For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2023-12-06
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The flatbed truck used to be a common sight on the UK’s roads, but it has been replaced by the curtainsider in recent years, as they can be loaded easily all round and do not require the skill and time usually required for roping and sheeting to protect the load from bad weather. Mostly you will find dropside trucks on these pages – these are incorrectly uploaded and should be in their own dropside category. Having said all this, there are still some flatbed trucks for sale in the UK’s second-hand truck market, but they are rare and tend to be specialist. Sure, you can remove the dropsides from a truck and create a flatbed, but why would you?
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Gold Fish Transport saw a clear solution to the need for optimum visibility when working in the capital, in the shape of the Mercedes-Benz Econic. The construction materials distributor runs a fleet of 30 trucks from its base in Brentwood, Essex. Its first two Mercedes-Benz vehicles have just arrived via Dealer Motus Truck & Van. Both Econics – one is a 26-tonner, the other has an 18-tonne gross weight – they were purchased primarily for their safety credentials. With its deep, panoramic windscreen and the fully glazed, folding passenger door specified by Gold Fish Transport, the low-entry model affords drivers…
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