6x2 Trucks for Sale (641)

6×2 trucks all have three axles, only one of which is a drive axle. This sounds straightforward but becomes more complicated when you consider the types of trucks involved.

Used 6×2 Trucks

On these pages we will consider 6×2 rigid trucks – including those pulling a drawbar trailer and tractor units –  the most popular type of truck sold in the UK.

Used 6x2 Truck for SaleTypical Used 6x2 Truck for Sale - Here a Tractor Unit capable of a Gross Train Weight of 44 tonnes
Body
Car Transporter
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF440
Year
2015
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the TipEx sale at the Great Yorkshire Showground. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-10-02.
6x2 - FTP - Demountable - Lohr - 11 - Car - Transporter, - C218783 - 2006 - Lohr - Tri - Axle, - Height-4M MoT: 2022-01-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. DG15AHE
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Body
Refuse
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Variant
Econic 2630
Year
2016
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-10-05
Lot No: 3053 *DONCASTER*, REAR-LIFT STEER AXLE, HUB REDUCTION, GEESINKNORBRA PHASE 2 BODY, SINGLE LIFT* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT FINANCE & LEASING COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring...
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Body
Scaffold
Make
MAN
Model
TGM
Variant
TGM 26.340
Year
2015
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
South East
Location
MAN TGM 26.340 - 2015 (65) EURO 6  26 ton GVW  - 6x2 -  26ft Dropside/Scaffold body, front 1/4, rear drop, pole holes, bolster, Sleeper cab, Air suspension, Auto gearbox, Date registered 10.10.2015, New MOT, Engine Cc 6871 - 340 Bhp - EURO 6
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH500
Year
2014
Euro level
Euro 5
Region
South East
Location
2014 Volvo FH.500 XL Globetrotter 6x2 Mid Lift Euro 5 Sliding 5th Wheel Camera System Leather Heated Seats USB & Aux Sockets Fridge Double Bunk Bluetooth CD Radio Sun Visor Air Conditioning Sun Roof I-Shift Automatic Gearbox Electric Windows Heated Adjustable Mirrors
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Renault
Model
Range T
Variant
T460
Year
2015
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the TipEx sale at the Great Yorkshire Showground. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-10-02.
6x2 - Midlift - Unit MoT: 2022-01-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. LK65CSF
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R500
Year
2006
Region
Scotland
Location
For Auction at CVA Starlaw Business Park, Livingston, EH54 8SF on 2021-09-28
*LIVINGSTON* BARN STORED, SLEEPER CAB, REAR LIFT AXLE, A/C, RETARDER, EMINOX TWIN STAINLESS STACKS* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT HIRE COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead &...
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Renault
Year
2015
Crane
Yes
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2021-09-28
*DONCASTER*, SLEEPER CAB, BS 230 CRANE, REAR-LIFT AXLE, A/C MoT: 2022-10-31* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 * Seller: DIRECT TRANSPORT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from...
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R450
Year
2017
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the TipEx sale at the Great Yorkshire Showground. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-10-02.
6x2 - Rear - Lift - Unit .VAT on Hammer: Y. KU66MWA
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More 6x2 Trucks Info

6×2 Rigid Trucks

6x2 Rigid Curtainsider rear lift for saleThese are trucks that, by definition, are not articulated (compared to tractor unit and semi-trailers which are articulated.)

The drive axles are distinguished by usually having two sets of wheels and tyres on each end of the axles.  This means that they are legally allowed to carry ten tonnes, as the load is spread over a greater surface and therefore does less damage to the roads.

The remaining two axles typically have just one wheel and tyre on each end of the axle.  This means the most that they can carry is eight tonnes each.

Some simple maths tells us that the most these trucks can carry is 2 x 8 plus 10 tonnes – or 26 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight.

Lift vs Steer Axles

On a 6×2 rigid the front axle will always be a ‘steer’ axle, (otherwise going around corners would prove very difficult).  The other non-drive axle could be a steer axle – these are usually seen on vehicles with an urban duty cycle, such as refuse trucks.

A rear steer axle will generally make a truck more manoeuvrable.

Lift axles are employed to save on tyre wear when the truck is not running at full capacity. Using hydraulics, the axle is lifted clear of the floor.  Where the axle is located in front of the drive axle, this is known as a mid-lift axle – when it is at the rear then it is called a rear-steer or a tag-axle.

6×2 Drawbar Rigids

These trucks are simply a normal 6×2 rigid with a special drawbar coupling at the rear to allow them to pull a drawbar trailer. These are not classes as tractor units as they are not articulated with a fifth wheel coupling.  The trailers can stand on their own when decoupled as they typically have a minimum of two axles spaced centrally.

In addition to the coupling, rigid trucks that are set up to pull drawbar trailers will have more powerful engines, as the combination weight is approaching that of a tractor unit and semi-trailer in the UK at 40 tonnes gross train weight (GTW).

6×2 Articulated Tractor Units

These are the most common type of truck on the UK’s roads.  Unlike through the rest of Europe, tractor units with this extra axle (most continental tractor units are just 4×2) means that they can legally carry an extra four tonnes GVW in the UK (44 vs 40 tonnes).

In terms of operating efficiency these trucks are typically preferred for all except high volume, low weight operations (think carrying polystyrene).

6×2 tractor units can also have a choice of lift axles – mid or rear lift axles.

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