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
2005 | Hookloaders
Day cab, Air conditioning, Air suspension driver’s seat, Electric windows/mirrors, Cruise control, Analogue tacho, External sunvisor, Roof bars, Twin air horns, Amber beacon bar, Colour rear view camera, 380 Bhp Euro3 engine, 8 speed manual gearbox, Diff and inter axle locks, Traction control, Exhaust brake, Hyvalift hookloader, Axle jacks, 2016 Transcover easysheet, Toolbox
DAF CF85 FAX CF85.360 8x4 Rigid
2008 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
2008 DAF CF85.360, 8x4 Euro5, Roll n Off, Boughton Equipment c/w Easy Sheet, Digi Tacho.
Volvo FM FM12/ 420
2005 | Hookloaders
2005 Volvo FM12 420 hookloader. I shift gearbox. Tested August 2017. Fitted with Multi lift hook equipment and easy sheet. Call for further details- 01384 424522. £11,750+VAT
Scania 4 Series RHD 4-SRS P114 8X4 HOOKLOADER
2002 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Day, DSC11 340, 555850km, Manual, Steel, Diesel,
Volvo FM 12-420
2002 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Fitted with Multi Lift Equipment, Sleeper Cab, Night Heater, Air Conditioning, Onboard Weigher, Reversing Camera, Cruise Control, Locking Diff, Electric Windows, Engine Brake, Heated Mirrors, Radio & Cassette, Sunroof, Sun Visor, Euro 3, Draw Bar Spec. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 12 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 420 BHP. Please quote ref: VOHO11225
Volvo FM 12-340
2001 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Fitted with Multi Lift Equipment & Electric Easy Sheet with In Cab Controls, Cruise Control, Locking Diff, Eminox Exhaust, Engine Brake, Reversing Camera, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Sunroof. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 9 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 340 BHP. Please quote ref: VOHO11235
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 log book present
Volvo FL 10 320
1990 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Volvo FL10 320 8X4 Hookloader can be sold as Cab/Chassis Rigid Trucks
DAF LF55 FA LF55.220 4x2 Rigid
2001 | Hookloaders | 17000kg
4x2 c/w multilift hookloader and aggregate/tar body.
17 tonne GVW, 6 good tyres, very low mileage. MOT till May 2017. . Very good condition. Body comes with barn doors and tar chutes.
Scania 4 Series 114 380
2004 | Hookloaders
euro 3 with analogue tacho, Hook equipment in good working order with no faults or leaks. Manual gearbox, ready for work. Export & Part-ex welcome.
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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