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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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB dropside 14ft
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDI LWB dropside 14ft £8,995.00
2012 | 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.Comprehensive peace of mind warranty with money back guarantee. Your old car or van taken in part exchange, anything considered with or without MOT.
Maple Motor Services Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313Cdi 14ft Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313Cdi 14ft Dropside £8,795.00
2013 | 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.Comprehensive peace of mind warranty with money back guarantee. Your old car or van taken in part exchange, anything considered with or without MOT.
Maple Motor Services Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3.5T 20ft Dropside Extra Long 6 Metre Load Length
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3.5T 20ft Dropside Extra Long 6 Metre Load Length £15,795.00
2012 | 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.Comprehensive peace of mind warranty with money back guarantee. Your old car or van taken in part exchange, anything considered with or without MOT.
Maple Motor Services Ltd
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 3.5T XLWB Extra Long 20ft Load Length Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 3.5T XLWB Extra Long 20ft Load Length Dropside £15,995.00
2012 | 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.Comprehensive peace of mind warranty with money back guarantee. Your old car or van taken in part exchange, anything considered with or without MOT.
Maple Motor Services Ltd
DAF LF55 .220
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DAF LF55 .220 POA
2009 | Dropsides 2009 58 DAF LF55.220 FRONT MOUNTED CRANE EURO 4 2009 58 DAF LF55.220 AUTO GEARBOX COMPLETE WITH DROPSIDE BODY FRONT MOUNTED HIAB 111B-2 REMOTE CONTROLLED CRANE WITH STAND UP CONTROLS BRICK GRAB FRONT AND REAR CAMERAS ONE OWNER CONTRACT MAINTAINED FROM NEW EURO 4
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DAF LF45  180 12 Ton
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DAF LF45 180 12 Ton POA
2014 | Dropsides | 7490kg DAF LF45 180 12 Ton Day Cab, Fitted With 20ft Double Dropside Aluminium Body, Solid Wooden Floor, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho, CD Player, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, On-Board Computer, Multifuction Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Plated At 12000kg, One Owner, Excellent Condition. MoT Expiry: 21/10/2018
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 E5
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 E5 POA
Dropsides 75E16 E5 Tipper Body with Dropside, Automatic Gearbox, 3 Seats, 218062 kms, Good Working Order.
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 E5
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Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 E5 POA
2009 | Dropsides 2009/09 75 E16 E5 Tipper Body with Dropside, Automatic Gearbox, 3 seats, Good working order.
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Volvo FL 260 4x2 Dropside Body
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Volvo FL 260 4x2 Dropside Body £25,500.00
2013 | Dropsides | 18000kg Air Con,CD Player,Central Locking,Cruise Control,Single Bunk,Sun Visor,Tachograph - Digital, Electric Windows,Heated Mirrors, Britcom
Isuzu Forward N75.150
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Isuzu Forward N75.150 £19,995.00
2014 | Dropsides | 7500kg Fitted with a 6.3 Metre Aluminium Double Drop Side Body, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Heated Mirrors, 3 Seater Cab, Radio & CD Player, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 6, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Automatic. The engine is rated at 150 BHP. The truck's MoT runs until October 2018. Please quote ref: ISDR1272
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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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