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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DAF CF 6X4
2012 | Tractor Unit
2012/62 CF85/460, DOUBLE DRIVE TRACTOR UNIT, 288, 000KM, PM WEIGHLOADER, WASTE SPEC, AIR SUSP, AUTOMATIC, HYDRAULICS, AIR COND, SUPER SINGLES, AIRKIT, SINGLE BUNK, HANDS FREE PHONE KIT ETC.£POA. TELEPHONE 01525 851585 MOBILE 07890 188291/07836 766968 POST CODE LU79JH..
Scania 4 Series 124 420 6x2 mid lift sleeper cab 323875 miles NOT
2003 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
This is used SCANIA truck for sale from Oswestry-based truck exprt specialists, commercial vehicle dealer, N A Commercials.
Volvo FH 13
2007 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
EURO 4, ISHIFT, 6X2 MIDLIFT, 800,000KMS, TWIN BUNKS, EXCELLENT CONDITION 480 Engine.
Mercedes-Benz Axor 1840 SLEEPER TRACTOR MANUAL GEARBOX
2006 | Tractor Unit | 38000kg
RHD, Power steering, Heated mirrors, Fifth wheel adjustable, Electric windows, Wind deflector, Tachograph - Digital, Sunroof, Side wind deflectors, Seat belts, Disc brakes, Differential lock, Cruise control, CD Player, Arm rests, Air Suspension, Air Conditioning, Air brakes, Adjustable steering wheel, 2006 06 Mercedes 1840 Axor Sleeper Cab Tractor Unit,Manual Gearboxes,Full Wind Deflector
61 Unknown DAF FTG XF105 460 SPACECAB 6X2
2011 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
2011 61 DAF FTG XF105 460 SPACECAB 6X2, sleeper, twin bunk, manual gearbox, air conditioning, sliding 5th wheel, Euro 5, 500,000Kms recorded
DAF XF105 .460
2011 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
XF 105.460 6X2 MIDLIFT UNIT AUTO SLIDER A/C 12 MONTHS DOE READY FOR WORK Tractor Units
Scania P Series P420 6x4 Tractor Unit
205 | Tractor Unit
2005 (05) Scania P420 6x4 Tractor Unit. Manual Gear box. Day Cab. 829,500 kms
Scania R Series R440 Manual
2011 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
2011 Scania R440 Manual Gearbox 6x2 Mid Lift Twin Feul Tanks Sliding 5th Wheel Multi Function Steering Wheel Add Blue Double Sleeper Air Con Side And Rev Cam Electric Windows Electric Heated Adjustable Mirrors Sun Roof ONLY 193094 Kms FROM NEW Immaculate Condition MOT March 17.
Stock Number: KX11 YBG
Mileage: ONLY 193094Kms FROM NEW
Volvo FM 12.380
2005 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
- 6x2 Midlift
- Sleeper Cab
- Manual Gearbox
- Sliding 5th Wheel
Volvo FH GLOBETROTTER 6x2 TRACTOR UNIT 2010 GJ60 PGU
2010 | Tractor Unit | 44000kg
Volvo 500Bhp Euro 5, VEB, I-Shift Semi Automatic, Midlift Axle, Ecas Air Suspension, Sliding Fifth Wheel, Twin Alloy Tanks, High Roof Sleeper Cab, Roof Mounted Cab Cooler, Full Air Kit, Electric Windows/Mirrors, Climate Control, Cruise Control, 770,175Kms Volvo FH Series Globetrotter High Roof Sleeper Cab, Volvo 500Bhp Turbo Air to Air Charge Cooled Euro 5 Engine c/w Ad-Blue System, Volvo Multi
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.
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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