Dropside Vans for Sale (127)

Finding used dropside trucks for sale is straightforward at Truckpages.

These pages contain all the dropsides advertised on the site – by Truck Traders and Truck Operators across the UK.  Click on the advanced search to add filters – for example if you are looking for a 7.5 tonne dropside, you can enter the weight range into the filter.

If you only want to see Euro 6 dropsides for sale then add the appropriate filter. View all 7.5 tonne trucks for sale here.

As a specialist used truck search portal, Truckpages has a huge range of ages and sizes of used trucks for sale of all makes and body types. These include specialist dropside bodies, for example scaffold trucks that have been specially adapted for use in this industry.

To find out more about the types of dropside bodies available read on further below with our drop side truck buyer’s guide.

Used Dropside Truck for SaleTypical Used Dropside Truck for Sale - Here an Iveco Eurocargo 75e16
Body
Dropside
Make
Iveco
Model
Daily
Location
Lot No: 17 Dropside - Flat MoT: 2022-03-12T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. FN14TNF
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-01-27
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Body
Dropside
Make
Isuzu
Location
Lot No: 14 4x2 - 5.3M - Alloy - Dropside, - Tail - Lift .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT FLEET LK58LNN
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-02-02
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Body
Dropside
Make
Nissan
Model
Cabstar
Location
Lot No: 585 4x2 - 3M - Alloy - Dropside, - Tail - Lift .VAT on Hammer: Y. BF62WXU
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-02-02
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Body
Dropside
Make
Mitsubishi Fuso
Model
Canter
Location
IMMACULATE THROUGHOUT AND READY FOR WORK CONTACT OUR SALES TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION
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Body
Dropside
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
For Auction at Fleet Auction Group on 2022-01-26
Lot No: 30295 6.2m - BODY - LENGTH - Steer - CONFIGURATION - WITH - Spring - SUSPENSION. ~ Gears: 5, Stereo: CD, Interior: Cloth ~1VAT Status: Commercial (plus VAT) MoT: 2022-02-28. NX58DDY
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Body
Dropside
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Crane
Yes
Location
IMMACULATE THROUGHOUT AND READY FOR WORK CONTACT OUR SALES TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION Crane: HIAB XS 077 DUO
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Body
Dropside
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Location
4 seat crew cab, Mercedes Econic, Also have choice of 2013 (& 2014 - London ULEZ compliant), Brand New 24ft Dropside, Body has been DVSA tested, Automatic, REAR steer, 131kms, July 2022 MOT, 3 month warranty, Air conditioning, Cruise, Cameras, Huge 17.5T payload, 3.9m wheelbase (fantastic turning...
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Body
Dropside
Make
Mercedes
Model
Sprinter
Location
MERCEDES SPRINTER 314 CDI LONG DROPSIDE 2017 Mercedes Sprinter 314 CDI Alloy Drop side Manual Gearbox Transmission 14. 1 Feet Long x 6.10 Feet Wide Body with Alloy Capes, Wisa Deck Timber Floor, Alloy Head Board Mercedes Refinements: 3 Seats Cab, Multifunction Steering Wheel LCD Radio Screen,...
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Dropside Truck Buyer’s Guide

The dropside truck is no different to any other when it comes to checking over the chassis, cab and driveline and, since there is relatively little that can go wrong with the body, the purchase should be relatively straightforward.

New alloy sides fitted to used dropside truck
New alloy sides fitted to used DAF LF dropside truck

Key areas to check:

  • What are the sides made from – wood/steel/aluminium?
    • Each material has its own benefits and downsides aluminium is lighter, but steel is stronger. Wood is easy to replace but less durable.
  • What is the flooring made from?
    • Again, specialist woods are available, such as Keruing which are easy to repair and replace. Aluminium is a possibility, but the weight of steel makes this an unlikely choice.
  • Does the Dropside have a tail lift?
    • Not a common feature on dropside trucks, as loading is often carried out using forklifts along the side – the main benefit of a dropside truck. Local deliveries without a forklift are necessary sometimes, so use the Truckpages keyword search to add tail lift to your search requirements.
  • Are all lashing points in good condition?
    • Broken lashing points should be repaired by the seller before buying the truck – or at least negotiate a discount for the work.
  • Is the body original to the truck or a new body on old chassis or second life body?
    • If the truck had a different body on previously, find out what it was, as it may give an indication of its earlier use. Many box bodied trucks are converted to dropsides for the used truck market.
  • Does the truck come with a crane?
    • If you are looking for a dropside with a crane then look in the ‘crane trucks’ category on Truckpages

Latest Dropside Vans News

Fleet Doubles with four new Isuzu Trucks

The arrival of the latest Isuzu dropside truck into the fleet of TIS (NGA) LTD, completes a programme of four new Isuzus, covering both 7.5 tonne and 3.5 tonne GVW, that have been delivered to the north-east company during 2021, literally doubling their overall fleet size within 12 months. Supplied by local Isuzu dealer Thompson Commercials, two Isuzu N75.150 (E) 7.5 tonne long wheelbase trucks, fitted with dropside bodies from Robinson Truck Bodies, and two Isuzu Grafter N35.125(S) 3.5 tonne long wheelbase trucks, fitted with TGS dropside bodies, are now working in the TIS (NGA) LTD fleet, delivering fabric maintenance…

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FUSO Canter Vans for Builders’ Merchant

They may look like a small truck, but Builders’ merchant Chelmsford Plastic Warehouse’s Mitsubishi Fuso Canters are 3.5 tonne vans. Finance Manager Sandra Garratt recalls: “We were running another type of vehicle prior to 2017, but then we bought our first Canter and have never looked back. It’s a better truck all round, and a lot more reliable, as well as being great value – for the money you get a really good truck. “The 67-plated vehicle we’ve just stood down to make way for the new truck had covered more than 130,000 miles but given us no trouble at…

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What is the Best Make of Dropside Truck?

(Updated January 2022)

There is usually no straightforward answer to this question, for example, some manufacturers may make excellent Dropside trucks at the top of the weight range, but their lighter weight models are less well thought of - perhaps they are too heavy or not engineered correctly for the duty cycle.

Remember too, that there are only seven or eight major truck manufacturers that market their trucks in the UK. DAF Trucks are the outright market leader, so you would usually expect them to top this poll for all categories. However, this is not always the case.

So how can we help to decide the best manufacturer of Dropside trucks for the UK market? Using the amount of information we hold at Truckpages regarding the popularity of the trucks, looking at the most popular trucks for each body type would usually show us the best Dropside trucks for the average operation. With this in mind we can definitely answer the question:

Who makes the most popular Dropside truck on the used market in January 2022?

In first place comes Iveco with a great range of Iveco Dropside trucks with 34 examples currently advertised on Truckpages.

To look at Iveco's approach to the market, it's worth taking a look at their used tipper trucks are broken down by individual model groupings - to check the models out, click on the link to browse further.

Model Groups for Iveco Dropside Trucks


Second place sees the DAF Dropside appear on the podium with a choice of 28 currently availble at Truckpages as of January 2022.

The last podium place goes to the Mercedes Dropside with 19 examples currently advertised for sale at Truckpages as of January 2022.

The Winner! It's the Iveco Dropside

Iveco is The Most Popular Dropside Manufacturer in the UK Typical Used Iveco Dropside Truck for Sale - Here a Eurocargo 75E16 Euro 6 from 2016

And in third place - It's the Mercedes Dropside

Third Most Popular Dropside Manufacturer in the UK Typical Used Mercedes Dropside Truck for Sale - Here a Euro 6 2015 Atego 816 with an Alloy Double Dropside

Most Popular Makes of Dropside Vans

Iveco Dropside Vans (34)

Iveco make the perfect trucks for conversions to dropside trucks.  They are not expensive, which is perfect, as most dropside trucks find themselves on local distribution work and don't travel large distances.

The Iveco Eurocargo dropside is the most popular, although the smaller Daily is becoming popular at the 7 tonnes GVW mark.  Scaffolders in particular are happy to opt for the Daily - we list these specialist bodies separately as Iveco scaffold trucks.

The 4x2 Eurocargo will convert to a dropside up to 18 tonnes GVW after which point the Stralis takes over. These 6x2 or 8x2... Read More Info & View Iveco Dropside Vans for sale...>

Mercedes Dropside Vans (19)

Used Mercedes Dropside Trucks
Most Mercedes dropside trucks for sale on Truckpages will be at the lighter end of the weight range. Expect to find plenty of Sprinter dropside vans and Atego dropside trucks advertised.

Use the model selector at the side of the page to check out the available models and variants.

If you can't find the right Mercedes dropside at Truckpages, you could try a DAF dropside - as UK market leader there is always a wide choice. Read More Info & View Mercedes Dropside Vans for sale...>

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