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 LF55 .250
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DAF LF55 .250 £11,950.00
2007 | Dropsides 2007 57 DAF LF250 FRONT MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2007 57 Daf LF55.250 Complete With 19ft Drop Side Front Mounted Terex 120.2E Remote Controlled Crane Brick Grab And Rotator Contract Maintained From New One Owner Euro 4 ?11950 Plus Vat
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDi LWB D/Cab Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDi LWB D/Cab Dropside £16,750.00
2016 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bulkhead, Electric windows, Power steering, Three Seats Located at our Glasgow branch.
Van Monster Glasgow
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  313 LWB DROP SIDE EURO 5 129PS
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 LWB DROP SIDE EURO 5 129PS £11,200.00
2014 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Cruise control, Electric windows, Power steering, Three Seats Located at our Cannock branch.
Van Monster Cannock
DAF CF85 CF 65.250
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DAF CF85 CF 65.250 POA
2008 | Dropsides DAF CF 65.250, 08 reg, 8 speed gearbox, Reverse camera, 428028 km, Palfinger PK18500, 2 extensions, 24 ft dropside body, MOT June 2018, Inspected ready to go. Craneflats
Bickford Truck Services
Ford Transit 350 L4 DROP SIDE 125PS EURO 5
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Ford Transit 350 L4 DROP SIDE 125PS EURO 5 £16,300.00
2016 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Electric windows, Power steering, Three Seats Located at our Cannock branch.
Van Monster Cannock
Renault Midlum 220
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Renault Midlum 220 POA
2010 | Dropsides MIDLUM 220 12 TON GROSS HIAB 088 CRANE AND BLOCK GRAB 14 FT DROPSIDE BODY Rigid Trucks
First Choice Commercials
Ford Transit T350 LWB TDCI 125PS S/CAB DROP SIDE. EURO 5
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Ford Transit T350 LWB TDCI 125PS S/CAB DROP SIDE. EURO 5 £17,200.00
2015 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Electric windows, Power steering, Three Seats Located at our Wakefield branch.
Van Monster Wakefield
Volkswagen Crafter 2.0 Tdi 136Ps Dropside
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Volkswagen Crafter 2.0 Tdi 136Ps Dropside £15,800.00
2016 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, CD player, Electric mirrors, Electric windows, Power steering Located at our Colchester branch.
Van Monster Colchester
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3.5T Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3.5T Dropside £13,100.00
2015 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Bulkhead, Cruise control, Electric windows, Power steering Located at our Colchester branch.
Van Monster Colchester
Ford Transit T350 13ft Dropside 125ps
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Ford Transit T350 13ft Dropside 125ps £14,800.00
2016 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Electric windows, Power steering, Three Seats Located at our Warrington branch.
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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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