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 Eurocargo 75E16
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 POA
2008 | Dropsides | 7490kg Make: Iveco Model: Eurocargo 75E16 First Registration Date: 14/08/08 BHP: 160 Emission Class: Body Type: Full Dropside Colour: White Axle Config: 4x2 Cab Type: Day Cab Gearbox: Manual Tacho Type: Digital Wheelbase: 14ft 2" Body Length: 20ft 8" Total Height: 9ft GVW:7.5 Tonne Mileage: 180,433kms Features / Additional Equipment *** Full Height Headboard 60/40
Iveco Eurocargo  ML75E16S DAY
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Iveco Eurocargo ML75E16S DAY POA
2008 | Dropsides | 7500kg This is a Eor 4 LEZ compliant vehicle. It has a NEW 21' long dropside truck body.3 seater cab. From a well respected fleet,one owner with service history 170 hp HP
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DAF CF65  220 Day Cab Dropside
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DAF CF65 220 Day Cab Dropside POA
2002 | Dropsides | 18000kg 2002 Daf CF 220 Day Cab Dropside on Springs Suspension, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition, £8,950 CIF up to Walvis Bay, Namibia
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MAN LE2000 L2000 8.163 Day Cab Dropside
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MAN LE2000 L2000 8.163 Day Cab Dropside POA
2000 | Dropsides | 7500kg 2000 Man L2000 8.163 Day Cab Dropside on Springs Suspension, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, 3 Seat Cab, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition, £5,500 CIF up to Walvis Bay, Namibia
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MAN LE2000 L 2000 8.155 LRC DAY
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MAN LE2000 L 2000 8.155 LRC DAY POA
2005 | Dropsides | 7500kg 2005 (05) MAN 8-155 7.5 Tonne Day Cab fitted with 21ft Alloy Dropside Body. With only 163,000 Km?s the vehicle will be supplied with new MOT and Inspection. Dual Passenger Seat and Analogue Tachograph and Sun Visor. The vehicle is in excellent condition and taxed until March 2015. . We are able to offer Finance (Subject to Status) through Shawbrook Finance, please call Kris Kirkpatrick on 07768
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Iveco Eurocargo  75E16S
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16S POA
2009 | Dropsides | 7500kg This Euro 5 LEZ compliant vehicle is a one owner Ex Iveco contracts with service history The vehicle is mounted with a NEW 21' long alloy dropside truck body
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DAF LF45 LF FA45.160 08T DAY E4
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DAF LF45 LF FA45.160 08T DAY E4 POA
2008 | Dropsides | 7500kg This Euro 4 LEZ London compliant vehicle has the benifit of being mounted with a New 21' long alloy dropsider body. A one owner vehicle and is in excellent condition.We can offer the option of the rear mounted tailift
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DAF LF45 LF FA 45.160 08T B
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DAF LF45 LF FA 45.160 08T B POA
2009 | Dropsides | 7500kg This Euro 4 One owner vehicle has an alloy dropside truck body and is low mileage at 151,000 miles. Lond MOT and ready for immediate use.. 160 hp HP
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DAF LF55 FA .180
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DAF LF55 FA .180 POA
2003 | Dropsides | 15000kg This 15 tons dropsider with an Atlas 3008 front mounted crane with brick grab.The vehicle is acceptional condition throuout with excellent service history.Immediate view recommended.. 180 hp HP
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Iveco Eurocargo  ML75E16S DAY
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Iveco Eurocargo ML75E16S DAY POA
2008 | Dropsides | 7500kg Direct from Iveco Contracts we have a choice of two 21ft Alloy Dropside vehicles are in excellent condition throughout. The vehicles have been fully inspected and supplied with a new MOT. Mileages are approximately 200,00 miles. The vehicles have dual passenger seats, manual gearboxes and digital tachographs. ). Finance is Available (Subject to Status) through our Partner Shawbrook Finance, please
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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 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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