Curtainsider Trucks for Sale (396)

Typical Used Curtainsider for Sale
Typical Used Curtainsider for Sale

Curtainsiders are the workhorses of the transport industry.  Extremely flexible, a curtainside truck can be used for such a wide range of delivery tasks.

It can obviously do everything a box truck can do.  If you want to load and unload quickly then there are the rear doors – either roller shutter style or with barn doors where the truck can be loaded from a loading bay.

Where the curtainsider comes into its own is when there are cumbersome objects that do not lend themselves to being loaded on pallets easily, but require the protection from the weather that a flatbed or drop side truck cannot afford.

A forklift can load the truck quickly from either side – if you are in a rush and have the resources, the curtainsider can be loaded on both sides at the same time using two forklifts.

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2015 (15) Mercedes-Benz Actros 2527 Curtain
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Axor
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
Mercedes-Benz Actros 2527, 28ft Curtain Body, Rear Barn Doors, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, On-Board Computer, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Air Conditioning, Electric Windows, One Owner From New, Excellent Condition.
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New 2020 DAF LF180 22ft Curtain-side Truck with Tuck Away Tail Lift For Lease Scotland
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Variant
LF260
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Automatic
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
Falkirk
Region
Scotland
Distance
New 2020 DAF LF180 22ft Curtain-side Truck with Tuck Away Tail Lift For Lease Scotland LF 180 FA 4x2 Rigid Euro 6 180hp Engine Day Cab Twin Passenger Seat As Tronic 6-Speed Gearbox (Auto) Hill Start Aid (HSA) Adaptive Cruise Control with FCW and AEBS Lane Departure Warning...
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2015 mercedes-Benz atego 1018 ClassicSpace Curtainsider with Tuckaway Taillift Manual
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Atego
Variant
Atego 1018
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
Derbyshire
Region
East Midlands
Distance
- Atego 1018 4x2 Curtainside Truck - 10 Tonne - Tuckaway Taillift - S-Cab ClassicSpace 2.30m - Length - 17'3" - Bluetooth/CD Radio - Cruise Control
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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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Euro 6
SCANIA 4×2 P250 – EURO 6 – 18 TON CURTAIN – SLEEPER
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Scania
Model
P Series
Variant
P250
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2017
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
London
Region
South East
Distance
SCANIA 4 X 2 / P250 - EURO 6 18 ton GVW 29ft Curtainside Body Internal Dimensions H: 10ft 2in x 8ft 3ins – 9ft tins thou side 28ft thou side (clear) No Tail Lift Barn Doors at Rear...
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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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2012 DAF LF55.220  Curtainside 4×2 for auction in Doncaster  on 2021-01-26 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
Variant
LF55.220
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2012
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* DAYCAB, DOUBLE DECK, A/C, BARN DOORS* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 * Seller: DIRECT CONTRACT...
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2009 DAF CF75.250  Curtainside 6×2 for auction in Hemel Hempstead  on 2021-02-02 at 09:30
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
CF75
Variant
CF75.250
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2009
Condition
Used
Area
London
Region
South East
Distance
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2021-02-02 *HEMEL* DAY CAB, REAR-LIFT AXLE, AIR RER SUSP, ELECTRIC WINDOWS & MIRRORS, SHUTTER REAR DOOR,AIR CON MoT: 2021-10-31* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT...
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For Auction: 2014 Isuzu N75.190 – Leeds – 2021-01-27
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Isuzu
Model
N75
Variant
N75.190
Drive
4x2
Year
2014
Condition
Used
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2014 Isuzu N75.190 4x2 Curtainsider Lorry, Tail Lift (Reg. Docs. Available) - GJ14 KJN...
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Scania R270 270 4X2 Rigid – £6,750
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R270
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2007
Condition
Used
Area
Northamptonshire
Region
East Midlands
Distance
56 PLATE (2007) SCANIA R270 SLEEPER CAB, R CAB, 4X2 REAR AIR SUSPENSION, 3 PEDAL OPTICRUISE, CURTAINSIDER, IDEAL EXPORT VEHICLE
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Buying a Used Curtainsider

Buying a used curtainside truck is no different to making any other secondhand truck purchase.  You must take a good long look over the driveline, check the wheels and tyres etc.  The only additional area you need to consider is the state of the curtains and tracks themselves.

Take your time and undo every clip that holds the curtains in place, then fully slide them along to reveal the while of the loading area.  Make sure the belts are not worn and that there are no tears in the curtains.  Check of any earlier repairs to the curtains – it is not necessarily a terrible thing that they have been damaged slightly in the past, but the repair will need to be solid.

Some curtains look tired when they have had their previous graphics removed, but often, a decent quantity of traffic film remover can sort this out.  Buying a curtainsided truck with the logos simply painted over could be a lot of work to remove and you may be better negotiating a great deal with the seller and investing in a new set of curtains.

Curtain Replacement

It is not the end of the world if you have to replace the curtains – doing so will really smarten up the truck in any case.  Buying new curtains for the truck also means that you can change the colour to one that suits you better.  Bear in mind that there is usually only a choice of base colours – matching your livery may be a lot trickier.

Recycle Old Curtains

If you are buying new curtains for the curtainsider, then don’t just throw away the old ones – there is a company in Switzerland called Freitag (translated as Friday) that buys these curtains to make them into handbags and satchels.

Other Names for Curtainsiders

Tautliner

Over the years there have been plenty of companies making these types of truck bodies.  Sometimes the brand names stick – think Hoover and vacuum cleaners.  You may hear people talk about ‘Tautliners’ – this is a brand of curtainside body that is built by Boalloy in Cheshire.  They differ slightly to many curtainsiders in as much as the bottom of the curtain is never removed and the curtains simply slide along a rail.

Tilt Body

These are a type of curtainsider that is a lot more popular on the continent.  They are essentially a dropside truck with a removable frame and series of curtains.  This means that the truck can be used as a curtainsider, but if there are loads that are too tall for the frame (and are OK being exposed to the weather) then the frame is removed and the truck is a standard dropside.  This type of ‘Tilt’ or ‘Tiltliner’ body is common for semi-trailers in the continent.

In the UK we see the vast majority of trucks as traditional curtainsiders, with a tiny percentage being tiltliners.

Euroliners

These are trailers that look like curtainsiders that are used on the continent.  The main difference is that the roofs slide open to help loading from overhead.  This means that loading long items or heavy coils from an overhead gantry crane is possible.

Megaliners

Mega trailers in general are those that run on smaller wheels and tyres with a low-ride tractor unit.  Using smaller wheels means that the height of the body can be taller giving more load space.  In the UK this is less of a problem, as our motorway bridges are higher than on continental Europe.  We are able to have overheight trailers running on normal wheels and tyres.

 

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They always say that the truck sales department sells the first truck and the parts and service departments sell the next ones.  It seems that is true for drinks wholesaler, Nectar Imports. The long-term relationship between Nectar and local Isuzu dealer Ferndown Commercials has been confirmed with the arrival of five new Isuzu trucks into the Nectar fleet. With four new Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigids and one new 11 tonne Isuzu rigid, all specified with curtainsided bodies and supplied by Ferndown, Nectar now operates 18 Isuzus in total within its 25-strong drinks distribution fleet. Isuzu Truck's…

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