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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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Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 4x2 Rigid
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 4x2 Rigid £7,950.00
2006 | Dropsides | 7500kg 2006 Mercedes Atego 815 20ft Aluminium Dropside with aluminium plank floor. Only 117,353 km or 72,919 miles. 3 seat cab.comes with Full service history, new MOT a 3 Month warranty, a workshop service and valet. Truck Rental is a family run business established in 1979, in 1992 we became service agents for Mercedes Benz. We run a large fleet of contract hire and self drive hire vehicles. All
Western Truck Rental Ltd
DAF LF55 FA LF55.220 4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF55 FA LF55.220 4x2 Rigid POA
2004 | Dropsides | 18000kg 2004 (04 Reg) DAF LF 55.220 Dropside truck. Fitted with LONDON EMISSIONS ZONE APPROVED exhaust system. Atlas AK3500.2 A14 Crane with brick grab. 18 ton GVW. 21ft body length. 278537 Kms. Fitted with hands free phone kit. Comes with 12 months LEZ Test, 12 months MOT, and 6 months crane loader test. Please call for any further information, or to arrange a test drive.
Leicester Commercial Centre
DAF LF55 FA LF55.180 4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF55 FA LF55.180 4x2 Rigid POA
2005 | Dropsides | 15000kg 2005 (54 Reg) DAF LF 55.180 Dropside truck. Fitted with Atlas 85.2 A1 Crane with brick grab. 15 ton GVW. 18ft6' body length. 470199 kms.Fitted with Bury hands free phone kit. Comes with 12 months MOT, and 6 months crane loader test. Please call for any further information, or to arrange a test drive.
Leicester Commercial Centre
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter  Crew Cab
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Crew Cab £7,950.00
2009 | Dropsides RECON ENGINE CREW CAB ALLOY DROPSIDE TAILIFT IMMACULATE CONDITION
CVR Truck and Trailers Bristol
unknown KASSBOHRER DROPSIDE TRAILER
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unknown KASSBOHRER DROPSIDE TRAILER £2,650.00
1994 | Dropsides A used KASSBOHRER DROPSIDE TRAILER truck from CVR Trailers
CVR Truck and Trailers Bristol
Trailer Crane Freuhauf Tri
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Trailer Crane Freuhauf Tri POA
2002 | Dropsides | 18000kg 2002 Crane Freuhauf Tri Axle Dropside Trailer, ROR Axles, Wooden Heavy Duty Floor, Ratchet Straps and Chains for Load Securing, Lashing Eyes, Excellent Condition, Choice of 2, £9250 CIF Walvis Bay, Namibia.
Law Exports Ltd
DAF LF45 FA LF45.160 4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF45 FA LF45.160 4x2 Rigid £9,750.00
2008 | Dropsides | 7490kg 22ft 6in Double dropside truck, planked floor, ideal scaffold vehicle. Dual passenger seat. Digital Tacho. 6 stud wheels 225/75 R17.5 Tyres. Euro 4 Adblu LEZ Compliant. Long MOT test. Registered 01/03/2008
Volvo FL 4x2 flatbed with crane
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Volvo FL 4x2 flatbed with crane £6,950.00
1999 | Dropsides Dropside crane wagon, atlas 100.1
JFXM Exports Ltd
Trailer Crane Freuhauf Tri
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Trailer Crane Freuhauf Tri POA
2000 | Dropsides | 18000kg 2000 Crane Freuhauf Tri Axle Dropside Trailer, ROR Axles, Wooden Heavy Duty Floor, Ratchet Straps and Chains for Load Securing, Lashing Eyes, Excellent Condition, Choice of 2, £9250 CIF Walvis Bay, Namibia
Law Exports Ltd
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 POA
2008 | Dropsides | 7500kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is 5 Speed Manual; Length: 20ft 6ins; Kms: 239223; Engine CC: 3920; D.O.R.: 10/2008
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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. 

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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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