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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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 cdi LWB 3.5T Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 cdi LWB 3.5T Dropside £11,892.00
2014 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Bulkhead, Cruise control, Electric windows, Power steering Located at our Bridlington branch.
Van Monster Bridlington
DAF CF65  250 EURO 6 4X2 18 TONNE ALLOY DROPSIDE RIGID
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DAF CF65 250 EURO 6 4X2 18 TONNE ALLOY DROPSIDE RIGID POA
2014 | Dropsides EURO6, 6 SPEED AUTO GEARBOX, TRUCK NAVIGATION RADIO, C/W 26 FT ALLOY DROPSIDE BODY. DAF MAINTAINED SO COMES WITH FULL SERVICE HISTORY, WARRANTED KMS AND A SEPTEMBER 2018 MOT
D G TAYLOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES LTD
Isuzu Forward N75.190 Easyshift
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Isuzu Forward N75.190 Easyshift POA
2014 | Dropsides | 7500kg Aluminium dropside with tailliftMoT Due
Hopkinsons Fairdeals Ltd
Ford Transit
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Ford Transit £7,950.00
2019 | Dropsides | 3500kg A quality used Ford Transit Dropside from A M Phillip
A M Phillip Trucktech Forfar
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB 3.5T DROPSIDE
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB 3.5T DROPSIDE £12,891.00
2015 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bulkhead, Cruise control, Electric windows, Ply lining, Power steering, Three Seats Located at our Colchester branch.
Van Monster Bridlington
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C15 34
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C15 34 £13,950.00
2012 | Dropsides Canter 7C15 Euro 5 Dropside, ABS, Adjustable steering wheel, Disc brakes, Dropside body, Driver's comfort suspension seat, Electric windows, Exhaust brake, FSH, Immobiliser, One owner, Power steering, Tachograph - Digital, Euro 5 Duonic gearbox. very lean, compact truck. Contact Kevin Haynes on 07970003016 or Ashley Shilling on 07970003011
Sparshatts of Kent Limited
Ford Transit T350 2.2 Tdci 100Ps Single Cab Dropside
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Ford Transit T350 2.2 Tdci 100Ps Single Cab Dropside £12,391.00
2014 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Electric windows, Power steering, Three Seats Located at our Cannock branch.
Van Monster Bridlington
DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2008 | Dropsides | 26000kg 2008 57 DAF 75.310 6X2 REAR MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2008 57 DAF CF75.310 6X2 COMPLETE WITH DROP SIDE BODY REAR MOUNTED REMOTE CONTROLLED TERREX 120.2E CRANE BRICK GRAB LIFTING REAR AXLE CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW ONE OWNER EURO 4
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DAF LF55 .250
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DAF LF55 .250 POA
2008 | Dropsides 2008 57 DAF LF55.250 REAR MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2008 57 DAF LF55.250 4X2 COMPLETE WITH DROPSIDE BODY REAR MOUNTED REMOTE CONTROLLED TEREX 120.2E CRANE WITH BRICK GRAB CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW ONE OWNER EURO 4
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB dropside 14ft
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB dropside 14ft £8,995.00
2012 | Dropsides | 3500kg Come and see us or buy over the phone with no obligation and get FREE DELIVERY to your door within UK mainland. Your payment fully refunded upon delivery if you are not happy for any reason whatsoever. Credit/debit cards accepted and finance welcome. 7 days FREE insurance arranged so you can drive away today. Comprehensive peace of mind warranty with money back guarantee. Your old car or van taken
Maple Motor Services 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. 

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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