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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Scania P Series P380
2008 | Tippers | 32000kg
- 8x4 Steel Tipper
- Charlton Body
- Day Cab
- 8spd Manual Gear Box
Iveco Trakker 360 8x4 Tipper 2007 **CHOICE**
2007 | Tippers | 32000kg
Steel Tipping Trailer, Steel Suspension, Day Cab, Front Mounted Binotto Ram, Reversing Camera, Electric Windows, Automatic Gearbox.
- MOT Jan 2017
- STOCK NO. Q317/Q318
DAF CF85 -360 8x4 Steel tipper 2008 MANUAL GEARBOX
2008 | Tippers | 32000kg
Steel Tipping Body, Steel Suspension, Day Cab, Hyva Front Mounted Ram, Easy Sheet, Reversing Camera, On Board Weigher, Vertical Exhaust, Electric Windows, Radio, CD, Digital Tachograph, 8sp Manual Gearbox.
- MOT Aug 2017
- STOCK NO. Q309
Iveco Daily 70C18
2012 | Tippers | 7000kg
No of Seats: 3; The gearbox is Manual; Tipper: Thompson; Length: 12ft; Kms: 82235; MOT expiry: September 2017; D.O.R.: 12/2012; Unladen Weight: 3580kgs; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Scania P Series P380 Euro 4 TIPPER
2010 | Tippers | 32000kg
DAYCAB 8X4 TIPPER WITH BOWELL STEEL BODY, MANUAL GEARBOX, AUTO TAIL GATE, 280KMS, TYRES 80%, UK TEST JANUARY 2017
Scania P Series P340 Euro 4 EGR DC-12 11.7 litre 6-cylinder 340hp
2007 | Tippers | 32000kg
8X4 Tipper ppg aluminium body, pm on-board weigher, reverse camera, autolube, 4 point air cab suspension, air conditioning, tested to February 2017, 1 owner from new
Iveco Eurocargo 75E17
2006 | Tippers | 7490kg
For sale by auction at Manheim Shepshed 27th October 2016 from 11am. Direct from HItachi Capital.
Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C18
2009 | Tippers | 8790kg
For sale by auction at Manheim Shepshed on 27th October 2016 from 11am. Direct from Hitachi Capital.
D/S Tipper, Tarmac Chutes, SWINGLIFT 500 FITTED N/S. **MORE IMAGES AVAILABLE**
Iveco Eurocargo 75E16
2009 | Tippers
FIRST REGISTERD 20/03/2009
78203 KM RECORDED
SWING ARM CRANE
FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS IVECO 75E16 INSULATED TIPPER WITH TARMAC SHOOTS PLEASE CALL THE CROMWELL TRUCKS SALES TEAM
Trailer Fruehauf Alloy Body Tipping Trailer For Sale
£134.30 Weekly 2016 | Tippers Classic Fruehauf 70 cuyd Bath tub or U shape tipping trailer STILL ONLY 6150 kgs!!! 6 mm and 8 mm floor to rear. Front Lift Axle POLISHED alloy rims Dawbarn Roll over sheet, alloy domes poles, clear center lane, TIR strip fitting front and rear roll sheet - the Deluxe version Silver metallic finish with clearcoat laquer over coat Weigher with optional bluetooth remote hand held
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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