The tipper is the tough guy of the truck world. These are lorries that get tonne after tonne of rubble and other aggregates literally dumped on them and keep coming back for more. The stress on the bodies, hydraulics, suspension and other components can be extreme, so when you are looking at a used tipper you need to be certain that these features are still in good working order with plenty of life left in them.
You also need to carry out a bit of a sizing exercise. A used tipper is not the kind of truck you want to push to its limits, and you should ensure that the truck that you buy is going to be comfortably within its operating parameters when carrying out the type of work that you do.
This doesn’t have to be a major concern but just involves thinking through the type of work you are involved in. For example, if you work in demolition or site clearance with rubble and jagged aggregates, then an all-steel body is the best bet. This is the toughest lining available to combat the damage caused by rubble, but it does have an obvious trade-off in terms of weight and hence reduced payload and fuel economy.
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Trailer Weightlifter Bulker Tipping Trailer
2001 | Tippers
63 cu yd Fitted 3x BPW axles.On Air suspension. On Disc brakes and Alloy wheels The door is Top Hung fitted with PM weigher Manual Roll Over Sheet Domed cover fitted.
DAF CF85 CF75.310
2005 | Tippers | 26000kg
Fitted with a Thompsons Steel Body, HMF 1144 Crane & Clam Shell Bucket with Double Stand-Up Controls, Locking Diff, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Heated Mirrors, Sunroof, Reversing Camera. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 8 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 310 BHP. Please quote ref: DAGR4441
MAN LE18.280 6 X 2 ALUMINIUM INSULATED TIPPER - 2004 - WA04 DHZ
2004 | Tippers | 24200kg
MAN 280 Bhp Euro 3 Engine, 9 Speed Manual, Diff Lock, Midlift, Steel Suspension, Alloy Insulated Tipping Body, Split Tailgate, Tarmac Shutes, Easy Sheet, Alloy Wheels, Sunvisor, Beacon Bar, Day Cab, CD Player, Cruise, Tested May 2015. MAN LE Series Day Cab. MAN 280 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Eaton 9 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. MAN Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock.
VOLVO FM FM 8 X 4 ALUMINIUM AGGREGATE TIPPER - 2008 - PN57
2008 | Tippers | 32000kg
Volvo 480 Bhp Euro 4 Engine, Ad-Blue, VEB, I Shift Semi Auto, Diff/Cross Locks, Steel Suspension, Alloy Aggregate Tipping Body, Single Piece Tailgate, Edbro Front End Ram, Electric Easy Sheet, Alloy Wheels/Fuel Tank, Sunvisor, Beacon Bar, Weigher, Reverse/Loading Camera, Day Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Sunroof, CD Player, Cruise, Digital Tacho, Tested January 2015. Volvo FM Series Day Cab.
DAF LF55 LF55-220 Tipper/Gritter Lorry 2006 MANUAL GEARBOX
204 | Tippers
A Used Commercial from C J Leonard. Available Today
Ford Transit 430-115 Tipper
2005 | Tippers
2005 Ford Transit 430-115 Tipper, 2.4 Turbo Diesel, Full aluminium tipper body with extra high removable sides, direct council, low miles, lockable storage box behind cab, tow bar, worlights & beacons, VGC inside & out.
Trailer ROTHDEAN TRI TRI AXLE
1995 | Tippers
1995 ROTHDEAN TRI AXLE ALLOY AGGREATTE TIPPING TRAILER GOOD TYRES SHEET LONG MOT GOOD FLOOR IMMACULATE FOR AGE Trailers for sale Please quote Ref. No: 5528
Iveco Eurocargo 180E18
1999 | Tippers
1999 IVECO CARGO 180E18 4X2 TIPPER DAY CAB TOW BAR DROP SIDES GOOD TYRES 3 SEATS MANUAL GEARBOX 396000 KMS LONG MOT DRIVES GREAT VERY CLEAN Tippers for sale Please quote Ref. No: 5533
Mercedes-Benz Axor 2633
2013 | Tippers | 26000kg
Tipper with Econ snow plough bracket and tow bar AS NEW ONLY 1250 KMMoT Due Mar 15log book present
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
2008 | Tippers | 18000kg
Tipper with tarmac shoots and snow plough bracket; direct from councilMoT Due log book present
For those operators who are involved with lighter work and less damaging loads, such as soil and sand in landscaping work, a bonded resin tipper floor and aluminium sides could offer a more economical option. There are also specialist tar and hot-load tippers with insulated bodies.
Once you have decided on the most appropriate tipper body, it is time to look at chassis and cab formats. Tippers come in a choice of front- or rear-wheel drive and can have short or long wheelbases. The weight rating you require may also influence your choice of single or double rear axles. The suspension set-up will also be a function of the sort of operating cycle you expect. The cab choice includes standard day cabs, sleeper cabs and crew cabs. You will also find some useful lockable tool areas on offer.
When buying a used tipper, you also need to look at the warranty situation. Often the tipper mechanism is treated separately from the rest of the truck and may only have a one-year warranty, as opposed to the standard three-year warranty on the rest of the truck. Clearly, this may be of less concern on an older tipper, but some newer models include a three-year warranty on the tipper mechanism and that could be valuable if buying a truck only a couple of years old. Longer warranties may also mean a slightly better standard of servicing during those years.
When buying a used tipper, it is vital to check that the hydraulic system is operating correctly. This takes the bulk of the workload and should be tested under a full load. Look for leaks or faults while it is being extended and check around rams and seals as these can be costly to repair or replace. Operation should be smooth and without any stutters. Lots of tippers spend much of their day off-road and on rough site tracks, which can be hard on the suspension. It is not unusual for trucks to be grounded on such tracks. It is worth looking carefully at the underside for signs of damage and having a good look at the suspension, steering and any other exposed components.
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