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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Volkswagen Crafter CR35 lwb 2.0tdi D/Cab Dropside 136ps
Volkswagen Crafter CR35 lwb 2.0tdi D/Cab Dropside 136ps £16,191.00
2016 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, CD player, Electric windows, Power steering Located at our Warrington branch.
Van Monster Bridlington
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
DAF LF55 LF 55.220 POA
Dropsides DAF LF55.220, Palfinger Pk 10000, 152317km, Dropside spring assisted side boards, Tow pin and socket, MOT Jan 18, Inspected ready to go. Tipper Grab Loaders
Bickford Truck Services
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  313 CDI LWB 3.5T Dropside
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB 3.5T Dropside £15,401.00
2016 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Bulkhead, Cruise control, Electric windows, Power steering Located at our Slough branch.
Van Monster Bridlington
Ford Transit T350 MWB TDCI 100PS S/CAB DROP SIDE
Ford Transit T350 MWB TDCI 100PS S/CAB DROP SIDE £14,091.00
2014 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, CD player, Electric windows, Power steering Located at our Bridlington branch.
Van Monster Bridlington
E M Rogers
Ford Transit
Ford Transit £15,995.00
2015 | Dropsides | 3500kg A quality used Ford Transit Dropside from A M Phillip
A M Phillip Trucktech Forfar
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313Cdi 3.5T LWB Dropside 13ft 6ins 4 m
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313Cdi 3.5T LWB Dropside 13ft 6ins 4 m £7,995.00
2010 | 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 LF55 LF 45.160
DAF LF55 LF 45.160 POA
2008 | Dropsides DAF LF45.160, Hiab xs055-1 duo, 338907km, 3 seats, manual gearbox, 19ft dropside body, Beacons, reverse camera, tool box, Side scan, MOT expires APRIL 18, 08 reg. Craneflats
Bickford Truck Services
Mercedes-Benz Atego Actros 3241
Mercedes-Benz Atego Actros 3241 POA
2006 | Dropsides | 32000kg Mercedes Benz Actros 3241, 8x4, Year of reg 23.03.06, 381648 km, reverse camera, Palfinger Pk 36002-3 extensions, Crane year 2005, serial 100027745, Remote control, 24ft dropside body, Lashing down rings, twist locks, Truck inspected ready to go. Craneflats
Bickford Truck Services
DAF CF65 LF 45.160
DAF CF65 LF 45.160 POA
2008 | Dropsides DAF LF45.160, Palfinger PK6500-2008, 20ft dropside body, Reverse camera, Inspected ready to go, Tested to may 2018, Crane tested to 2018, Manual gearbox, 2008-08. Craneflats
Bickford Truck Services
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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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