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  94 220 4x2 flat bed 375000 kms Manual Fuel Pump M
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Scania 4 Series 94 220 4x2 flat bed 375000 kms Manual Fuel Pump M POA
1998 | Flats This is used SCANIA truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
N A Commercials Ltd
Scania 4 Series  94D 6 X 2 FLATBED - 2003 - YJ53 JYD
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Scania 4 Series 94D 6 X 2 FLATBED - 2003 - YJ53 JYD £7,950.00
2003 | Flats | 26000kg Scania 94 Series Day Cab. Scania 260 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Scania 8 Speed Syncromesh Manual Gearbox. Scania Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Air Suspended Rear Lift Axle C/w In Cab Control. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Controls. 28Ft Flatbed Body C/w Wood Plank Floor, Raised Headboard And Rope Hooks. Exterior Sunvisor. Aluminium Side Guard Safety
Walker Movements
MAN TGL  8.180 4x2 Rigid Flat Lorry
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MAN TGL 8.180 4x2 Rigid Flat Lorry £6,500.00
2008 | Flats Single Sleeper Cab, 22ft Long Flat Body, Auto Gear Box, Electric Mirrors And Windows, Air Con, Cruise Control, Tow Bar, Auto Gear Box RIGIDS
DAF CF75 .360
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DAF CF75 .360 POA
2007 | Flats CF75.360 26T 2007 Dropside with Terex 120.2 Crane,24ft internal body length, twin lift mid steer, fully remote control crane with levers, 288509Km, please call to arrange inspection P.O.A6x2, Power Steering, Tilt/Telescope. Right Hand Drive
Leicester Commercial Centre
DAF CF75 .360
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DAF CF75 .360 POA
2007 | Flats CF75.360 26T 2007 Dropside with Terex TLC 92.2 Crane, 24ft internal body, remote control with levers, twin lift, mid steer, 342863Km, please call to arrange inspection.6x2. Right Hand Drive
Leicester Commercial Centre
Renault Premium   4 X 2 FLATBED - 2006 - FJ06 VGE
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Renault Premium 4 X 2 FLATBED - 2006 - FJ06 VGE £3,950.00
2006 | Flats | 18000kg Renault Premium High Roof Sleeper Cab. Renault 270 DCI Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. ZF 9 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. Renault Single Reduction Drive Axle. Steel Drive Axle Suspension. 27Ft Flatbed Body C/w Wood Plank Flooring, And Raised Headboard. Aluminium Side Guard Safety Rails. Battery Isolator Switch. PVCU Vertical Engine Air Intake. Isringhausen Air Suspended Drivers
Walker Movements
Nissan Cabstar  34.10
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Nissan Cabstar 34.10 £2,250.00
2005 | Flats CABSTAR 34.10 DROPSIDE PICK UP (YEAR 2005)MANUAL GEARBOX,ALLOY DROPSIDE BODY,RUNS AND DRIVES WELL,SELLING AS SPARES OR REPAIRES DUE TO HAVING NO TEST,DROVE 3 HOURS BACK NEVER MISSED A BEAT,IDEAL EXPORT. Left Hand Drive
East Yorkshire Machinery
DAF CF65 .250
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DAF CF65 .250 POA
2011 | Flats 18t DROPSIDE. 28' FLATBED & 8'2 WIDE. AUTOMATIC GEARBOX. DAY CAB. SUNROOF. ONBOARD COMPUTER. CRUISE CONTROL. ELECTRIC WINDOWS. HEATED MIRRORS. PHONE ENABLED. EURO 5. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. THIS IS A VERIFIED VEHICLE.4x2, Power Steering. Right Hand Drive
Trailer MONTRACON
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Trailer MONTRACON POA
2017 | Flats Brand New 2017 Montracon Heavy Duty Flatbeds, 13.6m, Triaxle, 12 x Posts & Sockets, Tall Headboard, BPW Axles, Drum Brakes
Mercedes-Benz Atego  FLATBED
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Mercedes-Benz Atego FLATBED POA
2010 | Flats | 7500kg 2010 (60) Mercedes Atego 818 Flatbed, 4Î2 Axle, Deflectors, Single Sleeper, Manual, Euro 5 This truck is a Euro 5
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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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