Sell Your Tractor Unit Today
Truck Trading has been buying and exporting used tractor units for over two decades, and we’re equipped to provide fast and accurate quotations. Whether you’re looking to sell your MAN TGX, DAF XF, Mercedes-Benz Actros or Scania R440, our highly experienced sales representatives are on hand to help you get the right price, without having to deal with tyre kickers, or pay out hefty fees to auction houses. We streamline the process of buying tractor units, and we can sometimes provide quotations in just 10 minutes! Furthermore, you’re guaranteed same-day payment with quick collections available throughout the whole of the UK.
We Are Ready To Buy Your Tractor Unit – No matter the make or model!
Why sell your ADR/Chemical Tanker to us?
Fast and fair quote
Same-day payment is possible
Experienced sales advisers
Experienced sales advisors — not databases!
Decades of experience buying trucks and trailers
We can provide proof of export if needed
No hidden or unexpected fees
Don’t waste time and money on advert creation
Top advantages of ADR semi-trailers
The haulage of dangerous goods by road creates numerous risks to drivers, other road users and the public, not to mention the environmental risks. Fortunately, in the UK and across Europe, the number of serious incidents is relatively low. With strict procedures in place and ADR regulations that must be met by manufacturers, today’s cutting-edge bulk liquid chemical trailers are incredibly safe to operate, and tank-tested utilising the world’s most durable materials.
Less physical work needed
Many ADR drivers appreciate the loading and unloading of diesel, gas oil, engine oil or other hazardous chemicals using dedicated hoses because there is minimal physical effort needed — especially when compared to loading and unloading curtainsiders. There is also less effort involved in balancing loads. For example, because liquid loads tend to move around while you drive, balancing it across your axles doesn’t make a great deal of difference. For newly qualified ADR drivers, ‘surge’ can prompt the unnerving feeling of the liquid in the tank sloshing when the truck moves, however, patience, control and experience are crucial to success, and most modern ADR/Chemical trailers are built to be immensely stable, minimising ‘surge’.
As you would probably expect, these highly durable tankers are built to last, using top quality, robust materials. Not only does this save you a significant amount of invested capital in the long-run, but your tanker may not depreciate as quickly as you might expect. Truck Trading buys all types of used bulk liquid tankers, including those that are designed for ADR purposes, with some dating back almost half a century, yet we’re still able to offer excellent prices!
Get the best price for your tractor unit
We regularly buy tractor units in the UK, providing fast and fair prices for all makes, models and axle configurations, including:
Our experienced team buy and collect tractor units nationwide without any issues, even if the vehicle does not currently have a valid MOT. Our goal is to make the process of selling your used tractor unit as smooth and painless as possible. Whether you’re looking to sell your lorry immediately or are just curious to know the most up to date price for your vehicle, simply complete our quick and easy contact form and a member of our team will be in touch within hours with a FREE no-obligation quotation. If you have any questions at all, we’re always on hand to help.
Our simple, fast and no-nonsense approach
Having worked closely with hauliers, used asset finance companies, rental firms and single-vehicle owners, we know that when it is time to move on to your next lorry, you may find yourself thinking: “What is my tractor unit worth?”. We’re often asked about the variables that we take into consideration when quoting, but it can vary greatly depending on the model, age and condition, so it’s always best to complete our form and provide accurate information as well as good quality photographs. When we have all of the information we need, we’re often able to provide quotes within 5 to 10 minutes, before making payment and collecting within 24 hours.
Why waste valuable time and money?
Many companies and individuals look into selling lorries, semi-trailers or tractor units at an auction, in a bid to get as much money as possible for the vehicle in question. The problem is that while auctions sound relatively simple, there is a lot to consider. Preparing your lorry for auction can be a very tedious and time-consuming process, as it can involve researching countless auctions online or at sites in the UK, completing paperwork and transporting your vehicle to the auction house. There are also very high fees at auction houses, such as entry fees, valet fees, commission, unsold fees and charges for online listings. When you combine these drawbacks with the fact that there are absolutely no guarantees, it makes perfect sense to sell your vehicle in the fastest and most stress-free way possible – and that’s where Truck Trading can help.
Getting the best price for your tractor unit
A fully-serviced tractor unit in mint condition with minimal mileage is, of course, going to warrant an excellent price; however, you don’t necessarily need a brand-new Mercedes Actros to get a fair price! We buy all kinds of tractor units, but for us to provide the best possible price, we would require an accurate description with a selection of photos that represent the vehicle’s condition.
Truck Trading has in-depth knowledge of all makes and models of tractor units. Our highly experienced team have seen just how costly auction houses can be for those selling used semi-trucks, and we understand the delays that can be encountered with online advertising, especially if you’re only attracting tyre kickers who are not willing to give you a fair price. We’re here to simplify the process for you, taking away the stress of selling your used tractor unit, providing quick quotes and faster payment. If you’re unsure what your vehicle is worth, or would like to request our best possible offer, simply complete the form above and we’ll be in touch with a transparent quote as soon as possible.
We Buy Any Tractor Units — No matter the axle configuration, age or mileage!
Tractors units tow trailers, usually with a fifth-wheel hitch, so they can have anywhere between two and five axles, with two (or more) of which used for steering or moving the vehicle. Unlike rigid trucks, a tractor unit can decouple from one trailer and hook up to another one before the first has been unloaded, saving a great deal of time and money. With a modular approach, they provide versatility for hauliers. Tractor units can be used to tow liquid-filled tankers, shipping containers and refrigerated trailers as well as many other types.
As discussed, tractors have many axles depending on axle load legislation. The most common varieties that we buy are those of 4×2, 6×2 and 6×4 types (where a 6×4 has 3 axles with 2 of the axles driven). The 6×4 units are prevalent in long-distance haulage, especially in larger countries such as the USA and Australia. Lightweight tractors provide plenty of versatility, efficiency and value for payload-hungry hauliers. Also known as semi-trucks, these vehicles are more sophisticated and advanced than they were just ten years ago. Some countries require tractor units that haul flammable liquids or gases to have a specially altered electrical system, which involves modifying the system to reduce the possibility of sparks that could ignite the load. The majority of tractor units are powered by diesel engines that have large displacements and can deliver ample torque to haul heavy loads.