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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MAN TGX M.A.N -480 XLX
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MAN TGX M.A.N -480 XLX POA
2008 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg REAR LIFT AXLE,TESTED,MANUAL GEARBOX,DOUBLE SLEEPER CAB,UPRIGHT EXHAUST, Tractor Units
Zoemick Commercials
MAN TGA M.A.N  26-430XXL
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MAN TGA M.A.N 26-430XXL POA
2005 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg MID LIFT AXLE,DOUBLE SLEEPER,AUTO Z.F GEARBOX, TESTED,SLIDEING 5TH WHEEL. Tractor Units
Zoemick Commercials
Volvo FH  12 GLOBETROTTER 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2004 - CN04
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Volvo FH 12 GLOBETROTTER 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2004 - CN04 £9,950.00
2004 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg Volvo 420 Bhp Euro 3 Engine, VEB, 14 Speed Manual, Air Suspension, Midlift, Slider, Disc Brakes, F.A.D.K, Alloy Fuel Tank, Twinsleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Sunroof, Air Con, Night Heater, Cruise, One Owner, Tested March 2016. Volvo FH Series Globetrotter Twinsleeper Cab C/w Flat Floor. Volvo D12D 420 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Volvo Engine Brake (VEB). Volvo 14
Walker Movements
Iveco Eurotrakker  STRALIS ACTIVE TIME EURO 5, 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT -
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Iveco Eurotrakker STRALIS ACTIVE TIME EURO 5, 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - £8,950.00
2007 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg Iveco 450 Bhp Euro 5 Engine, Ad-Blue, Engine Brake, 12 Speed As Tronic, Midlift/Steer, Air Suspension, Slider, F.A.D.K, Sunvisor, Alloy Fuel Tank, Air Horns, Twinsleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors/Sunroof/Sunblinds, Air Con, Night Heater, Fridge, CD Pl Iveco Stralis Active Space Highroof 4 Point Air Suspended Twinsleeper Cab. Iveco 450 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter  311 CDI LWB
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 311 CDI LWB £2,000.00
2004 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg December 2004 54 Mercedes 311cdi Just Taken Part Exchange MOT Novermber 2015 Drive Away But Sold For Spares or Repairs.
DH Commercials
Scania R Series 2009 (59)  R480 HIGHLINE 6X2 LIGHTWEIGHT UNIT
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Scania R Series 2009 (59) R480 HIGHLINE 6X2 LIGHTWEIGHT UNIT POA
2009 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg LIGHTWEIGHT, ALLOY WHEELS, TWIN ALLOY TANKS, 3 PEDAL OPTICRUISE, RETARDER, TWIN BUNK, TOP LIGHT BAR, BOTTOM SPOT LIGHTS AND COMES WITH A NOVEMBER MOT
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DAF Unknown 105 XF
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DAF Unknown 105 XF POA
2008 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg Manual ZF 16 Speed Gearbox, 719,000kms, MOT & RPC September 2015, Air Con, Twin Bunks, Upgraded Stoneridge Digi Tacho, Excellent Condition 460 Space Cab Engine.
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MAN TGX  26.440 324 kW (441 HP) Euro5 6x2/2 Tractor unit
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MAN TGX 26.440 324 kW (441 HP) Euro5 6x2/2 Tractor unit POA
2011 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg The UK's best Used truck site: www.trucklocator.co.uk - Data Provision This MAN TopUsed approved Euro5 Tractor unit with a 324 kW (441 HP) engine plus Leaf air suspension and a wheelbase of 2,600+1,350 mm and a 450 l, Aluminum fueltank. It has a further specification including; MAN BrakeMatic Anti Slip Regulation ASR Antilock Braking System ABS Electr. and heated kerb mirror Electr./heated wide
PCL TopUsed Purfleet
MAN TGX  26.480 353 kW (480 HP) Euro5 6x2/2 Tractor unit
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MAN TGX 26.480 353 kW (480 HP) Euro5 6x2/2 Tractor unit POA
2013 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg The UK's best Used truck site: www.trucklocator.co.uk - Data Provision This MAN TopUsed approved Euro5 Tractor unit with a 353 kW (480 HP) engine plus Leaf air suspension and a wheelbase of 2,600+1,350 mm and a 450 l, Aluminum fueltank. It has a further specification including; MAN BrakeMatic Anti Slip Regulation ASR Antilock Braking System ABS Electr. and heated kerb mirror Electr./heated wide
MAN TGX  26.440 324 kW (441 HP) Euro5 6x2/2 Tractor unit
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MAN TGX 26.440 324 kW (441 HP) Euro5 6x2/2 Tractor unit POA
2010 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg The UK's best Used truck site: www.trucklocator.co.uk - Data Provision This MAN TopUsed approved Euro5 Tractor unit with a 324 kW (441 HP) engine plus Leaf air suspension and a wheelbase of 2,600+1,350 mm and a 450 l, Aluminum fueltank. It has a further specification including; MAN BrakeMatic Anti Slip Regulation ASR Antilock Braking System ABS Fog lights Electr. and heated kerb mirror:
MAN TopUsed Nuneaton
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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.

The 6×2 Tractor | A Trucklocator Review

he 6x2 tractor unit is the workhorse of Europe and the wagon of choice in the UK. It is these prime movers that shift the container traffic around the country and are responsible for the... Read More

New Mercedes Antos At Euro 6 | A Trucklocator Review Feature

The Mercedes Antos 2640 6x2 rigid is a distribution truck for the 21st century, offering compliance with the upcoming Euro 6 emissions standards. This 400hp, 26 tonne rigid is aimed squarely... Read More

Volvo FM11 450 6×2 Euro-5 Fleet Spec | A Trucklocator Review Feature

Truck manufacturers have many headlining rigs, the kind that turn heads with superlative power and well-appointed cabs. They can't all be stars, though and for many trucks a simple duty of... Read More

The Iveco Stralis 450AT Tractor Unit | A Trucklocator Review

The Iveco Stralis 450AT 6x2 tractor has long been admired as a highly competent fleet-spec rig, but married to the Active Time cab with optional high-roof configuration it is a capable... Read More

Used Volvo FM13 430 LXL 6×2 Tractor | A Trucklocator Review

The LXL acronym on this worthy combination stands for an 'L' (low roof) on the 'XL' (Globetrotter cab). For drivers who like their creature comforts, there can be fewer used cabs around with... Read More

The Pulling Power of a Tractor Unit – A Trucklocator Feature

The three-axle or 6x2 tractor unit has become the de-facto standard in the UK due to legislation that demands the third axle for the largest 44-tonne gross train weight configurations.... Read More

Keltruck’s Scania Deal for top Truck

Midlands Scania Truck Dealer Keltruck have delivered a top-spec R-Series Scania tractor unit to local company Alwin Ltd of Cradley Heath. The deal was carried out between Gary Hughes,... Read More

DAF Tractor Unit


DAF is one of the biggest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in the world, and so its tractor units are sought after on the used market. The wide availability of DAF vehicles is not just beneficial when it comes to buying a truck, but also for things such as maintenance and repairs. And with tractor units ranging from compact 9-tonne models to long-haul versions with plenty of pulling power at... Read more

Iveco Tractor Unit


Used tractor units from Iveco come equipped to handle any situation, with spacious cabs, competitive levels of efficiency and low maintenance costs. Its Eurocargo range is made up of units weighing between 6.5 and 18 tonnes, while the Stralis family includes much bigger vehicles, with the largest models topping out at 44 tonnes in terms of operating weight alone. A good selection of second-hand... Read more

MAN Tractor Unit


In a typical truck set-up, the trailer plays a passive role while the tractor unit puts in an active effort to help haul loads from A to B as quickly and efficiently as possible. This is why it is worth investing in a well-engineered, appropriately priced tractor unit if you have need of one. And with plenty of used MAN tractor units on offer, there are lots of ways to get hold of this type of... Read more

Mercedes-Benz Tractor Unit


Anyone looking to buy Mercedes-Benz tractor units second-hand will have their work cut out when considering the breadth of options available. Efficient, reliable engineering is available across the board, with the range of models also including comfortable cabs in day, crew and sleeper configurations. This is a manufacturer that tends to innovate when it comes to onboard technology; it's a trend... Read more

Renault Tractor Unit


When it comes to hauling a variety of trailers, a Renault tractor unit can be a reliable second-hand purchase. As well as being affordable, these vehicles are available in a range of operating weights, from 12 tonnes to 40 tonnes or more. So if you need a tractor unit to pair with an existing trailer and replace an outgoing model, consider the machines made by this French manufacturer. Renault... Read more

Scania Tractor Unit


Scania tractor units are a good choice on the used truck market, because this firm is well known for making machines that can go the distance and endure the tests and trials thrown up on the open road for mile after mile. Being able to couple a range of bodies and trailers to one of its powerful vehicles is an advantage for a variety of reasons. And from modern R Series models to legacy units... Read more

Volvo Tractor Unit


Rather than investing in a full truck, you may decide to buy a used Volvo tractor unit to accommodate the trailer body of your choice. And in terms of cost-effectiveness this can certainly be the most attractive option available. Large reliable tractor units are available from Volvo, with multiple cab options and a range of engine types hiding within. Long-distance vehicles with expanded fuel... Read more