On these pages you will find the Truckpages used Mercedes trucks for sale in the UK.
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.
Used Mercedes Trucks
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?
Typical Used Mercedes Trucks for Sale - Here an Actros 2545 Euro 6 Tractor Unit 6x2
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2005 Mercedes Axor 1828 Day Cab Flatbed with Cormach 28000E-4 Crane Springs Suspension 6 Speed Manual Gearbox Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination – Contact...
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.
The Modern Era
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 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.
It certainly pays to be a vlogger – at least it appears to have done for ‘Trucker Jenko’ who posts videos about trucking and his truck on YouTube. Who can say if his relative fame led to him being chosen as the driver to look after the company’s flagship – but he’s certainly talking about it now. With more than 1.8 million video views, and he can’t stop talking about his exclusive new tractor unit. Actros Edition 1 driver Martyn Jenkins launched his ‘Trucker Jenko’ YouTube channel in 2018 and now has nearly 13,000 subscribers The top-of-the-range model was supplied…>
A new truck and van aftersales centre is now taking shape in the Essex town of Witham. At the heart of the 2,500 sq m building will be a workshop with nine full-length truck and trailer bays. The project represents an investment of nearly £4 million by Motus (UK), the owner of two long-established Mercedes-Benz Dealers – between them, Orwell Truck & Van and S & B Commercials represent the three-pointed star from eight branches in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire. The flagship development is perfectly located alongside a stretch of the A12 trunk road that runs between Chelmsford and…>
One year on from Wren Kitchens’ decision to install Fleetboard in all 100 of its trucks, the Daimler-owned telematics system has served up an impressive improvement in fuel efficiency. Wren Kitchens’ National Transport Compliance Manager David Cooper has seen a 1.5 mpg increase across his fleet thanks to Fleetboard The UK’s number one specialist retailer, which delivers more than 2,000 kitchens every week, has seen average returns shoot up by 1.5 mpg across a fleet that extends from 7.5-tonne rigids to 44-tonne tractor and semi-trailer combinations. The majority are by Mercedes-Benz. The Yorkshire- and Lincolnshire-based company’s National Transport Compliance Manager…>
Exeter-based Parsons Nationwide Distribution have always been impressed with their Mercedes Actros tractor units but preferred to go for a Swedish manufacturer for their rigid trucks. That’s all changed as the company has just commissioned its first rigid truck bearing the three-pointed star. Purchased from City West Commercials, the 26-tonne Actros came with MirrorCam, Active Brake Assist 5, enhanced Predictive Powertrain Control and the optionally upgraded Multimedia Cockpit, interactive. The 2540 L model has a 2.3m-wide StreamSpace cab and a 10.7-litre in-line six-cylinder engine that produces 394 hp. Its reinforced curtainside body is by TWR Commercial Bodybuilders, of Cullompton, which…>
A brief experience with trucks by another manufacturer was all it took to convince T4 Logistics that it was better off sticking with Mercedes Actros trucks. The Cardiff-based operator’s latest four Actros arrived via South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials. Acquired with funding support from Mercedes-Benz Finance, they have flat-floored BigSpace cabs and, as 2548 variants, are powered by 12.8-litre ‘straight six’ engines with 350 kW (476 hp) outputs. "For our latest order we therefore had no hesitation in returning ‘home’ to Euro Commercials " Don’t Flirt! The Actros dominates T4 Logistics’ line-up of 22 tractors, which includes vehicles previously operated…>
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.
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...