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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Iveco Daily  70C18
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Iveco Daily 70C18 POA
2012 | Dropsides | 7000kg No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is 6 Speed Manual; BHP: 180; Length: 11ft; Front: 2ft Tool Box; Kms: 116,840; D.O.R.: 12/2012; Euro: 5
LDV Van
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LDV Van £18,495.00
2017 | Dropsides Brand New LDV V80 3.5 Ton Dropside Pick-Up with Tail Lift Vehicle includes, • 5 year warranty & Roadside assistance • 500KG Del Slim Jim Tail Lift • Bluetooth • Air Conditioning • Cruise Control Available for immediate delivery. Tel John Chadwick on 07814 593517 or email [email protected]
HRVS Beechs Kassbohrer
Isuzu Forward
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Isuzu Forward £10,995.00
2011 | Dropsides | 7500kg A quality used Isuzu Truck Forward Dropside from A M Phillip
A M Phillip Trucktech Forfar
Volkswagen Crafter
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Volkswagen Crafter £9,650.00
2012 | Dropsides | 3500kg bed Cono Roof
A M Phillip Trucktech Forfar
DAF LF45 45 180 4x4 GS Dropside
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DAF LF45 45 180 4x4 GS Dropside £5,950.00
1994 | Dropsides | 12000kg 1994 Leyland Daf GS 45 180 4x4 Crew Cab Dropside with Tent Canopy, 180hp Cummins Engine, Manual Fuel Pump, 5 Speed Manual Gearbox, Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide Destination - Contact for a quote
Law Exports Ltd
Vauxhall Movano 16ft Dropside Transit Extra Long 5 Metre Load Leng
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Vauxhall Movano 16ft Dropside Transit Extra Long 5 Metre Load Leng £9,995.00
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. 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 Sprinter 3.5T XLWB 19ft 10ins Load Length Dropside
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3.5T XLWB 19ft 10ins 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. 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
DAF LF55 LF 55.220
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DAF LF55 LF 55.220 POA
2011 | Dropsides | 18000kg 26'8" Dropside Euro 5 Adblue Digital Tacho Exhaust Brake Cruise Control Air Seats Air Conditioning Rear Air Suspension CD Stereo Electric Windows Electric Heated Mirrors £POA AVAILABLE WITH MODIFICATION/ENGINEERING IF NEEDED (PTO, Extension, Body building, Paintwork plus much more can be arranged and quoted) 3, 6, 9 OR 12 MONTHS DRIVELINE WARRANTY AVAILABLE FINANCE AVAILABLE -
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Scania P Series P230 4x2 Rigid
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Scania P Series P230 4x2 Rigid POA
2005 | Dropsides 2005 (05) Scania P230 ,4x2 Rigid, Alloy Dropside body, Manual gear box, Day cab ,Air suspension ,18T Gross 400,636kms C/W 2005 fasi 95A crane
Roy Howell Commercials
Trailer FOUNTAIN C4
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Trailer FOUNTAIN C4 £2,997.00
2010 | Dropsides tilt bed car transporter/general purpose trailer. Tri axel with drop down sides.Very little use from new and in excellent order. A really good quality trailer.size: 16ft x 7ftGross weight: 3500 kg.
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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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