Mercedes Actros Trucks for Sale (116)

Mercedes Actros 2019 Model
Mercedes-Benz Actros 1863 LS 4×2

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.  Over the years, the truck carried out many roles as a rigid truck, just check out the number of Actros trucks for sale as tractor units on Truckpages.

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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2545
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2014
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2014 Mercedes Actros 2545 6x2 Midlift Megaspace Tractor Unit 12 Speed Powershift Gearbox Twin Bunk 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
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2545
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
15 Plate Actros 2545 Stream Space with 2.5m wide cab and flat floor, DOR 31/3/2015, Euro 6, Mileage 662,500kms, colour coded in Artic White, single bunk, good tyres, Fog Lamps/ LED Daytime running lamps Flexible Finance options available. For further details...
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2545
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2015
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
2015 Mercedes Benz Actros 2545 LS VLA 6x2/2 22.5" Air
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2545
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2014
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
64 Plate Mercedes Actros 2545 Stream Space 2.5m wide cab with flat floor, DOR 21/11/2014, Euro 6, Mileage 695,000kms, Mot 30/9/20, fog lamps/ LED Daytime running lamps, reversing buzzer, fridge, PPC, Good tyres all round, Retail price �23,000.00+vat.
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Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2551
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2014
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2014 Mercedes Actros 2551 6x2 Midlift Gigaspace Tractor Unit 12 Speed Powershift Gearbox Retarder Twin Bunk Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote. �
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Crane
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2017
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Crane
Yes
Area
West Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
Mercedes-Benz Actros, 6x2, Sleeper, Rear lift axle, 30ft long box body with Tail lift, 336,000km, Auto gearbox, Reverse camera, Available for a body off your choice!
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2546
Drive
6x2
Year
2017
Condition
Used
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
Actros 2546 LS VLA 22.5" 6x2/2 Tractor in Arctic White Additional Specification: - Drawers, under bed - PSM, body and trailer CAN, ISO 11992 - L-cab StreamSpace, 2.50 m, level floor - Predictive Powertrain Control - Fog lamps, LED day run. lamps, corner. light func. -...
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2545
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 6
Area
South Yorkshire
Region
Yorkshire
Distance
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2020-10-27 at 09:30:00 Lot No: 234 6x2 - Midlift - Unit MoT: 2020-11-30T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT LEASING DG64FLV
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Types
Rigid Trucks
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2546
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2013
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Area
Liverpool
Region
North West
Distance
2013 Mercedes Actros 2646 Euro 5 6x2 drawbar automatic gearbox 500,000km with tri axle curtain side trailer and 2013 Mantu Moffat Mounty TMT 255. Excellent condition ready for work WILL SPLIT View more
Types
Tractor Units
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2545
Drive
6x2
Transmission
Automatic
Year
2013
Condition
Used
Euro level
Euro 5
Area
Staffordshire
Region
West Midlands
Distance
2013 Mercedes Actros 2545 6x2 Midlift Megaspace Tractor Unit 12 Speed Powershift Gearbox Retarder Twin Bunk Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote.
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1996 – Launch of the Actros 1 at Euro 1

After launch, the first versions were not well received and there was a view that the quality was not the usual Mercedes-Benz standard. The Actros was the first truck to get a name, followed by Mercedes’ light truck, the Atego and the Econic and the Axor arriving in 2001.

Fitted with a 12-litre V6 engine with power up to 480 and the OM502 V8 which took the top power Actros to more than 650hp.

The choice of cabs was wide, prior to the launch of the smaller Axor that bridged the gap between the Actros and the Atego.  Available as a day cab, the S-cab also had a construction version, (to be replaced by the Arocs much later on). The ‘M’ cab was for local distribution, although the accommodation was less roomy than the larger ‘L’ and later ‘LH’ MegaSpace cab with its high roof.

2002 – Actros Version 2 launched

The Euro 3 truck had some visual changes to the outside of the cab with additional streamlining and the inclusion of some new headlights. However, you would have to look closely to tell the MP2 version apart from the older sibling the MP1.

Euro 4 Actros tractor unit on the road
Euro 4 Actros tractor unit on the road

2007 – Actros Version 3 launched for Euro 4

By the time that the third version was launched, Mercedes-Benz had sold more than 550,000 Actros trucks worldwide.

Mercedes claimed that there were 37 major changes to the third version launched in 2007.  The automated ‘Powershift’ gearbox became standard equipment – the first time this was seen for any European truck manufacturer.

Economic Engines

The MP3 Actros was powered by Mercedes ‘BlueTec’ engines with power outputs from the compact V6 engines starting at 320 going right up to 480hp and the mighty Mercedes V8 with outputs of 510 to 600hp. These engines met the Euro 4 standards at launch, but greener operators could also buy the Euro 5 versions of the trucks a whole two years early.  There were no financial incentives in the UK for operators to buy Euro 5 trucks early ahead of the 2009 deadline, so you won’t see many 2007 (57) reg Mercedes Actros at Euro 5 in right hand drive in the UK.

Mercedes’ boast at the time was that these BlueTec Euro 4 were 3% better on fuel economy than the outgoing Euro 3 trucks. Not only this, as a swipe against fellow German manufacturer, MAN, they claimed that fuel economy was up to 7% better than those using exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems (MAN & Scania) as opposed the the SCR system used by Mercedes-Benz.

Optional Extras

The MP3 Actros was available with two levels of ‘economy packs’ – the basic and the classic.  The basic included, automatic cut outs and adjustable air deflectors, whilst the classic included a retarder, (not very handy in the relatively flat UK).

Following the same ‘package’ principle, the Actros MP3 also offered three ‘comfort’ packs, basic, classic and top.  These range from getting a blind, sunroof and speakers in the basic through leather steering wheel and sun blinds on the classic to a fridge, climate control and – wait for it – an illuminated three pointed star on the front grille!

On a more serious note, the MP3 was the first production truck to receive active brake assist as an option – it will slow the truck down – even slamming the brakes on if the truck gets too close to the vehicle in front.

More safety tech such as lane assist, stability control, roll control were all available in this brand new truck.  Mercedes were certainly leading from the front regarding safety systems.  It helps to share the passenger car multi million Euro R&D budget, no doubt. Read the full information about the third generation Actros published at launch time here.

2011 – New Actros launched for Euro 6

It’s horrible to see businesses struggling along for R&D investment. Take Mercedes, for example. A paltry one billion Euros to develop the Euro 6 Actros revealed as early as 2011 for a launch in 2012.  You won’t see too many of these trucks on the used market registered much before 2014, however, as UK truck operators were not falling over themselves to invest in Euro 6 trucks early, unlike in Germany where Government incentives were being offered.

With a further one billion Euros invested in manufacturing facilities, the beautiful new generation Actros looked like a favourite to continue with the Actros success – already more than 700,000 of them sold worldwide by 2011.

Not just good looks

In automotive design terms, if something looks right, it usually is.  Thanks to plenty of wind tunnel work, the fuel consumption for the Actros was better by 3-4% comparing the new, Euro 6 model to the previous Euro 5 model.  Pitch the new Euro 5 vs the old one and savings of 7% were possible!

Using EGR and SCR with a new injection system to achieve these levels, the systems have already been available elsewhere on Daimler trucks for some while.

Launched in the midst of a credit crunch crisis – this new truck had the benefit of 20% longer service intervals -now as much as 150,000kms with savings of up to 6%.

The Actros at launch was available 421 to 510hp and – cleverly for Mercedes – was available either at Euro 5 or Euro 6.

2014 – The Actros SLT Launched

Mercedes Actros SLT Heavy Haulage Tractor Unit
Mercedes-Benz Actros 4163 SLT Heavy Haulage Tractor Unit

The start of 2014 saw the launch of the heavy haulage version of the Actros – the Actros SLT.  These top-end Euro 6 trucks have a huge gross train weight (GTW) potential of up to 250 tonnes.

Available in many configurations – operators can choose from a 6×4 or 8×4 tractor unit with air suspension and an adjustable fifth wheel or two heavy duty couplings.  If an operator opts for steel springs then the axle configuration choice extends further to an 8×6, a 6×6 or even an 8×8!

There is a choice of the full-width Actros cab at 2.5 metres wide or the narrower Streamspace cab at 2.3 metres.  The rear of the cab is loaded with the cooling and air tank equipment, as the chassis is usually full of axles, wheels and tyres.

Not content with making just a top end heavy haulage Actros, Mercedes have also produced a semi-heavy version which will cope with up to 120 tonnes GTW.  This comes with no retarder or extra cooling system.

Actros SLT Power

Fitted with the Mercedes 15 litre OM473 in-line 6 cylinder, the power ratings start at 517hp and rise to 625hp using a turbo compounding system linked to the 16-speed Powershift3 automated gearbox – Mercedes are the only manufacturer that do not fit a manual gearbox to their heavy haulage tractors.  Special programming for a ‘heavy’ mode means that the gearbox has been specifically designed to carry out the heavy haulage tasks.

Mercedes OM 471 engine 2015 Launch Actros
Mercedes OM 471 engine 2015 Launch Actros

2015 – Actros gets new OM471 Engine

A revised set up sees the Mercedes 6 cylinder in-line engine available with three percent fuel savings and top power from 420hp up to 530hp.  With twin overhead camshafts in the 12.8 litre engine and Mercedes’ X-Pulse common rail injection system where maximum rail pressure has been increased from 900 to 1160 bar, resulting in a maximum injection pressure of 2700 bar.

According to Mercedes, since 2011, following the introduction of the Euro 6 Actros, the Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) cruise control system and the new engine generation, average consumption has dropped by up to 13 percent compared to the predecessor Actros model.

2018 – The Actros is Relaunched

Mercedes Actros 2019 Model
Mercedes-Benz Actros 1863 LS 4×2

No huge changes to the exterior of the Actros – evolution, not revolution this time, the largest difference is the removal of external mirrors and replacing them with mirror cameras as standard.

The differences were primarily under the skin.  Fuel savings of some 5% have been quoted by Mercedes – mainly due to some aerodynamics but also the predictive powertrain control and new axle ratios.

Safety and autonomous driving featured strongly in the 2018 model – plus some new, large screens in the cab plus other internal upgrades to make the driver’s life easier.


Latest Mercedes Actros News

Mercedes Actros 2540

Mercedes Actros’ Direct Vision Score Seals the Deal

In looking at why a truck operator buys a truck, we often hear fuel economy or driver acceptance quotes as the overriding factor. In a first, (for us at least,) electrical equipment manufacturer Crestchic believes that the four-star direct vision rating achieved by the new Actros with the MirrorCam system is reason enough to buy…

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Mercedes-Benz Limited Edition Actros Edition 2 Launched

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Mercedes Actros with crane and drawbar trailer 80 tonnes at work

Is it a Rigid or a Tractor Unit? – New Multi-Purpose Mercedes Actros

You wouldn’t think there’d be much call for an 80-tonne GTW tractor unit with a crane fitted that can turn itself into a dropside truck. Well, International fine art logistics specialist Mtec has not only found a use for one, they have had one built. Their new Mercedes Actros heavy haulage tractor unit is used…

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Mercedes Actros with MirrorCam - Tractor Units

Mercedes Actros MirrorCam Seals the Deal

Who wouldn’t want to own one of the first trucks on UK roads that uses cameras to replace rear-view mirrors? Scott Reynolds took one look at the MirrorCam technology from Mercedes-Benz and immediately thought, YES. The Managing Director of Sheffield-based waste management specialist DSM was a guest of local Dealer Northside Truck & Van at…

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Woodcock Mercedes Actros Edition 1

Used Truck Buyer Buys Brand New Actros Edition 1

As a small haulier with seven trucks, a canny move is often to buy late, low mileage, used trucks.  With seven trucks – all of which are Mercedes Actros and all bought used – Geoff Woodcock had adopted this used truck buying policy for years, including low-mileage Mercedes-Benz Approved Used units acquired from Roanza Truck…

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