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
2009 | Dropsides | 18000kg - 4x2 18T 3 Way Dropside Tipper - Snow Plough & Gritter - Day Cab - 6spd Manual Gear Box
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Mercedes-Benz Atego  815, EURO 4
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 815, EURO 4 POA
2005 | Dropsides MERCEDES 815, 20 FOOT DOUBLE DROPSIDE, EURO 4, EMINOX EXHAUST, 3 SEATS, 7500 GVW, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, CRUISE CONTROL, HEATED MIRRORS, AUTOMATIC. CALL FOR FULL SPECIFICATION.
Cromwell Truck Sales
Hino 300  815
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Hino 300 815 POA
2008 | Dropsides | 7500kg - 4x2 7.5T Aluminium Dropside Tipper - Edbro Front End Ram - Day Cab - 6spd Manual Gear Box
Cormac Leonard Commercials
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: 20ft; Kms: 158428; Bhp: 160; D.O.R: 24.09.2011; MOT expiry: April 2016; Engine Cc: 3920; 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; Extra Details: Alloy Dropside Side, Safety Bars, Dropwell x 2 for Cones; Length: 20ft; Kms: 163130; Bhp: 160; Engine Cc: 3920; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Mercedes-Benz Axor 2528 Atego 6x2 Rear Lift Dropside Body
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Mercedes-Benz Axor 2528 Atego 6x2 Rear Lift Dropside Body £14,500.00
Dropsides | 26000kg Air Con,CD Player,Central Locking,Cruise Control,Double Bunk,Radio,Tachograph - Digital, Electric Mirrors,Electric Windows,FADK,Heated Mirrors,Side Wind Deflectors Britcom
Mercedes-Benz Atego 816  4x2 Dropside Body
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 816 4x2 Dropside Body £8,500.00
2007 | Dropsides | 7500kg CD Player,Radio,Tachograph - Digital, FADK, Britcom
DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid
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DAF LF45 FA LF45.150 4x2 Rigid POA
Dropsides | 7490kg 2005 DAF LF45.150 DROPSIDE TRUCK WITH 45.2 ATLAS CRANE, MILEAGE: 309210KM, 7.5 TONNER. INSPECTION WELCOME, FOR FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THIS VEHICLE PLEASE CALL
Leicester Commercial Centre
DAF LF45 45 LF 160 7.5 TON ALUMINIUM DROPSIDE BODY
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DAF LF45 45 LF 160 7.5 TON ALUMINIUM DROPSIDE BODY POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7500kg DAF LF 45.160, 7.5T 20 FOOT ALUMINIUM DROPSIDE BODY, MANUAL GEARBOX, EURO 5, 78,000 KMS WARRANTED, 2012/12, 1 OWNER FROM NEW, EXCELLENT CONDITION. **POA** COMES WITH MOT. NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT. OUR REF; TG124 HGV
T G Commercials
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 £8,500.00
2007 | Dropsides | 7490kg IVECO 75E16 21 FT ALUMINIUM DROPSIDE MOT TO AUGUST 2016 IDEAL FOR SCAFFOLDING READY TO GO TO WORK. PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO VIEW
Russell Commercials 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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Mercedes-Benz Dropsides


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