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New and used Flatbed trucks for sale

Buying a flatbed truck or box truck with an open cargo bed? Then you've come to the right place at basworld.com. In fact, the selection of new and used flatbed trucks and lorries for sale is huge. The platform trucks for sale on our site are used for transporting construction materials and oversized loads, for example. Flatbeds are available in a variety of models, configurations and options. For example, you have a choice of flatbed trucks and trailers with loading cranes to lift heavy goods or a flatbed sleeper cab in our range of trucks.

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An open cargo flatbed truck is a versatile vehicle that is widely used in both the construction industry and many other sectors, such as agriculture. A characteristic feature of flatbed trucks is an open platform bed of varying width and length, which makes them suitable for transporting oversized products and materials. In the construction industry, this varying load space is an important solution for transporting all kinds of building materials, such as lumber, bricks and other construction elements. With a lorry or truck with a flatbed trailer, many things are possible. Our team of consultants thoroughly inspect each flat bed truck for sale before anyone can buy it on basworld.com. Want to know all the ins and outs of our dropside trucks and platform trucks for sale and the options available? Then read on below.

(Open) cargo trucks for sale at basworld.com

Whether you want to buy a new or used flatbed truck, you will find them in all shapes and sizes at basworld.com. In our stock, you will find flatbed lorries and trucks for sale from the following brands, among others:

These brands continue to produce new vehicles to this day and have launched some iconic models. Within BAS World's truck stock, we offer the following models of these brands, among others: DAF XF, Mercedes-Benz Actros, MAN TGS, Renault Kerax and Volvo FH. These models often come standard with many safety options, such as ABS, (adaptive) cruise control and lane assist (lane guidance). In addition, they often come with options that add to the comfort in the truck cabin. For example, trucks for longer distances can also be equipped with a sleeper cab, allowing the driver to spend the night in their truck. 

Flatbed truck options

An open platform truck is available with various options and can be combined with other bodies. A truck with an open bed that needs to transport machinery and other heavy equipment, often has a tailgate at the back. If the transported goods fit within the platform, you can also add sideboards. Other open-bed platform trucks have the ability to tip, which in part makes them a tipper.

Flatbed trucks with a crane

The most common trucks or trucks with an open platform have a loading crane. This is incredibly convenient because most (heavy) goods cannot simply be lifted onto a truck if there is no external crane available. With a remote control, you can control the loading crane from a safe distance, allowing you to load and unload easily. You can find flatbed trucks with cranes in the crane truck category. A loading crane from HMF and HIAB, among other brands, can handle a load weight of 14,000 kg. 

Euro standard (euro 6, euro 5, etc.)

Today, vehicles are classified by emission classes that indicate levels of emissions within the European Union. As of 2013, Euro 6 was created, and now only new vehicles with diesel engines that meet this Euro standard may be sold within Europe. While older and used vehicles with Euro 5 or lower may still be traded and used, these vehicles are barred from entering environmental zones because they do not meet the conditions for driving into the regulated areas. For example, trucks meeting the Euro 6 standard emit about 80% less nitrogen than their predecessors with a Euro 5 standard. If you frequently operate in environmental zones, or if the area you operate in will soon become an environmental zone, it is advisable to switch to a truck with a Euro 6 standard. This is not only to comply with environmental regulations but also to contribute to cleaner air. 

Axle configurations (4x2, 6x2, 6x4, etc.)

When purchasing a new truck, it is important to consider the different axle configurations, as they determine performance under different working and environmental conditions. So it is important to consider what type of work the truck will be used for and in what environment it will take place. Trucks are available in 4X2, 4X4, 6X2, 6X4 and 8X4 axle configurations, among others. Trucks with a 4X2 or 6X2 configuration are often used for work over longer distances because of their efficiency and manoeuvrability. On the other hand, for navigating more challenging terrains or hauling heavier loads, trucks with 4X4, 6X4, or 8X4 axle configurations offer extra traction and stability. 

Power Take Off (PTO)

A flatbed truck may be equipped or is often equipped with a Power Take Off, an important component for motor-driven vehicles. In most cases, the Power Take Off, or PTO, is connected to the gearbox or reduction box. The PTO acts as a mechanical or hydraulic drive system for external equipment attached to the truck. The PTO uses the energy of the engine to operate devices such as hydraulic telescopic cranes. This system is incredibly important to its user since it improves the efficiency and effectiveness of operations by simply making it possible to load and unload cargo more easily. 

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