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  114 340 6x2/4 dual wheel rear lift flat bed sleep
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Scania 4 Series 114 340 6x2/4 dual wheel rear lift flat bed sleep POA
2001 | Flats | 26000kg This is used SCANIA truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
N A Commercials Ltd
Renault Maxter  300 4x4 Flatbed
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Renault Maxter 300 4x4 Flatbed POA
Flats Renault Maxter 300 4x4 Flat Bed, Day Cab, Rotzler 10 Ton Hydraulic Winch, Manual Gear Box, Only 19000 Kilometres from new Rigid Trucks
Willenhall Commercials Ltd
MAN TGL 10.180
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MAN TGL 10.180 POA
2017 | Flats Make: MAN,Model: TGL 10.180,Body type: Dropside,Axle Config: 4x2,Weight 7.5 Tonne,Registration: MVB047,Emission Class: Euro 6,Gearbox Automatic,Cab Type :Day Cab,Tacho type: Digital,Wheelbase (mm): 4500,3 Year Manufacturers Warranty,Can be Up Rated to 10t GVW,Body Information,Body type: DropsideBody width: 8ft 3"Body length: 22ft Steel Body with Alloy DropsidesFall Arrest System,Full Height
MV Commercial Ltd
DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2005 | Flats CF75.310 2005 Dropside 26T with Terex 92.2 Crane, Automatic, twin lift mid steer, remote control crane with Levers, 388587Km, please call to arrange inspection P.O.ANo MOT sold for export6x2. Right Hand Drive
Leicester Commercial Centre
MAN TGA 26.320
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MAN TGA 26.320 POA
2007 | Flats | 26000kg 2007 TGA 26.320, 27ft Platform , Euro 4, 26ton Gross, 6×2, Flat Roof Sleeper Cab, Rear Lift Axle, Auto Gearbox, Air Suspension, Direct Company, Clean and Tidy, MOT JAN 20186x2, Number of Beds: 1, Power Steering. Right Hand Drive
RS Joyner & Son ltd
DAF LF45 .160
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DAF LF45 .160 £10,250.00
2011 | Flats Special offer on this 2011 LF45-160 with a brand new purpose built 22ft scaffolding body. This is a brand new body built from the chassis up.Please call for full spec and delivery date.The picture is a stock picture and we can deliver to any part of the UK.4x2, Power Steering. Right Hand Drive
Unity Trucks Ltd
Ford Transit  300M
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Ford Transit 300M £4,950.00
2010 | Flats Clean Transit 300 with 10ft dropside and tail lift. Useful little truck, drives great and ready to go. Please note the vehicle is awaiting a valet.4x2, Power Steering. Right Hand Drive
Unity Trucks Ltd
DAF LF45 .160
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DAF LF45 .160 £9,500.00
2010 | Flats Choice of 2010 LF45-160's with brand new purpose built scaffolding bodies built to order.Please call for full spec and delivery date.Please note the picture is of a stock vehicle and we can deliver anywhere in the UK4x2, Power Steering. Right Hand Drive
Unity Trucks Ltd
MAN TGL 7.180
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MAN TGL 7.180 £10,950.00
2011 | Flats | 7490kg Choice of these excellent TGL 7-180 7.5 tonne trucks. Great spec with180bhp engine, low mileage, automatic transmission and rear air suspension.They will have brand new and purpose built 21ft 6" double dropside alloy scaffolding bodies.Fantastic value for a truck of this specPlease cal for full specification.4x2, Power Steering. Right Hand Drive
Unity Trucks Ltd
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
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DAF LF55 LF 55.220 POA
2012 | Flats | 18000kg DAF / LF 55.220 2012 (12) Euro 5 Day Cab / Dual Passenger Seat. 27ft Curtainside Body. Hardwood Floor & Tie Rings. Approx Kms - 260,605. 6 Speed Manual Gear Box. BHP - 220. First Registered - 17/03/2012. MOT Expiry - Oct 2018. Euro 5. STOCK NO: R040. Date of registration: 17/03/2012 Fitted with 6 Speed Manual gearbox 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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