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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DAF LF45 -160
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DAF LF45 -160 POA
2013 | Dropsides | 7490kg DAF LF45 160, 23ft Aluminium Double Dropside Body, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Heated Mirrors, One Owner From New, Very Low Miles, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 31/01/2018
Brandrick Commercials
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7500kg - 4x2 7.5T Dropside Tipper - Automatic Gear Box - Day Cab - Tar Shutes
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Mercedes-Benz Atego 816
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 816 POA
2009 | Dropsides Mercedes 816, Palfinger PK6500, 18ft dropside body, Beacons work lamps, 197097km, Reverse camera, 3 seats, 12 months MOT, 12 months crane test, 09 reg. Craneflats
Bickford Truck Services
DAF LF55 LF 55.180
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DAF LF55 LF 55.180 POA
Dropsides DAF LF55-180, Palfinger Pk9501, 2 extensions, 20ft dropside body, On board compressor, Front and rear gantries, Beacons work lamps, Reverse camera, MOT to July 2017, 140729km, Digital tacho, Inspected ready to go, Gross weight 13000, Year of reg 12/10/06. Craneflats
Bickford Truck Services
MAN Unknown LE.150 4x4 truck
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MAN Unknown LE.150 4x4 truck POA
2001 | Dropsides LE.150 4x4 Rigid Dropside. Exceptional condition. MOT: No Suspension: Steel Engine power: 150Bhp
Vindico UK Ltd
Scania 4 Series 114L 380
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Scania 4 Series 114L 380 POA
2002 | Dropsides | 26000kg Scania 114L 380 6x2 Lift AxLE Dropside, Sleeper Cab, Manual Gearbox, Complete with truck mounted Kooi aap Z2-1-2030 Fork Lift Truck (1511 Hours) Rigid Trucks
Willenhall Commercials Ltd
Iveco Eurocargo 75E
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E POA
2008 | Dropsides BRAND NEW DROPSIDE BODY FITTED TO THIS IVECO 75 E16, CHOICE TO HAVE MADE INTO A FLAT BED OR SCAFFOLD AVAILABLE. CALL OUR SALES TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Alloy Wheels, Arm Rest, Bulkhead, Cabin Suspension Manual, CD Player, Seat Belts, Spare Key, Speaker System, Tacho Digital, Tinted Windows, Warranty Body Length: 21.4ft. This truck is rated as a Euro 5
Cromwell Truck Sales
Fiat Ducato
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Fiat Ducato POA
2007 | Dropsides FIAT DUCATO MAXI 160 MULTI JET 3.5TON DROPSIDE PLEASE SEE FULL VEHICLE SPEC ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Airbag, Arm Rest, Bulkhead, CD Player, Immobilizer, Power Steering, Seat Belts, Suspension Leaf, Tinted Windows Body Length: 14ft. The engine's power output is 160 HP. Right Hand Drive MoT Expiry: 11-2016
Cromwell Truck Sales
Volvo Unknown FL
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Volvo Unknown FL POA
2009 | Dropsides THIS VEHICLE IS FITTED WITH A PURPOSE BUILT 24FT BODY,COMPLETE WITH TWO DROPSID-SIDES AND ONE AT THE REAR,THIS IS AN EX PLC VEHICLE,ONE OWNER,IMMACULATE THROUGHOUT AND READY FOR WORKCONTACT OUR SALES TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Air Suspension, Bulkhead, Cabin Suspension Manual, CD Player, Insulated Cabin, Power Steering, Rope Hooks, Seat Belts, Speaker System,
Cromwell Truck Sales
DAF LF55 55.220
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DAF LF55 55.220 POA
2009 | Dropsides THIS VEHICLE IS FITTED WITH A PURPOSE BUILT 23FT BODY,COMPLETE WITH TWO DROPSID-SIDES AND ONE AT THE REAR,THIS IS AN EX PLC VEHICLE,ONE OWNER,IMMACULATE THROUGHOUT AND READY FOR WORKWE HAVE A CHOICE OF 10 OF THESE VEHICLES, CHOOSE ONE FROM BUILD FOR YOUR OWN COLOUR SPEC BUILT INTO THE PRICE. CONTACT OUR SALES TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION ABS Brakes, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Air Suspension, CD
Cromwell Truck Sales
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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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