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
Tank – Vacuum
Make
Rothdean
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
2019
Condition
Used
Area
Gloucestershire
Region
South West
Distance
4MM FULL STAINLESS STEEL (304) BARREL INCLUDING 3MM TOP HAT VACUUM (STIFFENING) RINGS; BUILT ACCORDING TO ADR NORMS; STAINLESS STEEL CHASSIS; LIFT AXLE; ALUMINIUM WHEELS; WABCO BRAKING SYSTEM; DOUBLE SIDED CATWALK WITH PNEUMATIC HANDRAILS; 2X 6MM HOSE CARRIERS; SHEAR...
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2003 S D C CURTAINSIDE  Trailer Tri Axle for auction in Doncaster  on 2021-01-26 at 10:00
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Curtainsider
Make
SDC
Transmission
Manual
Year
2003
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-01-26 13.7M, 4M, BPW, DRUM, AIR SUSPENSION, BARN DOOR, RAISE & LOWER VALVE, FERRY LASHING RINGS Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead &...
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2017 DONBUR 4.25M BOXVAN
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Box
Make
Don-Bur
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
2017
Condition
Used
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
4.25m External Height, 2.26m Internal Height, SAF Axles, Drum Brakes, Wisa Deck Floor, Flush Doors, Sliding Mavis Rail, Tear Drop Roof, Garment Rails, Raise Lower Valve Facility.
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2011 BMI TRI AXLE (GIGANT) For Auction at Belton on 2021-02-04 at 10:00
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Ejector
Make
BMI
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
2011
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-02-04 Lot No: 432 13.1M - Ejector MoT: 2021-03-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. C416737
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1998 OVERLANDER TRI AXLE (ROR) For Auction at Belton on 2021-02-04 at 10:00
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Overland
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
1998
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-02-04 Lot No: 414 13.9M - Curtainside, - H - - - 4.2M .VAT on Hammer: Y. C017952
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SDC Tri Axle sliding skeletal
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Skeletal - Container
Make
SDC
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
2010
Condition
Used
Area
London
Region
South East
Distance
2010 SDC tri axle sliding frame skeletal SAF axles with Drum Brakes Raise and lower suspension View more
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1999 CRANE FRUEHAUF TANKER – FUEL Trailer Tandem Axle for auction in Doncaster  on 2021-01-26 at 10:00
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Crane
Make
Fruehauf
Transmission
Manual
Year
1999
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-01-26 *DONCASTER* 9.24M, ROR DISC AXLES, 5 COMPARTMENTS* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster,...
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2007 TCL TRI AXLE – FRONT LIFT & REAR STEER (SAF) For Auction at Belton on 2021-02-04 at 10:00
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Tanker – Milk
Make
Other
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
2007
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-02-04 Lot No: 446 11.5M - Milk - Tank MoT: 2020-12-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. C230300
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2017 KRONE SINGLE TEMP FRIDGE TRAILER
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
Krone
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
2017
Condition
Used
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2017 Krone Single Temp Fridge Trailer, Carrier Vector 1550 Fridge Engine, 4.08m External Height, 2.6m Internal Height, BPW Axles, Drum Brakes, Aluminium Floor, Barn Doors, Load Lock Rails, Raise Lower Valve Facility.
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LD 2015 & 17 4.0m Step Frame Urban
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Low Loader
Make
Lawrence David
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
1
Condition
Used
Area
Cheshire
Region
North West
Distance
2 of each year available Removable Double Deck system, Moffett Mounty kits, Excellent condition. Can be refurbed to your colours or new curtains of choice. 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.


 

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