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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. Read more detail below, but the basic principle is for a tractor unit to be able to have a train weigh of 44 tonnes in the UK it has to have three axles (and pull a three axle trailer). If there is no trailer involved, the maximum allowable weight in the UK is 26 tonnes gross vehicle weight.

Used 6×2 Trucks

As the 6×2 tractor unit is the most common type of truck used in the UK, there is always a huge range here at Truckpages from all manufacturers.  Conversely, most rigid trucks are either a 4×2 or an 8×4 (for distribution or tipper work respectively). Therefore there are relatively few 6×2 rigid trucks available in the used truck market.

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6×2 Rigid Trucks

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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Tractor Unit - Standard
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DAF
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CF
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Lot No: 360.0 6x2 - Midlift - Unit MoT: 2024-08-31T00:00:00Z .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT RENTAL COMPANY Registration no:RX68YJR For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2024-05-22
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Mercedes
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Actros
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MERC ACTROS 25.45 – EURO 6 (18) 2018 – 44 TON GTW High Cab Sleeper – 2 Seats 6x2 Sliding 5th Wheel Auto Gearbox Air Suspension Full Air Kit Air Conditioned 305,467 Approx Km. Date Registered:  29.06.2018 MOT Expiry Date:  30.06.2024 Engine Cc: 12809 – 450 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is London's number one...
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Mercedes
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Actros
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MERCEDES ACTROS 2017 GOOD CONDITION AUTOMATIC GEARBOX SLEEPER CAB AIR SUSPENSION 6x2 MILEAGE SHOWING 695483.7KM TRACTOR UNIT LOADING AND DELIVERY AVALIBLE This item is located in Doncaster , South Yorkshire For Auction at Doncaster , South Yorkshire - closing date: 2024-05-23
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Mercedes
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Actros
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MOT VALID: 30/06/2024 MERCEDES ACTROS 2545... CHOICE OF 3, STREAMSPACE HIGH ROOF SLEEPER CAB, EURO 6, 2 PEDAL, 6X2 TRACTOR UNIT, AVAILABLE NOW!!!
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Specialist
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DAF
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CF75
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Lot No: 16.0 6x2 - Rearlift - 3-Compartment - 18,000L - Waste - Oil - Tank .VAT on Hammer: Y. Registration no:FD63VDG For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2024-05-22
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Mercedes
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Actros
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This 2013 MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS 2545 is for sale in the North East of England in County Durham.
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Curtainsider
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DAF
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CF
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DAF CF 340 – EURO 6 (19) 2019 – 26 ton GVW 30ft Curtainside body 1500 kgs Anteo T/away T/lift Barn doors rear High Cab Sleeper Air suspension Air Conditioned Full Air Kit Auto gearbox 188,730 approx Km Date Registered 13.03.2019 MOT expiry April 2024 Engine Cc 10837 – 340 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is London's...
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Curtainsider
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Renault
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Range D
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RENAULT D26 – EURO 6 (68) 2018 – 26 ton GVW – Rear lift 30ft Curtainside body 1500 kgs Anteo T/away T/lift Barn doors rear Auto gearbox Air suspension Full Air Kit Air Conditioned 154,491 approx Km Date Registered 14.11.2018 MOT expiry October 2024 Engine Cc 7698 – 320 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is London's...
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Mercedes
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Actros
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Mercedes
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Actros
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Mercedes
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Actros
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Curtainsider
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DAF
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CF
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Concrete Mixer
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MAN
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TGM
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Mercedes
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Actros
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Curtainsider
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Renault
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Range D
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Beavertail
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Mercedes
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Axor
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Curtainsider
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Renault
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Range D
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RENAULT D WIDE 320 – DT18 – EURO 6 (70) 2020 – 26 ton GVW Sleeper Cab 29ft 6ins Curtainside body 1500 kgs Palfinger T/away T/lift Barn doors rear Air suspension Full Air Kit Air Conditioning Auto gear box 207,275 approx Km Date registered 10.12.2020 New MOT Engine Cc 7698 – 320 Bhp Chris Hodge Commercial is...
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Crane
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DAF
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CF
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Scania
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R Series
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2006 Scania R Series R420 6×2 Mid Lift Sleeper Cab Euro 3 PDE Engine Manual Gearbox 775000 kms
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Tractor Unit - Standard
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Scania
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R Series
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