6x2 Trucks for Sale (663)

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
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R420
Drive
6x2
Year
2009
Condition
Used
Distance
2009 Scania R420 6×2 Mid Lift Tractor Unit, has done 650,000km from new with One Owner, Manual Gearbox, Twin bunks, Top spot lights, 70% tyres, Scania maintained since new, in excellent order throughout with delivery to a UK port... View more
Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
Variant
2011 DAF XF105,460 SLEEPER CAB / SPACE CAB
Drive
6x2
Year
2011
Condition
Used
Area
Somerset
Region
South West
Distance
2011 DAF XF105,460 EEV EURO-5 460 BHP TURBO DIESEL / 12 SPEED ZF GEARBOX SPACE CAB SLEEPER // AIR-CON // 6X2 MID LIFT 44TON 44,000 KGS GROSS WEIGHT // SUNVISIOR 1 OWNER FROM NEW // MOT 1ST FEB 2020...
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R480 Rear Lift Topline Tractor Unit
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2008
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 4
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2008 Scania R480 6×2 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
DAF
Model
Variant
85
Drive
6x2
Year
2009
Condition
Used
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
Daf cf 85 410 2009 6×2 tractor unit auto sleeper cab vgc in good working order �5000 Shipping & loading available
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Beavertail
Make
Scania
Model
4 Series
Variant
P94 300 10 Tyre Rear Lift Beavertail
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2003
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 3
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2003 Scania P94 300 6×2 10 Tyre Rear Lift Sleeper Cab Flatbed Beavertail. 8 Speed Manual Gearbox. Heavy Duty Flatbed Body. Excellent Condition. We can organise shipping to any Worldwide destination. Contact for a quote
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Flatbed
Make
DAF
Model
Variant
CF75 360 6X2 Flatbed (Twin Wheels)
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2006
Condition
Used
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
DAF CF75 360 6X2 Rear Lift Flatbed, Twin Wheels on Lift Axle, Day Cab, Automatic Gearbox View more
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH13.460
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2011
Condition
Used
Area
Northamptonshire
Region
East Midlands
Distance
2011, VOLVO, FH13 460HP, 6X2 MIDLIFT, HYDRAULICS, 970,000KMS, GOOD CONDITION.
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
Variant
CF
Drive
6x2
Year
2010
Condition
Used
Area
Birmingham
Region
West Midlands
Distance
Black Country commercials used daf parts We are supplying all used daf parts In stock we have all cosmetic parts Such as seats doors etc We have enginesPaccar 410 Paccar 460 Paccar 310 16 speed zf manual 12 speed...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
MAN
Model
TGS
Variant
TGS 26.360 6x2 Rear Lift &
Drive
6x2
Year
2016
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
Worcestershire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2016 66 MAN TGS 26.360 6x2 Rear Lift & View more
Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
XF
Variant
105.460 6x2 MANUAL GEARBOX MID LIFT TRACTOR UNIT *INCLUDES 6 MONTHS WARRANTY*
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2013
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Distance
ABS, Air Conditioning, Air Suspension, Air brakes, Central locking, Cruise control, Differential lock, Disc brakes, Electric mirrors, Electric windows, Power steering, Range changer, Tachograph – Digital, Wind deflector, Call or text for more information.UK and export sales welcome. We... View more


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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