Tractor Unit Trucks For Sale

Operating with a maximum train weight of 40 tonnes, sales of two axle tractor units have struggled of late, as increased payloads of nearly four tonnes can be gained through the addition of an extra axle. 4 x 2 tractor units will be used for international transport or lightweight deliveries that still require the use of tractor and semi trailer. 

For major national and European long-haul work, the 6x2 is the gold standard in the UK and Europe. The 6x2 is a tractor unit with three axles, with only one of the axles being driven. Being a tractor unit, it can be quickly hooked up to a huge variety of trailers. The 6x2 also has a gross train weight of 44 tonnes, meaning that they have both the versatility and the capacity to get the toughest jobs done.

A 6x2 tractor is often the key foundation of any operator’s fleet.

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Volvo FH FH460 Globetrotter XL 6x2 Tractor Unit
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Volvo FH FH460 Globetrotter XL 6x2 Tractor Unit POA
2012 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg Climate control,electric windows/mirrors,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,remote central locking,fridge,Microwave oven,full air kit,sliding fifth wheel,Kelsa HiBar c/w 6 x spotlights,Kelsa Lowbar,sunvisor,i shift gearbox,only 343,000 kilometres,outstanding condition,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950 or visit www.junction6.com,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter
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Iveco Stralis   ACTIVE TIME PET REGS/ADR SPEC 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT
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Iveco Stralis ACTIVE TIME PET REGS/ADR SPEC 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT £8,950.00
2007 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg Iveco 450 Bhp Euro 4 Engine, Ad-Blue, 12 Speed Auto, Twinline Hydraulics, Hydropak, Midlift/Steer, Air Suspension, Pet Regs, Alloy Fuel Tank, Sleeper Cab, Electric Windows, Night Heater, CD Player, Cruise, Digital Tacho, Tested July 2015. Iveco Stralis Active Time Sleeper Cab. Iveco 450 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine C/w Adblue. 2 Stage Engine Brake. ZF 12 Speed Astronic Gearbox.
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DAF CF85   SPACECAB 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2009 - PX59 OTB
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DAF CF85 SPACECAB 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2009 - PX59 OTB £14,950.00
2009 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg Paccar 460 Bhp Euro 4 Engine, 16 Speed Manual, Midlift/Steer, Air Suspension, Slider, F.A.D.K, Sunvisor, Twinsleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors/Sunroof, Night Heater, CD Player, Cruise, Digital Tacho, One Owner. DAF CF Series Twinsleeper Space Cab. Paccar MX-460 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine C/w Ad-Blue. ZF 16 Speed Manual Gearbox. DAF Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff
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ERF EC  T 6 X 2 PET REGS TRACTOR UNIT - 2004 - DK04 RKJ
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ERF EC T 6 X 2 PET REGS TRACTOR UNIT - 2004 - DK04 RKJ £5,950.00
2004 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg Cummins 385 Bhp Euro 3 Engine, Jake Brake, 16 Speed Manual, Lightweight Midlift, Pet Regs, Air Suspension, Alloy Wheels/Fuel Tank, Sleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Night Heater, Air Con, Radio, Cruise. ERF ECT Series Full Sleeper Cab. Cummins ISME 385 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Jacobs 2 Stage Engine Brake. ZF 16 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. MAN Single Reduction Drive
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Volvo FH 2006   520 GLOBETROTTER XL 6X2 UNIT
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Volvo FH 2006 520 GLOBETROTTER XL 6X2 UNIT POA
2006 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg I SHIFT GEARBOX, FADK, SLIDER, SUN VISOR, AIR CON, ALLOY WHEELS, ALLOY FUEL TANK, SIDE MOUNTED TIPPING HYDRAULICS, UP RIGHT EXHAUST, KELSA EURO BAR.
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DAF XF105
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DAF XF105 POA
2009 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg MOT SEPTEMBER 2015 460HP Engine.
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DAF XF105
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DAF XF105 POA
2009 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg MOT SEPTEMBER 2015 460HP Engine.
E M Rogers
Mercedes-Benz Axor
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Mercedes-Benz Axor POA
2009 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg 2009 (59) Mercedes Axor 1843LS 4x2 Unit Double Sleeper Auto FADK Sliding 5th wheel Euro 5
Volvo FH
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Volvo FH POA
2008 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg 2008 (08) Volvo FH12.440 6x2 Unit Sleeper Cab Auto Sliding 5th wheel FADK Euro 5
MAN TGX
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MAN TGX POA
2008 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg 2008 (58) MAN TGX26.440 XLX 6x2 Unit Double Sleeper Auto FADK Sliding 5th Wheel CHOICE Euro 4
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A quality 4x2 tractor unit can be converted to a 6x2 through the addition of an extra axle, although this is usually cost prohibitive for older vehicles. Other options are to convert the two axle tractor units into box or curtainside rigids, as demand for these types of used trucks often outstrips demand. Leading the 4x2 tractor unit market is DAF with their CF85 trucks, whilst the Mercedes Axor has been designed specifically for this type of local distribution.

The 6x2 tractor has a distinct advantage over the range of rigid trucks available. Because it is completely independent of the trailer, it means that the 6x2 can be out on the road and earning its keep while the trailer is being loaded. Back at base it can simply swap its now empty trailer for a loaded one. Clearly, this has a positive impact on productivity.

Quick turnaround and full capacity are big selling points but so is the nature of a tractor in general. Instead of being forced to estimate contract loads and future demands, the operator is able to use 6x2 tractors for almost any kind of work. This means that the operator needn’t invest in separate tipper trucks, fridge trucks, tanker or curtainsides. Instead, he need only buy the appropriate trailers or lease them when required, which is far more economical. The 6x2 tractor can also be more manoeuvrable than the same size of rigid truck and stresses can be lower as loads are shared across a number of axles. The 6x2 tractor can also raise one of its axles, when hauling lighter loads, for example, and this reduces tyre wear.6x2 Tractor Unit

Because there is no trailer to worry about, buyers can focus more on the type of cab they prefer. The 6x2 tractor is teamed with a variety of cabs to suit most operating circumstances. These can include day cabs, sleeper cabs and double bunks. There are also more specialist short-cab and low-roof versions. Some studies have shown that 6x2 tractors are more fuel-efficient than their 6x4 counterparts, and drivers have reported an improvement in steering characteristics, with the 6x2 having less of a tendency to understeer. Although the versatility and ability to seamlessly interchange the 6x2 tractor with a number of trailers is a major advantage of the configuration, some 6x2 tractors do come modified for use in particular industries. Such modifications can include the addition of a crane mounted behind the cab to carry out loading duties. These can be efficient but will clearly reduce the load area and weight available. Some 6x2 tractor units are also modified to haul tankers with flammable liquids. These have a number of alterations included to reduce the risk of ignition and fire.

Buying a used 6x2 tractor is fairly straightforward. In addition to the normal mechanical, engine and body checks you would carry out on a rigid truck, you should make sure the axle lift mechanism is working properly if fitted and also that the trailer connection mechanism is fully operational. Modern 6x2 tractors are extremely well built and you should be able to look forward to a service life in excess of a million kilometres.

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