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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Hino 700 series
2008 | Tippers | 32000kg
2008 (57 plate) hino 700 series, Euro 4 8x4 on springs, 32 ton ,day cab, 2 seats, 410 horse power, 16 speed manual spliter zf gear box, 1 owner, 502000km , tested till may, double drive diff lock, tyres over 70%, Thomson steel tipper body, binotti tipping gear, auto roll over cover, auto back door, on bopard weigh bridge, sun visor, roof beacons, auto greeser,air horn, up right exhuast, all in
MAN Unknown 18.220
2001 | Tippers | 18000kg
- 4x2 Steel Tipper
- Atlas Rotating Clambshell
- Manual Gearbox
- Day Cab
Mercedes-Benz Unknown 1323 13 ton 25ft Chassis Cab
2006 | Tippers
Mercedes 1323 25ft chassis cab Day cab on steel suspension with Manual gearbox . Rigids & Tippers
MAN TGS 35.400 8X4 BB
2014 | Tippers | 32000kg
This MAN TopUsed approved Euro5 Tipper with a 294 kW (400 HP) engine plus Leaf spring suspension and a wheelbase of 1,795+3,205+1,400 mm and a 300 l fueltank. It has a further specification including; Antilock Braking System ABS
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DAF Unknown LHD G4446-S 8X8 TIPPER
1995 | Tippers
Mercedes-Benz Axor 3236
2010 | Tippers | 32000kg
2010 Mercedes Axor 3236 steel bodied 8x4 tipper call Richard 07815 564541 Tony 07979 510216
DAF CF 400
2018 | Tippers
- Unused 8x4 Tipper
- Day Cab
- Manual Gearbox Choice Choice
Iveco Trakker 340T36
2008 | Tippers | 32000kg
Fitted with a Steel Body, Hiab 122 B-2 Duo Crane & Clam Shell Bucket, Electric Easy Sheet, Reversing Camera, Electric Mirrors, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Sun Visor, Engine Brake, Electric Windows, Locking Diff, Cruise Control, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 4, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 12 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 360 BHP.
Volvo FM 9
2005 | Tippers | 32000kg
8x4, 380HP Tipper. Very Clean Engine Power: 380HP
ERF EC S11.35 Tipper 6x4
2002 | Tippers
6x4 Double Drive Wilcox Alloy Insulated Tipper Body Split Tail Board And Tarmac Shoots Single Sleeper Front End Ram Manual Gearbox Electric Windows Alloy Wheels CD Player Sun Roof In Good Condition
Stock Number: SG52 XYN
Mileage: 713721 Kms
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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