7.5 Tonne Trucks for Sale (333)

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

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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.

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Should I Buy a 7.5 or 12 Tonne Truck?

This is exactly the decision that faces many own account operators who are venturing into operating a truck for the first time will ask. Perhaps the company is a wholesaler or manufacturer that has bought in transport or used vans to carry out their business and feel that they have outgrown both options. Of course, a company could choose to buy any weight of truck – there are plenty of others, 10 tonners, 16 tonners and, of course, 18 tonners. These are options we consider in other articles, but the 12 and 7.5 tonners look similar and are reasonable common…

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Truckpages Issue 207 is out now

Well, this really is BIG NEWS in the Truckpages world. On this week's front cover is the first ever fully electric truck to appear for sale inside the magazine. If is a fully electric, 19 tonne GVW (you get the extra tonne for it being electric) DAF LF E19 Electric with the 26ft curtainside body and tuckaway tail lift. The truck is a 2022 model and has only covered 33,435 kilometres. It is certainly worth a phone call to the vendors, Ford and Slater who have priced the truck at £180,000+VAT. Just think, never having to fill the truck with…

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Truckpages Issue 206 is out now

This looks like the perfect truck for someone who needs a new recovery truck in a hurry. This is a 2024 new and unused Isuzu N75.190 seven seater crew cab recovery truck. It's fitted with a new ORS recovery systems 18ft aluminium slide bed and second car carrier spec lift and a remote control winch. The truck is ready and in stock at CTR Truck & Van Sales in the West Midlands. Check out all of the details on page 11 of the magazine where you'll also find details of their 2018 12-tonne Eurocargo recovery truck for sale. Click to…

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Truckpages Issue 203 is out now

The picture of a 2023 7.5 tonne Isuzu tipper shows that MV Commercials is not all about heavyweight trucks with cranes. This nearly new truck is ready to go to work with a long, nearly 20ft tipping body and is fitted with Tarmac chutes and a towball hitch. If this one is outside of your budget, then MV also have a slightly older, 2020 model available. Check out the outside back cover for more details. Click Image to Read Click to Read Page Turn Magazine Click Image to Read Use the form at the bottom of the page to add…

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 Should I Use Vans or 7.5 Tonne Trucks?

Most businesses with a need to move things around will start off with a van or two, as they are straightforward to drive (and find drivers for), to buy and to service. Over time, the number of vans may well grow, but is using a load of vans the most efficient way of operating when a much smaller number of trucks would do? Vans vs 7.5 tonners - Payloads When we are talking about vans, we mean light commercial vehicles that have a maximum gross vehicle weight of 3.5 tonnes – these can be driven on a car licence and…

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Body
Refuse
Make
Isuzu
Model
N75
Location
- Farid Micro L Body - 3 seats - Unladen weight ~ 4,145kg - 1 Owner - Air con - Tyres – 75% - MoT – 04/2025 - Weigher - Reversing camera - PTO - Beacons - Storage locker - Exhaust brake - Radio/CD player
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Scaffold
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
DAF LF 180 – EURO 6 (69) 2019 7.5 ton GVW Day Cab – 3 seats 21ft  Dropside body Steel Suspension Auto Gearbox 128,865 Approx. Km Date Registered:  14.11.2019 MOT Expiry Date: 30.09.2024 Engine Cc: 4500 -  180 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is London's number one dealer for late, low mileage used commercial...
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Refrigerated Box
Make
Isuzu
Model
N75
Location
ISUZU 75.190  - EURO 6 (69) 2019 – 7.5 ton GVW 16ft Coolfreeze Dual compartment Fridge body All first lift Day cab – 3 seats Auto gearbox Double N/side doors Triple barn door rear 140,449 approx Km Date Registered 03.10.2019 New MOT Engine Cc 5193  - 190 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is London's number one dealer...
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Generator -Truck Mounted
Make
Mitsubishi Fuso
Model
Canter
Location
2022 72 reg Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C15 38 c/w HMF Crane, Compressor & Generator (Direct Council) For auction: 15th May - 22nd May on: May 22, 2024 12:00 PM BST Lot No: 2 For Auction in Lancashire on 2024-05-22
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Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
DAF LF 180 – EURO 6 (20) 2020 – 7.5 ton GVW 20ft Box body 1000 kgs Del T/away Roller shutter doors Day cab – 3 seats 6 speed manual gearbox 75,135 approx Km MOT Expiry Date 30.11.2024 Date registered 16.07.2020 Engine Cc 4500 – 180 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is London's number one dealer for late, low mileage...
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Body
Hookloader
Make
MAN
Model
TGL
Location
MAN TGL 8180 2006 7.5 TON HOOK LOADER, MULTILIFT EQUIPMENT, SHEET, MANUAL GEARBOX, CRUISE CONTROL, TOW BAR, 3 SEATS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS / MIRRORS, CD, STEEL SUSPENSION, 335,000 MILES, NOV 24 TEST.
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Hookloader
Make
DAF
Model
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2024-05-21 *DONCASTER* DAY CAB, STEEL SUSP, REAR VIEW CAMERA MoT: 2024-10-30* Price is Plus VAT * Reg No: MX05NKH * No. of former keepers: 3 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing...
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Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
DAF LF 180 – EURO 6 (22) 2022 – 12 ton GVW Day cab 20ft Box Body 1000 kgs Del/T/Away Rear Roller Shutter Full Air Kit 6 Speed Manual Gearbox 68,160 Approx Km. Date Registered: 17/03/2022 New If Required Engine Cc: 4500 – Bhp: 180 Chris Hodge Commercial is London's number one dealer for late, low mileage used...
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Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
- Del tuckaway tail-lift - 6,000mm Box body - New clutch - 3 seats - 1 Owner - MoT – 09/24 - Engine brake - Lane assist - Tyres 75%+ - Spare keys - Payload ~ 2,350kg
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Flat
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale 2024-06-12. 2010 DAF 45.140 4x2 Flatbed Lorry, Bunded Fuel Bowser (2 of), Spillage Kit, Reverse Camera, Manual Gearbox (Tested 12/24) - MX59 HSJ - XLRAE45FF0L356861
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Box
Make
DAF
Model
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2024-05-21 MECH W/O - EXTENSIVE CORROSION/SUMP/LIFT RAM - NOT DRIVEABLE MoT: 2024-06-30* Price is Plus VAT * Reg No: PO13DJD * Seller: DIRECT FROM ROYAL MAIL* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead &...
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Sweeper
Make
DAF
Model
LF45
Location
- Tital: DAF 45.180 SWEEPEREX DIRECT EX GOV CONTRACT GP03944 HN60XXK. - Reg:HN60XXK. - Chassis No: XLPAE45FF0L432238 e112007/460027*. - Condition Starts: Non runner. - Mileage: . - Further information:.
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Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
DAF LF 180 – EURO 6 (70) 2020 – 7.5 ton GVW Day cab – 3 seats 20ft Box body 1000 kgs Del Column T/lift Roller shutter doors 6-speed manual gearbox 46,257 approx Km Date Registered 17.09.20 MOT expiry Sept 2024 Engine Cc 4500 – 180 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is London's number one dealer for late, low mileage...
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Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
Lot No: 0.0 4x2 - 8M - Box, - Tail - Lift MoT: 2024-06-30T00:00:00Z .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT MAIN AGENT Registration no:DX17ZSF For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2024-05-22
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Box
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
DAF LF180 – EURO 6 (71) 2021 – 7.5 ton GVW Day Cab 20ft Box body 1000kgs Del / Column Rear roller shutter Steel suspension Full air kit Air-conditioned Auto gearbox 66,709 Approx km. Date registered:   10.10.2021 MOT expiry date: 31.10.2024 Engine Cc:  4500 - Bhp: 180 Chris Hodge Commercial is London's number...
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Body
Panel Van
Make
Mitsubishi Fuso
Model
Canter
Location
2013 62 reg Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 7C18 43 Auto For auction: 15th May - 22nd May on: May 22, 2024 12:00 PM BST Lot No: 13 For Auction in Lancashire on 2024-05-22
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Box
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
IVECO 75-160  – EURO 6 (70) 2020 – 7.5 ton GVW Day cab – 3 seats 20ft 6ins Box Body 1000 Kgs Del T/Away Rear Roller Shutter Full Air Kit 6 Speed Manual Gearbox 97,668 approx.km. Date Registered:   17.11.2020 New MOT if required Engine Cc:  4485 - 160 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is London's number one dealer...
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
LF
Location
DAF LF 180 – EURO 6 (69) 2019 – 7.5 ton GVW 20ft 6in Curtainside body 1000 kgs Anteo T/away T/lift Barn doors Day cab – 3 seats Auto gearbox 126,141 approx Km Date Registered 24.11.2019 MOT expiry November  2024 Engine Cc 4500 – 180 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is London's number one dealer for late, low...
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Tipper
Make
Iveco
Model
Eurocargo
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale 2024-06-12. 2005 Iveco Euro Cargo 75E-17 4x2 Dropside Tipper Lorry, Reverse Camera, Manual Gearbox (UK Export Marker – UK Reg. Docs. Are Not Available) - KMN 165 U - ZCFA75C0202459572
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Tipper
Make
MAN
Model
TGL
Location
2008 08 Reg MAN TGL 8.150 Tipper c/w Hiab (Direct Council) For auction: 15th May - 22nd May on: May 22, 2024 12:00 PM BST Lot No: 17 For Auction in Lancashire on 2024-05-22
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