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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Iveco Eurocargo SUPERCARGO 260E27KE TIP DAY
2000 | Tippers | 26000kg
IVECO 260E27 6X4 DAY CAB STEEL BODY TIPPER WITH "HMF 850" CRANE AND CLAMSHELL BUCKET. We can arrange delivery, servicing, body modifications, mot test, export and shipping if needed. 65
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50 Engine rated at: 270 HP
Iveco Eurocargo 180E24 TIPPER GRAB
2005 | Tippers
IVECO EUROCARGO 180E24 4X2 TIPPER GRAB, DAY CAB, 18T GROSS, HIAB 085 CRANE, RADIO REMOTE CONTROL WITH CLAM SHELL BUCKET, DRAWBAR SPEC, LEZ, 118,000 KMS WARRANTED, MANUAL GEARBOX, F.S.H. DIRECT FROM WATER AUTHORITY. COMES WITH MOT. NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPO HGV
Trailer Rothdean Steel Body Tipping Trailer For Sale
£32.67 Weekly 2005 | Tippers Rothdean Steel body tipping trailer triaxle air 5 angles in the floor Front to back net system PM on Board Weigher - Chassis Mounted Alloy wheels Rothdean Steel bodied bulker trailer; Rothdean steel trailer for sale 70 cu yd Fitted 3x ROR axles.On Air suspension. On Disc brakes and Alloy wheels The door is Barn Door 50:50 fitted with PM weigher Net Auto Net System Front to Back cover fitted.
Trailer Wilcox Alloy Body Tipping Trailer For Sale
£36.51 Weekly 2005 | Tippers Wilcox Plank Sided Tipping Trailer For Sale Tri Air Lift Sheet Weigher TASCC 66 cu yd Fitted 3x DCA axles.On Air suspension. On Disc brakes and Alloy wheels The door is Top Hung fitted with PM weigher Yellow Manual Roll Over Sheet Domed cover fitted.
DAF LF45 -160
2011 | Tippers | 7500kg
A 7.5 tonne Daycab, Insulated Steel double dropside tipping body, ONLY 115,000kms, Excellent Condition. MoT:6-12 MONTHS
Scania 4 Series P124 360 BHP
1998 | Tippers | 26000kg
S 1998 SCANIA P124 360 BHP, 6X2 REARLIFT, MANUAL FUEL PUMP, MANUAL GEARBOX, TIPPING GEAR, ALL ROUND VERY GOOD CONDITION, EXPORT ONLY SCANIA
DAF LF45 .160
2010 | Tippers
2010 10 Reg Daf LF45.160 4×2 with Econ Unibody Dropside Tipper and Snow Plough Bracket, Swing Lift Crane, 94,000Kms, Excellent Condition, Choice of 3 Available
Mercedes-Benz Atego MERCEDES BENZ 2628 6x4 DOUBLE DIFF steel body tip
2003 | Tippers
This is used MERCEDES truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
DAF CF85 380 8x4 Tipper
2006 | Tippers
Steel Muck Away Body, Easy Sheet System, P.M Onboard Weigher, Reverse Camera, Analog Tacho, TIPPERS
Renault Premium 370 DXI 8x4 Tipper
2005 | Tippers
Thompson Steel Body, Easy Sheet System, PM Onboard Weigher TIPPERS
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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