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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DAF LF45 45 180 4x4 Dropside Large Choice
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DAF LF45 45 180 4x4 Dropside Large Choice POA
Dropsides | 11000kg 1994 Leyland Daf GS 45 180 4x4 Crew Cab Dropside with Tent Canopy, 180hp Cummins Engine, Manual Fuel Pump, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Excellent Condition, We can ship this truck to Walvis Bay, Namibia for ?ú2,000
Law Exports Ltd
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter  7C15
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C15 POA
2013 | Dropsides | 7500kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is 5 Speed Manual; Length: 20ft; Kms: 28,870; Engine CC: 2998; D.O.R.: 06/2013; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
DAF LF45 45.160 LF EEV
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DAF LF45 45.160 LF EEV POA
2011 | Dropsides | 7500kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is 5 Speed Manual; Length: 20ft; Kms: 236386; Engine CC: 4461; No of Owners: 1; D.O.R.: 06.2011; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid POA
Dropsides | 7490kg AF LF45.150 DROPSIDE TRUCK WITH ATLAS 45.2 CRANE, 2006, 7500KG, MILEAGE: 277186KM, MANUAL, COMES WITH 12 MONTHS MOT, CRANE TEST UNTIL 28/04/2017, INSPECTION WELCOME, PLEASE CALL FURTHER INFORMATION
Leicester Commercial Centre
DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid POA
Dropsides | 7490kg DAF LF45.150 DROPSIDE TRUCK WITH ATLAS 45.2 CRANE, 2005, 7500KG, MILEAGE: 299134KM, MANUAL, COMES WITH 12 MONTHS MOT, CRANE TEST UNTIL 28/04/2017, INSPECTION WELCOME, PLEASE CALL FURTHER INFORMATION
Leicester Commercial Centre
DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid POA
2004 | Dropsides | 7490kg DAF LF45.150 DROPSIDE TRUCK WITH ATLAS 45.2 CRANE, 2004, 7500KG, MILEAGE: 231415KM, MANUAL, COMES WITH 12 MONTHS MOT, CRANE TEST UNTIL 28/04/2017 INSPECTION WELCOME, PLEASE CALL FURTHER INFORMATION
Leicester Commercial Centre
Ford Transit
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Ford Transit POA
2011 | Dropsides | 3000kg
A M Phillip Trucktech Forfar
DAF CF75 .310
DAF CF75 .310 POA
2003 | Dropsides | 26000kg Day cab, Manual gearbox, adapted to take Moffett forklift to rear of body
Allports Truck Centre
Mercedes-Benz Atego 1623 4x2 Rigid
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 1623 4x2 Rigid £8,995.00
2005 | Dropsides | 16000kg 2005/05 Mercedes-Benz Atego 1623, 4x2 Day Cab, 16Ton gross, 23ft Alloy Dropside, *10.500kg payload* Air suspension, tiptronic gearbox, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Cruise Control, Exhaust Brake, Only 297.903kms, Tested till oct 16, Duel passenger seat, Full Set of New Tyres Absolutely Lovely Condition
DAF LF55  .250
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DAF LF55 .250 POA
2008 | Dropsides 2008 08 DAF LF55.250 DROPSIDE CRANE EURO 4 2008 08 DAF LF55.250 COMPLETE WITH DROPSIDE BODY TOOL BOX REAR MOUNTED TEREX 120.2E REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE BRICK GRAB ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
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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 scaffold yard or 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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