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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Mitsubishi Canter  FUSO  7C18 7.5 TONNE DROPSIDE FLATBED - 2010 - FN
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Mitsubishi Canter FUSO 7C18 7.5 TONNE DROPSIDE FLATBED - 2010 - FN £13,750.00
2010 | Dropsides | 7500kg Mitsubishi 5.0 Litre Euro 4 Engine, 6 Speed Manual, Steel Suspension, 21Ft Flatbed Body, Alloy Dropsides, Day Cab, Electric Windows, CD Player, Digital Tacho, One Owner, Tested February 2016. Mitsubishi Day Cab C/w Dual Passenger Seats. Mitsubishi 5.0 Litre Diesel Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine. Mitsubishi 6 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. Single Reduction Drive Axle. Steel Drive Axle
Walker Movements
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 Trakker Active Day AD360T41 6x4 Rigid
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Iveco Trakker Active Day AD360T41 6x4 Rigid POA
2007 | Dropsides | 26000kg iveco 360 trakker euro 4 ex national grid fitted with a rear mounted hiab 422-ep 3 crane with remote control this truck has a 22 foot body with alloy dropsides for more details on this truck please call john or nin at cromwell truck sales
Cromwell Truck Sales
Iveco Trakker Active Day AD360 6x4 Rigid
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Iveco Trakker Active Day AD360 6x4 Rigid POA
2007 | Dropsides | 26000kg iveco tracker 360 26 tonne ex national grid fitted with a rearmount hiab 422 ep-3 hiduo crane with remote control this truck has 4 extentions the body is 22 foot long with alloy dropsides for more details on this very clean and tidy truck please call john or nin at cromwell truck sales
Cromwell Truck Sales
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter  7.5t Dropside
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7.5t Dropside £6,950.00
2007 | Dropsides 2007 '57' Mitsubishi Canter 7.5 ton dropside. 19 foot double aluminium dropside body with tail lift, manual gearbox, steel suspension, CD radio, double passenger seat, VGC inside & out, MOT'd ready to work. Any inspection welcome. MITSUBISHI
PEXTRAY
DAF LF55 FA LF55.180 4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF55 FA LF55.180 4x2 Rigid POA
2008 | Dropsides | 15000kg DAF LF 55.180 FACELIFT DROPSIDE AND CRANE. 15 TON, 2-AXLE- RIGID BODY, ADBLUE, FITTED WITH PALFINGER (PK4100) CRANE, MULTIFUNCTION STEERING, 3 SEATER, CRUISE CONTROL, CD PLAYER, COMES WITH 12 MOT AND 12 MONTHS CRANE TEST. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL: 07795844172
Leicester Commercial Centre
DAF CF65 FA CF65.220 4x2 Rigid
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DAF CF65 FA CF65.220 4x2 Rigid POA
2004 | Dropsides | 18000kg daf cf 65 220 lez compliant fitted with a atlas 105 . 2 crane this crane will lift 4920 kg at 1.9 metres 2790kg at 3.8 metres 1860 kg at 5.5 metres 1380 kg at 7.2 metres and at full 1110 klg at 8.9 metres this truck is clean and tidy.for more detail on this daf cf 65 220 please call john or nin at cromwell truck sales
Cromwell Truck Sales
DAF LF45 45 GS 4x4 Dropside with Canopy
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DAF LF45 45 GS 4x4 Dropside with Canopy POA
1996 | Dropsides | 18000kg Daf 45 GS 4x4 Crew Cab Dropside with Tent Canopy on Springs Suspension, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Excellent Condition, £8,350 CIF up to Walvis Bay
Law Exports Ltd
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C18
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C18 POA
2010 | Dropsides | 7500kg mitsubishi fuso fitted with a fassi f80 rear mounted crane this truck is very clean with a 13 foot double alloy dropside body the fassi f80 will lift at 2,0 meters 3800 kg at 2.75 meters 3390 at 3.70 meters 2125 kg and at 5.40 meters 1460 kg this truck has done very low klm recorded 134724 for more detail on this truck please call john or nin at cromwell truck sales
Cromwell Truck Sales
Iveco Daily 50C15
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Iveco Daily 50C15 POA
2011 | Dropsides | 5200kg iveco daily 50c15 with 23 foot 6 alloy dropside with easy sheet system and auto gear box they are %.2 tonne gvw ideal truck for scaffolding we have a choice of 3 in stock for more details on these trucks please call john or nin at cromwell truck sales
Cromwell Truck Sales
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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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