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 Axor  1824
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 POA
2013 | Dropsides Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 Day Cab, Six Speed Manual Gearbox, Euro 5, 25ft10" Flatbed Body, Hardwood Floor, Under Body Ladder Rack, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Multifunction Steering Wheel, On Board Computer, Diff Lock, Parott Handsfree Kit, Dash Cam, Full Service History, This Vehicle Has Been Run On an R&M Contract, One Owner From New,
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Mercedes-Benz Axor  1824
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 POA
2012 | Dropsides Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 Day Cab, Six Speed Manual Gearbox, Euro 5, 25ft 10" Triple Dropside Body, Hardwood Floor, Under Body Ladder Rack, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Multifunction Steering Wheel, On Board Computer, Diff Lock, Full Service History, This Vehicle Has Been Run On an R&M Contract, One Owner From New, Excellent Condition.
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Mercedes-Benz Axor  1824
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 POA
2012 | Dropsides Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 Day Cab, Six Speed Manual Gearbox, Euro 5, 25ft10" Triple Dropside Body, Hardwood Floor, Under Body Ladder Rack, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Multifunction Steering Wheel, On Board Computer, Diff Lock, Full Service History, This Vehicle Has Been Run On an R&M Contract, One Owner From New, Excellent Condition.
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter  7C15
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C15 POA
2013 | Dropsides Mitsubishi Canter Duonic 7C15, 22ft Double Aluminium Dropside Body, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Side Turn Warning (FORS) Reverse Camera, Dual Passenger Seat, Roof Beacon, Rachet Strap Box, One Owner From New, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 30/08/2018
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MAN TGL 7 180
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MAN TGL 7 180 POA
2012 | Dropsides MAN TGL7 180, 21ft7" Double Dropside Body, 4500mm Wheelbase, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Cruise Control, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 07/03/2016
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Iveco Eurocargo  75E16
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 POA
2010 | Dropsides | 7490kg Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 Chassis Cab, Fitted With 20ft9" Double Aluminium Dropside Body, Ratcliff Palfinger 1000kg Column Tailift, Roof Beacon, Working Lights, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, One Owner From New, Full Service History, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 31/08/2018
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Iveco Eurocargo  75E16 Euro6
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 Euro6 POA
2015 | Dropsides | 7490kg Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 E6, Fitted With 20ft4" Triple Dropside Body, Ladder Rack, Side Storage Sections, Roof Beacon, Amber Rear Flashing Lights, External Working Lights Front Rear And Sides, Rear Chevrons, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, Delivery Miles, One Owner From New, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 30/09/2017
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Iveco Eurocargo  75E16 E6
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 E6 POA
2015 | Dropsides | 7490kg Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 E6, Fitted With 20ft4" Triple Dropside Body, Ladder Rack, Side Storage Sections, Roof Beacon, Amber Rear Flashing Lights, External Working Lights Front Rear And Sides, Rear Chevrons, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, Delivery Miles, One Owner From New, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 31/12/2018
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Iveco Eurocargo  75E16 Euro6
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 Euro6 POA
2017 | Dropsides | 7490kg Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 Euro6 Day Cab, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, 20ft10" Double Alluminium Dropside Body, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, One Owner From New, Very Low Miles, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 26/04/2017
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DAF LF55  180
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DAF LF55 180 POA
2012 | Dropsides DAF LF55 180, Sleeper Cab, 15000kg Gross, Rear Air Suspension, Manual Gearbox, 17ft1" Dropside Body, Lockable Tool Chest, Underside Storage, Rear Chevrons, Roof Beacons, Fitted With 250kg AL Mini Crane, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, PTO< Diff Lock, Multifunction Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Heated Mirrors, Reverse Camera, One Owner
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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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