Semi trailer - curtainsider for sale
Typical Used Curtainside Semi-Trailer

Used Semi-Trailers for Sale

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.

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.

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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Tanker – Fuel
Make
Other
Model
Trailer
Variant
ADR Vac Tanker
Year
2003
Condition
Used
Distance
2003 R One ADR Vac Tanker, AHP Chassis with Fully opening back door, Tank Tested until 03.01.2021 and only ever had one owner in great order throughout �9995Overall Condition: Good% View more
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Tipper
Make
United Trailers
Model
Trailer
Variant
TIPPER/BLOWER
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
2004
Condition
Used
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
TRI AXLE, AIR SUSPENSION, RAISE AND LOWER, ALUMINIUM TIPPING BODY, 6 COMPARTMENTS, FRONT END RAM, 4 CYLINDER DEUTZ DONKEY ENGINE, BLOWER, SELF TIPPING, ON BOARD WEIGHER View more
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Tanker - Powder
Make
Feldbinder
Variant
TRI AXLE (BPW)
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2020-09-29 at 08:30:00 11.1M - 40,000-Litre - Powder - Tank .VAT on Hammer: Y. C252394
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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Flatbed
Make
Montracon
Model
Trailer
Variant
Trailer
Year
2016
Condition
Used
Distance
2016 Montracon 13.6m Flatbed with posts, sockets & Headboad on BPW axles with Drum brakes, Only had one owner since new and has had very little use, in great order throughout. �12,995Overall Condition: Good% View more
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Skeletal - Container
Make
Montracon
Variant
SKELETAL
Transmission
Manual
Year
2006
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Doncaster on 22 September 2020 Lot No: 0 13M, BPW AXLES, DRUM BRAKES, AIR SUSPENSION Manual Diesel MoT: Dec 2020 Documentation: V5: No VAT on Hammer: Y Total Insurance Loss?: No
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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Skeletal - Container
Make
SDC
Variant
TRI AXLE (BPW)
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2020-09-29 at 08:30:00 12.2m - Sliding - Skeletal .VAT on Hammer: Y. C299879
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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Montracon
Model
Trailer
Variant
Double Deck Curtainside Trailers
Year
2016
Condition
Used
Distance
2016 Montracon Double Deck Curtainside Trailer with Fixed Deck, 4.96m x 13.6m, Only had one owner since new and had very little use. �16,000Overall Condition: Good% View more
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Tipper
Make
Rothdean
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
2007
Condition
Used
Area
Kent
Region
South East

2007 Rothdean Tri axle aluminium aggregate trailer on air suspension, front lift axle can be sold with a full years MOT £6,500


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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Skeletal - Container
Make
Montracon
Variant
SKELETAL
Transmission
Manual
Year
2006
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Doncaster on 22 September 2020 Lot No: 0 13M, BPW AXLES, DRUM BRAKES, AIR SUSPENSION Manual Diesel MoT: Jan 2021 Documentation: V5: No VAT on Hammer: Y Total Insurance Loss?: No
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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Skeletal - Container
Make
Montracon
Model
Trailer
Variant
Dennison Sliding Skelly Trailers
Year
2007
Condition
Used
Distance
Choice of 10 x 2005- 2007 Sliding Skelly Trailers, mix of Dennisons and Montracons with BPW Axles, Good 60% Tyres all round and Only ever had one owner since new, In great order throughout, Can be Stacked, Priced at... View more

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 th 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 tria-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.

walking floor trailer for sale
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.

How Does a Walking Floor Trailer Work?

Semi Trailer Manufacturers

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