6x2 Trucks for Sale (1011)

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
Specialist
Make
Scania
Model
P Series
Variant
P270
Year
2007
Region
West Midlands
Location
2007 Scania p 270 6×2 Rigid Rear lift Axle Manual gear box Sleeper cab 26,000 kgs 800,000 kms
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2007 Scania P 270 6×2 Rigid
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Body
Crane
Make
Iveco
Model
Stralis
Variant
Stralis 310
Year
2012
Crane
Rear Mounted
Region
Yorkshire
Location
2012 12 IVECO STRALIS 260S31 6×2 rear lift/steer, 24ft alloy dropside, rear mounted Atlas 105.2 remote crane + block grab, reverse camera, sun visor, beacons, electric windows/mirrors, bluetooth, cruise, diff...
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2012 IVECO STRALIS 260S31
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Axor
Variant
Axor 2533
Year
2012
Euro level
Euro 5
Region
West Midlands
Location
Mercedes Benz Axor 2533 6×2 High Roof Sleeper, 26ft Curtainside Body, Rear Shutter Door, Three Quarter Cantilever Tailift, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Euro5, Engine, PTO, Factory Fitted Immobiliser, Digital Tacho,...
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2012 (12) Mercedes Benz Axor 2533 26t Curtainsider
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
CF85
Variant
CF85.460
Year
2011
Region
North Wales
Location
ABS, Air brakes, Central locking, Cruise control, Electric windows, Power steering, Tachograph – Digital, Wind deflector, Call or text for more information.UK and export sales welcome. We can arrange delivery,...
8
2011 DAF CF 85.460 6×2 MID LIFT SLEEPER CAB TRACTOR UNIT CF85.460 Sleeper
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH540
Year
2016
Region
Scotland
Location
2016 (66) Volvo FH540 6×2 T/Unit, sleeper, i-shift gearbox, 444,067km, test Nov 2021
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2016 (66) Volvo FH540 6×2 T/Unit
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Body
Refrigerated Box
Make
Mercedes
Model
Antos
Variant
Antos 2530
Year
2014
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
2014 64 MERCEDES ANTOS 2530 day cab, 28ft6 Coolfreeze fridge box, barn doors, Thermo-king T-1000R diesel freezer unit, tran scan, hill assist, diff lock, air con, phone kit, cruise, £21950...
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2014 MERCEDES ANTOS 2530 EURO 6
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Body
Chassis Cab
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM300
Year
2003
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-06-22 Lot No: 134 6×2 – Rearlift – Chassis – Cab, – LHD .VAT on Hammer: Y. YX53NYY
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2003 VOLVO FM 300 – 9364cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-06-22 at 09:00
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
XF105
Variant
XF105.460
Year
2014
Euro level
Euro 5
Region
East Midlands
Location
DAF XF 105 Series Super Space Twinsleeper Cab. Paccar MX 460 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w Ad-Blue. ZF 12 Speed As-Tronic Automatic Gearbox. Gearbox...
5
DAF XF105, 460 SUPERSPACE EURO 5, 6X2 TRACTOR UNIT – 2014 – FN64 PNO
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Iveco
Model
Stralis
Variant
Stralis 480
Year
2016
Region
South East
Location
Transmission Automatic, 12 gears Assistance systems Electronic Brake System EBS, Emergency brake assist, Adaptive Cruise Control ACC, Lane Departure Warning System LDWS, Hill Hold Control HHC Light and sight Headlight...
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2016 IVECO Stralis AS440S48TX/P Euro6 BW65MXR
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Arocs
Year
2014
Region
East Midlands
Location
Mercedes Arocs Big Space High Roof  Twin Sleeper Cab, Mercedes 510Bhp Turbo Air to Air Charge Cooled Euro 6 Engine c/w Ad-Blue System, Mercedes Power Shift ‘3’ 12 Speed Telligent...
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MERCEDES AROCS 2551 BIG SPACE Eu-6 6×2 TRACTOR UNIT 2014 – SJ64 SUO
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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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