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  120E22
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Iveco Eurocargo 120E22 POA
2011 | Flats 120E22, 2011/61, 21’ 6’’ SCAFFOLD BODY,EURO 5, 3 SEAT CAB, TESTED, ONE OWNER,EXCELLENT CONDITION. Right Hand Drive
Iver Commercials
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter  7C15
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C15 POA
2013 | Flats Canter 7C15 2013 7.5 Ton, 18' Aluminium Flat Body, Auto Gearbox, Exhaust Brake, 3 Seats, Electric Windows, Spring Suspension, 104,000 Miles, Tested Jan 18, Excellent Condition.4x2. Right Hand Drive
Scania R Series R440HL
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Scania R Series R440HL POA
2011 | Flats R440 2011 (11) Euro 5, Double Sleeper Cab, 8x2 Rear Lift, Fitted Brand New 30' 2" Beavertail Plant Body, Full Hydraulic Flip Toe Ramps, 10 Lashing Rings, 3 Pedal Opticruise Gearbox, Rear Legs, Deflector Kit, Front & Rear Strobe Lights, Tool Box, Cruise Control, Sun Roof, Sun Visor, Air Con, Steering Wheel Controls, Electric Windows / Mirrors, CD Player, Air Suspension, 80% Tyres, Only Covered
DAF LF55 .220
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DAF LF55 .220 £18,750.00
2011 | Flats 27 foot 4ins alloy triple Dropside,air conditioning,electric windows/mirrors,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,recessed lashing rings,As-tronic gearbox,rear air suspension,303,000 kilometres with full service history,new test,absolutely fantastic condition,CHOICE,ideal scaffold trucks?? for more info please phone 0121 326 6950,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter
Junction 6 Commercials Limited
DAF LF45 .160
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DAF LF45 .160 POA
2010 | Flats 7.5t DROPSIDE. DAY CAB WITH DUAL PASSENGER SEAT. CAB SUSPENSION MECHANICAL. HARDWOOD FLOOR. DIGITAL TACHO. CRUISE CONTROL. RADIO/CD PLAYER. LENGTH 23'. WIDTH 8'. EURO 5. MOT JULY 2018. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. THIS IS A CERTIFIED VEHICLE. PARKED AT AVONMOUTH FOR VIEWING.Power Steering. Right Hand Drive
DAF LF45 .160
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DAF LF45 .160 POA
2012 | Flats 7.5t FLATBED. DAY CAB WITH SINGLE PASSENGER SEAT. CRUISE CONTROL. ELECTRIC WINDOWS. RADIO/CD PLAYER. DIGITAL TACHO. LENGTH 20'4. WIDTH 8'. EURO 5. MOT JUNE 2018. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. EXCELLENT CONDITION. PARKED AT AVONMOUTH FOR VIEWING. THIS IS A VERIFIED VEHICLE.Power Steering, 4x2. Right Hand Drive
Trailer KING PSK
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Trailer KING PSK POA
2004 | Flats 2004 Flat Trailer with Full Twist locksMOT Till March 2018
Peter Gilder & Sons Limited
Trailer KASSBOHRER 30 FT
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Trailer KASSBOHRER 30 FT POA
2017 | Flats 4 axles extendable Low-loader, BPW air suspension with drum brakes, Platform extension length 6.000mm, Tare weight 14,477 kg.. Right Hand Drive
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Iveco Eurocargo  120E22
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Iveco Eurocargo 120E22 POA
2011 | Flats | 16513kg 21' 6'' Scaffold body , rear tailboard, Euro 5 , TESTED , AUTO , 3 SEAT CAB , ONE COMPANY OWNER , GOOD CONDITION.ABSRadio/CD playerAutomaticTacho - DigitalEuro 54x2. Right Hand Drive
Iver Commercials
DAF LF55 .220
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DAF LF55 .220 POA
2008 | Flats LF55.220 18T Euro 5 Dropside Truck 2008, 176957Km, 21ft long, Terex TLC 92.2 Remote Control Crane with Levers, Automatic, Good tyres all round, 1 owner from new Comes with 12 Months MOT and 6 Months Crane test.Any inspections welcome.Power Steering, 4x2. Right Hand Drive
Leicester Commercial Centre
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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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