Curtainsider Trucks for Sale (398)

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 .

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Curtainsider
Make
Don-Bur
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-07-13
Lot No: 30116 13.6m - BODY - LENGTH, - Standard - Axle - CONFIGURATION, - Drums - BRAKES - WITH - BPW - HUBS - AND - Air - SUSPENSION ~ OVERALL HEIGHT 4.9M. FIXED DECK , No of Keys: 0 ~NAVAT Status: Commercial (plus VAT) MoT: 2022-09-30. DIRECT DHL...
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Curtainsider
Make
Mitsubishi Fuso
Model
Canter
Location
Prees Truck & Trailer Auction Sale Number: 594T 2015 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 4x2 Refrigerated Rigid - Reg: SV15 MFZ - MOT: March 2023 - Miles: 94031
For Auction at Prees Storage, Tilstock Airfield, A49, Whitchurch, SY13 3JX on 2022-07-09
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
MAN
Model
TGM
Location
Prees Truck & Trailer Auction Sale Number: 594T 2014 MAN TGM 18.250 4x2 Curtainside Rigid - Auto, - Dhollandia Underslung Tail Lift - Reg: DG64KFF - MOT: Nov 2022 - Kms: 787,012 - New Keeper Slip Only
For Auction at Prees Storage, Tilstock Airfield, A49, Whitchurch, SY13 3JX on 2022-07-09
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2014 MAN TGM 18.250 4×2 Curtainside Rigid For  Auction on 2022-07-09
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Curtainsider
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-07-13
Lot No: 45052 6.4m - BODY - LENGTH - Steer - CONFIGURATION - WITH - Spring - SUSPENSION. ~ Gears: 0, Stereo: CD, Interior: Cloth, Cruise Control, DHOLLANDIA TUCK UNDER TAIL LIFT ~1VAT Status: Commercial (plus VAT) MoT: 2022-11-30. DIRECT RENTAL...
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Curtainsider
Make
Don-Bur
Location
2011 Don Bur Tri Axle Pillarless 4.45m Curtainsider Trailer - BPW Axles - Drum Brakes - Strong Chassis - Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote - MOT December 2022 -
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Krone
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-07-13
Lot No: 35123 11.2m - BODY - LENGTH, - Rear - Steer - CONFIGURATION, - Drums - BRAKES - WITH - BPW - HUBS - AND - Air - SUSPENSION **FAULTY REAR STEER AXLE, STEERING MISSALIGNED AND INOPERATIVE**, - ~ Barn, No of Keys: 0 ~NO. MOFFETT CARRIERVAT...
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Curtainsider
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
Prees Truck & Trailer Auction Sale Number: 594T 2003 Iveco Eurocargo 75 E17 4x2 Dropside Rigid - Manual, - Reg: LK53CFJ
For Auction at Prees Storage, Tilstock Airfield, A49, Whitchurch, SY13 3JX on 2022-07-09
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2003 Iveco Eurocargo 75 E17 4×2 Dropside Rigid For  Auction on 2022-07-09
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Location
Single Sleeper Cab. Automatic Gearbox. Rear Lift Axle. Euro 6 Engine. 29ft 4in Curtainside Body. Roller Rear Door. 2.45m High Through Curtains. 2.35m High Through Doors. Palfinger 1500kg Column Tail Lift. Alloy Fuel Tank. AdBlue. ULEZ Compliant. Reverse Camera. Electric Windows. Electric Heated...
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2017 (17) MERCEDES-BENZ Actros 2530 (Euro 6) 6X2 Curtainsider
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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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