A chassis cab truck is simply a rigid truck that has yet to have a body put on – or more likely in the second hand world – has had the body removed.
A chassis cab can be any weight of rigid – from 7.5 tonnes right up to a 32 tonne eight wheeler.
You may well ask why dealers sell chassis cab trucks and who wants to buy them? Usually the bodies are removed either because they are worn out or damaged or because the body is worth more to the operator than the second hand chassis and the body will be fitted to a brand new chassis. Where you see ‘first life’ in a truck advertisement, it means that the body was new when the truck was new and had not already seen service attached to a different truck.
A buyer may be looking for a chassis cab for a similar reason – either the work that they do is so specialist they are going to have to make a body for it – or they already have a body that they have bought seperately or removed from an older chassis that they would like to use.
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