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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Iveco Cargo 140E18
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Iveco Cargo 140E18 POA
98 | Dropsides IVECO CARGO 4X2, 14 TON GROSS, CAGE SIDE, STEEL SUSPENSION
F W Thomas
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
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DAF LF55 LF 55.220 POA
2009 | Dropsides | 16000kg 28' Dropside, Scaffold or Flatbed New Alloy Planks Rope Hooks Strong Floor New Head Board New Side Guards 6x Post Sockets per side 10T Payload RFL - £160 Euro 5; Ad Blue RPC December 2016 14T can be uprated to 16T Digital Tacho Exhaust Brake Cruise Control Air Seats Night Heater CD Stereo Air Conditioning Rear Air Suspension Air Deflector Kit Electric Windows Heated Mirrors PRICE -
CRS Trucks
Iveco Daily 70C18
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Iveco Daily 70C18 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7000kg This Iveco 70C18 DAILY commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is 6 Speed manual; Body: 12 ft Thompson Steel Dropside with large front Tool box (2ft); Kms: 93807; Bhp: 180; Engine Cc: 2998; D.O.R: 24.12.2012; MOT Expiry: November 2016; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
DAF LF45 FA LF45.180 26 Foot Dropside
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DAF LF45 FA LF45.180 26 Foot Dropside POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7500kg 26 foot alloy triple dropside,electric windows/mirrors,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,heavy duty overhead gantry,mesh tailboard,Euro 5/Lez compliant,only 212,000 kilometres,very nice condition,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950 or visit www.junction6.com,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter @junction6com
Junction 6 Commercials Limited
Iveco Eurocargo 75E17
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E17 POA
2003 | Dropsides 24ft DROPSIDE BODY GOOD TYRES
F W Thomas
DAF LF45  160 Dropside
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DAF LF45 160 Dropside POA
2007 | Dropsides | 7490kg DAF LF45 150 Chassis Cab, Fitted With 18ft Aluminium Dropside Body,Column Tailift Factory Fitted Immobiliser, CD Player, Electric Windows, Excellent Condition.Low Kms,Tested 7.5t GVW MoT Expiry: 31/12/2016
Brandrick Commercials
Isuzu NQR  75 5.2L
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Isuzu NQR 75 5.2L POA
8 | Dropsides 2008 ISUZU NQR 7.5 TON, 15.5 FT DROPSIDE BODY, ONE OWNER, IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.
North Dublin Commercials
Iveco Cargo
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Iveco Cargo £1,200.00
1997 | Dropsides | 7490kg STEEL SUSPENSION,4X2, LENGTH: 25.5FT WIDTH: 2.5M BODY LENGTH: 20FT
F W Thomas
Mercedes-Benz Atego 1318 ATEGO
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 1318 ATEGO £2,000.00
2000 | Dropsides MERC 1318 ATEGO, DROPSIDE, COLOUR BLUE/WHITE, CONDITION GOOD, STEEL SUSPENSION, AXLES: 4X2, LENGTH: 26FT BODY LENGTH: 21FT
F W Thomas
Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 4x2 Rigid
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 4x2 Rigid £1,500.00
2002 | Dropsides MERCEDES 815 ATEGO, CONDITION GOOD, STEEL SUSPENSION, AXLES: 4X2 MILEAGE 367452 LENGTH: 29FT WIDTH: 25M BODY LENGTH: 23.5FT
F W Thomas
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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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