6x2 Trucks for Sale (634)

6x2 Midlift Tractor Unit
6×2 Midlift Tractor Unit

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.

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.

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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2545
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2014
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2014 Mercedes Actros 2545 6x2 Midlift Megaspace Tractor Unit 12 Speed Powershift Gearbox Twin Bunk Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote.
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Renault
Model
Premium
Variant
Premium 460
Drive
6x2
Year
2009
Condition
Used
Area
Derbyshire
Region
East Midlands
Distance
6x2 two avalabel 2009.coming into stock not the one in pickture.
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH460
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2014
Condition
Used
Area
Northamptonshire
Region
East Midlands
Distance
2014, VOLVO, FH4 , 460HP, GLOBETROTTER, 6X2 MIDLIFT, ISHIFT GEARBOX, IDEAL EXPORT.
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
4 Series
Variant
R124.420
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2004
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 3
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2004 Scania 124 420 6x2 Rear Lift Topline Tractor Unit 12 Speed Manual Gearbox Twin Bunks Full Wind Deflector Kit Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote.
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH460
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Area
Northamptonshire
Region
East Midlands
Distance
2015 (65) VOLVO FH13 460 GLOBETROTTER CAB, D13K460 EM-EU6, 12777cc, 12SPD ISHIFT, 3900 WHEEL BASE, COMFORT TRIM, 6X2 MIDLIFT, DOFR 01/11/2015, 893,138 KMS, MOT SEPTEMBER 2020, EXCELLENT CONDITION
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Volvo
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2020
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
Volvo (2020) 6 x 2 Fassi F305A.2.22 Crane Mounted Rigid Cheesewedge Comes with Euro 6 Engine, Rear Lift & Steer Back Axle, 9 Ton Front Axle & Automatic Gearbox. Fitted with Fassi F305A.2.22 Remote Crane with 2 Hydraulic Extensions. Built with Macxs...
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM450
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2013
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
Northamptonshire
Region
East Midlands
Distance
2013, VOLVO,FM11.450, 450HP EURO 5, LOW ROOF SLEEPER CAB, ISHIFT GEARBOX, 6X2 17.5 INCH MIDLIFT, PUMPING EQUIPMENT, EX NATIONAL FLEET, VOLVO MAINTAINED
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Dropside
Make
MAN
Model
TGM
Variant
TGM 26.340
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
London
Region
South East
Distance
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 -...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH500
Drive
6x2
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
East Ridings
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
EUR0 6, I SHIFT AUTO GEARBOX, SIDE MOUNTED TIPPING HYDRAULICS, ALLOY WHEELS, TOP LIGHT BAR, AIR HORNS, FLASHING BEACONS, ALLOY FUEL TANK, FRIDGE, MICROWAVE, TV, LED REAR LIGHTS, AIR CON, VOLVO ENGINE BRAKE, CAMERA SYSTEM. View more
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Mercedes
Model
Axor
Variant
Axor 2529
Drive
6x2
Year
2010
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
REF TG 1952: 2010 MERCEDES BENZ AXOR 2529, 6X2 DAY CAB, EURO 5, MANUAL GEARBOX, 350,000 KMS WARRANTED, 26 TONNE GROSS, AIR SUSPENSION ON REAR, REAR LIFT AXLE, FITTED WITH 24 FLAT BODY AND REAR MOUNTED HIAB XS 166...
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6×2 Rigid Trucks

6x2 Rigid Rear Lift Axle
6×2 Rigid Rear Lift Axle

These 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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