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
Tipper
Make
Fruehauf
Model
Trailer
Variant
70 Yard TASCC Registered Tipping Trailer
Condition
Used
Distance
Fruehauf 70 Yard TASCC Tipping Trailer, Went into Service in 2014, Has only ever been on grain with Alloy wheels, Merc Disk Axles and an On-board Weigher, Only had one owner since new, in excellent order throughout. �16,995.Overall Condition:... View more
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Montracon
Model
Trailer
Variant
New Length 15.65m x 4.75m Curtainsiders
Year
2019
Condition
Used
Distance
2019 (Aug) New Length 15.65m x 4.75m Montracon Curtainsiders on BPW drum tracking axles, Dhollandia Tuck Away Tail Lift, SIde Lockers, As new in Outstnading Condition throughout (cost �29,750) Choice of 2 – �21950Overall Condition: Good% View more
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Low Loader
Make
Other
Model
Trailer
Variant
STN-5AU 75TON
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2008
Condition
Used
Area
London
Region
South East
Distance
2008 5 Axle Faymonville 9ft Wide Low loader, 2 Rear Steer Axles, Hydraulic Ramps with Side Shift, Outer Riggers, Marker Boards, Any Inspection welcome View more
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Flatbed
Make
Montracon
Variant
FLAT
Transmission
Manual
Year
2004
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Doncaster on 14 July 2020 Lot No: 0 13.7M, ROR AXLES, DISC BRAKES, AIR SUSPENSION, RED Manual Diesel MoT: – Documentation: V5: No VAT on Hammer: N Total Insurance Loss?: No
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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Low Loader
Make
Andover
Model
Trailer
Variant
Stepframe Low Loader with 10 ton Winch
Year
1989
Condition
Used
Distance
1989 Andover 13.3m Tri Axle Step Frame Low Loader with hydraulic 10 ton winch, Ramps and Outriggers on 17.5in Tyres in Great Order Throughout. �6995Overall Condition: Good% View more
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Other
Variant
CURTAINSIDE DRAWBAR
Transmission
Manual
Year
2006
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Doncaster on 14 July 2020 Lot No: 0 7.7M, BPW AXLES, DRUM BRAKES, AIR SUSPENSION, BARN DOORS BLUE Manual Diesel MoT: – Documentation: V5: No VAT on Hammer: Y Total Insurance Loss?: No
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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Box
Make
Krone
Variant
Box
Transmission
Manual
Year
2009
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Doncaster on 14 July 2020 Lot No: 0 13.85M, BPW AXLES, DISC BRAKES, AIR SUSPENSION, FERRY LASHINGS, EURO COUPLINGS ONLY BLUE Manual Diesel MoT: Dec 2020 Documentation: V5: No VAT on Hammer: Y Total Insurance...
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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Specialist
Make
Other
Variant
MACHINE CARRIER - EXTENDING
Transmission
Manual
Year
2003
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at CVA Doncaster on 14 July 2020 Lot No: 0 13.6M, FRONT LIFT AXLE, ROR AXLES, DRUM BRAKES, AIR SUSPENSION, FLIPTOE RAMPS, OUT RIGGERS BLUE Manual Petrol MoT: – Documentation: V5: No VAT on Hammer: Y Total...
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Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Hookloader
Make
Oldbury
Model
Trailer
Variant
Hookloader Trailers- Choice of 2
Year
2014
Condition
Used
Distance
2014 Oldbury Hookloader Tri Axle Trailers- MOTed until June 2020 with SAF axles and Drum brakes, 2 line hydraulics and remote controls. Only had one owner since new in good order throughout. Priced at �22,000. Delivery available.Overall Condition: Good% View more
Types
Semi Trailers
Body
Low Loader
Make
Other
Model
Trailer
Variant
OVERLANDTRIAXLESTEPFRAMELOWLOADER/MACHINERYMOVER47FT
Condition
Used
Area
Norfolk
Region
East of England
Distance
1994 overland tri axle step frame low loader/ machinery mover 47 ft long pull out ramps electric winch 12 new tyres perfect working order straight to work �7500 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.