The 26-tonne truck is popular format in the UK. For this reason, there are always plenty of 6×2 rigid 26 tonners for sale @Truckpages. Remember however, that some advertisers do not enter the vehicle weight into their listings if that is the case then they won’t appear here.
If you can’t find what you are looking for on these pages, try a search for a 6×2 truck and choose the body type you are interested in.
Using a 26-tonne truck is a great compromise between excellent payload and manoeuvrability. A typical 26 tonner will weigh in at between 7.5 and 8 tonnes unladen weight, compared to an 18 tonner which is only some 400-500 kgs lighter. This means a whopping 7.5 tonnes additional payload, assuming similar bodies. In reality the 26 tonner will have a longer body, so a realistic additional 7 tonnes could be possible on a 26 vs 18 tonne truck.
Following this theory, you could load even more onto an 8×2 or 8×4 truck with a 32,000kg gross vehicle weight. This is the case, but you would need to be carrying heavy cargo because the body length cannot get much greater for general distribution work. These types of trucks are normally used when a crane is fitted to the truck which takes up a lot of payload potential or as a bulk tipper or hookloader.
The downside of a 26 tonne truck compared to an 18 tonner is the ease of manoeuvrability – they tend to be longer and with more rubber on the road they are harder to turn when delivering.
Most 26 tonne rigid trucks are fitted with lift axles, (or lift and steer). This means that, when the truck is not fully laden, the additional axle is lifted from the ground, saving tyre wear and fuel and making the vehicle easier to turn.
The lift axle could be behind the drive axle (rear lift) or in front of the drive axle, (midlift) and could help the truck by steering – or simply fixed.
Fit a higher-powered engine into a 26-tonne truck, a connector plus electrics/air at the rear and you have a typical drawbar combination that is favoured on the continent. These turn the 26 tonner into a 40 tonne Gross Train Weight vehicle.
Roger Millett, Transport Solutions Executive at Sparks Commercial Services Ltd had a good day when, after cold calling a pallet operator with no Renault trucks on the fleet, he managed to close a deal for two new Renault Trucks. The dealer, Sparks Commercials, reputation for aftersales service helped his case, as did the falling service levels from their existing truck dealer has led to a Renault Trucks D Wide 26-tonne rigid turning up at Broughton Transport Solutions Ltd. to service increasing demand on their pallet network business. The D Wide with high-spec, rear-steering chassis was an operator-requested preference due to…>
If you operate in greater London after the end of February, you need to consider the direct vision standards that are coming into force. Check out the details here. Operations Manager Mitchell Dolan said the investment in new Arocs would help Environmental Waste Management to extend its customer base This means a lot of aftermarket camera systems required for many. However, thanks to the manufacturer fitted MirrorCam system on the latest version of the Mercedes Arocs, Environmental Waste Management can rest easy as its latest 6x2 tankers are ‘good to go’ in the capital for the next 10 years. Three…>
DAF Trucks are growing their presence in the nationwide fleet of trucks belonging to National pump hire, rental and distribution specialist, Selwood with the addition of six new DAF CF trucks. Selwood used to favour a different truck manufacturer, but the experience of the trucks and the support of the dealer network has convinced the company to buy more DAFs. Fleet profile shifts in favour of DAF Trucks Three out of Four Axles Steering The trucks, supplied by Lancashire DAF in Preston, consist of 6x2 rear-steer 26-tonners and a four-axle 8x2 rear-steer. Selwood’s total fleet now includes 55 LGV trucks,…>
Greener Ealing is a brand new trading company belonging to Ealing Council (West London) and has commissioned 32 Econic refuse collection vehicles as part of a major investment in new equipment. Brand new Econic fleet for Ealing Council The Econic Specification Supplied by Dealer S & B Commercials, the 26-tonne 6x2 chassis have rear-steer axles that enhance manoeuvrability and are fitted with FAUN Zoeller Variopress compaction bodies and bin lifts. A further three, which will have dual compartment Selectapress bodies with a 70:30 split by the same manufacturer, are still to be delivered. As specified by Greener Ealing the Econic…>
The earliest examples of the CF75.310 for sale at Truckpages are the trucks from the launch year of 2005.
These Euro 3 trucks were upgraded for the 2006 model year (sold in 2007) to either Euro 4 or Euro 5 & EEV (DAF went early on the Euro 5 option).
The CF75.310 was discontinued at the Euro 6 replacement year of 2014 and was directly replaced by the 7- litre PX-7 CF320 or the 11-litre MX-11 engine CF300 rated at 300hp or the CF340 rated at 340hp.
The CF75.310 used the 9.2 litre...
Used examples of the Axor 1824 can be found for sale starting from 2007 until the model's discontinuation in 2014 with the advent of Euro 6.
At this time the whole Axor range as discontinued and replaced with the (short-lived) Antos range at Euro 6.
The Axor 1824 was a favourite amongst the grocers, so expect to see lots of 26ft box bodies or refrigerated bodies on these 18-tonne chassis.
Fitted with the Mercedes 6 cylinder, 240HP engine, the Axor 1824 used SCR and Adblue to reach Euro...
The Actros 2545 is the most common model variant of all trucks advertised for sale at Truckpages.
The 44-tonne Euro 6 trucks for sale at Truckpages are typically from the years around 2015 to 2016.
All 2545 Actros trucks have 6x2 axle configurations and are fitted with the 450HP Mercedes engine and often with the Mercedes Powershift transmissions.
All types of cabs are available - ClassicSpace, StreamSpace, BigSpace and GigaSpace.
Used Mercedes Actros 2545
The FH500 is fitted with Volvo's 13-litre D13K engine rated at 500hp.
This straight six engine produces its maximum torque of 2500Nm at 980–1270 r/min. There is a 'TC' version of the engine that has a higher torque output at 2,800Nm. According to Volvo, "The 500 hp I-Save with the TC engine moves into D16 territory with 2800 Nm at the same low revs."
Both engine variants use the I-Shift, but the 'K' engine uses the AT2612F or the ATO2612F, whereas the I Save TC uses the AT2812F or...
The 2629 was effectively replaced by the newer Econic 2630. Unless retrofitted to meet the standards, these pre 2014 models will not be allowed to operate in low emission zones, (such as the London ULEZ) so operators are starting to upgrade to the newer models.
Many of these Econics will therefore be heading towards right hand drive export markets where Euro 6 is not mandatory in city centres.
Used Mercedes Econic 2629
The Econic 2629 is the best selling Econic on Truckpages. This 26...
The FH460 is the workhorse of the Volvo range of trucks. That's why there are always plenty available for sale at Truckpages.
Using Volvo's 13-litre straight six engine, the 460hp truck is suitable for a broad range of applications, but is most often found as a 6x2 tractor unit with a Globetrotter or Globetrotter XL cab.
Used Volvo FH460 Trucks
Use the filter at the side of the page to help you find the exact specification FH460 you are looking for, as the model was made over many years at...
The XF105.460 was sold in the UK right up until the end of 2013. This means that the trucks are not available at Euro 6, but nonetheless are still popular on the Truckpages website.
Using the 12.9-litre PACCAR MX engine, the XF105.460 was mainly sold as a 6x2 tractor unit, although there are some used 4x2 versions available from time to time. Most you will find are midlifts, but some rear lift 6x2 tractor units are around.
The XF105.460 was available as a Space Cab as standard with...
The TGX 26.440 is the most popular and common model variant of the TGX range in the UK's used truck market.
The 440hp engine is perfect for many applications, although truck buyers can upgrade to the more powerful 26.460 or the 26.480. Make sure you are looking at least a 2014 year model to make sure that it is a Euro 6, as the model variant was made from 2010.
The '26' part of the model naming means 26 tonnes - that's the tractor unit gross vehicle weight, meaning it has three axles (a...
The Elite 2 was made by Dennis Eagle from 2003 until it was replaced by the Elite 6 at Euro 6 at the end of 2013.
Remember that the highest emission standard these trucks will meet is Euro 5 EEV - for an increasing number of UK Towns and cities you will need a Euro 6 truck.
There are always plenty of used Dennis Elite trucks for sale on Truckpages, you will often find them with Dennis Eagle's own Olympus refuse body fitted.
Plenty of choice as far as the gross vehicle weights and axle...
A member of Scania’s R-Series family since its introduction for Euro 5 back in 2009 the 440 was the first time we saw Scania’s DC13 EGR engine (which was also available as a 400 and 480hp version.)
Rated at 440 HP, 2012 saw the R440 get an optional EGR or SCR operation for Euro 6.
Post-2009 models will have received the facelift – noticeable by the grille and dashboard and lost the ‘third’ pedal (namely the clutch) – you will see details of ‘2-pedal Opticruise’ in certain...
The Scania R420 trucks advertised at Truckpages will typically be from 2006 to 2012.
The earlier models before 2006 used the 11.7 litre DC12 engine at Euro 3. After 2006, Scania had the Euro 4 versions available - still using the DC12 but now fitted with EGR.
With the introduction of Euro 5 in 2009 the R420 remained - but as an SCR version whilst the upgrade was to have the new R440 with a 13-litre engine - the DC13 with EGR.
The R420 was finally discontinued with the retirement of the...
The most popular of the CF85 range - judging from the numbers for sale at Truckpages - the 410hp CF85.410 was supremely flexible. Powerful enough to be used as a 6x2 tractor unit, many found themselves on 4x2 supermarket operation.
You can also find used examples of this model as a drawbar, 8x2 rigid with a crane or a tipper.
Discontinued at the end of 2013, you may find some 2014 models still available - the latest were Euro 5 EEV. The replacement was the CF410 at Euro 6, but used...
The CF85.460 is DAF's workhorse tractor unit model. A smaller, narrower cab than the XF, but a better resulting payload. Powerful enough for operation as a 6x2, 44 tonne tractor unit, the 460 proved very popular with truck operators up and down the UK whose drivers were not expected to be out every night in their sleeper cabs.
Using the PACCAR MX 12.9 litre engine for Euro 4 & 5 EEV operation from 2008 up until the models discontinuation at the end of 2013 when it was replaced by the...
For truck operators and owner drivers who are not content with having the same truck as everyone else, the Euro 6 XF510 is an upgrade from the 460 variant that is so common on the UK's roads.
At the time it was DAF's highest output truck, sharing the same MX-13 engine with the XF460, but has a different level of power output to meet an operators needs and ego.
The model was discontinued with the 2017-18 facelift and was replaced by theXF530 which became DAF's top=powered truck.
Available from 2018 in the UK, The top powered DAF XF530 was sold as a Space Cab as standard with a Super Space Cab as an option.
Prior to the introduction of the XF530 at end of 2017, the top powered tractor unit from DAF was the XF510 but with the facelift, the top of the range DAF XF received more power, now topping out at 530HP at 1675rpm from the 6-cylinder, 12.9 litrePACCAR MX-13 engine with maximum torque of 2600 Nm at 1000-1400 rpm.
There were three Transmission choices at the...
The CF320 is proving a popular choice for high payload operations since launch in 2017/18. Using the lightweight 7-litre PX-7 engine rather than the larger 11-litre MX-11 as used in the CF300 ad the post 2017 model CF340, the 320 can provide that extra payload for operations such as plant carriers.
Typically configured as a 6x2 at 26 tonnes, we also see examples of 4x2 rigid CF320 trucks with drawbar connections.
Used DAF CF320 Trucks
The closest alternatives are the above mentioned 300...
The 9.2 litre CF75.360 was not as well loved in the UK market as the larger 12.9 litre CF85.360. Whilst the cabs were identical, the additional torque available from the larger engine (1450Nm vs 1775Nm at lower revs) mad the CF85 a more popular choice.
The CF75 version was available as a tractor unit in the UK, but only as a 4x2 which represents a small percentage of the UK market. As a result, most of the 75.360 trucks were sold as 6x2 distribution trucks at 26 tonnes although you can...
The DAF CF370 is the only power output for he CF range that remained the same after the 2017/18 facelift. Running from 2014 onwards, the 370 is powered by the MX-11 engine and sits in the middle of the power outputs available for this engine.
Using EGR and SCR to reach Euro 6, the 370 replaced both the 9-litre CF75.360 and the larger 12.9 litre CF85.360.
Typically configured as a 6x2 rigid at 26 tonnes operation, the 370 is popular as a beavertail or curtainsider - the additional...
The FM420 is often confused by truck buyers and sellers into looking for the FM13.420 which was a truck that was never built.
Before Volvo changed from the 12-litre engine that powered the FM12 range to the 13-litre that powers the current range, it changed the model numbering system.
This means that around 2005/6, the ’12’ part of the number (the engine’s swept volume) was removed leaving the cab type (FM – Forward control – Medium) and the horsepower (in the case of this...
Available from 2014 until the model revamp in 2017/2018 the 440 had been the most popular power output from the MX11 engine and was used for a variety of applications from a tractor unit to a tipper.
Replaced by the CF450 in 2017/18, these models have a claimed 7% improvement in fuel usage. Less popular was the lower-powered 410HP version
Used DAF CF440 Trucks
The most common type of CF5440 is a standard 4x2 tractor unit - most 6x2 variants would have opted for the larger-engined 460hp...
Used Dennis Elite 6 Trucks
If you want to operate a used Dennis Elte dustcart in any Town or City with a low emission zone in operation, then you should be specifying the Dennis Elite 6 model.
The 'Elite 6' replaced the Elite 2 when the new emission regulations came in at the end of 2013. Nobody is sure what happened to the Elite 3, 4 or 5!
The truck uses Volvo's 6 cylinder, D8K 7.7-litre engine, using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Diesel...
This Actros model number was used in the pre-Euro 6 Actros before 2013 as well as the later version. In the UK the truck will usually be configured as a 6x2 tractor unit, although you will see the odd drawbar combination featuring a 6x2 rigid and drawbar trailer.
Thanks to the 460hp output of all Acros with this model number the 2546 should be up to any job it encounters.
R500 buyers need to look closely, as the same model designation could buy you a Euro 3, 15.6-litre, V8 DC16 version from 2004 onwards or a much more modern 13-litre straight 6 at Euro 6.
Use the filters wisely on the search facility on Truckpages to make sure you get the truck you are looking for.
The latest R500 trucks (from 2020) are SCR only and can run on up to 100% HVO
Post-2009 models will have received the facelift – noticeable by the grille and dashboard and lost the...
Used Volvo FM450
Often called the FM11.450 - although not by us or Volvo, many truck dealers and buyers carried on with the naming convention of adding the engine size to the model name.
The FM450 is used either as a standard everyday workhorse tractor unit or as a multi-axle rigid - an 8x4 hookloader, for example.
Available in the UK from 2011, the model continues through Euro 6 and is available alongside the FM460
These 26-tonne rigids are top-powered and are typically specified with cranes or drawbar couplings for work at higher gross train weights. The 320hp engines are available in the earlier generation as well as the current model range.Read More Info & View Actros 2532 26 Tonne Trucks for sale...>
Used DAF CF330 Trucks
The DAF CF330 has proven a popular truck in the UK with its 330hp on tap from the PACCAR MX-11 common rail engine using EGR & SCR and a variable geometry turbocharger.
The DAF 330 has been used across the UK as primarily a box truck or curtainsider - almost always at 26 tonnes GVW in 6x2 configuration.
The 330 was made from the introduction of Euro 6 at the start of 2014 up until the 2017/18 facelift when it was replaced by the CF340 also using the MX-11 engine,...
This specialist tractor unit by Mercedes Benz involves a smaller midlift axle with a smaller wheel size.
These 2445 trucks are often used as 'pet regs ADR tractor units' as they are lighter weight 6x2 trucks. Available from 2014 as a Euro 6 there is often a good selection of used 2445 trucks for sale at Truckpages.
The TGM 26.340 uses the second smallest cab in the MAN range but packs a punch with a 340hp output, giving excellent payload for the 6x2 rigid.
Available as day or sleeper cab, this 26 tonner is suitable for many uses and is available as a Euro 5 or Euro 6 Model.