Skeletal Trailers for Sale (53)

There are always plenty of these simple, but vital skeletal (skeleton, skel, skellie, skelly etc.) trailers for sale in the UK. Unlike continental European operators, the UK almost exclusively uses 45ft container semi-trailers for the ISO containers. With twistlocks (manual and automatic) set for both a pair of 20ft containers or one 30ft or 45ft container, this gives supreme flexibility.  There are also plenty of skellie with sliding twistlock mountings – a ‘sliding skelly’ as they are commonly known. It is therefore rare that you will see a skeletal truck for sale in right hand drive in this country. The skeletal container trailers are just that – the bare bones of a trailer chassis with fixing points (twistlocks) on each corner and in the centre to hold the shipping containers in place.

These unassuming trailers move the huge amounts of incoming shipping containers from the docks across the UK. There are some skeletal trailers that have been fitted with cranes so they are able to unload the containers themselves – which means that there is no large crane or forklift required at the delivery point.
There is a wide choice of manufacturers in the used skeletal trailer market.  The most common makes on Truckpages are SDC and Dennison with Fruehauf and Montracon in third and fourth place.

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Stacks of Skeletal Trailers

Stack of Skeletal Trailers
Stacking Skeletal Trailers is Economical for Transportation

In order to move lots of trailers around the country and export them more economically, it is possible to stack a whole series of skeletal trailers together. When exporting overseas, it is possible to fit five trailers in the space normally taken up by just one.

 

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2001 Truckmate Tri Axle Flatbed Drawbar Trailer. - Twist Locks for 20ft Container. - Excellent Condition. - We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote. - MOT March 2025. -
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Skeletal
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Dennison
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Lot No: 405.0 12.2M - Sliding - Skeletal, - Generator - For - Fridge - Containers .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT NOVUNA VEHICLE SOLUTIONS Registration no:C518052 For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2024-07-18
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Skeletal
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Montracon
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2011 Montracon Tri Axle Sliding Skeletal Trailer - BPW Axles - Drum Brakes - Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote -
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Skeletal
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SDC
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Plain red - 14 x Twistlocks - Can be sold singly or in stacks of 3 or 5 -
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Skeletal
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SDC
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BPW drum, - Can come with 12 months MOT - Good condition -
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SLIDING SKELLY TRAILERROR AXLE OF DRUM BRAKESAGE RANGE FROM 2006 - 2010LARGE CHOICE SLIDING SKELLY TRAILERROR AXLE OF DRUM BRAKESAGE RANGE FROM 2006 - 2010LARGE CHOICE
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Skeletal
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Dennison
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2015 Dennison Tri Axle Skeletal Drawbar Trailer. - Twist Locks for 20ft Container. - Excellent Condition. - We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote. -
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Skeletal
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Dennison
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Dennison Tri Axle Sliding Skelly Trailers - ROR Axles - Drum Brakes - Jost Landing Legs - All in PSV Cert - Choice Available - 2008 - Dennison - Trailer - Skeletal
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Skeletal
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Dennison
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Grey in colour - 14 lock sliding skelly - Raise / lower valve - Long MOT - Extremely good trailers €" Ready to Go! -
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Montracon
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Montracon Container 40-30- 2x20 FT chassis transport Trailers - Tri- Axle 45ft container trailer - 5 x trailers loaded together ready for export - 40-30- 2x20 FT containers for transport - year all 2003, 12 container twist locks - BPW axles with drum brakes - 40ft length 2.5 feet width - Total GVW per trailer 39 tons...
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Skeletal
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Dennison
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2009 Dennison Skelly, slider on ROR drums with good tyres and in Great order throughout prices at £3,000
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Other
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2 MEMBER TRI AXLE TIPPING CHASSIS WITH LIFTU SERIES AXLES
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Skeletal
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Dennison
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2014 Dennison Tri Axle Skeletal Drawbar Trailer.� - Twist Locks for 20ft Container. - Excellent Condition. - We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote. - MOT November 2024. -
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Skeletal
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Dennison
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DENNISON SKELLY TRAILERYR 2012 3 AXLE BPW ON DRUM BRAKESAIR SUSPENSIONIN VERY GOOD CONDITION DENNISON SKELLY TRAILERYR 2012 3 AXLE BPW ON DRUM BRAKESAIR SUSPENSIONIN VERY GOOD CONDITION
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Skeletal
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Montracon
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2008 Montracon Tri Axle Sliding Skeletal Trailer. - ROR Axles. - Excellent Condition. - We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote. -
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Skeletal
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Montracon
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2012 - SAF Drum, - Available in blue -
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