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 P Series P320
2017 | Hookloaders
6x4 - construction chassis - Fitted VDL hook equipment and sheeting system .. Right Hand Drive
MAN TGS 35.400
2011 | Hookloaders
TGS 35-400, 2011/61, 8X4 HOOKLOADER,BOUGHTON EQUIPMENT, KWIKCOVA SHEET,AUTO, TESTED, GOOD CONDITION.. Right Hand Drive
Scania P Series P360
2012 | Hookloaders
2012 P360. 6x2 hook loader with sheet, Drawbar spec with tandem Truckmate Trailer also with sheet.. Right Hand Drive
DAF CF85 .410
2011 | Hookloaders
CF 85 410 2011 (61) Euro 5, 8x4 Hookloader, Hyvalift Equipment, Sheet, Upright Exhaust, Ad Blue, Day Cab, 8 Speed Manual Gearbox, CD, Sun Roof, Digital Tacho, Electric Windows, Camera, In Cab Controls, Cruise Control, Sun Visor, Beacons, Very Good Condition.. Right Hand Drive
1994 | Hookloaders
5 Stall horse box, 4x2, Coachbuilt Fully Fitted, living quarters/wc, ex police authority. Left Hand Drive
Scania 4 Series P114C 8 X 4 HOOKLOADER - 2005 - H8 CWP
2005 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Scania P Type 4 Series Day Cab. Scania 340 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 3 Engine. Scania 9 Speed Syncromesh Manual Gearbox. Scania Single Reduction Drive Axles C/w Diff/Cross Locks. Steel Drive Axle Suspension. Hyva Gearbox Driven Hookloader Body C/w Hydraulic Rear Locks, Stab Jacks And In Cab Controls. Hyva Hydraulic Extending Flipnet C/w Controls. Vertical Exhaust Discharge Piping.
Scania 4 Series 114C420
2003 | Hookloaders
2003 03 114C 420 8x4 Big Hook. 12 months Test. £9000 + Vat.8x4. Right Hand Drive
Scania P Series P420
2006 | Hookloaders
SCANIA P420, 6X4 HOOKLOADER, 2006 (06), MANUAL GEARBOX, MULTI-LIFT EQUIPMENT, ALL ROUND VERY GOOD CONDITION, CHOICE OF 2. SCANIA
CAYVOL Unknown HOOK
2014 | Hookloaders
CAYVOL HOOKLOADER GEAR WITH EASY SHEET OFF 2014 HINO EXCELLENT CONDITION Hookloader
Renault Lander Premium 430 DXI
2011 | Hookloaders | 32000kg
Fitted with Edbro Equipment, Electric Easy Sheet, Hub Reduction Axles, Locking Diff, Electric Windows, Engine Brake, Cruise Control, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Sun Roof, Sun Visor, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 5, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Automatic. The engine is rated at 430 BHP. Please quote ref: REHO1255
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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