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These are the pages full of used hook loader trucks for sale. Not sure what a hookloader is or what it is used for? Some people refer to them as ‘Roro Lorries’ – that is to say roll on, roll off like the ferries. Hook Loader trucks are typically used in the waste and recycling industry, although they can be used as an alternative to traditional demountable bodies, especially for municipal roles. 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 often referred to as Roll on/off trucks (thanks to the rear rollers).
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:
Biffa has taken delivery of four new IVECO X-Way trucks to bolster its fleet of over 3,000 vehicles. The quartet of new IVECO X-Ways (AD360X42Z OFF) join the fleet as bulk carriers. Biffa maintains around 400 bulk carriers to serve as the mechanical muscle for many of its services. Collecting large industrial waste units for transportation to recycling plants and landfill means these machines need to be tough, especially as many final mile routes are often unpaved. These 8x4 IVECO X-Way generate plenty of traction due to their capable drivetrain. The ‘OFF’ variant has been specified, which features an approach…
If you are looking for a Euro 6 hook loader then this light blue Volvo FMX on sale at CB Commercials could be up your street. A modern-looking truck, the truck comes directly from a local council with low mileage and Hyva hook loader gear. It's ready to go to work and can be bought for £35,000 plus VAT. Check out the CB Commercials advert on page 13 for all the contact details. Click Image to Read Click to Read Page Turn Magazine Click Image to Read Use the form at the bottom of the page to add your email…
If you want to show off your product that covers over the worst terrain, you’ll need a truck that won’t get stuck on its way to the demonstration. That’s why UK-based manufacturer of ground stabilisation solutions, FAUN Trackway, specified an all-wheel drive 8x8 Mercedes Arocs to show off their track system to customers worldwide. FAUN Trackway operates from headquarters on Anglesey and took delivery of its 8x8 Arocs from local Dealer eStar Truck & Van. The vehicle is fitted with hookloading equipment by Hiab UK and has a mechanised body capable of laying up to 50 metres of interlocking M150…
Specialist scrap metal merchants and recyclers, steel stockholders and used vehicle parts suppliers T-Met Ltd of Northern Ireland MAN up with the arrival of their first New Generation TGS 8x4 hookloader. The Truck Buyer Established in 2000 T-Met Ltd has grown to become one of the largest recyclers and exporters of scrap metals in Northern Ireland. Their four fully licensed and strategically located depots, are capable of collecting and processing both ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metals and End of Life vehicles (ELV’s). Through a series of continual business diversifications T-Met Ltd can also provide customers with a full range of…
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…