6x2 Trucks for Sale (724)

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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2010 VOLVO FM 420 – 12777cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-01-19 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM420
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2010
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-01-19 6x2 - Rearlift - Unit, - Twin - Pipe - Hydraulics .VAT on Hammer: Y. KU10WXP
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MERCEDES ECONIC 2629 BLUETEC EEV 6X2 26TON NTM BODY REFUSE VEHICLE Ex Council
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Refuse
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Variant
Econic 2629
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Condition
Used
Area
Cardiff
Region
South Wales
Distance
This is the buy it now price for the sale at MMA in Merthyr Tydfil on Monday 18th January at 7:00pm Digital Tachograph, Air Conditioning, CD Player, Electric Windows, Power Steering, **Electric Windows Not Working**. What's in the office:...
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MERCEDES ECONIC BLUETEC 6X2 26TON AUTO REAR STEER GEESINK NORBA BODY REFUSE Ex Council
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Refuse
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Condition
Used
Area
Cardiff
Region
South Wales
Distance
This is the buy it now price for the sale at MMA in Merthyr Tydfil on Monday 18th January at 7:00pm Air Conditioning, Reversing Camera, Digital Tachograph, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, CD Player, Power Steering. What's in the office:...
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2009 VOLVO FH 460 – 12777cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-01-19 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH460
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2009
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-01-19 6x2 - Midlift - Unit, - Hydraulics .VAT on Hammer: Y. YR59AVB
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
XF
Variant
XF510
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-01-19 6x2 - Midlift - Unit MoT: 2021-08-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. GH15JVR
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2009 Volvo FH12 Tractor Units 6×2 £9,250 +VAT
Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH480
Drive
6x2
Year
2009
Condition
Used
Area
Leicestershire
Region
East Midlands
Distance
2009 FH12 6x2 480 Tractor Unit with I shift gearbox, PTO & 75% tyres in plain white. Only ever had 2 owners in great order throughout. Deliver and shipping available. �9250 Body Condition: Good% View more
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2019 MERCEDES-BENZ ECONIC 2630 EURO 6 – 7698cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-01-19 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Refuse
Make
Mercedes
Model
Econic
Variant
Econic 2630
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2019
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-01-19 Lot No: 124 6x2 - Hillend - RCV, - Powerlink - Lifts MoT: 2021-08-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. NJ19AZO
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2011 VOLVO FH 500 – 12777cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-01-19 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH500
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2011
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-01-19 Lot No: 40 6x2 - Midlift - Unit MoT: 2021-02-28T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. YC11RVK
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Variant
FH480
Drive
6x2
Year
2008
Condition
Used
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds - 27th, 28th, 29th & 30th January 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-01-27. 2008 Volvo FH 480 6x2 Midlift, Slider, A/C - 08 D 63846 - B527564
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2003 SCANIA P114 380 -SRS L-CLASS – 11021cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-01-19 at 10:00
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Chassis Cab
Make
Scania
Model
4 Series
Variant
P114.380
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2003
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-01-19 Lot No: 33 6x2 - 6.6M - Chassis - Cab MoT: 2021-04-30T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. MK52TJO
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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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