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 45LF.160
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DAF LF45 45LF.160 POA
2011 | Dropsides | 7500kg - 4x2 7.5T Dropside Tipper - Thompsons Body - Day Cab - Automatic Gear Box
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Volkswagen Transporter 2.0 Tdi 102Ps Dropside Chassis Cab
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Volkswagen Transporter 2.0 Tdi 102Ps Dropside Chassis Cab £8,992.00
2012 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, CD player, Electric mirrors, Electric windows, Power steering Located at our Bristol branch.
Van Monster Bridlington
DAF LF45 -160
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DAF LF45 -160 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7500kg A 7.5 tonne Daycab with a 20ft Alloy dropside body, Approx 240,000kms, Excellent Conditon MoT:**
James Hart (Chorley) Ltd
DAF LF45 -160
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DAF LF45 -160 POA
2013 | Dropsides | 7500kg 7.5 Tonne Daycab, 26ft Alloy Dropside Flat body, 275,000kms, Excellent Condition MoT:**
James Hart (Chorley) Ltd
Trailer CUSTOM TRAILER
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Trailer CUSTOM TRAILER £2,950.00
2010 | Dropsides Refurbished Tipping Trailer.8 T0 10 TONNE TRAILER.DOUBLE DROP SIDES.EXCELLENT.We specialise in used tractors and used agricultural machinery and regularly have in stock a vast range of high quality second-hand tractors and agricultural machinery including ,Diggers, Mini-Diggers from 1.5 Tonne to 20 Tonne, 2 and 4WD with or without loaders, also a large quantity of Tele-handlers and Masted
Q F Tractors
Iveco Eurocargo 75E-160
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E-160 POA
2009 | Dropsides THIS VEHICLE IS FITTED WITH A PURPOSE BUILT 20FT 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 5 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, Bulkhead, Cabin
Cromwell Truck Sales
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB 3.5T DROPSIDE
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB 3.5T DROPSIDE £15,302.00
2016 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bulkhead, Cruise control, Electric windows, Power steering Located at our Bridlington branch.
Van Monster Bridlington
Iveco Daily 35C12 LWB DROPSIDE 14FT 26K
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Iveco Daily 35C12 LWB DROPSIDE 14FT 26K £9,995.00
2008 | 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
Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 DAY 20FT DROPSIDE
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Mercedes-Benz Atego 815 DAY 20FT DROPSIDE £6,995.00
2007 | Dropsides | 7490kg 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
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Fuso
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Fuso POA
2012 | Dropsides Fuso Canter 7C15 4x2 Tipper Grab 2012 13ft Thompsons Steel Tipping Body, Steel Suspension, 3 Seat Day Cab, Dropsides, HMA535 Crane with Clamshell Bucket, Alloy Wheels, Reversing Camera, Beacon, Towbar, Front Stabilisers, Electric Windows, Radio, CD, Digital Tachograph, Automatic Gearbox.á - MOT March 2018 - STOCK NO. R175
C J Leonard
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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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