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As a drawbar truck or trailer can be any body type, we list all rigid drawbar trucks, drawbar combinations of truck and trailer (wagon & drag) and the drawbar trailers all together on these pages. Don’t worry, there are never hundreds for sale, so you will not have to scroll through tonnes of listings for used drawbar trucks.  So why buy a drawbar? The flexible configuration of using a high-powered rigid truck with a body and matching drawbar trailer is very popular on continental Europe, but in the UK we tend to favour the tractor unit and semi-trailer combination. Nonetheless, there are many duty cycles that make the drawbar combination more useful – even in the UK. These tend to be swap body operations -using demountable box bodies for example or when a trailer is added for a trunk operation and left so deliveries can be made with the rigid. Once empty the drawbar rigid can then swap bodies with the drawbar trailer to continue delivering. Additional driver training is needed as these trucks are different (and some say difficult) to reverse and will take some getting used to if the driver has never driven a drawbar combination before.

If you are buying a rigid for use as a drawbar combination, make sure there is already a drawbar coupling fitted to avoid the cost of adding yourself. Check that the coupling is suitable for the trailer you will be using, including the electrics that are needed. If in doubt, carry out a test drive and take the truck to your trailer to be 100% sure and take the drawbar combination on a test drive. Make sure that the truck is powerful enough for the gross train weight (GTW) intended – check the manufacturers plate that the GTW is sufficient for your needs. Think of the truck more as a tractor unit in terms of specification – so a minimum 450 engine will be a must if you are thinking about operation at the maximum 40 tonnes GTW.

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Why Choose a Drawbar Truck?

Many years ago, a drawbar truck and trailer was a common sight on the UK’s roads. These were affectionately known as a ‘Wagon & Drag’ or ‘Wag and Drag’. If you are new to transport and looking to start out on your own in the UK, there hardly any occasions when opting to invest in a drawbar outfit would be of benefit. However, there are certain applications where the drawbar can be of benefit and may be worth considering depending on operating duty cycle.

Brilliant for Bricks

Bricks are heavy. Cranes are also heavy. Put the two together on a normal eight-wheeler and you run the risk of overloading an axle. Use a 6×2 artic and tri axle trailer then your crane cannot reach the stacks of bricks at the back. So, invest in a 6×2 (or 6×4) rigid with a rear-mounted crane and a three-axle drawbar trailer and the job becomes easier. You can take the rigid on its own for smaller jobs and hitch the trailer for larger deliveries using the crane that can reach all the blocks as it is in the centre of the load.

Perfect for Plant

Many plant hire companies will use a standard artic and low loader for moving kit around.  These are well suited for the larger pieces of kit, such as a wheel loader or even an ADT (Articulated Dump Truck). If your business has a variety of small to medium size items to transport, then the flexibility of a drawbar combination could be perfect. Run just the rigid or for larger jobs, hitch up the trailer too. Get the design right and the operator could load through the trailer onto the rigid truck without the need to uncouple.

Handy for Hay

Not just hay, but any high cube, low weight operation could benefit from the additional load volume available to drawbar operators. You may see these combinations piled high with bales on rigid and trailer plus some on a frame above the cab!

Drawbar with Hay
Handy for Hay, Suitable for Straw

Simple for Skiploaders

Assuming you have some skilled drivers, then a drawbar combination could double your effectiveness as a skip operator. If your operating area is significant then having three loaded skips in one vehicle could be the answer (not if you operate in built up urban areas). Check out the Skipmate Skip Trailers shown below:

Skipmate Trailer
The 24 tonne Tri-Axle Twin Skip SkipMate is usually adopted for the carriage of twin skips

 

 

Advantages of a Drawbar Combination vs. Tractor & Semi Trailer

  • Trucks more familiar to drivers of Rigids
  • Smaller truck for local deliveries when decoupled
  • Higher load volume
  • Flexibility of running without trailer

Disadvantages of a Drawbar Combination vs. Tractor & Semi Trailer

  • Difficult to couple
  • Difficult to reverse
  • Cannot simply swap prime mover to a new, loaded trailer
  • Takes longer to load and unload on loading bay

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New Iveco S-WAY as Drawbar Curtainsider

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Volvo FM’s Direct Vision Stars Seal the Deal

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Renault Truck Commercials in Fleet Sale

There are some 260 commercial vehicles heading to Midlands-based BJS Home Delivery.  Not a bad number, considering some of these are to expand the operation and move into haulage. A mixture of tractor units, drawbars and high-cube vans, Renault Trucks Commercials will be taking on their maintenance as well. Key to the deal was the long-standing positive relationship and service support from Renault Truck Commercials. Renault Range T tractor units featured strongly in the deal The Deal Highlights The deal is part of BJS’ ambitious expansion plans and rapid growth into the food, retail, construction and manufacturing haulage sectors and…

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Flat
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Scania
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R Series
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Tank – Vacuum
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Volvo
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FE
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DAF
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Volvo
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FM
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Flat
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Volvo
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FM
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Drawbar
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DAF
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CF
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Hookloader
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DAF
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CF
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Curtainsider
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DAF
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CF85
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Crane
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DAF
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CF
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Tank – Vacuum
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Volvo
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FE
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Curtainsider
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Don-Bur
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Tipper
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Volvo
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FMX
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Crane
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Indespension
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Curtainsider
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Mercedes
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Actros
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Flat
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MAN
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TGX
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Flat
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Scania
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4 Series
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