On these Truckpages you will find used Mercedes trucks for sale in the UK. The world leader in truck production, Mercedes trucks are popular worldwide.
Mercedes trucks are a division of the Daimler Trucks business. For many years, this group has been the largest truck manufacturer in the world.
With the majority of the trucks made in one factory in Worth, Germany, Mercedes-Benz have a modern-looking range of commercial vehicles that cross into all segments.
From the smallest Citan city van to the largest Arocs heavy haulage tractor unit, Mercedes will have a variant that suits just about every application.
The trucks benefit from being part of a group that makes luxury passenger cars – this means that interiors, entertainment technology and safety technology can all be transferred within the group.
Most popular of the Mercedes trucks for sale here are the top-weight Actros and the Sprinter panel vans, whilst the Atego may be a little on the heavy side for UK 7.5 tonne operation. And who wouldn’t want to own a Unimog?
As far as Mercedes-Benz is concerned – their history is anything but brief. Widely acknowledged as the creator of internal combustion driven transport, Benz effectively inventoried the truck as we know it back in 1886 in Mannheim, Germany.
It wasn’t until 1926, however that Mercedes-Benz launched a range of trucks with the first diesel engine arriving a year later.
Mercedes were very busy building trucks for the domestic and home markets – but the first familiar-looking truck was the 1960s LP cab-over versions. From 1963 Mercedes-Benz adopted a similar naming protocol that is in use today – the first two number are the GVW in tonnes and the next two are the engine power in HP (Divided by ten) so a 1513 is a 15 tonne GVW truck with a 130HP engine.
Today perhaps 1974 is not that modern, but we still see trucks of the 1974 NG or ‘New Generation’ design on the roads – especially overseas. This truck range ran until 1988 albeit in three ‘generations’ in total. There was the NG 73, NG 80 in 1980 and the NG85 in 1985 which also saw the EPS Powershift gearbox introduced for the first time. The NG 85 could be recognized by its smaller, square model badges with silver lettering. The dash board received more modern-looking rocker switches instead of the previous push buttons.
1989 saw the introduction of the SK ‘heavy class’ trucks that lasted until 1998 when the Actros came along. It did look a lot like the predecessor, although it was loaded with plenty more technical aids and was a nicer truck to drive.
It was not until the 2000’s that Mercedes trucks really started to move in terms of the range of the trucks available.
Launched as far back as 1998, the Atego is Mercedes’ smallest truck operating at 6 to 16 tonnes GVW. As you would expect they are well engineered and well built, but at 7.5 tonnes GVW they may be still a little on the heavy side for UK operation. An excellent choice at 10 tonnes GVW and above, these are often used for trucks with expensive conversions as operators want them to last. The Atego had a redesign in 2004 with new interiors and a revised face. There was a facelift in 2010 and the launch of a totally new version at Euro 6 in 2013/4 to match the new, modern look trucks across the range.
Launched in 2001 and discontinued in 2013 when the Antos was launched, there are still plenty of Axor examples for sale in the UK. The smaller and more basic cab compared to the Actros, but available in rigid and tractor unit configuration. As a prime mover, the Axor is best suited for local distribution – looking to travel longer distances, then the Actros has to be on the shopping list instead. There was a facelift in 2005, but otherwise the configuration remained largely the same throughout its life
Mercedes-Benz’s top truck covering the range from 18 to a whopping 250 tonnes GTW. Originally launched as far back as 1995, the Actros used to cover all industry types, including heavy haulage and construction until the construction range was replaced by the Arocs, which also covers heavy haulage. There is an Actros SLT for on-road only heavy haulage and a construction industry-focused Arocs SLT version for heavy haulage up to 250 tonnes GTW.
The early versions of the Actros were not terribly popular in the UK. Mercedes-Benz put a great deal of time and effort into improving the Actros with the ‘Version 2’ launched in 2002 with the third version arriving five years later. It was as early as 2011 that saw the reveal of the ‘New Actros’ designed for Euro 6 use. This truck was a game changer aesthetically and has proved a great success for Mercedes-Benz. The latest facelift for the Actros was revealed in 2018 for the 2019 model year with plenty of additional tech and touchscreens in the cab.
Targeted at the construction industry, the Arocs is fundamentally a beefed up Actros with a revised brand. Most commonly seen in rigid form as a tipper or mixer, suited to off-road work, the Arocs is also available as a tractor unit – ideal for building sites collecting plant machinery with a low-loader semi trailer.
The truck was designed for Euro 6 – you will never find any older variants for sale – it is viewed highly in the construction world – helped no doubt by the three pointed star on the front.
The baby brother of the Actros, the Antos cab essentially replaced the Axor as the smaller, lighter weight cab for the local distribution market in 2013. However, the life of the Antos has been short-lived as it was replaced by the New Actros 2019 model at 18 to 40 tonnes GVW.
Mercedes’ rubbish truck. That doesn’t mean it is no good, it means that it is often used for refuse collection, thanks to the low entry cab and excellent visibility. We are increasingly seeing these trucks used for other urban distribution applications, such as scaffold trucks, as pedestrian safety comes ever-higher up the agenda. Launched back in 1998, the Econic is available as an 18 or 26-tonner – more recently an 8×4 Econic has been launched to help reach new markets for this truck.
This is a great piece of kit. Nothing can stop it, it is unbreakable and hugely flexible. The only downside is the price. You have to really need a Unimog to warrant paying the price. But if you need one, you have to have one. This 4×4 can go anywhere and the cockpit of the modern machines looks more like that in a fighter jet than a truck. We all want one.
Heiko Selzam is preparing to take on the job of Managing Director at Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK, effective from 1 April 2022. He succeeds Wolfgang Theissen, who passed away in September. Heiko is a familiar face within the global Daimler Truck business, having joined what was then Daimler Benz AG in 1996 as Sales Executive for Commercial Vehicles. Since then he has taken on multiple assignments in the Middle East, Luxembourg and Austria, gaining experience across sales and service. In his current role, Heiko has established the new Mercedes-Benz Trucks Austria GmbH, and as CEO he has taken the company through…>
How best to mark the conclusion of your 10th year in business? Maze Logistic Solutions found its way to Motus Truck & Van for the answer – a Mercedes Actros Edition 2. The Ipswich-based operator has relied on highly specified Mercedes trucks since it was established by Joint Managing Directors Jimmy Simmonds and Steve Snelling in 2011. Today, Actros tractor units with top of the range GigaSpace cabs account for all but nine of the 26 trucks on a fleet that is set for further, significant growth next year. Maze Logistic Solutions specialises in container movements and works for several…>
Mercedes-Benz Trucks has responded to customer feedback by introducing more powerful versions of its 4x4 Unimog UGE implement carrier. Now available for order by UK operators, the U435 and U535 produce 260 kW (354 hp). This represents an increase of 40 kW (54 hp) on the highest output previously available from the Euro VI Step E 7.7-litre in-line six-cylinder engine. Maximum torque is up by 180 Nm to 1,380 Nm, which is available from 1,800 rpm. Mercedes-Benz Trucks has responded to customer feedback by introducing more powerful versions of its 4x4 Unimog UGE implement carrier. New Transmission & Suspension Daimler…>
The three leading commercial vehicle manufacturing groups Daimler Truck, (Mercedes & Fuso), the TRATON GROUP, (MAN & Scania) and Volvo Group (Volvo & Renault) have now signed an agreement to create a joint venture (JV) to install and operate a charging network for battery electric, heavy-duty long-haul trucks and coaches across Europe. EU500 Million Investment The planned JV — to be equally owned by the three groups — is scheduled to start operations in 2022 following completion of all regulatory approval processes. The parties are together committing to invest €500 million, which is assumed to be by far the largest…>
Long-standing Mercedes-Benz operator Haulaway has brought down the curtain on its 30th anniversary celebrations by commissioning a limited edition Actros Edition 2 tractor unit. The East Sussex-based operator provides a portfolio of waste management services to trade and domestic customers. Its fleet of 22 skip-loaders, tippers, tipper-grabs and tractors is dominated by the three-pointed star. The latest addition to that line-up arrived via Dealer Sparshatt Truck & Van. The Edition 2 is a showcase for the fifth-generation Actros. Just 400 have been built for customers worldwide, and of these only a small handful have reached the UK. External features that…>
One of the most popular heavy trucks in the UK, the Mercedes Actros has been with us since 1996 when Mercedes-Benz stepped away from the old model numbering convention to giving their truck proper brand names.
True, the Actros replaced the SK (Schwere Klasse – or Heavy Class) models that were in production until 1998 – but we only knew these trucks as the 1835.
As Mercedes’ top truck, the Actros was originally designed for long distance transport – especially as a tractor unit in the UK.
Used Mercedes Actros Trucks
In the UK, buyers of new trucks typically bought the Actros to...
The Mercedes Antos will become an increasingly rare truck on the UK marketplace. Launched at the time of the Euro 6 revamp in 2013 and arriving on our shores from 2014, the Antos was discontinued just a few years later in preference to the Actros brand.
The Antos was seen as the lightweight distribution version of the Mercedes medium truck range. The Arocs being the construction version.
Launched in 2013 all Mercedes trucks designed for use in the construction sector were rebranded as Arocs trucks.
As the construction sector is so broad, there has to be plenty of options available from Mercedes to meet the needs of this demanding industry.
The range covers tippers, all wheel drive variants, mixers and tractor units which choices of 2, 3 or 4 axles. Power outputs span a huge range from 238 to 625hp.
The Arocs has only ever been built at Euro 6, so there should be no concerns about entering building sites in London’s ULEZ zone.
Used Mercedes Arocs Trucks
The Mercedes model competing in the lightweight category, in the UK the Atego is designed primarily for operation between 7.5 and 16 tonnes – heavier duties are looked after by the Antos and the Actros.
A reliable workhorse, if not ideally suited to operation at 7.5 tonnes if payload is a major consideration, the Atego comes into its own as a 10 or 12 tonner.
These trucks do stand the test of time, if maintained correctly should provide years of service in their second and third life.
Used Mercedes Atego Trucks
There are a lot of Mercedes Atego available on the UK's used truck...
Launched in 2001 and replaced by the Antos (which itself has disappeared) the Axor was aimed firmly at the fleet truck market. Operators not wanting all the trimmings that are included in the premium Actros tractor unit yet want to buy into Mercedes-Benz reliability.
On the UK’s roads the Axor was known as the ‘supermarket trolley’ as they were usually delivering to supermarkets – especially urban ones - usually as 4x2 tractor units.
Used Mercedes Axor Trucks
Not the most loved used truck in the second hand market, many Axors head towards the docks for a journey overseas – or...
You'll always find plenty of used Econics for sale at Truckpages - both those that can enter the ULEZ and older, non-Euro 6 models suitable for less congested environments.
The Econic is famous for being a rubbish truck. That doesn't mean it's no good - on the contrary - it just means that it has historically been sold for refuse collection duties.
The low entry cab and excellent five star all round vision standard sets it out from most other models of truck (perhaps the Dennis Elite aside).
Used Mercedes Econics
We are seeing increasing numbers of Econics fitted with different...
Used Mercedes are amongst the most popular in the UK. Ford may reign supreme in the UK van market in terms of overall numbers, but in the used 3.5 tonne panel van market, it is the Sprinter that reigns supreme.
The reliability and build quality over the 25+ years of manufacture make the Sprinter a desirable choice for anyone considering a used large panel van.
As a used Sprinter buyer, you shouldn’t be put off by high mileage examples – as long as they have been well maintained. Be careful however, that you don’t buy a Sprinter that is too big for your needs just because it...
The Unimog is the go anywhere 4x4 truck from Mercedes. Updated hugely over the years, the Unimog is like a Swiss Army knife. You can add so many attachments it can carry out almost an job anywhere.
The only downside is the price - but you pay for what you get. This also means that the Unimog holds their value and residuals are strong. If you need a Unimog then you will have to buy one regardless of the price because there is nothing else that can do the job.
Used Mercedes Unimogs
These are rare - if you have invested in one you tend to keep hold of it! Even models that are decades...
Search the results below to find your ideal used Mercedes Vito van for sale at Truckpages.
Launched originally back in 1996, just a ear after the larger Sprinter, the Vito helped to create the mid-sized van category.
The second generation of the Vito came on the scene in 2003 - a design that lasted right up until 2014. The second generation received a facelift in 2010 but this was more about the driveline and interior than exterior appearance.
The third and current generation was launched in 2014. In addition to modern new looks, the van was loaded with additional safety...