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Dropsides Trucks For Sale

The dropsides is a venerable truck, having been around on the nation’s roads for many decades. It is one of the earliest forms of truck and is still around probably due to its versatility. The design of the dropsides is pretty simple. Essentially, it can be regarded as simply a flatbed truck with a little added security for the load. In addition to the flatbed itself, the dropsides has containing walls to the rear and the sides. These are usually fairly modest in depth, allowing easy opening and access to the load.

The dropsides can be loaded and unloaded from the sides or from the rear and even from above. This makes it extremely flexible when planning routes compared to box vans, which need to be loaded and unloaded in order from the rear. It also makes the dropsides potentially quicker to unload, with many forklifts able to unload from all sides at once. The ability to unload from the sides can also make the dropsides a popular option for site work, where access can be tight. Many dropsides take advantage of their open nature by including an onboard crane. This can make them extremely efficient on multi-drop routes, as they don't need to wait for a forklift to become available for unloading to take place.

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IVECO  180E25 manual gearbox
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IVECO 180E25 manual gearbox £13,500.00
2007 | Dropsides 57/2007 iveco , complete with new dropside conversion , ex plc full history mileage warranted at 456,000 kms full test excellent condition, Price Plus VAT
MBV Trucks Limited
Iveco  EUROCARGO AUTO
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Iveco EUROCARGO AUTO POA
2008 | Dropsides IVECO EUROCARGO,58/2008 75E16 ,EURO 5 ,COMPLETE WITH 21FT DROPSIDE,MILEAGE WARRANTED AT 126000KMS FULL TEST MINT CONDITION PLATED AT 7500kgs MASSIVE SAVING ON NEW, Price Plus VAT
MBV Trucks Limited
IVECO  UNKNOWN manual gearbox
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IVECO UNKNOWN manual gearbox POA
2008 | Dropsides Iveco 2008/08 , 75e16, euro 4 engine with new drop side conversion , complete with 1 tonne cantilver tail lift , mileage warranted @ 280,000 kms one previous owner rare vehicle , mint condition , full test, Price Plus VAT
MBV Trucks Limited
Iveco  EUROCARGO auto box
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Iveco EUROCARGO auto box £24,500.00
2012 | Dropsides 2012/12 plate iveco 75e17 , complete with 20 ft aluminium. Dropside body mileage warranted @ 34,000 miles full test as new auto box euro 5 engine, Price Plus VAT
MBV Trucks Limited
IVECO  STRALIS AT190S27/P SLP AUTO GEARBOX
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IVECO STRALIS AT190S27/P SLP AUTO GEARBOX £10,950.00
2006 | Dropsides IVECO STRALIS 55/2006 SLP CAB , COMPLETE WITH 24 FT DROPSIDE BODY LONG TEST MINT VEHICLE IDEAL SCAFFOLDING VEHICLE VEHICLE CURRENTLY PLATED @ 15000KGS BUT CAN UPRATE TO 18000KGS, Price Plus VAT
MBV Trucks Limited
Iveco  EUROCARGO manual gearbox
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Iveco EUROCARGO manual gearbox £11,750.00
2008 | Dropsides 2 Registered Keepers, 2008/08 iveco 75e16 euro 4 engine London compliant , complete with new 20 ft side body work , full test , mileage warranted @ 120,000 miles as new ideal for scaffolding company ex contract vehicle, Price Plus VAT
MBV Trucks Limited
DAF  45.160 manual gearbox
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DAF 45.160 manual gearbox £9,950.00
2008 | Dropsides 57/2008 daf 45.160 day cab , complete with 24ft dropside aluminium sides , full test 345,000 kms rare vehicle. Good clean work horse, Price Plus VAT
MBV Trucks Limited
Iveco  EUROCARGO auto box
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Iveco EUROCARGO auto box £23,000.00
2011 | Dropsides 2011/11 iveco 75e16 , euro 5 auto box complete with 21ft 3 inch aluminium dropside body new conversion , mileage at 80 ,000 miles , full test , ex contract. Vehicles choice x 4 mint condition, Price Plus VAT
MBV Trucks Limited
DAF LF55 55/220
DAF LF55 55/220 POA
2005 | Dropsides
Trucks 2 Go Limited
DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid £16,000.00
2007 | Dropsides | 7490kg 2007 DAF TRUCKS LF45.150 DROPSIDE FITTED PK6500 CRANE!!!!!! Diesel •157,725 km •Day cab •150 HP •Euro4 •Manual •White •Excellent Overall Condition •Excellent Interior Condition •1 Owner •MOT Until 04/2015 •2007 (07 Reg) •4x2 •7,500 kg GVW •4500 cc •Diesel •Right Hand Drive •3 Seats •Excellent Body Condition •90% Tyre Condition •Partial
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DAF DropsideThe very versatility of the dropsides does, however, impose limitations. Because it is open, the loads on the dropsides are exposed to the elements. Clearly, this can be addressed by ropes and sheeting, but it can still make the dropsides unsuited to carrying delicate goods. The open nature of the dropsides also makes it less secure and loads are open to the gaze of potential thieves. Again, this makes it less suited to carrying valuable loads when the truck may be left unattended, either for short breaks or overnight.

Many dropsides will therefore find a home in the builder's merchant, where loads such as aggregates are ideal for the dropsides characteristics. Aggregate loads are usually pretty impervious to the weather and are not valuable enough or light enough to make attractive targets for thieves. They are also well restrained by the sides and rear of the truck. Some dropsides come with tipping bodies to make short work of unloading these aggregates. The dropsides is also ideal for palletised loads, such as paving or bricks. 

Traffic management dropside

The sides themselves may be constructed from aluminium to save some weight, and care should always be taken to examine their condition when buying a used dropsides as repair or replacement can be expensive.

The dropsides comes in a variety of axle configurations, lengths and weight ratings. You will also find them with all sorts of cab types, from standard day cabs to crew cabs and sleeper cabs. It is a simple body type and is relatively easy to maintain and repair. With no real specialist equipment (assuming no crane or tipping body), a used dropsides should give years of excellent service. Being simple and relatively cheap, the dropsides truck lends itself well to the used-truck market. It is also extremely versatile and able to operate in many environments.

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