What is a specialist scaffolding truck?
A scaffolder could use a standard dropside truck – perhaps take some of the dropsides off to make access to the poles easier and then create holes for the scaffold to sit in. But why bother when you can buy a used dropside truck that has already been converted to work perfectly on the scaffolding job.
Typically these trucks have been newly converted – probably from a box truck or curtainsider that’s been on distribution work.
This means that the scaffolder will be getting a brand new body ready for them to build a scaffold framework of their own design to hold their poles (they are specialists in that department after all).
The front part of the dropside body keeps the drop sides, as this provides ample storage space for the couplers and safety materials that are needed to erect scaffolding on site.
The ideal scaffold truck is not all about the body. It must have three seats in the cab to help transport the tem to the site. As scaffold trucks spend most of their lives in urban environments they need to meet the compliance for the areas.
This means that an increasing number of cities will demand that the truck is a Euro 6. Use the filter on the right hand side of the page to select only Euro 6 scaffolding trucks.
In addition scaffolders need to be considering the direct vision standards as well as other CLOCS and FORS regulations.
We recommend you talk to a specialist truck dealer who will be able to assist you with any questions you may have in specifying a scaffold truck.
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