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
2008 | Dropsides 2008 08 DAF CF75.310 REAR MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2008 08 DAF CF75.310 6X2 COMPLETE WITH DROP SIDE BODY REAR MOUNTED REMOTE CONTROLLED TERREX 120.2E CRANE BRICK GRAB LIFTING REAR AXLE CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW ONE OWNER EURO 4
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Iveco Eurocargo Cargo 180E23 18Ton Dropside
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Iveco Eurocargo Cargo 180E23 18Ton Dropside POA
2001 | Dropsides Iveco Cargo 180E23 4X2 18 Ton Dropside Flatbed, Manual Fuel Pump, Manual Gear Box, Day Cab Rigid Trucks
Willenhall Commercials Ltd
DAF CF75 .310
DAF CF75 .310 POA
2008 | Dropsides 2008 57 DAF CF75.310 DROPSIDE WITH FRONT MOUNTED CRANE 2008 57 DAF CF75.310 6X2 COMPLETE WITH DROPSIDE BODY REAR MOUNTED TEREX 120.2E REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE BRICK GRAB ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
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Scania 4 Series P94 300 10 Tyre Rear Lift Dropside
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Scania 4 Series P94 300 10 Tyre Rear Lift Dropside £8,950.00
2002 | Dropsides | 26000kg 2002 Scania P94 300 6x2 10 Tyre Rear Lift Day Cab Dropside Flatbed, Atlas 125.2 Crane, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Radio/Stereo, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination - Contact for a quote
Law Exports Ltd
Iveco Eurocargo Supercargo 180E24 Day Cab Dropside
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Iveco Eurocargo Supercargo 180E24 Day Cab Dropside £2,950.00
2003 | Dropsides | 18000kg 2003 Iveco Supercargo 180E24 Day Cab Flatbed Dropside on Springs Suspension, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, Tail Lift, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter  3C13 Day Cab Dropside
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Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 3C13 Day Cab Dropside £3,950.00
2009 | Dropsides | 3500kg 2009 Mitsubishi Canter Fuso 3C13 Day Cab Flatbed Dropside on Springs Suspension, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
Law Exports Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDi LWB Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313CDi LWB Dropside £10,991.00
2013 | Dropsides ABS, Airbags, Bluetooth, Bulkhead, Cruise control, Electric windows, Power steering, Three Seats Located at our Glasgow branch.
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DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2008 | Dropsides 2008 08 DAF CF75.310 REAR MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2008 08 DAF CF75.310 6X2 COMPLETE WITH DROP SIDE BODY REAR MOUNTED REMOTE CONTROLLED TERREX 120.2E CRANE BRICK GRAB LIFTING REAR AXLE CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW ONE OWNER EURO 4
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DAF CF75 .310
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DAF CF75 .310 POA
2008 | Dropsides 2008 08 DAF CF75.310 FRONT MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2008 08 DAF CF75.310 6X2 COMPLETE WITH DROPSIDE BODY REAR MOUNTED TEREX 120.2E REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE BRICK GRAB ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
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DAF LF55 .250
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DAF LF55 .250 POA
2007 | Dropsides 2007 07 DAF LF55.250 FRONT MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2007 07 DAF LF55.250 COMPLETE WITH DROP SIDE BODY FRONT MOUNTED TEREX 120.2E REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE BRICK GRAB CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW ONE OWNER EURO 4
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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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