The hookloader is a fairly specialist truck that is often used to load waste containers. They are sometimes found on car transporters and can be used to pull on different types of truck bodies. They are most often found in the demolition, recycling, scrap and waste industries, where they are normally used with tilt frame bodies. The hookloader uses a number of hydraulic rams to hook on to the chosen container and then hoist it on to its own chassis.
The lift capacities of the hookloader are normally between 3.5 and 30 tonnes. These limits are most often the same for both lifting and lowering on to the ground, but this can change when the hookloader is of a short wheelbase configuration. The load capacity is also a function of the ratio between the length of chassis and length of container being hoisted. This will decide the angle of loading operations.
The hookloader manufacturer will typically recommend a difference in container and body lengths of around 1 to 1.5 metres. If the container body is much shorter than these recommendations, then the load angle becomes steeper and the maximum allowable weight is reduced. The height of the hookloader chassis is also important in this regard.
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Scania 4 Series P114-340
2002 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Fitted with Hook Lift Equipment & Electric Easy Sheet with In Cab Controls, Cruise Control, Locking Diff, Electric Windows, Engine Brake, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Sun Visor, Euro 3. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 9 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 340 BHP. The truck's MoT runs until April 2017. Please quote ref: SCHO11045
Mercedes-Benz Axor 3236
2012 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Fitted with Hyva Equipment, Electric Easy Sheet, Cruise Control, Locking Diff, Electric Windows, Engine Brake, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Parrot Phone Kit, Electric Mirrors, Sun Roof, Sun Visor, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 5, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Automatic. The engine is rated at 360 BHP. The truck's MoT runs until December 2017.
Scania P Series P114 380
2004 | Hookloaders
Scania P114 380 8x4 Hookloader (FJ54 AEG), year 2004, 54 reg, day cab, on springs, Boughton hookgear. Clock reads 529087 kms. H: 3.62 W: 2.50 L: 9.00
MAN TGA 26.400
2008 | Hookloaders | 26000kg
Multilift hook loader with Hiab XS 144 13-3 Hi Duo crane (4.1 ton max lift to 1150KG at 10.5 meter) on board weighing direct from Environment AgencyMoT Due
Volvo FM 7-310
2001 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Fitted with Hyva Equipment, Electric Easy Sheet, In Cab Controls, Locking Diff, Cruise Control, Electric Windows, Heated Mirrors, Radio & Cassette, Sunroof, Onboard Weigher, Reversing Camera. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 9 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 310 BHP. Please quote ref: VOHO10985
Volvo FM RHD 9 8X4 HOOKLOADER
2003 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Day, D9A300, 760097km, Manual, Steel, Diesel,
DAF CF85 .410
2011 | Hookloaders | 26000kg
DAF FATCF85.410, 26t MULTILIFT HOOK LIFT & EASY SHEET. DRAWBAR EQUIPED. 2011 REGISTERED. 8 GEARS. STEEL SUSPENSION. DIGITAL TACHO. EURO 5. CD PLAYER. MOT SEPTEMBER 2017. FULL SERVICE HISTORY.
Volvo FM 410 EURO 5 8X4 HOOKLOADER
2012 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
2012 12 VOLVO FM410 EUOR 5 8X4 HOOKLOADER, BOUGHTON EQUIPMENT, KWIK COVA SHEET, DRAWBAR SPEC, DAYCAB, I-SHIFT GEARBOX, GOOD TYRES, PM WEIGHLOADER, RETARDER, REVERSE CAMERA, 340,000 KLMS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS / MIRRORS, SUNVISOR, DIGI TACHO, AIR-CON, HALF LEATHER SEATS, VERY CLEAN TRUCK. JUNE 2017 TEST.
DAF CF85 85-340 8x4 Hookloader2006 MANUAL GEARBOX
2006 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
DAF 85-340 8x4 Hookloader2006 MANUAL GEARBOX Hyva Hook Loading Equipment, Steel Suspension, Day Cab, Vertical Exhaust, Analogue Tachograph, 8sp Manual Gearbox.
- STOCK NO. R010
2030 | Hookloaders | 26000kg
A lower chassis produces a lower load angle and hence increases the permissible weight. A long body and low chassis gives the greatest lift capacity. The final factor to consider for lift capacity is the height of the hook. A higher hook will give larger dump and lift capacities.
The hookloader has a number of key components to consider. The hydraulic system is the obvious one. The most common set-up here is a high-pressure, low-volume system, which uses a smaller pump and reservoir and hence saves space on the tight chassis and maximises load area. Normally, you will find these systems rated at 4,000 to 5,800 psi.
The jib system is usually controlled by a solo hydraulic cylinder and either a single or double pivoting rear section. Two main types of jib are typically in use. The sliding jib has a single arm, with a telescopic tube within a tube set-up. When extended, this design pulls the body or container forward and engages the rear locks. Retracting the cylinder pushes the body or container forward, releasing the rear locks. The second type of jib is the articulating version, or tilting jib. This is a simple A-frame set-up, which pushes the container or body up and back when extended, exiting from the rear locks. When the cylinder is retracted, the container or body is pulled forward and engages the rear locks.
The rear pivot section comes in either single or double set-up. The single pivot is a simpler system. Here every function of the hookloader system is performed relative to the system’s single pivot point, situated in front of the rear axle. The single rear pivot system prevents tip dumping operations. This tip dumping facility is offered by the dual rear pivot system, which typically pivots behind the rear axle at the rear of the hoist. Prong or slide rear lock types and single or dual lift cylinders complete what is quite a complex set-up for the typical hookloader.
This mechanism is obviously crucial to the operation of the used hookloader and should be checked out and thoroughly understood before any purchase.
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