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 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: 20ft; Kms: 158428; Bhp: 160; D.O.R: 24.09.2011; MOT expiry: April 2016; Engine Cc: 3920; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7500kg This Iveco 75E16 EEV EUROCARGO commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is Automatic; Length: 21ft; Bhp: 160; Kms: 129233; Engine Cc: 3920; D.O.R: 06.01.2012; MOT Expiry: September 2016; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Isuzu Forward 75 - 190
Isuzu Forward 75 - 190 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7500kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is Automatic; Length: 20ft; Kms: 62914; Engine CC: 5193; D.O.R.: 09/2012; Euro : 5; LEZ: Compliant
Iveco Daily 70C18
Iveco Daily 70C18 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7000kg This Iveco 70C18 DAILY commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is 6 Speed manual; Body: 12 ft Thompson Steel Dropside with large front Tool box (2ft); Kms: 93807; Bhp: 180; Engine Cc: 2998; D.O.R: 24.12.2012; MOT Expiry: November 2016; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
DAF LF45  150 20ft Dropside
DAF LF45 150 20ft Dropside POA
2005 | Dropsides | 7490kg DAF LF45 150, Manual Gearbox, 20ft Double Allumininum Dropside Body, Solid Plank Wooden Floor, Anologe Tacho, Strerio, Electric Windows, 3 Man Cab, Stunning Example, Ex-MOD, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 30/07/2016
Brandrick Commercials
Iveco Eurocargo 170 E18 4x2 Dropside
Iveco Eurocargo 170 E18 4x2 Dropside POA
1995 | Dropsides Iveco-Ford 170E 18 4x2, N Reg / 1995, Manual gear box, day cab, Drop side body, Steel suspension, 17 Tonne gross weight, 650,050 kms
Roy Howell Commercials
Isuzu Forward Gafter N35.150
Isuzu Forward Gafter N35.150 POA
2011 | Dropsides 2011 Isuzu Grafter, 150hp, Manual gearbox, 3500KG Dropside, 500kg Taillift, Tow Bar, Tacho fitted, 3 Seats, Very Clean. Call For Details.
Pawson Commercials Vehicle Sales
Iveco Eurocargo 75E18
Iveco Eurocargo 75E18 POA
2003 | Dropsides 24ft DROPSIDE BODY GOOD TYRES
F W Thomas
Iveco Daily 35c13
Iveco Daily 35c13 £12,995.00
2012 | Dropsides | 3500kg 3.5t 13ft Alloy drop side pickup van. In very good condition
North East Truck & Van Ltd
MAN TGA £9,750.00
2006 | Dropsides | 26000kg 2006 (56) MAN TGA 26.310 6x2 rearlift, automatic, sleeper cab dropside fitted with atlas 105.2 crane, double extension and block grab. We can arrange delivery, servicing, body modifications, mot test, export and shipping if needed. 65 - Interior Condition 65 - Overall Condition 65 - Tyre Condition 50 Engine rated at: 310 HP
Williams Wrexham Ltd.
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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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Mercedes-Benz Dropsides

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