Trucks with scaffold bodies take the standard flatbed format and adapt this to deal with the transportation of scaffolding, often dealing with specific lengths and payloads depending on the requirements of the contractor in question. So when buying a used scaffold truck, you need to get a thorough rundown of the features of the body while also paying close attention to the condition of the vehicle. Smaller trucks around the 7.5 tonne range can be found alongside larger 18 and even 26 tonne vehicles, so it is simply a case of deciding which type of scaffold body will be appropriate for your intended deployment.
The most basic form of scaffold truck will feature a relatively unadorned flatbed trailer on the rear, accompanied by a day cab for three crew members. Post holes and bolsters may be included to give you the flexibility to configure the load space in whatever way you choose. And in general, this type of truck is the most adaptable around - if not necessarily being well suited to very specific scenarios.
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DAF LF45 LF FA LF 45.150 DAY
2002 | Scaffold Body | 7500kg
Ref: TG1301 DAF LF 45.150, 4 x 2 day cab, fitting with 21 foot scaffolding body, 7.5 tonne No VAT if going for export
Iveco Eurocargo 1800E25
2007 | Scaffold Body | 18000kg
REF TG11922007 57 IVECO EUROCARGO 180 E25, 4X2 DAY CAB, 18 TONNE GROSS, MANUAL GEARBOX, 370,000KMS WARRANTED, EURO 4SPRING SUSPENSION, FITTED WITH TEREX TLC 120.2E CRANE RADIO REMOTE CONTROL, 2 EXTENSIONS AND 22 FOOT SCAFFOLDING BODY, VERY GOOD CONDITION.NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT.
DAF LF45 45.160
2008 | Scaffold Body
PURPOSE BUILT SCAFFOLD LORRY, BRAND NEW 26FT SCAFFOLD BED, WITH SCAFFOLD SOCKETS BUILT INTO BED, EX PLC OWNER, LOW KMS RECORDEDCHOICE OF 10
PLEASE VIEW FULL VEHICLE DETAILS ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Air Suspension, Bulkhead, CD Player, Immobilizer, Power Steering, Rope Hooks, Seat Belts, Speaker System, Tacho Digital, Tinted Windows, Warranty Body Length: 26ft. This truck is rated
DAF LF45 45.160
2008 | Scaffold Body
PURPOSE BUILT SCAFFOLD LORRY, BRAND NEW 21.3FT SCAFFOLD BED, WITH SCAFFOLD SOCKETS BUILT INTO BED, EX PLC OWNER, LOW KMS RECORDED ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Airbag, Bulkhead, CD Player, Power Steering, Seat Belts, Speaker System, Tacho Digital, Warranty Body Length: 21.3ftft. This truck is rated as a Euro 5 The engine's power output is 160 HP. Right Hand Drive MoT Expiry: 10-2017
Renault Midlum -180
2010 | Scaffold Body
Renault Midlum 180, Fitted With Brandnew JC Payne 21ft10" Scaffold Body,áFactory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Heated Mirrors, On-Board Computer, Low Miles, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 31/05/2018
Mercedes-Benz Econic 1823LL
2008 | Scaffold Body
2008 08 MERCEDES 1823LL ECONIC SCAFFOLD BODY EURO 4
DAF CF 65220
2010 | Scaffold Body | 18000kg
DAF/ 65CF220 - 2010 (10) 18 ton Scaffold - Euro 5 Sleeper cab, single passenger seat. 18000 Kgs GVW. 26ft Scaffold body. 6 Speed manual gear box. First registered - 01/04/2010. New 12 month MOT. Engine CC 6692. Bhp - 220. Euro 5. Date of registration: 01/04/2010 Fitted with 6 Speed Manual gearbox Euro: 5 New 12 Months
Mercedes-Benz Atego N/A
2013 | Scaffold Body | 12000kg
MERCEDES ATEGO 816 - 2013 (63) 12 ton GVW Day cab, dual passenger seat, Newly converted to 22ft Scaffold body, front 1/4 quarter and rear drop, pole holes, Automatic gear box, Approx Kms 242301, Engine Cc 4249, Bhp 160, First registered 17.09.2013, MOT expiry June 2018. Euro 5, LEZ compliant. Date of registration: 17/09/2013 Fitted with Automatic gearbox Euro: 5
Dropside scaffold bodies are another popular option, capable of accommodating payloads safely and efficiently while also ensuring that loading and unloading can be carried out with minimal delay. Longer 30ft bodies can be chosen by those that need to make room for larger beams and towers. And irrespective of the type of body that is chosen, a buyer of a used scaffold truck should scrutinise the state of the load bed, undercarriage and suspension to ensure that the heavy equipment being transported has not left the vehicle in need of expensive maintenance work.
In the cab, features such as electric windows and heated mirrors, along with CD players, air conditioning and other luxuries may be found and should be checked to see that they are operational. Steel-spring or air suspension will help to carry the scaffolding smoothly, providing there is not too much wear and tear on the components. A purpose-built scaffold body is an undeniable advantage for commercial contractors that need to transport this type of equipment. And one of the key benefits is that the body will be built to weigh as little impossible, which helps to improve fuel efficiency and thus reduce running costs. Being able to build in racks to house the scaffolding safely will be better than allowing it to sit loose in the rear, further increasing the relevance of these customised trucks.
While a range of older scaffold trucks is on offer, there are also more modern examples which have the bonus of offering lower emission engines and exhaust systems. A select group of these trucks come with integrated crane equipment to allow for heavy beams to be loaded without a separate machine being needed. And if cutting-edge features and secondary hydraulics are present, it is important to inspect them and ensure that all accessories and spare parts are there when buying a used scaffold truck. This will give you the best chance of selecting a vehicle that will be good value for money.
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