Skeletal Trailer Trucks For Sale

A skeletal trailer provides the underpinnings for a truck body which can then be adapted to whatever purpose the owner requires, with both fixed and extendable models available used in the UK. Skeletal trailers are usually intended to bear the weight of shipping containers, allowing them to be quickly loaded straight off the ship and then transported to their final destination. However, you can also find skeletal trailers that have been altered to cope with the transport of other more specialised loads, such as steel coils, canisters and other items with irregular shapes. Working out which type of load a trailer can accommodate is the first step to selecting the best second-hand unit to buy.

Fixed skeletal trailers are a sensible choice for organisations that will be handling containers of roughly the same size, shape and weight on a regular basis. They are affordable and, if well maintained, can last for decades. Checking the structural integrity of the trailer frame, looking out for rust and keeping an eye on the other components when buying a second-hand example will be important. Tandem or tri-axle fixed trailers are common, while some models will have optional extras such as safety bumpers and side protection struts which may be desirable.

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Trailer DENNISON SKELETAL
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Trailer DENNISON SKELETAL POA
2007 | Skeletal Trailer 2007 TRI AXLE 12.2M SLIDING SKELETAL, BPW AXLES, AIR SUSPENSION, DRUM BRAKES, TIDYModel: SKELETAL
Thomastown Trucks
DAF CF65 .180
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DAF CF65 .180 POA
2006 | Skeletal Trailer
Expert Truck Dismantlers & Sales
Volvo FL 240
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Volvo FL 240 POA
2016 | Skeletal Trailer DAY CAB. HYVA SKIP AND SHEET. 38000 KILOMETERS
Macs Truck Sales
Trailer Fruehauf  LOCK AND GO SLIDING SKELETAL TRAILER - 1997 - A25
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Trailer Fruehauf LOCK AND GO SLIDING SKELETAL TRAILER - 1997 - A25 £2,650.00
1997 | Skeletal Trailer | 37500kg Fruehauf Tri Axle 20Ft-40Ft Sliding Skeletal Lock And Go Chassis. Sliding Chassis C/w 12 Container Twist Locks For 20Ft And 40Ft Containers C/w Manual Safety Lock. ROR Axles C/w 385/65R 22.5 Wheels And Tyres. Full Drum Braking System. Air Suspension C/w Raise And Lower Controls. Dual Speed Landing Legs. Alcoa Aluminium Wheels. Plated Weight : 37,500 Kgs. Design Weight : 37,500 Kgs. King Pin Plated
Walker Movements
Trailer DENNISON SKELETAL TRAILER
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Trailer DENNISON SKELETAL TRAILER £10,000.00
2010 | Skeletal Trailer Selling on behalf of customer 2010 (Choice of 2) Splitter Sliding Skeletal trailers. Both in Test. (Sept 2018) ROR with Disc Brakes. BridgeStone Tyres 90% TreadModel: SKELETAL TRAILER
SJB Trucks Ltd
Trailer MONTRACON TRI-AXLE SLIDING SKELETAL 2005 C199896
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Trailer MONTRACON TRI-AXLE SLIDING SKELETAL 2005 C199896 £2,950.00
2005 | Skeletal Trailer | 39000kg Montracon Tri-Axle Chassis Montracon Sliding Skeletal c/w 14 Twist Locks ROR Axles c/w 385/65/R22.5 Wheels & Tyres Full Drum Braking System Haldex EB+ EBS c/w Bulk Head Mounted Susie Connections Full Air Suspension c/w Adjustable Ride Height Valve Adjustable Slide Out Under Run Bar Adjustable Slide Out Susie Connections Aluminium Side Safety Rails Jost Modal Duel Speed Landing Legs Plated Weight:
Fleet Ex Global Vehicle Sales
Trailer MONTRACON TRI-AXLE SLIDING SKELETAL 2008 C272182
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Trailer MONTRACON TRI-AXLE SLIDING SKELETAL 2008 C272182 £3,950.00
2008 | Skeletal Trailer | 39000kg Montracon Tri-Axle Chassis Montracon Sliding Skeletal c/w 14 Twist Locks ROR Axles c/w 385/65/R22.5 Wheels & Tyres Full Drum Braking System Haldex EB+ EBS c/w Bulk Head Mounted Susie Connections Full Air Suspension c/w Adjustable Ride Height Valve Adjustable Slide Out Under Run Bar Adjustable Slide Out Susie Connections Aluminium Side Safety Rails Jost Modal Duel Speed Landing Legs Plated Weight:
Fleet Ex Global Vehicle Sales
Trailer Crane Fruehauf  40FT FIXED SKELETAL TRAILER - 1999 -A137373
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Trailer Crane Fruehauf 40FT FIXED SKELETAL TRAILER - 1999 -A137373 £2,650.00
1999 | Skeletal Trailer | 34000kg Crane Fruehauf Tri Axle Chassis. 40Ft Fixed Skeletal Body C/w 4 Container Twist Locks For 40Ft Containers Only. Steel Side Guard Safety Rails. Fruehauf Axles C/w 385/65 R22.5 Wheels And Tyres. Air Suspension. Drum Braking System. Dual Speed Landing Legs. Plated Weight : 34,000 Kgs. Design Weight : 34,000 Kgs. King Pin Plated Weight : 12,000 Kgs. Tested Until End : Expired.
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Trailer Sdc Skelly
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Trailer Sdc Skelly £3,950.00
2008 | Skeletal Trailer In mot sliding Skelly one owner drum brakes
Steer Commercials Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Actros  1836
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Mercedes-Benz Actros 1836 £11,950.00
2008 | Skeletal Trailer DE-MOUNT ON AIR, AVAILABLE NOW!!!
ABBA's AUTOS LTD
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Extending skeletal trailers can be more expensive but offer increased versatility and the opportunity to accommodate different-sized loads without any space being wasted. Where slider mechanisms are present to allow for an increase in trailer length, look out for wear and tear that may have occurred during use. Some skeletal trailers will offer enhanced frames which feature hydraulic tipping mechanisms, which makes upending containers filled with loose material much easier. It is merely a matter of assessing whether or not this kind of technology will be a practical benefit or an unnecessary luxury for your particular business.

Steel Vs. Air Suspension

Skeletal trailers will feature either steel suspension or air suspension, with the former being a cheaper and less versatile alternative to the smooth performance and adjustability offered by the latter. Drum brakes are effective but basic for speed management on these models, so you may wish to seek out trailers with disc brakes included. Examining the state of the tyres on a used model, as well as things such as the suspension and braking assemblies, will be worthwhile if you want to ensure that no unexpected and expensive repairs are going to be necessary in the future.

Skeletal trailers are deliberately designed to be light and durable, with steel structures ensuring they can shoulder the burden of containers without showing the strain. Trailers of this kind can manage loads of up to 70 tonnes in many cases, although specifications will differ from model to model and you should establish the capabilities of used units early to avoid disappointment. Modern trailers may be safer, sturdier and easier to maintain, but lower upfront costs can be found with quality used skeletal trailers which have seen plenty of work over the years but are still in a good state of repair.

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