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Curtainside Trailers for Sale

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Brand New 2022 Lawrence David Curtainsider, 4.2m External Height, 2.59m Internal Height, BPW Axles, Drum Brakes, Wisa Deck Floor, Barn Doors, Pillarless, ENXL Rated Body, Raise Lower Valve Facility, Full Manufacturers Warranty Applies, Finance Options Available.

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Manufacturer: LAWRENCE DAVID

Year: 2022

Axle: 3

O.A.H.: 4.2

Web Ref. No: 5616

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Manufacturer: TIGER

Year: 2022

Axle: 3

O.A.H.: 4.30

Web Ref. No: 5646

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Manufacturer: LAWRENCE DAVID

Year: 2022

Axle: 3


Web Ref. No: 5784

2021 Tiger 4.74m Pillarless Curtainsider

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Manufacturer: TIGER

Year: 2021

Axle: 3

O.A.H.: 4.74

Web Ref. No: 5865

2018 SDC 4.5m Curtainside

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Manufacturer: SDC

Year: 2018

Axle: 3

O.A.H.: 4.5

Web Ref. No: 5868

Choose from a selection of curtainsider trailers for sale from market-leading manufacturers Dennison, SDC and Montracon.

Our curtainsider trailers offer efficient loading and unloading as well as robust tarp to ensure the safety of your goods during transit. You’ll find the ideal curtainsider trailers for sale to suit your needs, whatever your cargo and wherever your journey.

Our sales team can help choose the right curtainsider trailer for you, whether you’re a small business owner or looking for a whole fleet. We’re pleased to provide these dependable HGV trailers from our offices based in Wolverhampton and Middleton, England, and Newmains, Scotland. Search our range of curtainsider trailers for sale today to request a callback.

Curtainsider FAQs

What does curtain side mean in trucking?

A curtain side trailer is a type of trailer with a rigid roof and rear doors, and flexible PVC curtain sides instead of rigid walls. These curtains can be easily opened to provide quick and convenient access to the cargo space. Curtain side trailers are commonly used for transporting goods that may require side loading or unloading.

What are the different types of curtain trailers?

There are several types of curtain trailers, each designed for specific purposes:

  • Standard curtain trailer: Features a flexible curtain on each side, which can be opened for easy access to the cargo.
  • Tilt curtain trailer: The entire curtain can be tilted to facilitate side loading or unloading.
  • Rolling tarp trailer: Similar to standard curtain trailers, but the curtains roll up from the bottom to the top for access to the cargo.
  • Sliding curtain trailer: Instead of rolling upward, the curtains slide to the sides to open the cargo area.

How do you open a curtain trailer?

Opening a curtain trailer typically involves the following steps:

  • Unfasten straps or buckles: Release any securing straps or buckles that hold the curtain in place.
  • Slide or roll: Depending on the type of curtain trailer, either slide, roll or tilt the curtain to open the cargo area.
  • Secure the open curtain: Some trailers have mechanisms to secure the open curtain in place, ensuring safe and stable loading or unloading.

Once the curtain is open and secured, you can proceed with loading or unloading the cargo as needed.

How much weight can a curtain sider hold?

The weight capacity of a curtain side trailer varies based on its design, size and specifications. Different trailers have different weight ratings, and it’s crucial to adhere to these specifications to ensure safe and legal transport.

Specifications for a curtain side trailer are typically as follows, but may vary:

  • Tare weight: 7,200 kg
  • Maximum payload: 32,800 kg
  • Width: 2.48 m
  • Height: 2.70 m

The weight capacity of a curtain side trailer is typically specified in terms of Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or payload capacity and considers factors such as the trailer’s structure, axles and braking system.

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