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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DAF CF85 .340
2005 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Hook Loader DAF CF85 - 2005
Excellent Lorry for Year.
Bounton Hook Gear.
Lorry Ready for Work.
Reason for Sale: Upgrading all fleet
Volvo FE 280 6x4 Hook Loader
2009 | Hookloaders
Hyva Hook Lift Equipment With Easy Sheet System, Electric Mirrors, 9 Speed Manual Gear Box, Volvo Engine Brake, Reverse Camera, Air Con, RIGIDS
Volvo FM 12 340
2005 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Volvo FM12 340 8X4 Double Drive Hooklader Complete with Easy Sheet, Boughton Equipment, Manual Gearbox. Very Clean Vehicle Rigid Trucks
DAF CF85 .340
2006 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
DAF 85 CF 340 2006 (56) 8x4 Hook Loader, Harsh Equipment, Electric Sheet, In Cab Controls, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Upright Exhaust, Cruise Control, Beacons, Tool Box, Electric Windows, CD Player, 185,000 Miles, Tested Feb 18, Good Condition.
Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3240
2016 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
*** NEW & UNUSED ***, Mercedes Warranty, Fitted with Hyva Equipment & Electric Easy Sheet, Hub Reduction Axles, Locking Diff, Electric Windows, Bluetooth, Reversing Camera, Engine Brake, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Electric Mirrors, Sun Roof, Sun Visor, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 6, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Automatic. The engine is
Volvo FM 12-340
Hookloaders | 32000kg
Volvo FM-340 hookloader, 8x4, manual, boughton roro equipment with easy sheet system. AVAILABLE AS CHASSIS CAB Hookloaders /Demountable /RORO Trucks.
DAF CF85 3360
2007 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
DAF 85 CF 360 2007 (57) 8x4 Hook Loader, Hyvalift Equipment, Sheet, In Cab Controls, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, Upright Exhaust, Cruise Control, Beacons, Sun Roof, Sun Visor, Electric Windows, CD Player, 190,000 Miles, Tested Dec 17, Good Condition.
Volvo Unknown FM-420
2013 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Fitted with Boughton Equipment, Electric Easy Sheet, Volvo i-Shift Gearbox, Cruise Control, Locking Diff, Electric Windows, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, Reversing Camera, Engine Brake, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Electric Mirrors, Sun Roof, Sun Visor, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 5, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Automatic. The engine is
Volvo FM 12
2000 | Hookloaders
2000 Volvo FM12 5 Ton Crane, .Multi Hook Lift Equipment.
MOT Dec 2017
Never used for tip work
DAF CF85 FAX CF85.340 8x4 Rigid
2006 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Day cab, Air conditioning, Trip computer, Air suspension driver’s seat, Electric windows, Cruise control, CD Radio, External sunvisor, Amber beacon, Rear view camera, 8 speed manual gearbox, Diff and inter axle locks,
Multilift hookloader, Axle jacks, 2016 Transcover easysheet
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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