Semi Trailers for Sale (522)

Semi Trailers come in all shapes and sizes, but they are typically 13.6 metre (or 40ft. in old money) in length.  As with rigid trucks, the semi trailers can have any type of body fitted. The most common we see on the roads today are the refrigerated semi-trailers (or refeers) that are taking our food to the supermarkets or the skeletal trailers that are taking goods to and from the ports in shipping containers.  These containers – usually either 20ft or 40ft are held in place by Twistlocks. At Truckpages we always have a great choice of used semi trailers for sale.  These are the trailers used behind a tractor unit, rather than those towed behind a van or rigid truck in drawbar combination.  To view these types of trailers click here.

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Curtainsider
Make
Krone
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For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-07-05
*DONCASTER* 13.86M, BPW DRUM AXLES, BARN DOORS, POSTS & SOCKETS (NO POSTS), RAISE & LOWER VALVE* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel...
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2011 KRONE CURTAINSIDE – EUROLINER For Auction on 2022-07-05 at 08:30
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Curtainsider
Make
Montracon
Location
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2022-07-05
Lot No: 3133 *HEMEL* 9.6M, BPW DRUM AXLES, TAIL LIFT, FERRY LASHING RINGS, RAISE & LOWER VALVE MoT: 2022-06-30* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT TRANSPORT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster,...
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0 MONTRACON CURTAINSIDE – URBAN For Auction on 2022-07-05 at 08:30
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Curtainsider
Make
Cartwright
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-07-05
*DONCASTER* 13.6M, SAF DISC AXLES, RAISE & LOWER VALVE, FERRY LASHING RINGS MoT: 2023-04-30* Price is Plus VAT * Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing...
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2012 CARTWRIGHT CURTAINSIDE  For Auction on 2022-07-05 at 08:30
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Curtainsider
Make
SDC
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-07-05
*DONCASTER* 13.7M, 4.21M, ROR DRUM AXLES, TAIL LIFT, BARN DOORS, RAISE & LOWER VALVE MoT: 2022-06-30* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT TRANSPORT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from...
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2005 SDC CURTAINSIDE  For Auction on 2022-07-05 at 08:30
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Body
Walking Floor
Make
Legras
Location
Prees Plant, Truck & Agricultural Auction Sale Number: 594 2008 Legras Triaxle Walking Floor Trailer - SaAF Axles, Disc Brake - Electric Sheet (no remote) - Min: C279601 - s/n: 240167
For Auction at Prees Storage, Tilstock Airfield, A49, Whitchurch, SY13 3JX on 2022-07-09
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2008 Legras Triaxle Walking Floor Trailer For  Auction on 2022-07-09
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
Lamberet
Location
2009 Lambert 13.6m Fridge Trailer on BPW Tri axles with Drum brakes, Barn Doors, Alloy wheels and Overnight Standby, Only had one owner since new in Great order throughout, Priced at �8995 Body Condition: Good%
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Low Loader
Make
Other
Location
Prees Plant, Truck & Agricultural Auction Sale Number: 594 2006 Grafton Triaxle 65Ton Drop Neck Extender Low Loader - Power Steered, Remote Rear Steer - Extendable Bed 3 Axle Wafer Deck Low Loader Carrying Capacity 65 Tonnes, - Design Weight 80 Tonnes - Hydraulic Demountable Swan Neck, Hydraulic...
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Montracon
Location
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2022-07-05
Lot No: 3167 *HEMEL* 9.6M, BPW DRUM AXLES, TAIL LIFT, FERRY LASHING RINGS, RAISE & LOWER VALVE MoT: 2022-06-30* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT TRANSPORT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster,...
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0 MONTRACON CURTAINSIDE – URBAN For Auction on 2022-07-05 at 08:30
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HGV Licences for Semi Trailers

To drive a tractor and trailer combination, the driver needs to have a class 1 HGV licence.  Despite improvements in truck technology, driving a 40ft trailer behind a tractor unit is no easy task.  The difficulty increases massively when you have to reverse the trailer.

Specialist Trailers

There are hundreds of thousands of flat, curtainside or refrigerated trailers running around the UK’s roads every day.  Read the short guid below for the more specialist types of trailers.

Don Bur Double Deck Trailer
Don Bur Double Deck Curtainside Trailer

Double Deck Trailers

Across Europe, the maximum height for a trailer is typically four metres.  This is because the bridges over the motorways are only just over this height in many places.  In the UK our bridges are higher, which means that we can have overheight trailers.

This has led to the development of double deck trailers that increase the volume that can be loaded and therefore make each trip more effective and better for the environment.

These double deckers often have internal lifts to enable loading of the upper levels – bear in mind that these types of trailers cannot carry dense loads – think polystyrene rather than bricks!

Tipper Trailers

For certain applications using a tipping semi trailer is better than an eight wheel tipper.  The main advantage is that the payload is greater – a tri-axle trailer with a three axle tractor unit can have a combined gross train weight of 44 tonnes compared to just 32 tonnes for an 8×4 tipper.

The disadvantage is that tipping trailers are inherently less stable than a rigid tipper.  Forget using tipping trailers in places where the ground is not level and solid.  For bulk applications in the waste and recycling industry they are perfect where large amounts of waste need to be transferred from recycling centres to the landfill sites or processing centres and incinerators.

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Typical Used Walking Floor Trailer

Ejector & Walking Floor Trailers

These trailers perform a similar role to a tipping trailer – the load gets emptied by the trailer without the use of a crane or forklift – but it can operate on a wider range of terrains.

An ejector trailer uses a hydraulic ram to push out the load from front to rear, whilst the walking floor or moving floor system has a floor that has been designed to move in such a way as it shuffles the load out of the rear of the trailer.

Typically these trailers can be loaded from above and have applications in the agriculture and waste industries.  Manufacturers of these types of trailers are Knapen, Legras, Stas and BMI.

Semi Trailer Manufacturers

Top  semi- trailer manufacturers for the UK market are Schmitz, Fruehauf, SDC, Montracon, Dennison and Don Bur.

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Hillhead 2022 – Goldhofer Semi Trailers Premier

This year’s Hillhead – the UK's largest quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition – is again being held as a live event on June 21-23, 2022. And Goldhofer will be making its debut there. Together with its UK sales partner Specialist Trailer Hire (STH) Ltd., Goldhofer will be presenting its wide range of vehicles for handling all kinds of construction machinery. One of the items on display will be a three-axle semitrailer from the »STEPSTAR« family. It was specifically designed for the construction and demolition industry in the UK and offers a very impressive payload to deadweight ratio, which makes it…

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Refrigerated box trucks are more commonly known as fridge trucks, although this does not cover those that have to deliver frozen goods – these are technically ‘Freezer Trucks’ although no one ever uses that term. More common is to have dual compartments where a truck operator can have one section for chilled goods and behind an insulated partition use the other section for frozen goods. You will often see this type of configuration in the home shopping delivery vehicles that have ambient,...

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