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 CF75 .360
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DAF CF75 .360 POA
2012 | Flats | 26000kg 2012 CF75.360, 6x4 RearLift Axle, 30ft Flat body, Manual, Ideal Scaffold Lorry, very clean & Tidy. Any Inspection Welcome.6x4
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Trailer DENNISON POA
2002 | Flats 42FT FLATBEDS, ROR DRUM, GALVANISED TIMBER/STEEL PINS WITH MOFFETT BRACKETS VERY STRAIGHT & WELL MAINTAINED.
Trailer SDC
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Trailer SDC £3,500.00
2008 | Flats 45FT FLATBED TRAILER, GALVANISED, TIMBER/STEEL PINS, GOOD FLOORS, FACTORY BUILT, BPW DRUM, LONG TESTS. LARGE CHOICE, PRICES FROM £3500
Trailer SDC
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Trailer SDC £3,500.00
2003 | Flats 2003 45FT FLATBED TRAILER, GALVANISED, TIMBER/STEEL PINS, GOOD FLOORS, FACTORY BUILT, BPW DRUM, LONG TESTS LARGE CHOICE, PRICES FROM £3500
Mercedes-Benz Atego  1523
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 1523 £36,995.00
2010 | Flats 2010 ’10 Mercedes Benz 1523 Atego. Fitted with 21ft Alloy double drop side fitted with a Palfinger EH12001 triple extension remote control crane. One owner, super low kms and long tests on truck and crane done only 53,000 km’s - £36,995 + VATLeft Hand Drive
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Scania P Series P270
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Scania P Series P270 £28,500.00
2007 | Flats 2007 ’57 P270 low ride chassis 6x2 rear lift, fitted with a 9 metre Andover body, hydraulic flip toe ramps and Ramsey winch. One owner from new with full history. Cab includes air-con. Full test offered with this recently refurbished truck done 625,000 km’s - £28,500 + VAT
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Trailer SDC
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Trailer SDC £7,750.00
2008 | Flats 2008 post, sockets and twist locks, full MOT, fully refurbished, BPW drum, excellent condition. £7750 + vat
Trailer CARTWRIGHT 45FT FLATBED TRAILER - 2005 - C179184
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Trailer CARTWRIGHT 45FT FLATBED TRAILER - 2005 - C179184 £2,950.00
2005 | Flats | 39000kg Cartwright Tri Axle Chassis. Steel Framed 45 Ft Flatbed Body C/w Wood Plank Floor And Raised Headboard. Aluminium Side Guard Safety Rails. ROR Axles C/w 385/65R 22.5 Wheels And Tyres. Full Disc Braking System. Haldex ABS/EBS System C/w ISO Susie Socket. Air Suspension C/w Raise And Lower Controls. Dual Speed Landing Legs. Plated Weight : 39,000 Kgs. Design Weight : 39,000 Kgs. King Pin Plated
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Volvo FL 240
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Volvo FL 240 £4,995.00
2007 | Flats FL240 4x2 Dropside Flat, (DX57 BYO) year 2007, 57 reg, day cab, on springs, 18 tonnes, 6 speed manual gearbox, MOT to October 2017. 32 feet bed length. Clock reads 473387 kms. H: 3.30 W: 2.50 L: 11.70 metres.
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Trailer COMET  44FT FLATBED TRAILER - 1999 - C034836
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Trailer COMET 44FT FLATBED TRAILER - 1999 - C034836 £2,450.00
1999 | 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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