6x2 Trucks for Sale (835)

6×2 trucks all have three axles, only one of which is a drive axle. This sounds straightforward but becomes more complicated when you consider the types of trucks involved. On these pages we will consider 6×2 rigid trucks – including those pulling a drawbar trailer and tractor units –  the most popular type of truck sold in the UK. Read more detail below, but the basic principle is for a tractor unit to be able to have a train weigh of 44 tonnes in the UK it has to have three axles (and pull a three axle trailer). If there is no trailer involved, the maximum allowable weight in the UK is 26 tonnes gross vehicle weight.

Used 6×2 Trucks

As the 6×2 tractor unit is the most common type of truck used in the UK, there is always a huge range here at Truckpages from all manufacturers.  Conversely, most rigid trucks are either a 4×2 or an 8×4 (for distribution or tipper work respectively). Therefore there are relatively few 6×2 rigid trucks available in the used truck market.

Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Location
Twin Sleeper Topline Cab. 2 Pedal Opticruise Gearbox. Mid Lift Twin Steer Axle. Euro 6 Engine. Tipping Hydraulics. Alloy Hydraulic Tank. 2 x Alloy Fuel Tanks. Sliding 5th Wheel. AdBlue. ULEZ Compliant. Chassis Infills. Fridge / Freezer. Microwave. Filter Coffee Machine. Electric Windows. Electric...
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2016 (66) SCANIA R Series R490 (Euro 6) 6X2 Tractor Unit
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Body
Box
Make
Iveco
Model
Stralis
Location
IVECO STRALIS 450YEAR 20126 X 2AUTO GEAR BOX Body Type: Cab Size: SLEEPER CAB Colour: BLUE Mileage: 0000 Fuel: DIESEL Year: 2012 Axles: 6 X 2
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Body
Drawbar
Make
Volvo
Model
FM
Location
Lot No: 289 6x2 - Lightweight - Midlift - Hunwick - Twin - Deck - Transporter, - w/ - C379421 - Hunwick - 2014 - Drawbar MoT: 2022-07-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT FLEET YN64LBO
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
XF105
Location
Lot No: 56 6x2 - Midlift - Unit MoT: 2023-01-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. MX64HHG
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
XF105
Location
Daf 105 / 460 Tractor Unit 6x2 16 speed ZF gearbox 3 axle / centre lift axle 44000 kg / tonnes gross Two bed sleeper cabin Night heater We can arrange shipping worldwide
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* STREAMSPACE CAB (2.3M, 170MM), A/C, MID-LIFT AXLE MoT: 2022-03-31* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead &...
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2015 MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS 2543 BLUETEC 6 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* SLEEPERCAB, A/C, TWIN FUEL TANKS, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL, REAR VIEW CAMERA MoT: 2023-03-31* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT COMPANY* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster,...
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2015 SCANIA R 410 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Curtainsider
Make
Mercedes
Model
Axor
Location
2013 Mercedes 2533 Axor Euro 5 Day Cab 8 Speed Manual 31ft Curtainside Body Roller Shutter Tail Lift 6x2 Rear Lift Air Suspension Sun Visor Multi Function Steering Wheel Electric Windows Heated Adjustable Mirrors Sun Roof Mercedes Bluetooth CD Radio MOT November 2022 In Good Condition
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Mercedes 2533 Axor Curtainside Body
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Location
Twin Sleeper Topline Cab. 2 Pedal Opticruise Gearbox. Mid Lift Twin Steer Axle. Euro 6 Engine. Tipping Hydraulics. Alloy Hydraulic Tank. 2 x Alloy Fuel Tanks. Sliding 5th Wheel. AdBlue. ULEZ Compliant. Chassis Infills. Run Up Ramps. Fridge / Freezer. Microwave. Filter Coffee Machine. Electric...
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2016 (66) SCANIA R Series R490 (Euro 6) 6X2 Tractor Unit
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Iveco
Model
Stralis
Location
Lot No: 24 6x2 - Midlift - Unit MoT: 2022-12-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. YC13YPJ
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* STREAMSPACE CAB, A/C, MID-LIFT, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL MoT: 2022-06-30* Price is Plus VAT * Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing Monday-Friday...
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2014 MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS BLUETEC 6 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Specialist
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* REAR-LIFT, HIGH PRESSURE REEL, FULL REAR DOOR, URACA PUMPING GEAR* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 2 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead &...
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2006 MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS 2536 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
DAF
Model
CF85
Location
2012 DAF CF85 460 6x2 Midlift Sleeper Cab Tractor Unit - 16 Speed Manual ZF Gearbox - 166,000 miles only - Single Bunk - Radio/Stereo - Excellent Condition - We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination - Contact for a quote - MOT August 2022 -
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Scania
Model
R Series
Location
Lot No: 54 6x2 - Midlift - Unit .VAT on Hammer: Y. FJ57HHD
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Tractor Unit - ADR - Pet Regs
Make
Scania
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* DAY CAB, MID-LIFT AXLE, A/C, TIPPING GEAR, ADR FL, HYDRAULIC PIPING* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead &...
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2011 SCANIA G 400 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
MAN
Model
TGX
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* XLX SLEEPER CAB, A/C, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL, SAT NAV MoT: 2022-08-31* Price is Plus VAT * * Seller: DIRECT CONTRACT HIRE* Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead &...
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2017 MAN TGX 26.460 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Location
Lot No: 251 6x2 - Midlift - Unit - *LOCATED - @ - DERBY* MoT: 2023-04-30T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. DIRECT RENTAL DG67DHM
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Location
For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2022-05-24
*HEMEL* SLEEPER CAB, MID-LIFT AXLE, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL, AIR CON* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing Monday-Friday by...
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2008 VOLVO FH 440 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
Location
Lot No: 112 6x2 - Midlift - Unit MoT: 2022-10-31T00:00:00 .VAT on Hammer: Y. SF64DHY
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-05-25
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
MAN
Model
TGX
Location
For Auction at CVA Carr Hill Industrial Estate, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN4 8DE on 2022-05-24
*DONCASTER* XLX SLEEPERCAB, A/C, SLIDING 5TH WHEEL, MID-LIFT MoT: 2022-11-30* Price is Plus VAT * * No. of former keepers: 1 Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead &...
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2013 MAN TGX 26.480 For Auction on 2022-05-24 at 08:30
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More 6x2 Trucks Info

6×2 Rigid Trucks

These are trucks that, by definition, are not articulated (compared to tractor unit and semi-trailers which are articulated.)

The drive axles are distinguished by usually having two sets of wheels and tyres on each end of the axles.  This means that they are legally allowed to carry ten tonnes, as the load is spread over a greater surface and therefore does less damage to the roads.

The remaining two axles typically have just one wheel and tyre on each end of the axle.  This means the most that they can carry is eight tonnes each.

Some simple maths tells us that the most these trucks can carry is 2 x 8 plus 10 tonnes – or 26 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight.

Lift vs Steer Axles

On a 6×2 rigid the front axle will always be a ‘steer’ axle, (otherwise going around corners would prove very difficult).  The other non-drive axle could be a steer axle – these are usually seen on vehicles with an urban duty cycle, such as refuse trucks.

A rear steer axle will generally make a truck more manoeuvrable.

Lift axles are employed to save on tyre wear when the truck is not running at full capacity. Using hydraulics, the axle is lifted clear of the floor.  Where the axle is located in front of the drive axle, this is known as a mid-lift axle – when it is at the rear then it is called a rear-steer or a tag-axle.

6×2 Drawbar Rigids

These trucks are simply a normal 6×2 rigid with a special drawbar coupling at the rear to allow them to pull a drawbar trailer. These are not classes as tractor units as they are not articulated with a fifth wheel coupling.  The trailers can stand on their own when decoupled as they typically have a minimum of two axles spaced centrally.

In addition to the coupling, rigid trucks that are set up to pull drawbar trailers will have more powerful engines, as the combination weight is approaching that of a tractor unit and semi-trailer in the UK at 40 tonnes gross train weight (GTW).

6×2 Articulated Tractor Units

These are the most common type of truck on the UK’s roads.  Unlike through the rest of Europe, tractor units with this extra axle (most continental tractor units are just 4×2) means that they can legally carry an extra four tonnes GVW in the UK (44 vs 40 tonnes).

In terms of operating efficiency these trucks are typically preferred for all except high volume, low weight operations (think carrying polystyrene).

6×2 tractor units can also have a choice of lift axles – mid or rear lift axles.

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