Finding the right engine for your truck

Finding the right engine for your truck

When your truck needs a replacement engine, it is essential to choose the right product if you want to achieve the best value for money and keep your truck in good working order. Here are some of our top tips to help you find the right engine for your truck.

Which engine is the truck compatible with?

Your truck will only be compatible with the make and model of engine it originally came with from the factory. However, this does not mean you need to source a brand-new engine. Many second-hand engines are in excellent working order, and you can save yourself a large amount of money by buying used rather than new.

Additionally, many trucks have engines which are no longer being manufactured, so you will need to purchase second-hand as a new one will not be available.

Find out which model of engine you need

If you are not sure which engine your truck needs, you should contact the truck’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM). They will be able to tell you which make and model of engine to choose.

Alternatively, you can contact us here at M W Tractors. As highly experienced truck breakers, we will probably be able to advise you ourselves about the engine you need.

What makes a good second-hand truck engine?

You can find out about an engine’s quality by asking questions about the history of the truck it came from. Asking about the mileage and why the truck is no longer in service, for example, can help you to make a more informed purchase decision.

At M W Tractors, we thoroughly inspect every engine we sell. If an engine appears to have any damage, we will always be honest and sell it as damaged.

How to purchase a second-hand engine from us

We stock a wide range of used truck engines, including Mercedes, Volvo, Scania, Deutz and more, with an extensive selection of models available. Our full range can be found here, with new products being added all the time.

If you are interested in a particular product on our site, please contact us on +44 (0) 1262 679639, or email us at and we will be happy to quote you a price. We also export throughout the world, so we can include shipping in the price on request, to make life easier for you.