First Registered - 30/01/2015. MOT Expiry - Feb 2019. Euro 6. STOCK NO: R066. Date of registration: 30/01/2015 Fitted with Automatic gearbox Euro: 6
Trailer KING GTS 44
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Trailer KING GTS 44 POA
2003 | Flats
Peter Gilder & Sons Limited
Trailer KING GTS 44
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Trailer KING GTS 44 POA
2003 | Flats Tri axle front lift hydraulic rear ramps out riggers in mint condition.
Peter Gilder & Sons Limited
Mercedes-Benz Axor RHD 1823 4X2 FLATBED
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Mercedes-Benz Axor RHD 1823 4X2 FLATBED POA
2005 | Flats Sleeper OM906.925 230 Diesel Manual Air
Tuxford Exports
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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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