Top 10 6×6 Commercial Conversions

For a select few extreme operators, the 4×4 configuration just isn’t enough. Around the world, there are a handful of companies that specialise in giving 4x4s an extra axle and the results are pretty impressive. Take a look at our list of the Top 10 Best 6×6 Commercial Conversions.

10 – Ford F550 6×6

Ford F550 6x6

Ford F550 6×6

Texas-based DBL Design is renowned in the US for its ‘Severe Duty’ brand of modified pickup trucks, but the company has a growing reputation for converting the larger Ford F450 and F550 trucks into 6×6 commercials. In addition to the extra axle, the vehicle also benefits from a 2.5-inch (62.5cm) lift, Fox shocks, contral tyre inflation system, 335/80 R20 Continental tyres and more…

9 – Toyota Hilux Arctic Trucks 6×6

Toyota Hilux 6x6 2019

Toyota Hilux 6×6 2019

Toyota Hilux 6x6 2019

Toyota Hilux 6×6 2019

Arctic Trucks has been working with Toyota for over 30 years, and the company’s Russian branch recently developed a 6×6 vehicle for customers working in the Siberian tundra. The load bed measures 2.5 metres long and it employs Toyota’s larger 2.8-litre engine (177bhp/400Nm), and is priced at £125,000.

8 – Jeep Wrangler Wild Boar 6×6 pickup

Jeep Wrangler Wild Boar 6x6 pickup

Jeep Wrangler Wild Boar 6×6 pickup

Jeep Wrangler Wild Boar 6x6 pickup

Jeep Wrangler Wild Boar 6×6 pickup

Wild Boar accessories of Florida installs the veteran Ford 9-inch Axle – one of the most popular axles in the US – behind to the back of Jeep Wrangler JKs to create a 6×6 pickup. The company also installs the 6.2-litre Dodge Hellcat V8 engine, which churns out over 700hp.

7 – Ford Ranger SixTrak

Ford Ranger SixTrak

Ford Ranger SixTrak

Ford Ranger SixTrak

Ford Ranger SixTrak

Ok, so this one isn’t exactly a 6×6 as the third axle is effectively a bogie. The SixTrak has a longer load bed (2,450mm), while the gross vehicle weight has increased to 4,495kg and the towing capacity to 4,500kg.

6 – Toyota Land Cruiser 70 6×6 TJM

Toyota Land Cruiser TJM 6x6

Toyota Land Cruiser TJM 6×6

Toyota Land Cruiser TJM 6x6

Toyota Land Cruiser TJM 6×6

On the South African plains, the Land Cruiser is King and TJM Accessories latest development is enhancing this image. TJM’s engineers have given the 70-Series an extra Toyota-manufactured axle which also has a rear differential and independently driven by TJM’s own drive system.

5 – Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon 6×6 pickup

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon 6x6

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon 6×6

The Mercedes-Benz G63 6×6 pickup may not be found down at the local cattle auction anytime soon, but there’s no denying its performance or appearance. There is a 30:40:30 torque split when 6×6 mode is activated and there are five electronic differentials which can lock each wheel. Under the bonnet is Merc’s 5.5-litre petrol engine (536bhp/760Nm) which is mated to a 7G Tronic auto transmission.

4 – Iveco Trakker 6×6

While the Iveco Trakker 6×6 isn’t necessarily an aftermarket conversion, they’re seen as ‘special builds’ as plenty of work goes into engineering it once it has left the main production line. The 6×6 Tractor shown above is operated by Lancashire-based Huntapac, which is powered by the 450hp Cursor 13.

3 – Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 6×6

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 6x6

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 6×6

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 6x6

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 6×6

Mercedes-Benz and Oberaigner, Germany’s premier 4×4 specialist, have been partnering on projects for decades and one of their most successful partnerships has been with the Sprinter 4×4. However, over the past five years, the companies have joined forces to create the Sprinter 6×6, which has been uprated to a 7t gross vehicle weight to keep the payload above 4t.

2 – Land Rover Defender Flying Hunstman by Kahn

The Flying Huntsman is the product of UK-based Kahn Automobiles and, thanks to its 1,250mm load bed and 1,045kg payload, is VAT-deductible for UK businesses. Based on the Land Rover Defender, the sluggish 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq engine – which also featured in the Transit for many years – has been ditched in favour of a racier 6.2-itre V8 producing 430bhp and 575Nm.

1 – Ford F150 VelociRaptor

Topping our list is the Ford F150 VelociRaptor. Developed by Hennessy Performance, this impressionable beast features 6X6 locking rear axles, upgraded Fox suspension, upgraded 20-inch wheels and off-road tyres, special front and rear bumpers, rollbar and LED lights. Hennessy has also played around with 3.5-litre EcoBoost engine, so it now produces over 600bhp.  

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- Liam Campbell is an award-winning journalist with a Masters degree in Automotive Journalism from Coventry University. Growing up on a farm and learning to drive in a Mark 1 Range Rover (his left thigh is still twice as big as his right), Liam likes to think he knows a thing or two about commercial 4x4s. Previously, he was the Van Editor at Parkers and resident pickup expert at Car Magazine, before taking up the post of Editor at Professional Pickup & 4x4. Follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/maxximum_load

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