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 Antos 2636
2014 | Tippers | 26000kg
This MERCEDES ANTOS 2636 commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is Automatic; Suspension: Air; Crane: Palfinger Epsilon Front Mounted, Kinshoffer Clamshell Bucket; Extra Details: Reversing Camera, Bawer Storage Box, Fold Down Steps, New Spec, Blue Tec; D.O.R: 24.10.2014; Bhp: 360; Engine Cc: 10677; Euro: 6; LEZ: Compliant
I Unknown 75E16 EEV EUROCARGO
2011 | Tippers | 7500kg
This I 75E16 EEV EUROCARGO commercial vehicle seats 3; The gearbox is 5 Speed Manual; Length: 20ft; Kms: 46102; Bhp: 61; D.O.R: 12.10.2011; MOT Expiry: September 2016; Engine Cc: 3920; Euro: 5; LEZ: Compliant
Trailer Fruehauf bulk grain tipping trailer
1989 | Tippers
excellent condition tipping trailer
Mercedes-Benz Actros S 2546
2005 | Tippers | 26000kg
MERCEDES BENZ ACTROS 2546 2005/05 6X2 TRACTOR UNIT. SLEEPER CAB. LONG DISTANCE CAB. CLUTCH PEDAL. MID LIFT AXLE. TIPPING GEAR. SLIDING FIFTH WHEEL. 470,000 KMS WARRANTED. ONE COMPANY OWNER. VERY GOOD CONDITION. FULL SERVICE HISTORY. CHOICE OF 2. NO VAT HGV
DAF CF85 CF 85 360
2008 | Tippers | 32000kg
8x4 day cab fitted Edbro hook equipment auto easy sheet camera etc, manual gearbox.
Hino 700 3241
2010 | Tippers | 32000kg
700 SERIES 8X4 WITH GOVERNER STEEL BODY AND EASY SHEET. REVERSE CAMERA,ON BOARD WEIGHER.STACK EXHAUST. Tippers
Trailer Fruehauf/Wilcox Blowing Tipping Trailer For Sale
£55.14 Weekly 2001 | Tippers Fruehauf Priden Tipping Blowing Trailer Triaxle Air ACTIVE Tridec Rear Steered Axle Sheet Weigher Same 1000/4 Turbo Engine Holmes 613 Big Blower 2 Way Blow 5 Locks 0 Doors Catwalk www.newtontrailers.com 60 cu yd Fitted 3x SAF axles.On Air suspension. On Disc brakes and Steel wheels The door is Horizontal Split fitted with Woodland weigher Blue Manual Roll Over Sheet Domed cover fitted.
Volvo FM 400 8x4 Alloy Insulated Tipper
2010 | Tippers | 32000kg
Hyva Front End Ram,Alloy Wheels,Reverse Camera,Easy Sheet,12 Speed Manual Gearbox,Air Horns,Beacons,Air Condition,Electric Windows. TIPPERS
MAN LE2000 TGS 35-400 8X4 Tipper
2010 | Tippers | 32000kg
Thompson Steel Body,Easy Sheet,Edbro Front End Ram,Engine Brake,Hub Reduction Axles,Air Condition,Electric Windows. TIPPERS
Iveco Unknown E757
2003 | Tippers | 7500kg
Dropside tipperMoT Due Nov 15log book present
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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