The tipper is the tough guy of the truck world. These are lorries that get tonne after tonne of rubble and other aggregates literally dumped on them and keep coming back for more. The stress on the bodies, hydraulics, suspension and other components can be extreme, so when you are looking at a used tipper you need to be certain that these features are still in good working order with plenty of life left in them.
You also need to carry out a bit of a sizing exercise. A used tipper is not the kind of truck you want to push to its limits, and you should ensure that the truck that you buy is going to be comfortably within its operating parameters when carrying out the type of work that you do.
This doesn’t have to be a major concern but just involves thinking through the type of work you are involved in. For example, if you work in demolition or site clearance with rubble and jagged aggregates, then an all-steel body is the best bet. This is the toughest lining available to combat the damage caused by rubble, but it does have an obvious trade-off in terms of weight and hence reduced payload and fuel economy.
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 616CDI
2006 | Tippers
2006 06 Reg Mercedes Sprinter 616 CDI with 3 Way Tipper Body, Manual Gearbox, Low Kms, Direct Council, Excellent Condition
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7c15
2014 | Tippers | 7490kg
2014/64 Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C15, Fitted 13'6 Double Dropside Tipper, Day Cab, Dual Passenger Seat, Electric Windows, CD Player, Digital Tacho, Extremely Low Recorded KMS, Immaculate Condition Throughout, Supplied With Balance Of Manufacturers 3 Year Warranty.
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Iveco Unknown 4X4 LHD
1992 | Tippers
LEFT HAND DRIVE,
MIELLER 3 WAY STEEL DROPSIDE TIPPER,
4 WHEEL DRIVE,
Renault Premium 370 DXI
2010 | Tippers
2010 RENAULT PREMIUM 370 DXI 30FT CURTAIN SIDER, EURO 5 ENGINE, 8FT 11INCH THROUGH THE CURTAINS, TWIN WHEEL REAR LIFT, TUCK AWAY TAIL LIFT, DAY CAB, FULLA IR KIT, SUN VISOR, AUTO GEARBOX, AIR CON, 535,000 KMS Rigids/Tippers
Ford Transit 350 MWB
2015 | Tippers
2014 FORD TRANSIT 350 MWB 3.5TON 115PS WITH TIPPING BODY. REG DECEMBER 2014. ONLY 3,400 MILES. AS NEW.
MAN LE2000 LE 8.150 7.5TON
2003 | Tippers
2003 MAN LE 8.150 WITH 14FT TIPPING BODY. 135,000KM. TAXED, TESTED AND READY TO GO.
Trailer Fruehauf Alloy Body Tipping Trailer For Sale
£21.14 Weekly 2001 | Tippers 70 cu yd Fitted 3x SAF axles.On Air suspension.and Steel wheels The door is Barn Door 50:50 fitted with PM weigher Red Manual Roll Over Sheet Domed cover fitted.
MAN LE2000 8X4 TIPPER LHD LEFT HAND DRIVE
2010 | Tippers | 32000kg
2010 LHD LEFT HAND DRIVE MAN 8X4 TIPPER FITTED WITH STEEL TIPPING BODY, FRONT END RAM, FRONT TO BACK SHEET, MANUAL GEARBOX, 360 BHP, HUB REDUCTIONS, GOOD TYRES, JUST FINISHED CONTRACT ABROAD AND HAVE BEEN EXPORTED BACK TO THE UK, JUST ARRIVED, CHOICE OF 3, SELLING AS SEEN, COME AND TAKE A LOOK, IDEAL EXPORT.
Trailer FRUEHAUF 65Cu-Yd ALUMINIUM BULK TIPPING TRAILER 2007 C23403
2007 | Tippers
Fruehauf Tri-Axle Chassis, 65 Cu-Yd Alloy Plank Side Bulk Tipping Body, Single Piece Tailgate, Grain Hatch/Sock, UKASTA Registered, Hyva Front End Ram, Electric Sheet, Weigh Cells, Mercedes Axles, Disc Brakes, Air Suspension, Lift Axle, Alloy Wheels, Stor Fruehauf Tri-Axle Chassis, Fruehauf 65 Cu-Yd Aluminium Plank Sided Tipping Body c/w Single Piece Tail Gate, Grain Hatch/Sock and Front Gantry,
Trailer Weightlifter TRI AXLE 9.6METRE ALLOY TIPING TRAILER
1994 | Tippers
55CM WEIGHTLIGTER ALLOY TIPPER 9.6METRE TRI AXLE ON AIR, REAR STEER,EASY SHEET, DRUM BRAKES SAF AXLES,BARN DOORS, TRYRES 80%, TESTED SEPTEMBER 2015.
For those operators who are involved with lighter work and less damaging loads, such as soil and sand in landscaping work, a bonded resin tipper floor and aluminium sides could offer a more economical option. There are also specialist tar and hot-load tippers with insulated bodies.
Once you have decided on the most appropriate tipper body, it is time to look at chassis and cab formats. Tippers come in a choice of front- or rear-wheel drive and can have short or long wheelbases. The weight rating you require may also influence your choice of single or double rear axles. The suspension set-up will also be a function of the sort of operating cycle you expect. The cab choice includes standard day cabs, sleeper cabs and crew cabs. You will also find some useful lockable tool areas on offer.
When buying a used tipper, you also need to look at the warranty situation. Often the tipper mechanism is treated separately from the rest of the truck and may only have a one-year warranty, as opposed to the standard three-year warranty on the rest of the truck. Clearly, this may be of less concern on an older tipper, but some newer models include a three-year warranty on the tipper mechanism and that could be valuable if buying a truck only a couple of years old. Longer warranties may also mean a slightly better standard of servicing during those years.
When buying a used tipper, it is vital to check that the hydraulic system is operating correctly. This takes the bulk of the workload and should be tested under a full load. Look for leaks or faults while it is being extended and check around rams and seals as these can be costly to repair or replace. Operation should be smooth and without any stutters. Lots of tippers spend much of their day off-road and on rough site tracks, which can be hard on the suspension. It is not unusual for trucks to be grounded on such tracks. It is worth looking carefully at the underside for signs of damage and having a good look at the suspension, steering and any other exposed components.
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