7.5 Tonne Trucks for Sale (84)

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
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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Body
Box
Make
Isuzu
Model
N75
Location
ISUZU N75-190 EASYSHIFT – EURO 6 (18) 2018 – 7.5 ton GVW Day cab – 3 seats 20ft Box body 1000 kgs Dhollandia T/away T/lift Barn doors rear 131,894 approx. Km Auto gear box Date registered 15.06.2018 MOT expiry July 2022 Full Air Kit Engine Cc 5193 – 190 Bhp
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Body
Box
Make
Mercedes
Model
Atego
Location
MERCEDES ATEGO 816 – EURO 6 (67) 2017 – 7.5 ton GVW 20ft Box body 1000 kgs Dhollandia Column tail lift Roller shutter doors Day cab Auto gear box Full Air Kit 160,821 approx km Date registered 24.102017 New MOT Engine Cc 5132 – 160 Bhp
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Body
Beavertail
Make
Mitsubishi Fuso
Model
Canter
Location
MITS FUSO CANTER 7C15 – EURO 6 (17) 2017 – 7.5 ton GVW 22ft Beavertail Plant Body Day cab – 3 seats Manual gearbox 131,851 approx. Km Date registered 02.03.2017 Mot expiry June 2022 Engine Cc 2998 – 150 Bhp
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Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
DAF LF 150 – Euro 6 7.5 ton GVW 20ft Box body 1000 kgs Del T/away T/lift Roller shutter doors 6 speed manual 125,718 approx Km Full Air Kit Date registered 08.09.2017 MOT expiry Dec 2021 Engine Cc 4500 – 150 Bhp
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
IVECO 75E16 – EURO 6 (67) 2017 – 7.5 ton GVW 20ft 6ft Curtainside body No Tail-lift Barn doors 6-speed manual gearbox Day cab - 3 seats 72,307 approx km Date Registered 25/09/2017 MOT expiry Jan 2022 Engine Cc 4485 - 160 BHP
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Body
Box
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
IVECO 75E16 – EURO 6 - EURO 6 (67) 2017 – 7.5 ton GVW 20ft JCP Body 1000 kgs T/away tail lift Roller shutter 3 seat Day cab Auto gear box 78,040 approx Km New MOT Date registered 26.10.2017 Engine Cc 4485 – 160 Bhp
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Body
Box
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
(17) 2017 – IVECO 75.190 - EURO 6 7.5 ton GVW 21ft 4ins GRP Box body High Cab Sleeper 1000 kgs Del Column Tail-lift Roller shutter doors Auto gearbox 264,197 approx Km Date registered 14.06.2017 New MOT Engine Cc 4485 – 190 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

If you have been used to operating 3.5 tonners, then you would expect to get a much larger payload from a 7.5 tonner.  Unfortunately this is not always the case – unless you opt for a lighter chassis like the Fuso Canter which has a body and load allowance of over 5 tonnes. The 7C15 offers a combined body and payload allowance of 5,100 kg, roughly a tonne more than a conventional chassis with the same gross weight A new, high payload Canter, sourced from local Mercedes and Mitsubishi Fuso Dealer Rygor Commercials, has helped the Gloucestershire-based craft baker emerge…

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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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