Curtainsider Trucks for Sale (281)

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 curtainsiders come into their 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.

Used Curtainside Trucks & Trailers

After the ubiquitous box truck, the curtainsider is the second most popular rigid truck for sale at Truckpages.  If you include the curtainside trailers then they usually top the charts.  The most popular curtainside truck brand is, unsurprisingly, the market leader DAF, whilst the largest choice of curtainside trailers comes from leading manufacturer, SDC .

Used Curtainside Truck for SaleTypical Used Curtainside Truck for Sale - Here a 2018 Mercedes Actros 1824 18 tonnes Euro 6
Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 1824
Year
2018
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
South East
Location
Merc Actros 18.24 -  EURO 6 (18) 2018 – 18 ton GVW Curtainside 1500 kgs T/away Del tail lift Barn doors Flat roof Sleeper Auto gear box Air suspension Full Air kit Air Conditioned New MOT 127,098 approx Km Date registered 01.09.2018 Engine Cc 7698 – 240 Bhp
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Variant
Eurocargo 180E25
Year
2017
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
South East
Location
IVECO 180.250 – EURO 6 18 ton GVW High cab Sleeper – 3 seats 26ft Curtainside body 1500 kgs Del T/away tail lift Barn doors rear Auto gear box 125,614 approx Km Date registered 19.05.2017 MOT expiry 21.01.2022 Engine Cc 6728 – 250 Bhp
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Variant
LF230
Year
1
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
South East
Location
(67) 2017 – DAF LF 230 – EURO 6 18 ton GVW Half Sleeper 26ft Curtainside body 1500 kgs Anteo Tuckaway Barn doors 115,717 approx Km 6 spd man gear box Date registered 01.09.2017 New MOT Engine Cc 6700 – 230 Bhp
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Montracon
Year
1
Region
South East
Location
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
MAN
Model
TGL
Variant
TGL 8.150
Year
2017
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
2017 17 MAN TGL 8.150 EURO 6, 23FT6 curtainsider, 6 speed manual gearbox, media system, air seat, electric windows/mirrors, cruise, lane assist, 1 owner, £25950 + vat
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF250
Year
2014
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the TipEx sale at the Great Yorkshire Showground. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-10-02.
4x2 - 8.4M - Curtainside, - Tuck - Away - Tail - Lift .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT FLEET YA14VNO
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Year
2018
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
South East
Location
MERC ACTROS – EURO 6 (67) 2017 – 26 ton GVW 6x2 – Rear Lift High Cab sleeper 1500 kgs Dhollandia T/away tail lift Barn doors rear Air suspension Air-conditioned Auto gearbox 114,103 approx Km Date registered 01.11.2018 New MOT if required Engine Cc 7698 – 300 Bhp
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Variant
Eurocargo 75E16
Year
2017
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
South East
Location
IVECO 75E16 – EURO 6 (67) 2017 – 7.5 ton GVW 20ft 6ft Curtainside body No Tail-lift Barn doors 6-speed manual gearbox Day cab - 3 seats 72,307 approx km Date Registered 25/09/2017 MOT expiry Jan 2022 Engine Cc 4485 - 160 BHP
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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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It Must be Mercedes for Urquhart

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The drivers at Yusen Logistics (UK) had a lot of input into the buying process of the latest acquisition of 30 DAF CF260 18 tonne trucks to join the 350-strong fleet.  Both box-bodied and curtainsiders, the new fleet was supplied by Brian Currie, DAF Dealer in Milton Keynes, with fleet management and maintenance support packages supplied by Hexagon Leasing. Drivers' Views were Important in 30-Strong Truck Deal at Yusen Logistics Like What You Know? The company carried out a product evaluation, and with the benefit of operational familiarity with current DAF vehicles, Yusen Logistics (UK) selected DAF based on driver…

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Most Popular Makes of Curtainsider Trucks

DAF Curtainsider Trucks (74)

DAF are the UK’s runaway market leader in truck sales. As you would expect therefore, DAF curtainsiders are very popular on the UK’s used truck market.

The DAF LF is for lightweight operations and is built to a maximum of 18 tonnes GVW which is where the CF curtainsider comes in and is available as a 6x2 26 tonne curtain sided body.
Used DAF Curtainsiders
The most common of these trucks is the 7.5 tonne Euro 6 DAF LF curtainsider – an operator’s favourite and a grerat all-rounder.

For operation at 18 tonnes GVW up to 26 tonnes, then it has to be a CF - if used for long... Read More Info & View DAF Curtainsider Trucks for sale...>

Iveco Curtainsider Trucks (32)

Curtainsider versions of the popular Eurocargo range of Iveco trucks have proven highly popular for general distribution in the UK for many years.

There is always a great selection of used Iveco curtainsiders for sale at Truckpages. These all-purpose curtainside bodies usually come in standard lengths on the Iveco Trucks. For a 7.5 tonne Iveco curtainsider this will be around 20ft with an iside height of 7' 6" to 8 feet.

For 18 tonne Iveco Box vans, the standard length is typically 26ft with similar interior heights.
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Mercedes Curtainsider Trucks (34)

Mercedes sell a lot of trucks in the UK to be used as curtainsiders. Their popular Atego, Axor, Antos and Actros models are often configured with curtainside bodies for distribution work.
Used Mercedes Curtainsiders
Looking for a smaller Mercedes curtainsider under 5 tonnes GVW, then you should be looking at a Sprinter.  There are links to all of the Mercedes curtainsided models and variants. on this page - browse through the links to find your ideal three-pointed star. Read More Info & View Mercedes Curtainsider Trucks for sale...>

SDC Curtainsider Trucks (21)

The UK's used trailer market usually has plenty of used SDC curtainsiders for sale.  The company manufacturers a whole range of different types of curtainsider, including double deck and over length (extra long) versions, not to mention the smaller urban curtainside used in conjunction with an urban tractor unit.

Most common are SDC's standard curtainsiders, but specialist curtainside coil carriers are available from time to time.

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