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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Scania R Series R480 Highline 6x2 Rear Lift Axle Tractor Unit
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Scania R Series R480 Highline 6x2 Rear Lift Axle Tractor Unit POA
2008 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg Climate control,electric windows/mirrors,cruise control,Radio/Cd player,Parrot handsfree,fridge,Retarder,full air kit,twin tanks,sliding fifth wheel,Eminox vertical exhaust,warning beacons,MANUAL GEARBOX,very nice condition,all export enquiries welcome,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950 or visit www.junction6.com,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter @junction6com
Junction 6 Commercials Limited
MAN TGX   26.440 EURO 5, XLX 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2010 - B
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MAN TGX 26.440 EURO 5, XLX 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2010 - B £16,750.00
2010 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg MAN 440 Bhp Euro 5 Engine, 12 Speed Auto, Midlift, Air Suspension, Disc Brakes, Slider, F.A.D.K, Sunvisor, Alloy Fuel Tank, Twinsleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Sunroof, Night Heater, Air Con, Chiller, CD Player, Cruise, Digital Tacho, One Owner, Te MAN TGX XLX Series Twin Sleeper Cab C/w 4 Point Air Suspension. MAN D20 Common Rail 440 Bhp Turbo Air to Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine. ZF AS
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MAN TGX   26.440 EURO 5, XLX 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2010 - B
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MAN TGX 26.440 EURO 5, XLX 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2010 - B £16,750.00
2010 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg MAN 440 Bhp Euro 5 Engine, 12 Speed Auto, Midlift, Air Suspension, Disc Brakes, Slider, F.A.D.K, Sunvisor, Alloy Fuel Tank, Twinsleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Sunroof, Night Heater, Air Con, Chiller, CD Player, Cruise, Digital Tacho, One Owner, Te MAN TGX XLX Series Twin Sleeper Cab C/w 4 Point Air Suspension. MAN D20 Common Rail 440 Bhp Turbo Air to Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine. ZF AS
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Volvo FH   GLOBETROTTER 480, 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2007 - DX
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Volvo FH GLOBETROTTER 480, 6 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 2007 - DX £11,750.00
2007 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg Volvo 480 Bhp Euro 4 Engine, VEB, Ad Blue, I Shift Semi Auto, Tipping Hydraulics, Midlift, Air Suspension, Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels/Fuel Tank, Sunvisor, Beacons, Sleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Sunroof, Air Con, Night Heater, CD Player, Cruise, Di Volvo FH Series Sleeper Cab. Volvo D13A 480 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine C/w Ad Blue System. Volvo Multi Stage Engine Brake
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Mercedes-Benz Actros MERCEDES  1844 LS EURO 5, 4 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 201
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Mercedes-Benz Actros MERCEDES 1844 LS EURO 5, 4 X 2 TRACTOR UNIT - 201 £26,750.00
2011 | Tractor Unit | 31000kg Mercedes 440 Bhp Euro 5 Engine, Ad Blue, 16 Speed Semi Auto, Air Suspension, F.A.D.K, Alloy Fuel Tank, Sunvisor, Side Skirts, 3.9 Mtr Wheelbase, Twin Sleeper Cab, Electric Windows/Mirrors/Sunroof, Air Con, Night Heater, Cd Player, Cruise, Digital Tacho, T Mercedes Actros Series Twinsleeper Cab. Mercedes V6 440 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine C/w Ad Blue. Mercedes Engine Brake.
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DAF XF105 2008  XF 105 510 EURO 5 SUPER SPACE CAB 6X2 UNIT
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DAF XF105 2008 XF 105 510 EURO 5 SUPER SPACE CAB 6X2 UNIT POA
2008 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg MANUAL GEAR BOX, FADK, SLIDER, ALLOY FUEL TANK, TIPPING HYDRAULICS, TOP SPOT LIGHTS, SUN VISOR, AIR CON, FRIDGE, TWIN BUNK,
D G TAYLOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLES LTD
Volvo FH 460
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Volvo FH 460 POA
2012 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg Euro5,Wheel Base4.1,I-Shift Gear Box,Mid Lift,Automatic,Air Con,Elect Windows,Night Heater,Radio C/D. TRACTOR UNITS 6X2
Scania R Series R420
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Scania R Series R420 POA
2008 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg Euro4,3 Pedal Opti Cruise Gear Box,Alloy Wheels, 300ltr Fuel Tank,Air Con,Elect Windows,Night Heater,Radio C/D. CHOICE TRACTOR UNITS 6X2
MAN LE2000 TGA 18-440
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MAN LE2000 TGA 18-440 POA
2007 | Tractor Unit | 40000kg XL Cab,Euro4,Automatic,Air Con,Elect Windows,Night Heater,Radio C/D TRACTOR UNITS 4X2
DAF XF105  - 105 460 - VX09 HRL
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DAF XF105 - 105 460 - VX09 HRL POA
2009 | Tractor Unit - PRICE REDUCED - CALL 01753 831 647 FOR FURTHER DETAILS - 2009 09 DAF FTG XF 105 460 - AUTO IN STOCK NOW - 6 X 2 SPACE CAB - AIR CON - FULL AIR KIT - SLIDING 5TH WHEEL - EURO 5 - LEZ COMPLIANT - MILEAGE 819872 KMS - TESTED JANUARY 2016 - CALL 01753 831 647 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION - CHOICE AVAILABLE Very Good Condition
Global Commercials Exports Ltd
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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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