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 Atego  MERCEDES 815 7.T HOOKLOADER
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Mercedes-Benz Atego MERCEDES 815 7.T HOOKLOADER POA
2002 | Dropsides 2002 52 MERCEDES 815 7.5T HOOKLOADER, 11 TON TRAIN WEIGHT, MULTILIFT EQUIPMENT, 290,000 KLMS, ANALOGUE TACHOGRAPH, 6 SPEED MANUAL GEARBOX, GOOD TYRES, SUNVISOR, AIR-HORNS, COMES WITH THE DROPSIDE BODY AS PER PICTURE.
JGE Truck & Plant Ltd
DAF LF55 LF FA55.180 15T DAY E4
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DAF LF55 LF FA55.180 15T DAY E4 POA
2009 | Dropsides | 15000kg This is a very good example of this much sort after vehicle with very low miles 125,000. Manual gearbox, will sell as chassis cab or other bodies available
CHAPMAN COMMERCIALS
Mercedes-Benz Atego  1222
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 1222 POA
2007 | Dropsides LOVELY DROPSIDE TRUCK FOR SALE, FOR FULL SPECIFICATIONS CLICK THE ENQUIRY BUTTON, OR CALL JOHN OR NIN
Cromwell Truck Sales
DAF LF45  LF 45.160 DROPSIDE
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DAF LF45 LF 45.160 DROPSIDE POA
2010 | Dropsides THIS VEHICLE COMES WITH CRUISE CONTROL, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, ADJUSTABLE STEERING WHEEL, CD PLAYER AND A DIGITAL TACHOGRAPH. FOR FULL SPECIFICATIONS OR TO VIEW, CLICK THE ENQUIRY BUTTON, OR CALL JOHN OR NIN.
Cromwell Truck Sales
DAF LF45  45.160 DROPSIDE WITH SLEEPER CAB
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DAF LF45 45.160 DROPSIDE WITH SLEEPER CAB POA
2008 | Dropsides DAF 21.6FT DROPSIDE IN STUNNING CONDITION THROUGHOUT, THIS ONE BEING EURO 5 LEZ COMPLIANT. FOR FULL SPECIFICATIONS OR TO VIEW, CLICK THE ENQUIRY BUTTON, OR CALL JOHN OR NIN.
Cromwell Truck Sales
DAF LF45  45.170
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DAF LF45 45.170 POA
2002 | Dropsides 10 TONNE, 20 FOOT DROPSIDES WITH CURTAINS, ALL LOW KILOMETRES, CHOICE OF 3, EX MOD. THESE ONE'S ARE EURO 3 MANUAL'S IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. FOR FULL SPECIFICATIONS OR TO VIEW, CLICK THE ENQUIRY BUTTON, OR CALL JOHN OR NIN.
Cromwell Truck Sales
MAN LE2000 TGL 8-180 7.5 Tonne Dropside
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MAN LE2000 TGL 8-180 7.5 Tonne Dropside POA
2008 | Dropsides 22 FT Alloy Dropside Body,Sleeper Cab,Euro 4 Engine,Auto Gearbox,Air Condition,Electric Windows,Steel Suspension. RIGIDS
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 Eurocargo 75E16 EEV
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV POA
2011 | Dropsides | 7500kg This Iveco 75E16 EEV EUROCARGO commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is Automatic; Length: 21ft; Kms: 97856; Bhp: 160; Engine cc: 3920; D.O.R: 23.09.2011; MOT : May 2016
DAF LF45 FA LF45.160 20 Foot 5ins Dropside
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DAF LF45 FA LF45.160 20 Foot 5ins Dropside POA
2008 | Dropsides | 7490kg 20 foot 5ins alloy double dropside,electric windows,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,dual passenger seat,only 330,000 kilometres with full service history,Euro 5/Lez compliant,CHOICE OF 2,very nice condition,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950 or visit www.junction6.com,or the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter @junction6com
Junction 6 Commercials Limited
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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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