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 CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2007 | Dropsides 2007 07 DAF 75.310 DROP SIDE REAR MOUNT CRANE EURO 4 2007 07 DAF CF75.310 6X2 MANUAL GEARBOX REAR AIR SUSPENSION WITH LIFTING AXLE COMPLETE WITH DROPSIDE BODY REAR MOUNTED REMOTE CONTROLLED TEREX 120.2E CRANE BRICK GRAB WITH ROTATOR ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
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DAF LF55 .250
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DAF LF55 .250 POA
2008 | Dropsides 2008 57 DAF LF55.250 DROPSIDE REAR MOUNT CRANE EURO 4 2008 57 DAF LF55.250 4X2 DROPSIDE COMPLETE WITH REAR MOUNTED TEREX 120.2E REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE BRICK GRAB AND ROTATOR ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
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Iveco Eurocargo  260E28 Flatbed Dropside
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Iveco Eurocargo 260E28 Flatbed Dropside £5,950.00
2006 | Dropsides | 26000kg 2006 Iveco Eurocargo 260E28 Day Cab Flatbed Dropside, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Radio/Stereo, Heavy Duty Flatbed Body, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination - Contact for a quote
Law Exports Ltd
Ford Transit T350 13ft 6
Ford Transit T350 13ft 6 POA
2016 | Dropsides
Van Monster Bridlington
Ford Transit
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Ford Transit £17,395.00
2015 | Dropsides | 3500kg Towbar
A M Phillip Trucktech Forfar
Ford Transit
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Ford Transit £14,495.00
2017 | Dropsides | 3500kg A quality used Ford Transit Dropside from A M Phillip
A M Phillip Trucktech Forfar
DAF CF65 CF 65.220
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DAF CF65 CF 65.220 POA
Dropsides DAF CF65-220, 176149km, manual gearbox, reverse camera, Dropside body, front and rear gantry, Palfinger PK10000, Leg pads, MOT May 18, 23 ft body, 58 reg, inspected ready to go. Craneflats
Bickford Truck Services
Scania P Series P310
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Scania P Series P310 POA
2009 | Dropsides Scania P310, Manual gearbox, 418226km, Tool box, reverse camera, 23ft dropside body, Front and rear air suspension, Air con, PALFINGER PK18500 x2 extensions, Front gantry, truck inspected ready to go, 09 reg. Craneflats
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Iveco Eurocargo ML75E17K
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Iveco Eurocargo ML75E17K POA
2005 | Dropsides | 7500kg - 4x2 7.5T Dropside Tipper - Steel Brit-Tipp Body - Day Cab - 5spd Manual Gear Box
Cormac Leonard Commercials
Nissan Cabstar  35.13
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Nissan Cabstar 35.13 £5,995.00
2011 | Dropsides | 3500kg Plain Yellow in Colour and Fitted With a 3.75 Metre Alloy Drop Side Body, Tow Bar, 3 Seater Cab, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Radio & CD Player, Heated Mirrors, Bluetooth Connectivity. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 6 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 130 BHP. The truck's MoT runs until April 2018. Please quote ref: NIDR1294
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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. 

Traffic management dropside

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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