6x2 Trucks for Sale (939)

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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2009 09 Renault PREMIUM 370.26 D DBTG SLP TG 20
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Flatbed
Make
Renault
Model
Premium
Variant
PREMIUM 370.26 D DBTG SLP
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Manual
Year
2009
Condition
Used
Distance
REFERENCE TG 2055Renault Premium 370 DXI. 6×2 sleeper cab. Euro 5. Manual gearbox. Rear lift axle. 26t gross. Fitted with 28ft flat body. Side posts. Very good condition. One company owner. NO VAT if going for export. Body Condition:...
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2012 DAF CF
Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
85.460 6x2 MID LIFT TRACTOR UNIT
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2012
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Distance
ABS, Air Conditioning, Air Suspension, Air brakes, Central locking, Cruise control, Differential lock, Electric mirrors, Electric windows, Power steering, Tachograph – Digital, Call or text for more information.UK and export sales welcome. We can arrange delivery, shipping, servicing and...
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1999 S Foden ALPHA 3000 A3-4T 380 SLP 2000
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Flatbed
Make
Foden
Model
3000
Variant
ALPHA 3000 A3-4T 380 SLP
Drive
6x2
Year
1999
Condition
Used
Distance
1999 foden for spares Caterpillar C10 engine 16 speed eaton box Can still be seen starting no issues Loading services available container An dismantling please call for other spares an parts Wats app 07540764343
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DAF (2020) CF370 6 x 2 Curtainsider (Tail Lift)
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
CF
Variant
CF370
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2020
Condition
New
Euro level
Euro 6
Distance
2020 DAF, CF370, 6 x 2 29ft Rigid Curtainsider Space cab sleeper Comes with a Euro 6 Engine, Rear Lift & Steer, 9,000 kg Front Axles, Auto Gearbox, Air Conditioning & Electric Windows. Built with a 29ft (L) x...
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07/2012 Daf CF75.310 Curtainsider 6×2 Rear Lift Euro 5
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Curtainsider
Make
DAF
Model
Variant
Curtainside Body 6x2 Rear Lift
Drive
6x2
Year
2012
Condition
Used
Distance
2012 Daf CF75.310 Hi Roof 29ft Curtainside Body With Underslung Tail Lift Single Sleeper Kelsa Bumper Sun Visor and Roof Light Bars Multi Function Steering Wheel Air Conditioning As Tronic Automatic Gearbox Electric Windows Heated Adjustable Mirrors Sun Roof...
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For Auction 2020-06-09 at 08:30:00 – 2012 Renault PREMIUM 460 Lot: 8
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Renault
Model
Premium
Variant
PREMIUM 460
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Condition
Used
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2020-06-09 at 08:30:00 Lot No: 8 6×2 – Midlift – Unit, – Air-Con, – Cruise – Control .VAT on Hammer: Y. CN62APO
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2015 MAN 26.440 6X2/2 BLS XM ~ in Yeovil
Types
Light Commercial Vehicles
Body
Specialist
Make
MAN
Model
TGX
Variant
26.440 6X2/2 BLS XM
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Semi-automatic
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Distance
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Volvo FM11 450 6×2 Midlift Tractor Unit – �15,500
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Variant
FM11 450
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2013
Condition
Used
Distance
VOLVO FM11 450 GT CAB, 6X2, ISHIFT, EX VOLVO CONTRACT, MOT DECEMBER 2020, 779,523 KMS, EXCELLENT CONDITION
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For Auction 16 June 2020 – : 2014 MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS 2545 BLUETEC 6 Tractor Unit 6×2 YK14WWL Lot: 3276
Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
ACTROS 2545 BLUETEC 6
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2014
Condition
Used
Distance
For Auction at CVA Doncaster on 16 June 2020 Lot No: 3276 STREAMSPACE CAB (2.5M, FLAT FLOOR), MID-LIFT, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL, RADIO, AIR CON, AD-BLUE White Automatic Diesel MoT: Feb 2021 Documentation: V5: T /F VAT on Hammer: Y...
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For Auction 2020-06-09 at 08:30:00 – 2015 Scania R450 Lot: 304
Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Variant
R450
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2020-06-09 at 08:30:00 Lot No: 304 6×2 – Midlift – Unit, – Air – Con, – Cruise – Control MoT: 2021-01-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT FLEET CK65UVU
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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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