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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Volvo FLH  (D7) 4x2 240 Dropside
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Volvo FLH (D7) 4x2 240 Dropside POA
£133.13 Weekly
2012 | Dropsides | 18000kg Please quote ref no: uts130097 Volvo Approved, Euro 5, 6spd gearbox, 4700 Wheelbase, trim, RSS, Air kit,MCC, EPG, Flatbed Body, Caged Dropsides - 12mths Volvo Driveline Warranty - 200 point inspection - Full cosmetic check - Minimum 3mths MOT - Minimum 5mm uncut tyres - Tacho Calibration - Spare key - Professional valet Volvo Approved trucks are carefully chosen for being excellent value
Volvo Used Truck Centres
Mercedes-Benz Atego 1824
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 1824 POA
2013 | Dropsides | 18000kg No of Seats: 2; The gearbox is 6 Speed Manual; Previous Owners: One; BHP: 240; Length: 26ft; The taillift is rated at: 1500kgs Column; Kms: 66,717; D.O.R.: 12/2013; Euro: 5
DAF LF45 .160
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DAF LF45 .160 POA
2011 | Dropsides | 7500kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is 5 Speed Manual; BHP: 160; Length: 20ft; Kms: 295,224; D.O.R.: 06/2011; Engine CC: 4461; Euro: 5
Iveco Daily  70C18
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Iveco Daily 70C18 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7000kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is 6 Speed Manual; BHP: 180; Length: 11ft; Front: 2ft Tool Box; Kms: 116,840; D.O.R.: 12/2012; Euro: 5
DAF LF45 45.180 LF
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DAF LF45 45.180 LF POA
2013 | Dropsides | 12000kg This DAF 45.180 LF commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is Manual; Body: Double dropside with rear mounted Crane; Crane details: HIAB XS 055 DUO 2.3 mtrs - 2140 kgs 5.4mts - 920 kgs ; Unladen weight: 5430 Kgs; Length: 16ft; Kms: 107012; Engine Cc: 3920; Bhp: 180; First reg: 19.06.2013; MOT: New 12 months; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Vauxhall Unknown MOVANO 2.3 CDTI L3 H1 F3500 DROPSIDE
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Vauxhall Unknown MOVANO 2.3 CDTI L3 H1 F3500 DROPSIDE £13,995.00
Dropsides MOVANO 2.3 CDTI L3 H1 F3500 DROPSIDE. 4 METRE FACTORY BUILT ALLOY DROPSIDE , 2 YEARS MANUFACTURERS WARRANTY LEFT, LOW MILEAGE, INSPECTION WELCOME, BIG SAVING ! ONE LOCAL OWNER.
Tyneside Commercials
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 3.5T 13Ft Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 3.5T 13Ft Dropside £6,995.00
2009 | Dropsides | 3500kg Quiet engine, smooth gearbox, very clean cab, lovely drive.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
Maple Motor Services Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 3.5T 20ft Dropside Extra Long 6 Metre Load Len
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 3.5T 20ft Dropside Extra Long 6 Metre Load Len £14,590.00
2011 | Dropsides | 3500kg One owner, full Mercedes Benz main dealer service history. Specially extended chassis to provide 6m load length. Ideal scaffold truck. Quiet engine, smooth gearbox, very clean cab, lovely drive.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.
Maple Motor Services Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 3.5T 20ft Dropside Extra Long 6 Metre Load Len
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 3.5T 20ft Dropside Extra Long 6 Metre Load Len £25,995.00
2016 | 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
DAF LF45 LF FA 45.160 FB
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DAF LF45 LF FA 45.160 FB £18,750.00
2013 | Dropsides | 7500kg REF TG930, DAF LF 45 180, 2013/63, 4 X 2 DAY CAB, MANUAL GEARBOX, EURO 5, 290.000 KMS WARRANTED, 7.5 TONNE GROSS, FITTED WITH 20 FOOT GRP BOX AND COLUMN TAIL LIFT OF 20 FOOT ALUMINIUM DROPSIDE BODY - CHOICE OF BODY, ONE COMPANY OWNER, LIKE NEW CONDITION, NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT
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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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