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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Scania 3 Series  93.220 FLATBED CRANE TRUCK
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Scania 3 Series 93.220 FLATBED CRANE TRUCK POA
1996 | Dropsides LEFT HAND DRIVE, FLATBED DROPSIDE BODY, REAR MOUNTED CRANE, SPRING SUSPENSION, MANUAL GEARBOX, EXCELLENT CONDITION
Shelton Motors
Mercedes-Benz Atego  815 Day Cab Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 Day Cab Dropside £3,250.00
2002 | Dropsides | 7500kg 2002 Mercedes Atego 815 Day Cab Dropside on Springs Suspension, 3 Seat Cab, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
Law Exports Ltd
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
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DAF LF55 LF 55.220 POA
2011 | Dropsides | 18000kg 26'8" Dropside Euro 5 Adblue Digital Tacho Exhaust Brake Cruise Control Air Seats Air Conditioning Rear Air Suspension CD Stereo Electric Windows Electric Heated Mirrors £POA AVAILABLE WITH MODIFICATION/ENGINEERING IF NEEDED (PTO, Extension, Body building, Paintwork plus much more can be arranged and quoted) 3, 6, 9 OR 12 MONTHS DRIVELINE WARRANTY AVAILABLE FINANCE AVAILABLE -
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Scania P Series P230 4x2 Rigid
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Scania P Series P230 4x2 Rigid POA
2005 | Dropsides 2005 (05) Scania P230 ,4x2 Rigid, Alloy Dropside body, Manual gear box, Day cab ,Air suspension ,18T Gross
Roy Howell Commercials
Trailer FOUNTAIN C4
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Trailer FOUNTAIN C4 £2,997.00
2010 | Dropsides tilt bed car transporter/general purpose trailer. Tri axel with drop down sides.Very little use from new and in excellent order. A really good quality trailer.size: 16ft x 7ftGross weight: 3500 kg.
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
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DAF LF55 LF 55.220 POA
2010 | Dropsides | 18000kg 27'4" Dropside Euro 5 Adblue Digital Tacho Exhaust Brake Cruise Control Air Seats Air Conditioning Rear Air Suspension CD Stereo Electric Windows Heated Mirrors £POA AVAILABLE WITH MODIFICATION/ENGINEERING IF NEEDED (PTO, Extension, Body building, Paintwork plus much more can be arranged and quoted) 3, 6, 9 OR 12 MONTHS DRIVELINE WARRANTY AVAILABLE FINANCE AVAILABLE - SUBJECT TO
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MAN TGL 7.150 4x2 Tipper
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MAN TGL 7.150 4x2 Tipper £6,500.00
2009 | Dropsides Steel Body Drop Side Tipper, 5 Speed Manual Gear Box, 3 Seater Cab, Engine Brake, Cruise Control, 150bhp, TIPPERS
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 POA
2010 | Dropsides 7.5 TON 21 FT ALLOY DROPSIDE AUTO EXCELLENT CONDITION Rigid Trucks
First Choice Commercials
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C14D
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C14D POA
2006 | Dropsides Crew Cab, three way Tipper, drop side, manual gearbox, tool box, tow bar, compressor with hammer take off's, swing lift crane behind cab, seats 6 people
Iveco Eurocargo 75E17
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E17 £5,100.00
2006 | Dropsides Tipper Three Way 7.5 Ton, manual gearbox, Drop side
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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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