A flatbed truck has one solid flat bed for loading up longer loads. A step deck truck has a bed with two levels, one higher than the other, used primarly for hauling taller loads. A low deck truck also has two levels, but the secondary level dips lower until it almost touches the road in order for easy unloading of heavy goods.
When it comes to new deck trucks, we sell International trucks. However, for used deck trucks, we sometimes carry Volvo, Peterbilt, Freightliner, Mack, WesternStar, and Kenworth deck trucks (just to name a few). Our deck truck models include medium duty and heavy-duty models.
The medium duty models include the International CV and International MV that can be outfitted with a deck that meets your needs, ranging from 16 to 26 feet long with GVW of 14,001 to 26,000 pounds. For heavier duty loads, we offer the International HV with GVW of over 26,001 pounds. When it comes to new flat deck trucks, we sell International trucks. However, for used flat deck trucks, we sometimes also carry all sorts of other truck brands, such as Kenworth, Freightliner, Peterbilt, and Volvo flat decks trucks.
Engine options include Cummins L9, Cummins B6.7 among others. Horsepower ratings range from 200 to 400 horsepower. We have air ride and spring suspension available.
If we don’t have inventory in stock, we can make a unit that meets your exact specifications in short order by pairing the chassis of your choice with a deck body that works for you. If you already have a deck body and want to swap it onto a new or different chassis we can do that too.
What are deck trucks used for?
Applications for our recovery and lumber deck trucks include hauling general raw goods, building material, care and equipment hauling and construction. Basically, they're used to haul any large number of materials.
How much weight can a flatbed truck carry?
Legally, your load (inlcuding the truck itself) cannot exceed 80,000 pounds unless you have a special permit. Because of this, 40,000 - 48,000 pounds tends to be around maximum weight capacity.
How much does a flatbed truck cost?
For a brand new model, you're usually looking anywhere from $120,000 to $180,000. However, the price varies heavily on the type of model. And of course, tons of used models still in terrfic condition can be picked up for tens of thousands of dollars less, some as low as $30,000. Make sure to keep your eye out for whenever we have one of those in stock.
What deck truck purchasing options do you have?
Whether you’re buying or leasing, make Maxim Truck & Trailer your first stop for new or used deck truck. Call 1-888-242-6126 or find a location near you.