Hookloader Trucks for Sale (74)

These are the pages full of used hook loader trucks for sale.

Not sure what a hookloader is or what it is used for?

About Hookloader Trucks

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.

Used Hookloaders

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.

Used Hookloader Truck for SaleTypucal Used Hookloader Truck for Sale - Here a Mercedes Arocs 3240 8x4 with a Hyva hook and Easy Sheet System
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Hookloader
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DAF
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MULTI LIFT XR GEAR. WITH SIDE CLAMPS. SIX CYLINDER. EXCELLENT CONDITION. SHORT WHEEL BASE.
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Hookloader
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DAF
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CF
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Ex-Demo! Euro 6 2021 DAF CF, AJK Hookloader, 8x4, 32T - **AVAILABLE NOW FOR SALE OR CONTRACT HIRE** - ADDITIONAL OPTIONS AVAILABLE - just ask! - ***FINANCE CAN BE ARRANGED*** - ***PLEASE CONTACT RVS FOR PRICE AND MORE DETAILS***
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Hookloader
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Seddon Atkinson
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Seddon Atkinson Hookloader Great Condition Manual Gearbox 68k miles Multilift Gear Work Lights Beacons ú7495 + VAT
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Hookloader
Make
Mercedes
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Arocs
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For Auction at CVA Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire on 2022-02-01
*HEMEL* DAY CAB, MULTILIFT ECON GRITTER/SPREADER, SHEETING SYSTEM, HUB REDUCTION, WEIGH SYSTEM* Price is Plus VAT * Weekly auctions featuring stock from Doncaster, Hemel Hempstead & Scotland. Viewing Monday-Friday by...
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Hookloader
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Mercedes
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IMMACULATE THROUGHOUT AND READY FOR WORK CONTACT OUR SALES TEAM FOR MORE INFORMATION
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Hookloader
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Volvo
Model
FM
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Lot No: 35 8x4 - Hook - Loader, - Flip - Sheet .VAT on Hammer: Y. DF10CFG
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2022-02-02
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Hookloader
Make
DAF
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CF85
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For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale 2022-01-26. This item will go under the hammer on .
2011 DAF CF85-410 8x4 Hook Loader Lorry, Easy Sheet, Reverse Camera, WLI, Automatic Gear Box, A/C (Reg. Docs. Available) - WR11 XEK - XLRAD85MC0E905753
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Hookloader
Make
Volvo
Model
FH
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2014 (14) FH540 6x4 hookloader wagon and drag, Boughton tri axle trailer, Euro 5, 462,662km, test Feb 2022 Truck 8.8m Wheelbase 1st drive 4.9m Wheelbase 2nd drive 6.3m Trailer 7.7m
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Buying a Used Hookloader

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?

Hook Loader Manufacturers

Popular hookloader body manufacturers include:

Hyva

Boughton Engineering

Powertec

VDL

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Latest Hookloader Trucks News

New Generation MAN TGS 8×4 Hookloader for Scrap Work

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…

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Ground Clearance Key to Renault Range K Purchase

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…

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Brand new Mercedes Arocs eight-wheel Grabloader Delivered in a Fortnight

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,…

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Volvo FM Hookloader Fleet in Conquest Deal

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…

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Four Volvo FMX eight-wheelers for Recycling Business

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,…

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What is the Best Make of Hookloader Truck?

(Updated January 2022)

There is usually no straightforward answer to this question, for example, some manufacturers may make excellent Hookloader trucks at the top of the weight range, but their lighter weight models are less well thought of - perhaps they are too heavy or not engineered correctly for the duty cycle.

Remember too, that there are only seven or eight major truck manufacturers that market their trucks in the UK. DAF Trucks are the outright market leader, so you would usually expect them to top this poll for all categories. However, this is not always the case.

So how can we help to decide the best manufacturer of Hookloader trucks for the UK market? Using the amount of information we hold at Truckpages regarding the popularity of the trucks, looking at the most popular trucks for each body type would usually show us the best Hookloader trucks for the average operation. With this in mind we can definitely answer the question:

Who makes the most popular Hookloader truck on the used market in January 2022?

In first place comes DAF with a great range of DAF Hookloader trucks with 23 examples currently advertised on Truckpages.

To look at DAF's approach to the market, it's worth taking a look at their used tipper trucks are broken down by individual model groupings - to check the models out, click on the link to browse further.

Model Groups for DAF Hookloader Trucks


Second place sees the Scania Hookloader appear on the podium with a choice of 12 currently availble at Truckpages as of January 2022.

The last podium place goes to the Volvo Hookloader with 10 examples currently advertised for sale at Truckpages as of January 2022.