Curtainsider Trucks for Sale (377)

Curtainsiders are the workhorses of the transport industry.  Extremely flexible, a curtainside truck can be used for such a wide range of delivery tasks. It can obviously do everything a box truck can do.  If you want to load and unload quickly then there are the rear doors – either roller shutter style or with barn doors where the truck can be loaded from a loading bay. Where curtainsiders come into their own is when there are cumbersome objects that do not lend themselves to being loaded on pallets easily, but require the protection from the weather that a flatbed or drop side truck cannot afford. A forklift can load the truck quickly from either side – if you are in a rush and have the resources, the curtainsider can be loaded on both sides at the same time using two forklifts.

Used Curtainside Trucks & Trailers

After the ubiquitous box truck, the curtainsider is the second most popular rigid truck for sale at Truckpages.  If you include the curtainside trailers then they usually top the charts.  The most popular curtainside truck brand is, unsurprisingly, the market leader DAF, whilst the largest choice of curtainside trailers comes from leading manufacturer, SDC .

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Curtainsider
Make
Krone
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* 13.86M, BPW DRUM AXLES, BARN DOORS, RAISE & LOWER VALVE, FERRY LASHING RINGS* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT LOGISTICS COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster,...
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1901 KRONE CURTAINSIDE – EUROLINER For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Other
Location
SDC Triaxle 2008 Curtainsider Trailer, ROR Axles, Tested Nov 22, Ready To Go.
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Location
2016 (16) DAF CF65 250 Sleeper Cab, Euro6, Manual Gearbox, 28ft Curtainside Body, Rear Barn Doors, Henderson Tracking System And Strap, DEL Tuckaway Tailift, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, On-Board Computer, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Night Heater, (AEBS) Advanced Emergeny...
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
2015 (15) Iveco Eurocargo 75E16, Euro6, Six Speed Manual Gearbox, 20ft6" Curtainside Body, Rear Barn Doors, Henderson Tracking System, 1000kg DEL Tuckaway Tailift, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Taco, CD Player, Excellent Cobdition.
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Curtainsider
Make
Iveco
Model
Daily
Location
Lot No: 22 4x2 - Curtainside, - Tuck - Away - Tail - Lift MoT: 2022-05-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. OE11YLO
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Krone
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-31
Lot No: 3194 *DONCASTER* 13.86M,BPW DRUM AXLES, BARN DOORS, RAISE & LOWER VALVE, FERRY LASHING RINGS* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT LOGISTICS COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from...
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Axor
Location
2013 Mercedes 2533 Axor Euro 5 Day Cab 8 Speed Manual 31ft Curtainside Body Roller Shutter Tail Lift 6x2 Rear Lift Air Suspension Sun Visor Multi Function Steering Wheel Electric Windows Heated Adjustable Mirrors Sun Roof Mercedes Bluetooth CD Radio MOT November 2022 In Good Condition
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Mercedes 2533 Axor Curtainside Body
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-06-01
Lot No: 40062 8.8m - BODY - LENGTH - Steer - CONFIGURATION - WITH - Air - SUSPENSION. ~ Gears: 6, Stereo: CD, Interior: Cloth, Cruise Control, Reversing Camera, Remote Central Locking, DEL TUCKUNDER TAILIFT ~1VAT Status: Commercial (plus VAT) MoT:...
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Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Sprinter
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-05-25
Lot No: 145 ~ Wheel Size: 16inch, Interior: Cloth, Cruise Control, Metallic Paint, Remote Central Locking, Electric Windows: 2, Phone Kit: BlueTooth, Stereo: Radio, Drv Airbag ~2, Loose Items:, Key (133121)VAT Status: Commercial (plus VAT). DIRECT...
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2022-05-24
*HEMEL* DAY CAB, REAR VIEW CAMERA MoT: 2023-03-31* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT TRANSPORT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing Monday-Friday by...
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2015 IVECO EUROCARGO 75E16 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
CF65
Location
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2022-05-24
Lot No: 3144 *HEMEL* GEAR SELECTION ISSUES, SLEEPER CAB, TAIL LIFT* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing Monday-Friday by...
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2005 DAF CF 65.220 18 TONNE For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Volvo
Model
FE
Location
For Auction at CVA Starlaw Business Park, Livingston on 2022-05-31
*LIVINGSTON* SLEEPER CAB, A/C, TUCK AWAY TAIL LIGHT, BARNS DOORS MoT: 2023-05-31* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 2 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing Monday-Friday by...
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2008 VOLVO FE 280 For Auction on 2022-05-31 at 08:30
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Don-Bur
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-06-01
Lot No: 40046 13.6m - BODY - LENGTH, - Standard - Axle - CONFIGURATION, - Drums - BRAKES - WITH - BPW - HUBS - AND - Air - SUSPENSION ~ FIXED DECK. OVERALL HEIGHT 4.9M , No of Keys: 0 ~NAVAT Status: Commercial (plus VAT) MoT: 2023-02-28. DIRECT DHL...
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
Location
Lot No: 126 4x2 - 8.4M - Curtainside, - Full - Closure - Tail - Lift MoT: 2023-01-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. PJ11UPD
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Fruehauf
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale 2022-06-15.
Fruehauf Tri Axle Curtainsider Trailer, Front Lift (Plating Certificate Available) - SFRMACSF33W646803
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For Auction: Fruehauf Tri Axle Curtainsider Trailer, Front Lift (Plating Certificate Available) Curtainsider Trailers For Auction: Leeds – 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th June 2022 @ 8.00am
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Schmitz
Location
13.8M - Curtainside MoT: 2023-01-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. C401411
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-26
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
LF55
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* DAYCAB, BARN DOORS* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing Monday-Friday by appointment only.
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2008 DAF LF 55.220 18 TONNE For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Atego
Location
Lot No: 46 4x2 - 6.1M - Curtainside MoT: 2022-08-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. SF08GYV
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Scania
Model
P Series
Location
2009 Scania P230. 18 ton curtain side truck. Sleeper cab, manual. Tuck away tail lift, sunvisor. One owner, nice trucks choice of
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2009 Scania P230 18 ton Curtainside
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Don-Bur
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-06-01
Lot No: 40041 13.6m - BODY - LENGTH, - Standard - Axle - CONFIGURATION, - Drums - BRAKES - WITH - BPW - HUBS - AND - Air - SUSPENSION ~ FIXED DECK. OVERALL HEIGHT 4.9M , No of Keys: 0 ~NAVAT Status: Commercial (plus VAT) MoT: 2022-07-31. DIRECT DHL...
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Buying a Used Curtainsider

Buying a used curtainside truck is no different to making any other secondhand truck purchase.  You must take a good long look over the driveline, check the wheels and tyres etc.  The only additional area you need to consider is the state of the curtains and tracks themselves.

Take your time and undo every clip that holds the curtains in place, then fully slide them along to reveal the while of the loading area.  Make sure the belts are not worn and that there are no tears in the curtains.  Check of any earlier repairs to the curtains – it is not necessarily a terrible thing that they have been damaged slightly in the past, but the repair will need to be solid.

Some curtains look tired when they have had their previous graphics removed, but often, a decent quantity of traffic film remover can sort this out.  Buying a curtainsided truck with the logos simply painted over could be a lot of work to remove and you may be better negotiating a great deal with the seller and investing in a new set of curtains.

Curtain Replacement

It is not the end of the world if you have to replace the curtains – doing so will really smarten up the truck in any case.  Buying new curtains for the truck also means that you can change the colour to one that suits you better.  Bear in mind that there is usually only a choice of base colours – matching your livery may be a lot trickier.

Recycle Old Curtains

If you are buying new curtains for the curtainsider, then don’t just throw away the old ones – there is a company in Switzerland called Freitag (translated as Friday) that buys these curtains to make them into handbags and satchels.

Other Names for Curtainsiders

Tautliner

Over the years there have been plenty of companies making these types of truck bodies.  Sometimes the brand names stick – think Hoover and vacuum cleaners.  You may hear people talk about ‘Tautliners’ – this is a brand of curtainside body that is built by Boalloy in Cheshire.  They differ slightly to many curtainsiders in as much as the bottom of the curtain is never removed and the curtains simply slide along a rail.

Tilt Body

These are a type of curtainsider that is a lot more popular on the continent.  They are essentially a dropside truck with a removable frame and series of curtains.  This means that the truck can be used as a curtainsider, but if there are loads that are too tall for the frame (and are OK being exposed to the weather) then the frame is removed and the truck is a standard dropside.  This type of ‘Tilt’ or ‘Tiltliner’ body is common for semi-trailers in the continent.

In the UK we see the vast majority of trucks as traditional curtainsiders, with a tiny percentage being tiltliners.

Euroliners

These are trailers that look like curtainsiders that are used on the continent.  The main difference is that the roofs slide open to help loading from overhead.  This means that loading long items or heavy coils from an overhead gantry crane is possible.

Megaliners

Mega trailers in general are those that run on smaller wheels and tyres with a low-ride tractor unit.  Using smaller wheels means that the height of the body can be taller giving more load space.  In the UK this is less of a problem, as our motorway bridges are higher than on continental Europe.  We are able to have overheight trailers running on normal wheels and tyres.

 

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