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.
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.
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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:
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.
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.