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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Iveco Eurocargo  ML180E25S SLP
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Iveco Eurocargo ML180E25S SLP £11,750.00
2008 | Dropsides | 18000kg REF TG891, IVECO 180E 25, 4 X 2 AXEL, SLEEPER CAB, 18 TONNE GROSS, MANUAL GEARBOX, TAIL LIFT, 2009/58, 244.000 KMS WARRANTY, 26 FOOT BODY, DROPSIDE, EURO 5, REVERSING CAMERA, HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE VEHICLE, RBRAND NEW CONDITION.
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DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2007 | Dropsides 2007 57 DAF CF75.310 REAR MOUNT CRANE EURO 4 2007 07 DAF CF75.310 6X2 REAR AIR SUSPENSION AND LIFTING AXLE COMPLETE WITH DROP SIDE BODY REAR MOUNTED TEREX 120.2E REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
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DAF LF55 .250
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DAF LF55 .250 POA
2007 | Dropsides 2007 56 DAF LF55.250 DROPSIDE CRANE LEZ COMPLIANT 2007 56 DAF LF55.250 DAY CAB COMPLETE WITH DROP SIDE BODY FRONT MOUNA HIAB 111.2B REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE WITH STAND UP CONTROLS BRICK GRAB ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW LEZ COMPLIANT
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Mercedes-Benz Axor Atego 1318 Day Cab Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Axor Atego 1318 Day Cab Dropside £3,950.00
2004 | Dropsides | 13000kg 2004 Mercedes Atego 1318 Day Cab Flatbed on Springs Suspension, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, 3 Seat Cab, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 1825
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 1825 POA
2013 | Dropsides | 18000kg No of Seats: 2; The gearbox is 6 Speed Manual; Length: 26ft; The taillift is rated at: 1500kgs Column (can be removed); Kms: 26,400; D.O.R.: 12/2013; Engine CC: 6374; Euro: 5
DAF LF45 .160
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DAF LF45 .160 POA
2011 | Dropsides | 7500kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is 5 Speed Manual; Length: 20ft; Kms: 295,224; D.O.R.: 06/2011; Engine CC: 4461; Euro: 5
Iveco Daily  70C18
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Iveco Daily 70C18 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7000kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is 6 Speed Manual; Length: 11ft; Front : 2ft Tool Box; Kms: 116,840; D.O.R.: 12/2012; Euro: 5
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter DROPSIDE CRANE
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter DROPSIDE CRANE POA
2010 | Dropsides | 7500kg 2010/60 FUSO CANTER, 7.5TN, HIAB CRANE, 14FT DROPSIDE, AUTOMATIC, 193, 000KLMS, MOT"d, tidy trucks.CHOICE OF 2.£POA. TELE:01525 851585 MOBILE:07890 188291. POST CODE LU79JH. POST CODE LU79JH.
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DAF CF65 FA CF65.220 4x2 Rigid
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DAF CF65 FA CF65.220 4x2 Rigid POA
2003 | Dropsides | 18000kg 2003 Daf CF65 220 dropside. Manual gearbox. Steel suspension. Mot September 2017, LEZ compliant. Ideal export Tel SBS Spares 01473 652454 Other used trucks available 1000's of truck spares available
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DAF LF45 .140
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DAF LF45 .140 £12,995.00
2013 | Dropsides | 7500kg Fitted with a 6.4 Metre Aluminium Double Drop Side Body, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 5, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 5 Speed. The engine is rated at 140 BHP. The truck's MoT runs until August 2017. Please quote ref: DADR11545
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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. 

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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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