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 CF75 FA CF75.310 6x2 Rigid
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DAF CF75 FA CF75.310 6x2 Rigid POA
Dropsides | 26000kg DAF FAG CF 75.310 DROPSIDE LORRY WITH CRANE. 26 TON. MILEAGE IS: 214814. IF YOU REQUIRE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS VEHICLE PLEASE CALL: 07795844172
Leicester Commercial Centre
DAF CF75 FA CF75.310 6x2 Rigid
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DAF CF75 FA CF75.310 6x2 Rigid POA
2002 | Dropsides | 26000kg DAF FAG CF 75.310 DROPSIDE WITH CRANE 26 TON, MILEAGE IS: 232375. ANY FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THIS VEHICLE PLEASE CALL: 07795844172
Leicester Commercial Centre
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 POA
2009 | Dropsides | 7500kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is Automatic; Traffic Steps: At Rear; Length: 21ft; Kms: 45323; Engine CC: 3920; D.O.R.: 07.2009; MOT Expiry: March 2016; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV POA
2011 | Dropsides | 7500kg This Iveco 75E16 EEV EUROCARGO commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is Automatic; Length: 21ft; Kms: 97856; Bhp: 160; Engine cc: 3920; D.O.R: 23.09.2011; MOT : May 2016
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV POA
2010 | Dropsides | 7500kg This Iveco 75E16 EEV EUROCARGO commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is Automatic; Length: 21ft; Extra details: Newly converted to Scaffold spec, New full height headboard, 2 x front dropsides, rear tail gate; Kms: 279301; D.O.R: 01.09.2010; MOT Expiry: May 2016; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Iveco Eurocargo
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Iveco Eurocargo POA
2007 | Dropsides | 18000kg 2007 (07) Iveco Eurocargo 180E25 Triple Dropside Flat 18 Tonne Sleeper Cab Manual Euro 4 8.77m Body Euro 4
Citroen Van Citroen Relay 35 flat
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Citroen Van Citroen Relay 35 flat £7,950.00
2012 | Dropsides 2012 Citroen Relay 35 Dropside. 3500kg G.V.W. Immaculate condition all round. £7,950+VAT
Prestwood Commercials
DAF LF45 FA LF45.140  4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF45 FA LF45.140 4x2 Rigid £7,500.00
2008 | Dropsides | 7490kg 57/2008 DAF LF 45/140. EURO 4. 22ft flatbed. 2ft dropsides available to fit body at no extra cost. 1 owner from new, low kms. V.G.C. Tested. £7,500+VAT
Prestwood Commercials
DAF CF85 FAX CF85.340 8x4 Rigid
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DAF CF85 FAX CF85.340 8x4 Rigid POA
2001 | Dropsides | 32000kg 2001 DAF CF84.340, 24ft Dropside c/w Rear Mounted HMF 1560 Brick Clamp, 8x4, 32ton Gross, Manual Gearbox, Steel Suspension, Non Electronic, Manual Pump, One Owner From New, Clean and Tidy, LEZ Exhaust Fitted
Renault Premium 240 DXI
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Renault Premium 240 DXI POA
2008 | Dropsides | 18000kg This Renault 240 DXI commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is 6 Speed manual; Crane: Atlas M System TLC 92 Crane, 3 x extensions, stand up controls on both n/s top & n/s o/s bottom.; Extra Details: Kinshofer Brick Grab & Rotator, Ali Mesh Headboard, Reverse Camera; Length: 21ft 10ins; Kms: 166412; Bhp: 240; D.O.R: 15.08.2008; MOT : September 2015; Euro: 4; LEZ: Compliant
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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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