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 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2007 | Dropsides | 26000kg 2007 07 DAF CF75.310 6X2 FRONT MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2007 07 DAF CF75.310 6X2 COMPLETE WITH DROP SIDE BODY FRONT MOUNT REMOTE CONTROLLED TEREX 120.2E CRANE WITH BRICK GRAB REAR AIR SUSPENSION WITH LIFTING AXLE ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
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Volvo FM 12.420
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Volvo FM 12.420 POA
2005 | Dropsides | 26000kg Fitted Dropside Body w/ Rear-Mounted Crane w/ Brick Grab, Automatic Gearbox, 6x4 Drive, Long MOT To Nov 2017
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7500kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is Automatic; Length: 20ft; Kms: 238939; Engine CC: 3920; D.O.R.: 08/2012; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
DAF LF45 45.160 LF
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DAF LF45 45.160 LF POA
2011 | Dropsides | 7500kg This DAF 45.160 LF commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is 5 Speed manual; Length: 20ft; Kms: 295224; D.O.R: 20.06.2011; MOT expiry: September 2017; Engine Cc: 4461; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Iveco Daily 70c18
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Iveco Daily 70c18 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7000kg This Iveco 70c18 DAILY commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is 6 speed manual ; Extral details: 2ft Tool box - Front; Length: 11ft; Kms: 116840; Bhp: 180; D.O.R: 21.12.2012; MOT expiry: June 2017; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV POA
2011 | Dropsides | 7500kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is Automatic; Length: 23ft; Kms: 130113; Engine CC: 3920; MOT Expiry: November 2017; D.O.R.: 05/2011; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
MAN TGM  26.340
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MAN TGM 26.340 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 26000kg No of Seats: 2; The gearbox is Automatic; Crane: Palfinger PK16001; Brick Grab: Kinshofer; Length: 23/25ft; MOT expiry: November 2017; Kms: 139000; D.O.R.: 04/2012; Euro : 5; LEZ: Compliant
DAF LF55 .220
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DAF LF55 .220 POA
2013 | Dropsides | 18000kg No of Seats: 2; The gearbox is 6 Speed Manual; Length: 14ft; Kms: 124329; Equipment: 3 x Shutes; Top Sheet : Insulated; Length: 14ft; Kms: 124329; D.O.R.: 03/2013; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
DAF LF45 .140
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DAF LF45 .140 POA
2008 | Dropsides 2008 08 DAF LF45.140 FRONT MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2008 08 DAF LF45.140 COMPLETE WITH 14FT DROP SIDE BODY FALL OF REST FRONT MOUNTED TEREX 65.2 REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
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Mercedes-Benz 1820  4x2 Drop side
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Mercedes-Benz 1820 4x2 Drop side POA
1996 | Dropsides 1996 (P) Mercedes 1820 4x2 Flat. Manual gear box. Day cab. On Springs. Drop side Body. 17 Tonne Gross. c/w 1995 Palfinger PK13000 Crane.
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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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