We are making a list for those of you who own a business and are in need of transportation vehicles, such as pick-up or commercial trucks. Many small and medium businesses, especially at an early stage, choose to purchase used trucks as they’re less expensive than a brand new trucks. Besides, usually you need at least two of these vehicles to begin with, and considering the ongoing crisis, that investment could cost you a small fortune. In the United States trucks are classified by weight, making a total of eight categories. The first class includes vehicles ranging from zero to 6.000 pounds; examples of such trucks include the Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, and Dodge Dakota. The remaining seven categories have a weight range between 6.000 pounds and 33.000 pounds, the latter including tractor trailer trucks. As for the European Union, the classification differ – trucks are split into two categories – Class B licenses and Class BE licenses. The first allows you to drive vehicles of no more than 3.500 kilos, while the second enables you to tow trucks with GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) higher than 750 kilos (these vehicles are known as light commercial vehicles), including Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter, Fiat Ducato, and Ford Transit. With that said, here’s a list of cheap used trucks for sale. Take your pick.
10. Ford Transit Connect T200
To better describe Ford’s product – the Transit Connect – we chose dependable, economical and durable. All models are equipped with 15-inch, five-stud wheels for an enhanced load-carrying capacity. The front and rear large disc brakes, aided by a standard ABS system enables the car with outstanding stopping performance. Another feature that has been implemented with the Transit Connect is the Electronic Stability Program (ESP). You can find this car for under £5000.
9. Ford Transit Tipper
Our next addition in the list of cheap used trucks for sale is another Ford product, specifically the Transit Tipper. The car features a steel body floor and head board, rope hooks, built-in body prop, warning bleeper and so on. It can be found online for under five thousand pounds as well.
8. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 311 Cdi Lwb
The present generation of Sprinter emerged in the United Kingdom in the mid-summer of 2006. The model was top of the line at its time, as far as active safety concerns. All models are equipped with ABS, ESP a bundle of other acronyms, making the Sprinter one of the safest vehicles to drive around.
7. Peugeot Bipper Professional Hdi 1399
From the smaller category of trucks we picked Peugeot’s Bipper Professional Hdi 1399, the already established van when it comes to popularity and use. Although a compact car, the Bipper is quite spacious, being the perfect choice for any small business. In addition, the Bipper has an outstanding payload of maximum 660 kg, and a maximum storage capacity of 2,500 liters. Price range is between £5.000 and £6,600.
6. Seddon Atkinson 4X2
We continue the list of cheap used trucks for sale with bigger boys, and the first in a series of heavy-weight “champions” is the Seddon Atkinson with a GVW of 18.000 kilos. The vehicle is equipped with a six liter cummins engine, automatic transmission, steel rear suspension, a crew cabin featuring bench seating, and so on. You can acquire this six-wheeler for about £5,450.00 + taxes.
5. DAF CF 85 430 6X2 Tractor Unit
Next is the DAF 85 CF 6 X 2 Tractor Unit – a heavy-duty champion that weighs 44.000 kilos, all of which are pulled by an 11 liter 430 BHP Euro 3 Engine that features a 16 speed manual ZF gearbox. The truck is also equipped with rear air suspension, a double bunk cabin, twin fuel tanks, sun visor, and sliding fifth wheel.
4. Mercedes 1820 4X2 Tipper with Crane
Number four out of ten used trucks is yet another Mercedes product, specifically the 1820 six-wheeler Tipper with Crane, a multi-use vehicle that puts to good use a Palfinger PK 9001 Crane. The truck is also featuring a six liter 200 BHP engine that pulls a total of 18.000 kilos – the total Gross Vehicle Weight. The tipper is also equipped with a seven-speed manual gearbox, steel read suspensions springs, and dropside steel tipping body. In addition to these useful details, the truck’s crane has a maximum reach of 7.20 M, being able to lift 4150 kilos at 1.90 meters. Available price: roughly £9,000 plus taxes.
3. Renault Magnum AE500 V8 6X4
If you’re looking for a really great deal on a monster ten-wheeler, how about this Renault Magnum with a massive V8 Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Engine that’s available for just £6,950.00? This colossus features a sixteen speed Syncromesh Gearbox, Steel Drive Axle Suspensions, cab-mounted hydraulic oil tank and in cab tipping controls, twin alloy fuel tanks, chassis side skirts, air horns and amber beacons mounted on the roof, battery isolator switch, fog lights mounted on the front bumper that ensure a safe ride even on the harshest weather, PVCU vertical engine air intake, ISO trailer ABS Susie socket, and much more. Check out http://www.walkermovements.co.uk/ for more details.
2. Iveco Cursor 430 6 X 2 Tractor Unit
The 2003’s Iveco Cursor eight-wheeler tractor unit weighs 44.000 kilos and a twelve liter 430 BHP engine with 16 speed ZF gearbox. The rear air suspension ensures a comfy and bumpy-free ride. Furthermore, the tractor unit features mid lift twin steer axle, high roof double bunk cab, air conditioning, sliding fifth wheel and it’s available for £7,950.00 plus taxes.
1. Foden Alpha XL 6X4 65 Tonne Tractor Unit
We reached the end of our top ten used trucks, and decided to pick the 2004’s Foden Alpha XL ten-wheeler – a mastodon in its class that’s powered by a Caterpillar C12-450 BHP Turbo air-to-air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. The heavy-duty worker is equipped with a Jacobs two-stage engine break, a 16 Speed ZF Synchromesh Gearbox, gearbox-driven twin line hydraulics, drive axle air suspension, aluminum fuel tank and chassis catwalk, vertical eminox stainless steel exhaust system, amber beacon bar and spot light bar – both mounted on the cab’s roof, GRP cab side extensions, exterior sun vizor, fog and spot lamps mounted on the front bumper, PVCU vertical engine air intake, rear loading light, and more. Price: £13,750.00.