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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DAF CF85 .410
2010 | Tippers
FAD 85 CF 410 2010 (60) Euro 5, 8x4 Steel Bodied Tipper, Auto Sheet, Weigher, 4 Way Camera System, Hub Reduction, 16 Speed Manual Gearbox, Only Covered 220,000 Miles From Brand New, Excellent Condition In and Out, Ready To Go.. Right Hand Drive
Scania P Series P380
2007 | Tippers
2007 P380 8X4 TIPPER TRUCK 394000 MILES MOT UNTIL 1ST OCTOBER 2017 VERY GOOD OCNDTIION ANY INSPECTION WELCOME For More Trucks Like This Please Visit Our Website Or Call Tel: 07757689678 Whatsapp/Sms/Call FROM ABROAD 00447757689678 CALL/SMS/WHATSAPP 24HCURRENTLY WE HAVE OVER 100 TRUCKS IN STOCK For More Trucks Like This Please See Our WebsiteTEL: 07757689678 Call / Sms / Whatsapp 24h From Abroad:
2006 | Tippers | 3500kg
Volvo FM 13
2007 | Tippers | 32000kg
FM 13 400 SLEEPER 12 SPEED 8X4 STEEL TIPPER T RIDE AUTOGREASER DOE FEB 18 Tippers
DAF CF85 85.340
2004 | Tippers | 32000kg
85CF.340 8X4 STEEL INSULATED TIPPER ALLOYS DOE JAN 18 Tippers
Volvo FM 300 8x4 Tipper
2002 | Tippers | 32000kg
Day Cab, Steel Body, Front End Ram, Engine Brake, On Board Weigher, 9 Speed Manual, Cruise Control, Electric Windows And Mirrors, TIPPERS
DAF CF85 410 8x4 Tipper
2008 | Tippers | 32000kg
Single Sleeper Cab, Ali Weld Aluminium Bulk Tipping Body With Easy Sheet System, Alloy Wheels, Harsh Under Floor Tipping Body, Euro 5 Engine, PM On Board Weigher, Electric Mirrors And Windows, Air Con, Auto Gear Box, March 2018 M.O.T. TIPPERS
DAF CF85 360 8x4 Tipper
2008 | Tippers | 32000kg
Day Cab, Aluminium Tipping Body, Auto Gear Box, With Sheet System, Edbo Front End Ram, PM On Board Weigher, Reverse Camera, Auto Gear Box, Electric Mirrors And Windows, Engine Brake TIPPERS
DAF CF85 EURO 5, 8 X 4 STEEL TIPPER - 2012 - LG12 ORN
2012 | Tippers | 32000kg
DAF CF Series Day Cab. Paccar 360 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w Ad-Blue. ZF 8 Speed Syncromesh Manual Gearbox. DAF Single Reduction Drive Axles C/w Diff/Cross Locks. Steel Drive Axle Suspension. Thompsons Steel Tipping Body C/w Single Piece Tailgate. Hyva Front End Tipping Ram C/w In Cab Control. Electric Flip Net C/w In Cab Control. Vertical Exhaust Discharge Piping. PVCU
Volvo FM 13.380
Tippers | 32000kg
FM13.380 8 x 4 ALUMINIUM TIPPER Wilcox Aluminium Tipping Body, Underbody Tipper, VPG PM1300 4 Cell On board weigher, Reversing Camera with in cab monitor, Dawbarn Easy Sheet, Alloy Wheels, Vertical Exhaust, Exterior Sunvisor, Beacon, Cruise Control, Air Conditioning, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Manual Sunroof, Heated Mirrors, Bluetooth+CD+Radio+USB
- STOCK NO. R311
- MOT February
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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