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 FRUEHAUF FRAME TRI AXLE 67 YD BATHTUB TIPPING TRAILER
2010 | Tippers
67 CUBIC YARD, MERCEDES DISC AXLES, LIFT AXLE, CATWALK, RACK AND PINION HATCH, WEIGHER AND ROLLOVER SHEET. GRAIN REGISTERED AND COMES WITH A JUNE 2015 MOT TEST.
Iveco Eurocargo 75E17
2006 | Tippers | 7490kg
IVECO 75E17 , 2006, 13ft dropside tipper, January 2015 test, cruise ,1 owner, E/W, 2 passenger seats,good condition
£5950-00 + Vat
RPC COMMERCIALS TEL 01335 330468
Volvo FL 240 3 way tipper
2007 | Tippers | 18000kg
2007 Volvo FL240 18 ton, 3 way tipper, steel body tipper with removable snow plough and gritter, ex council call mike on 01342 322909
Scania 4 Series 124 420
2004 | Tippers
8x4 Steel body tipper, front end ram, Clean body, clean cab, clean chassis, No rust. test till Aug 2014 Tippers
DAF CF85 -430 THOMPSON STEEL BODY TIPPER
2004 | Tippers
STEEL SUSP, 16 SPEED, AIR SEATS, ELECT WINDOWS,RADIO C/D, HUB REDUCTION,EDBRO TIPPING EQUIPMENT, FRONT END RAM, TIPPERS Please quote Ref. No: D22636
MAN TGA 26.360
2007 | Tippers | 26000kg
Fitted with a Thompsons Loadmaster Steel Body with Rear Barn Doors, HMF 1144 Crane & Clam Shell Bucket, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Sun Visor, Sunroof, Heated Mirrors, Cruise Control, Locking Diff, Engine Brake, Digital Card Tacho, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 16 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 360 BHP. Please quote ref: MAGR4601
Scania R Series R400 8X4 HOOK LOADER
2010 | Tippers
GVW32000, STEEL SUSP,9 SPEED, AIR SEATS, ELECT WINDOWS, RADIO C/D,DRAW BAR HITCH, MULTI LIFT EQUIPMENT XR26S, EASY SHEET SYSTEM TIPPERS Please quote Ref. No: S22579
Hino 700 8X4 STEEL BODY TIPPER
2007 | Tippers
EURO4 GVW32000, STEEL SUSP, 16 SPEED, AIR SEATS, ELECT WINDOWS, RADIO C/D, REVERSING CAMERA, ON BOARD WEIGHER, EASY SHEET. TIPPERS Please quote Ref. No: H22563
Volvo FL FL7 290 6 Wheel Tipper, Steel Suspension, Double D
1996 | Tippers
6 Wheel Tipper, Steel Suspension, Double Dropside. Superb Condition. Sleeper Cab. Registered: 12/03/1996. MoT until: 30/04/2015. Chassis No: YV2F4B7C0TC753367. Please quote Stock no: 8889
Volvo FM FM12 340
200 | Tippers
Volvo FM12 340 8x4 tipper, 32 tonnes, year 2000, day cab, the clock reads 533199kms, thompsons steel tipping body, edbro tipping gear, on springs, eminox exhaust, double drive, sunvisor
Height: 3.05 Metres
Length: 9.20 Metres
Width: 2.50 Metres
Weight: 32.00 Tonnes
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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