Specialist removal trucks are advertised for sale at these pages at Truckpages both from specialist dealers who have the bodies built for stock and from removal operators looking to sell their old trucks.
These removal trucks have all been designed with the domestic or office removals in mind. This means that there is a low loading height – usually through the use of a dropwell at the rear of the truck allowing for easier entry on foot and giving more load space.
In addition, the part of the body situated over the cab can be used for additional loading but is often used as crew accommodation as some of the relocations are international and can take many days to arrive. Upon arrival is will be more than a one-man job to unload, so the driver will need to take his crew along if there are no staff working locally.
Containers are often used to help shipment using airfreight, so to avoid having to handle the furniture multiple times, it is loaded into a container that is put into the specialist removal truck and then removed complete for trans-shipment by air.
The used removal truck market is relatively small. As with many different truck body types that are expensive to build, removal companies often keep their trucks for many years. As a result, a number of dealers will rebody trucks with new removal bodies.
The new Volvo FH bought by Cotswold Carriers is definitely a great looking truck. Standing out in the pure white with front bars the truck looks ready for work. The hi-spec FH rigid is the latest Volvo to join Cotswold Carriers’ fleet The 6x2 rigid is equipped to pull a tandem-axle drawbar trailer and comes with a lifting rear axle and air suspension on all three axles to aid loading and unloading, as well as protect cargo on the move. The truck also benefits from Volvo’s Dual-Clutch I-Shift gearbox that uses sports car technology to enable seamless gear changing. Supplied…>
Matthew James Global Relocations, a removal company working across London and worldwide has taken the plunge and invested in their first hybrid truck – a 6x2 Scania P320 with a specialist 27ft removal body from SBR Specialist Coachbuilders of Preston. Silent Running The hybrid is perfect for quiet operation in and around London – assuming the truck is running with 15 tonnes onboard then should manage up to 10 kilometres on electric power only. That assumes plenty of additional factors –…>