Curtainsider Trucks for Sale (341)

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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Types
Light Commercial Vehicles
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Sprinter
Variant
313Cdi
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2014
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
17ft Load Length – Any Inspection Invited – Brand New Body – Money Back Guarantee – 103 Point Pre Delivery Inspection – 2 Electric Windows – 3.5T GVW Gross Vehicle Weight – 6 Speed – Anti-Lock Braking System –...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Variant
CARGO 75E16 EURO-6 CURTAINSIDER 3 SEATS
Drive
4x2
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Area
Somerset
Region
South West
Distance
2015 IVECO CARGO 75E16 EURO-6 U-LEZ COMPLIANT !160 BHP TURBO DIESEL CUMMINS / 6 SPEED ZF GEARS 3 SEAT CAB / BARN DOORS / 20 FT CURTAINSIDER 1 OWNER FROM NEW / THIS TRUCK IS LIKE NEW 1ST TO...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
London
Region
South East
Distance
EURO6 2015 MERCEDES ACTROS 2530 6X2 REAR LIFT UP AXLE CURTAINSIDER WITH CANTILEVER TAILLIFT, AUTO GEARBOX, 423.000KMS, AIR SUSPENSION,AIR CONDITIONING, SLEEPER CAB, �32.500+ VAT
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Atego
Variant
Atego 1330 Euro 6 13 Ton
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
Worcestershire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2015 15 Mercedes Atego 1330 Euro 6 13 Ton View more
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
330 28ft Curtainsider, 26 tonne
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2017
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2017(66) Daf CF 330 High Roof Sleeper, Curtainsided Body, Tuckaway Tailift, One owner, Low Kms,Tested 26t GVW
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Types
Trailers
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Tasker
Model
Trailer
Drive
Tri-Axle
Year
1994
Condition
Used
Area
Gloucestershire
Region
South West
Distance
MEGASLOPER10 STUD WHEELLASHING RINGSlONG PINHEIGHT 4.05m on 980mm King PinHEIGHT 4.32m on 1250mm King Pin Make of body: Tasker
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Types
Trailers
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Don-Bur
Model
Trailer
Variant
Trailer
Year
2006
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
Ref TG 1972: DON-BUR 2006 Tri Axle Step frame double deck curtainsider. Air suspension. 19.5 inch wheel. 38T gross. Very good condition. One company owner. NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT. Body Condition: Excellent%Tyre Condition: 75%%Overall Condition: Excellent%
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
Variant
LF 150 Euro 6 7.5 Ton
Transmission
Semi-automatic
Year
2016
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
Worcestershire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2016 66 DAF LF 150 Euro 6 7.5 Ton View more
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Isuzu
Model
N75
Variant
FORWARD N75.190 MANUAL GEARS 3 SEATS
Drive
4x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2011
Condition
Used
Area
Somerset
Region
South West
Distance
2011 ISUZU FORWARD N75,190 CURTAINSIDER BODY / SWB IDEAL SKIP -TIPPER -TANKER 190 BHP TURBO DIESEL ENGINE // 6 SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX // P,A,S 3 SEAT CAB // 126,000 MILES ONLY // 1 OWNER // MOT 1ST SEP 2020EXCELLENT...
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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

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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