7.5 Tonne Trucks for Sale (97)

7.5 tonners have been the workhorses of the UK economy for many years and are always popular buyer’s choice at Truckpages.

Always popular for local distribution, a 7.5 tonne box truck or curtainsider is relatively easy to navigate the urban environment but with a significant load volume.

Typical 7.5 Tonne Truck Dimensions

As operators can choose from a wide variety of bodies to be fitted to their trucks – even after the European Whole Vehicle Type Approval has removed some of the choice – you can find 7.5 tonnes box vans with body lengths from as short as 14ft and as long as 26 feet. A typical, average length would be  20 to 21 feet.

The body length is dependent upon the wheelbase length as the overhang over the rear axle is important – nobody wants to see a truck performing a wheelie!

Again, heights are variable – there’s no point in having a tall box body if your payload is a heavy one, as it will create unnecessary wind resistance because you will never be able to fill it up!

Used 7.5 tonne Truck for SaleTypical Used 7.5 tonne Truck for Sale - Here an MAN TGL 7.180 Euro 6
Body
Flat
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
7.5 TONNE. FITTED WITH HIAB XS 66. COMPLETE WITH BRICK GRAB. ONE COMPANY OWNER FROM NEW. 16/17 FOOT NEW ALUMINIUM FLATBED.
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Body
Hot Box
Make
Mitsubishi Fuso
Model
Canter
Location
Day Cab. 3 Seats. Automatic Gearbox. Phoenix Hot Box Body. 2 Chambers. Auger Discharge. SwingLift Crane For Gas Bottle Lifting. Gas Bottle Security Gates. Side Racks. AdBlue. ULEZ Compliant. Electric Windows. Engine Brake. Wheelbase 3.4m Length: 6.20 m height: 2.65 m Right Hand Drive. Overall...
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Body
Tipper
Make
Mitsubishi Fuso
Model
Canter
Location
MITSUBISHI CANTER 7C15 – EURO 6 (18) 2018 – 7.5 ton GVW 10ft 6ins Tipper With solid Tool Box (front) Day cab – 3 seats 44,145 approx Km 5-speed manual gearbox Date registered 26.03.2018 MOT November 2022 Engine Cc 2998 – 150 Bhp
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
Isuzu
Model
N75
Location
Day Cab. 3 Seats. Automatic Gearbox. Euro 6 Engine. 16ft Paneltex Fridge Body. Barn Doors. 2 x Compartments. Twin Evap. Carrier Xarios 600 Mt Chiller Unit. Internal Length 4.72m. Internal Width 2.28m. Internal Height 1.83m. Dhollandia 1000kg Column Tail Lift. AdBlue. ULEZ Compliant. Electric...
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Body
Tipper
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Location
2007 Daf LF45 180 Day Cab Dropside Tipper on Springs Suspension.� - 6 Speed Manual ZF Gearbox. - Excellent Condition. - We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination. - Contact for a quote. -
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mitsubishi Fuso
Model
Canter
Location
REF TG 2689 MITSUBISHI CANTER 7C15 4X2 DAY CAB EURO 6 MANUAL GEARBOX 40.000 KMS WARRANRED 7.5 TONNE GROSS FITTED WITH CURTAINSIDER BODY JULY 2022 MOT LIKE NEW CONDITION ONE COMPANY OWNER NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT REF TG2689 Body Condition: Excellent%Tyre Condition: 95%%
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Body
Dropside
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
REF TG 2810 IVECO EUROCARGO 75E16S EURO 6 4X2 DAY CAB 320.000 KMS WARRANTED 7.5 TONNE GROSS AUTOMATIC GEARBOX FITTED WITH BRAND NEW 20 FOOT LONG ALUMINIUM TRIPPLE DROPSIDE BODY ONE COMPANY OWNER NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT REF TG2810 Body Condition: New%Tyre Condition: 75%%
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Body
Box
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
IVECO 75.160 – EURO 6 (66) 2016 – 7.5 ton GVW 3 seat – Day cab 1000 kgs Del Column tail lift Roller shutter doors Manual gear box 112,809 approx Km New MOT Date registered 12.09.2016 Engine Cc 4485 – 160 Bhp
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More About 7.5 Tonne Trucks

Used 7.5 Tonne Truck
Note the half dropside for scaffold use on this 7.5 ton Iveco

When talking about 7.5 tonne tippers, body lengths are typically much shorter – you will normally see a 14ft to 16ft tipper body on a 7.5 tonne chassis, whilst dropsides and flatbeds are typically longer – especially those designed specifically for scaffolding work.

7.5 Tonne Truck Payloads

Here’s the problem with 7.5 tonne trucks – the payloads are not very good.  A standard DAF LF with a day cab has an unladen weight of between 3.3 and 3.5 tonnes, depending on the wheelbase (there are no fewer than eight to choose from). That leaves about 4 tonnes for the body, driver and fuel. The overall payload depends on the weight of the body, the ancillaries, (like tail lifts, refrigerated units etc.) but in general, it means that you will be looking at a payload of around 3 tonnes to get to the 7.5 tonnes GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight).

7.5 tonne tipper
Mitsubishi Canter – Low unladen weight gives good payload @ 7.5T GVW

When you compare this to a less popular 12 tonne truck, which looks almost identical to the 7.5 tonne version and weighs in at just 300kgs more, you will be able to carry 4 tonnes more than the 7.5 tonner! Most of this will be down to larger wheels and tyres – the only easy way to spot the difference these days.

So why are the 7.5 tonne trucks so popular?

The answer is that they are a lot less popular than they were 20 or so years ago.  This is all down to a change in driver licencing rules.

Who can Drive a 7.5 Tonner?

If a driver completed their driving test prior to 1996 then they have the automatic right to drive a 7.5 tonne truck.  However – to drive one professionally, they will still need to have a driver CPC.  What this does mean is that there is still a relatively large pool of drivers who are able to drive at 7.5 tonnes, but not a t 12 tonnes GVW.

7.5 Tonne Truck Market

The other reason for the decline in the 7.5 tonne truck market is operators are either upsizing or downsizing their vehicles.  We have seen that 7.5 tonnes is not terribly efficient, but operating at 18 tonnes is the most efficient way – compared to a 16 tonner, for example.

Equally if you don’t want the hassle of obtaining an operator’s licence (compulsory for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes GVW) then use a 3.5 tonne GVW van (like a Transit, for example) which can be driven by any car driver without a CPC.

Latest News About 7.5 Tonne Trucks

A Tonne Extra Payload Seals FUSO Canter Deal

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New Isuzu N75 for Transporter for Ambulance Converter

A four tonne plus payload was the most important criteria for choosing a 7.5 tonner to carry completed ambulances for delivery. Specialist vehicle converter Blue Light Services needed a new delivery vehicle to carry its finished ambulances from its production facilities to customers and the Isuzu N75 came up trumps – the company’s first ever Isuzu. The long wheelbase Isuzu N75.150 (E) has a curtainsided, beavertail body manufactured by Truck Craft The southern based bodybuilder has taken delivery of the N75.150 7.5 tonne rigid chassis, fitted with a curtainsided, beavertail body to transport completed ambulance chassis for its customers all…

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200,000th DAF LF built in the UK

Not only are DAF runaway UK market leaders in truck sales, they are the only business that assembles trucks here.  Leyland Trucks is the PACCAR-owned facility that makes almost all right hand drive DAF trucks in the world. So, it is great news that the company has announced that they have just seen the 200,000th LF chassis roll off the production line. DAF LF number 200,000 rolls off the production line at Leyland Trucks. In front of cab from l-to-r: Peter Jukes, Leyland Trucks Operations Director, with Matthew Clayton from DAF Dealer Lancashire DAF receiving the vehicle keys from Leyland…

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