These are the pages full of used hook loader trucks for sale.
Not sure what a hookloader is or what it is used for?
Hook Loader trucks are typically used in the waste and recycling industry. They are the bigger brother to the skip loaders that we see on our roadsides and domestic building sites every day.
The key differences between a hookloader and a skiploader is the lifting mechanism. As the name suggests, the hook loader uses a single large hook combined with rollers on the rear edge of the body to pull a large container onto the back of the truck.
A skiploader uses two arms and two sets of chains to lift the body from the ground, rather than sliding it.
Hookloaders are typically configured as 8×4 32 tonne GVW trucks, but smaller versions are available, although not common in the UK. Hookloader trailers can be used – a semi trailer would have its own hooklift system, whilst a drawbar trailer would simply be a body carrier using the truck’s hydraulics.
Although there are more DAF hookloaders advertised for sale at Truckpages than any other manufacturers, it is Volvo and Scania that punch above their weight in this segment. These trucks get worked hard, so it is of little surprise that these brands are used most.
As these specialist trucks are worked hard and use hydraulic systems powered by a Power Take Off (PTO) system from the truck’s own driveline, they should be inspected carefully.
Make sure that all the hydraulics are operational and there are no tell-tale leaks anywhere in the system. Check the hoses are in good condition and that the overall maintenance has been carried out.
If possible, check that the system is capable of efficiently raising and lowering a fully loaded container.
If the truck has an auto sheeting system to protect the open load, is this operational with no tears in the sheeting?
What about the body itself? Has an operator made a mistake when loading or unloading and has the body sustained damage as a result?
Popular hookloader body manufacturers include:
Every company has differing reasons to buy a truck. Ground clearance is a great reason if you run a fleet of trucks on demolition work. Up until now, we’d never heard of the size of the front panel to write your company name on as being key. Still, if everything else about the truck and the dealer is right, then this may just be the icing on the cake. It seems that is was for Scottish demolition specialist, MacWilliam Demolition Limited. The company has added a Renault Trucks K520 Day and Night Cab with Palfinger T22 Hookloader lifting gear to…>
No six-month wait for the chassis to be made to order, followed by a three-month multi-stage build for the body and crane. Scaffolding specialist Hadley Group ordered their new Arocs using the Mercedes ‘WorkReady’ programme and it arrived inside a fortnight – ready-bodied. To operate in the company’s new waste management the new Arocs is its first tipper-grab, a 32-tonne 3240 which is now lined up alongside an 8x4 Arocs hook-loader which was supplied six weeks earlier, also in double-quick time, by the same Dealer, Intercounty Truck & Van. Although the Kent-based operator runs a number of other Mercedes-Benz trucks,…>
As an inner-city operator, LondonEnergy taking the safety of pedestrians into account is an overriding concern. These safety concerns were at the forefront of the decision to change their preferred manufacturer from Mercedes to Volvo when the company bought nine 8x2 hookloaders to upgrade their complete hookloader fleet. The Volvo FM Specification – Built for Safety Nothing special about the specification of the trucks. They all use Volvo’s 11-litre engine with 430hp available, but the customer has specified each vehicle for maximum safety. This means a four-way recordable…>
Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia sold four new Volvo FMX 8x4 rigids to Colchester-based EWD Recycling, a regular and loyal Volvo customer whose truck form the majority of the recycling company’s fleet of some 30 trucks. Delivered by local Truck Sales Executive Matt Kubot, the order includes two FMXs with Boweld steel tipping bodies and a second pair with Hyva hookloader bodywork and drawbar couplings. All four 32-tonners have the 11-litre engines with outputs of 430 hp. Danny Cook, Manager at EWD Recycling,…>