Tipper Trailers for Sale (563)

Finding the right tipper truck for sale is usually harder than with other types of trucks.  The nature of the work involved with most tippers means that they are more likely to have been bashed around somewhat.

A life on building sites or roadworks with a rocky payload being dropped from a height makes life tough for many tippers.

That said, tippers are designed to carry out these tasks.

If well maintained, you will find plenty of excellent tippers for sale at Truckpages that have many more years and miles left in them at a fraction of the price of a new truck or trailer.

Used Tippers

You can find tippers from just 3.5 tonnes GVW – like a Transit or a Sprinter – to the 7.5 tonnes workhorse right the way up to 8×4 8 wheel tippers with bulk waste or insulated tipping bodies.

For the newcomer to buying a used tipper truck or trailer we have put together a short guide. Click on the link under the page title to view more information.

Scania - Best Selling Tipper Chassis ManufacturerScania - Best Selling Tipper Chassis Manufacturer
Body
Tipper
Make
Other
Year
1994
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-08-05

Lot No: 436 Alloy - Insulated - Tipper, - Flip - Cover - Sheet .VAT on Hammer: Y. A197729
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1994 WISBECH TRI AXLE (ROR) For Auction at Belton on 2021-08-05 at 09:00
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Body
Tipper
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF410
Year
2014
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th August 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-08-04.
2014 DAF CF410 8x4 Super Spacecab, Euro 5, HI Capacity Bulk Alloy Tipper, WLI - SJ14 PFG - XLRAD85MC0E991840
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Body
Tipper
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM12.340
Year
1999
Region
Northern Ireland
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Clady Quarries - 19th August 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-08-19.
1999 Volvo FM12 340 8x4 Tipper Lorry, Thompson Body - T22 DAY - YV2A4DPG1XC761945
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1999 Volvo FM12 340 For Auction: Clady Quarries – 19th August 2021
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Body
Tipper
Make
Other
Year
1999
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-08-05

Lot No: 415 12.3M - Potato - Bulker, - Cover - Sheet .VAT on Hammer: Y. C029077
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1999 M & G TRI AXLE (BPW) For Auction at Belton on 2021-08-05 at 09:00
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Body
Tipper
Make
DAF
Model
CF75
Variant
CF75.310
Year
2007
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-07-27
Lot No: 278 *DONCASTER* DAYCAB, A/C, SHEETING & WEIGH SYSTEM, REAR VIEW CAMERA MoT: 2022-03-31* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel...
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2007 DAF CF 75.310 Tipper 6×4 for auction in Doncaster Lot No: 278  on 2021-07-27 at 09:30
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Body
Tipper
Make
Scania
Model
P Series
Variant
P420
Year
2006
Region
Northern Ireland
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Clady Quarries - 19th August 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-08-19.
2006 Scania P420 8x4 Tipper Lorry, Auto Tailgate, Auto Lube - JIG 3970 - XLEP8X40005147913
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2006 Scania P420 For Auction: Clady Quarries – 19th August 2021
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Body
Tipper
Make
Fruehauf
Year
2018
Region
Midlands
Location
Auction Saturday 31st July 2021, 9.30am
Prees Plant, Truck & Agricultural Auction Sale Number: 566 2018 Fruehauf Triaxle Alloy Body Tipping Trailer - Min: C471037 - Chassis: JG168201 - TASCC Registered - MOT: Aprill 2022
9.30am - Prees Storage Ltd, Hangar 3, A49, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13...
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For Auction 2021-07-31 – 2018 Fruehauf  Lot: 69P34-T35
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Body
Tipper
Make
Dennison
Year
1998
Region
Northern Ireland
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Clady Quarries - 19th August 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-08-19.
1998 Dennison Tri-Axle Tipping Trailer, Lift Axle - 6224
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1998 Dennison Tri-Axle For Auction: Clady Quarries – 19th August 2021
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Tipper Trucks – A Buyer’s Guide

First of all, let’s take a look at the types of tippers across the weight range.

Buying 7.5 Tonne Tippers in the UK

These types of tippers – as with most are typically bought for local work.  This means that usually they will be fitted with steel dropside bodies.  There are some available that are totally or partially made from aluminium. The upside to aluminium is the lightness and therefore improved payloads it affords, but the downside is that they are typically less durable than their steel counterparts.  This is true across all the weight ranges of tipper trucks & trailers.

7.5 Tonne Crew Cab Dropside Tipper
7.5 Tonne Crew Cab Dropside Tipper

A typical application for these tippers will be for local builder’s merchant deliveries or general building work.  For more specialist applications you will see the tippers fitted with cages on top of the dropsides.  These are used for horticultural applications – tree felling, general gardens maintenance or waste collection and recycling.

Often these tippers will be fitted with a tow hook as they will have been towing a chipper for tree work or a small compactor or generator for small road repair work.

Take a general look around the body to check for any repairs that have not been made correctly.  Pay close attention to the inside of the cab as they are likely to have taken a bashing in certain industries.  Teams of road repair workers are not famous for their gentle touch and this will extend to the time spent in the cab.

Make sure that you fully test the operation of the tipping body.  It is ideal if you can test these loaded – not always possible at a truck dealer’s site, but maybe if you are buying directly from an operator.

Caged 7.5 Tonne Tipper
Caged 7.5 Tonne Tipper
And a crane?

An even more specialist truck is a 7.5 tonnes tipper with a small crane attached.  This turns the truck into a really flexible workhorse – although you will really require the use of a crane and not be loading up with anything heavy because at 7.5 tonnes GVW there will not be a great deal of payload left with a heavy tipping body and crane with all the relevant hydraulic rams, piping and reservoirs.

12 to 18 Tonne Tipper Buying Guide

Buying a larger 4×2 tipper doesn’t differ greatly from their smaller 7.5 tonne siblings, with the exception that the drivers are likely to be more professional since they will all need an HGV licence.  Of course, this is not guaranteed so it is important that you give the same checks to an 18 tonner as you would for a smaller tipper that can still be driven on a car licence with grandad’s rights.

At 18 tonnes GVW it is unusual to find many tippers – the incremental investment needed to operator a 26 tonne 6×2 tipper is not significant, but the additional payload makes all the difference. The 18 tonne examples have been used for first life operation typically in municipal activities, they may well have had a snow plough fitted to the front.

At this weight there may be some examples that have a crane fitted – usually with a grab bucket.  At Truckpages we have a separate category for these – we call them ‘Grabloaders’ These are used for roadside repairs where holes have to be dug and a site cleared quickly.

The cab will usually be a day cab – this is to save on weight and maximise the payload size for a given wheelbase.  The shorter the overall length the more manoeuvrable.

Buying 26 Tonnne Tippers

If you are involved in light quarry work, but especially in roadworks, then the three axle 6×4 , 26 tonne tipper is for you.  With the double drive, the truck can cope with fairly uneven and slippery terrain but is compact enough for manoeuvrability on site.

For tarmac and other similar uses where sheeting the load is required, make sure you find a used tipper with an ‘Easy sheet’ system installed and that it is working properly.  These systems make the day to day operation much more straightforward and safer as the load can be secured at the press of a button.  Again, particularly for tarmac work, check the insulation on the body.  An insulated tipper will keep the contents (Tarmac etc.) at their ideal temperature for longer when on route.

Many of these used 26 tonne 6×4 tippers are sent abroad for the export market.

8 Wheel Tippers for Sale

These are the real workhorses of the construction industry. Clearing large sites, large scale roadworks – in fact any large-scale construction project will see 8-wheel tippers at their full 32 tonne capacity running around.

Payload is king, so a lightweight body is useful for this, but beware – the lighter the body, the greater the chance of damage.  This is the decision you will need to make as a truck buyer – the trade-off between aluminium and steel bodies.  The former is lighter, but the latter should last longer.

Scania P Series 8x4 Tipper with Easy Sheet
Scania P Series 8×4 Tipper with Easy Sheet

Not only is payload important, but so is turnaround time to get loaded and tipped.  Here an easy sheet system to cover the load and an onboard weigher could save valuable time and therefore money.  As with all of these ancillaries, make sure that they work perfectly as you will not want an additional repair bill.

8 wheel tippers are the enemy of urban cyclists.  It is these types of trucks that seem to be involved in the majority of accidents involving cyclists.  Because of this there are a number of additional safety features built into trucks that help the driver.  The CLOCS scheme (Construction Logistics and Community Safety) has a series of guidelines to help operators to minimise risk.  Download a copy here:

What’s the best 8-wheel tipper chassis?

If there was a one answer fits all to this question there would only be one tipper chassis manufacturer in Europe. As it is, every manufacturer is targeting this market sector.  What we can talk about are the most popular manufacturers – perhaps a conclusion can be drawn from this?

On the Truckpages website, where thousands of trucks of all types are advertised for sale, the most popular 8×4 tipper chassis is a Scania, followed by Volvo then DAF and Mercedes-Benz.  MAN and Renault still play a part, but we see very few Iveco 8 wheel tippers coming up for sale.

Buying a Tipping Trailer in the UK

What is meant here is a tipping semi-trailer, but in the UK, it is rare that we would use a drawbar combination for tipper operation, although it is a thing in continental Europe.  Due to stability issues when tipping, we do not see tipping trailers on building sites too often – this is the domain of the 8-wheel rigid tipper.

The industries that use tipping trailers are waste and recycling.  High cube trailers and relatively safe surfaces means that transferring bulk waste is more efficient using a tipping semi-trailer.

Bulk feeds are another area that takes advantage of the additional payload on offer – 44 tonnes gross train weight, as opposed to 32 tonnes with a rigid with only a reasonable increase in unladen weight.

Worth mentioning the walking floor or moving floor trailer and the ejector trailers.  These perform a similar role to the tipping trailer, but they are more stable as they do not actually tip.  The cargo is unloaded either by a ram that moves down the body (ejector trailer) or by the floor moving in such a way that it slides the load out of the back of the trailer.  These are found often in the waste and foodstuffs industry.

Key Points – Buying a Tipper

  • Aluminium Vs Steel? – what is unladen weight?
  • Tipper with Cage?
  • Check interiors carefully
  • Towhook fitted?

Latest Tipper Trailers News

First Ever Tractor Unit is Actros Edition 1

When most businesses buy their first ever tractor unit, they reasonably might be expected to opt for a fairly standard model or perhaps even a second-hand truck. Cornish operator Brunel chose an alternative route in ordering the top-of-the-range 16-litre 625hp Actros 1 – one of a limited edition run of just 400 and just 35 in the UK. Still, the family waste and recycling business that also owns Plymouth Albion Rugby Club is keen to invest their money in top quality. In addition to the Actros came another new vehicle - an eight-wheeled Arocs tipper, which had been pre-bodied for…

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A New Green MAN TGS for a Man Called Greene

A top-powered 510hp 8x4 MAN TGS is heading for the valleys to the door of South Wales haulier M&M Greene of Gorslas, near Llanelli. It will be involved in delivering bulk loads of sand and gravels to and moving spoil and muck-away from local projects and building sites. M&M Greene’s new TGS 32.510 is one of the first New Generation 32-tonne 8X4’s to enter service in South Wales. Purchased through MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd.’s Direct Sales function and prepared and PDI’d by Swansea based MAN Franchised dealer W.G. Davies, the new fleet edition supports the traditional and instantly…

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New 8×4 Arocs Tippers Delivered in a Month

Nobody wants to wait months for a truck, so being able to get a brand new, bodied tipper in such a short time frame was important to Barrachander Quarry boss Calum McCrae. Of course, the trucks have to perform as well. Since McCrae has been so impressed with the reliability of the 8x4 Mercedes-Benz Arocs he set to work three years ago he has just commissioned another two from Western Commercial. The Dealer’s customer-focused back-up was also crucial in convincing the Argyll-based operator to add more Mercedes-Benz tippers to a fleet in which a Swedish brand previously held sway. The…

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Iveco X-Way Ground Clearance is Clear Winner

Hereford-based aggregate, concrete, and landscaping products suppliers Radbournes have increased their IVECO fleet over recent months by taking delivery of another 8x4 Stralis X-WAY tipper and one Eurocargo 4x2 tipper. Specified in ‘OFF’ configuration, they feature shallower, steel front bumpers and provide a greater ground clearance than X-WAY’s that can be ordered in either ON or ON+ Coinciding with Radbournes’ 40th anniversary IVECO forms the mainstay of its aggregates collection and delivery business as it moves away from its solus fleet with a competitor brand. The Radbournes name has become synonymous across Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Powys, and Worcestershire for providing a…

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New Scania R Series for 8×4 Tipper Work

It’s not every day you stumble across an R-Series 8x4 tipper, especially not a 540hp model.  What’s sure is that it stands a good chance at the traffic light grand prix with that power and that the driver will be wearing a smile at all times. Still, if the driver is also the managing director, then she can have the truck she wants. The new 32-tonne gross vehicle weight R 540 8x4 is equipped with a PPG Fabrications aggregate body The company is Shepton Mallet-based Father & Daughter Transport and will be using the truck on its roadstone and tarmacadam…

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Most Popular Makes of Tipper Trailers

DAF Tipper Trailers (62)

Looking for a tipper?  You should consider a used DAF tipper.  Whether a 7.5 tonne LF or 32 tonne CF 8x4 construction tipper, DAF have a truck for the job.

With a huge choice of axle configurations, including tridem bodies, DAF have a 'Construction' brand that runs across their models. These are ruggedised versions of the DAF tippers that are at home on a building site or on the motorways.

As UK market leaders there is always good availability of used DAF tippers in the used truck market.  Simply browse through these pages to see that there is always a choice of later Euro 6 DAF... Read More Info & View DAF Tipper Trailers for sale...>

Fruehauf Tipper Trailers (62)

UK-based trailer manufacturer, Fruehauf are the masters of tipper trailer manufacture. They lead the market with about 90% share of the tipping trailer market.

All UK-built in Grantham, the company makes a huge range, from the Bathtub aluminium bulk tipper to the halfpipe aggregate tipper. Smooth sided tipping trailers are available in addition to plank side, whilst the company also markets a range of specialist tipper trailers - in particular for the waste industry including moving floor examples. Read More Info & View Fruehauf Tipper Trailers for sale...>

Iveco Tipper Trailers (29)

Iveco are better known for their lightweight tippers in the UK than as a manufacturer of 8 wheel tippers.

There is nothing wrong with the Trakker range of tippers, but UK operators seem to prefer alternative brands. These Iveco Tipper pages tend to be full of Eurocargo tippers - typically around the 7.5 tonne mark, although the Iveco Daily is popular as a tipper lower down the weight range too.
Used Iveco Tippers
It seems that the Eurocargo 75E16 is the truck of choice as far as any Iveco tipper is concerned in the UK market although some canny operators are seeing the benefit of using... Read More Info & View Iveco Tipper Trailers for sale...>

Scania Tipper Trailers (70)

If it's a Scania Tipper, then chances are it's from the P Series range. The sweet spot seems to be around the 360 to 380hp mark.  Assuming they have been well maintained,  tipper operators know that Scania tippers will go on and on running.
Used Scania Tippers
If you are OK running a pre-Euro 6 Scania tipper then the P360 may work for you. Operators inside London would need to upgrade to the P370 Euro 6 model.

For duty cycles that require a smaller truck, the 4x2 P Series Scania tipper is also a winner - try a P230 for size.

Scania have an XT Construction range of trucks that are... Read More Info & View Scania Tipper Trailers for sale...>

Volvo Tipper Trailers (73)

Volvo trucks are huge favourites with tipper operators. Most of the used Volvo tippers will be 8x4 32 tonne examples, most often the FM models.

Volvo have more recently launched their construction range of trucks that is well suited for on and off road tipping work - they call these the FMX - essentially a ruggedised version of the FM chassis cab.
Used Volvo Tippers
You will also find the smaller Volvo tippers - 18 tonners and 26 tonne 6x4 examples, but most will be searching for the 8 wheel Volvo tippers. Read More Info & View Volvo Tipper Trailers for sale...>

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