SDC extending trailer: Commercial Motor's used 'truck' of the week


Used truck of the week is actually a trailer, and a sizeable one at that.

This SDC flat trailer is in fact an extending unit that takes the length from 45ft to 70ft.

Built in 2016 it has a 1.5m headboard, drum brakes, tyres that are in good condition and it comes with pockets and posts.

The trailer is being sold by independent Middlesbrough-based Tees Valley Trailers.

As well as being available for sale it, and several similar units like it, can be hired out on short- or long-term deals.

On the lookout: Low mileage Volvo FMX beavertail from Geoff Sipson

FMX beavertail

For 30 years, Geoff Sipson Commercials has specialised in sourcing and selling unusual commercial vehicles in Coventry.

Here we found a 2016 (16-plate) Volvo FMX 420, with 50,000km on the clock.

This 8x4 is powered by a Euro-6 420hp engine, through an I-Shift automatic gearbox. It is on a wheelbase of 5.15m and has spring suspension and a 26ft beavertail with flip-toe hydraulic ramps. Also fitted is a Superwinch 18.0 electric winch, an all-round camera system and FORS-spec side scanners.

The day cab is finished in blue, with a red body, and the paint and bodywork are in excellent condition – as is the interior. Half of the interior is leather, it has Bluetooth and an audio system, steering wheel controls, air conditioning and electric windows and mirrors.

It is MoT’d until July 2019, has had two previous owners, and comes without a service history.