There are many versatile truck types on our roads but skiploaders are designed for a very specific task: transporting skips. The skips themselves are generally used for disposing of rubble and general rubbish and are to be found on building sites, developments and domestic clearances up and down the country. The skiploader must be able to lift a fully laden skip and transport it safely. There are two main types of skip operating in the UK and these are designed for use with different types of skip.
The most common type of skiploader is the standard hoist skip lorry. This uses a pair of hydraulic arms connected by chains to the skip to lift the skip as the arms swing in an arched fashion to place the skip on the load area of the skiploader. This type of skiploader can be used with standard skips varying in size from the mini skip of 1 m3 up to a full-size skip of 16 m3. Load capacity varies from one tonne up to a 15-tonne maximum.
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DAF CF85 CF 85.340 8X4 DUSTCART COMPACTOR SKIP TRUCK PRICE
2007 | Skiploaders | 32000kg
CF 85.340 8X4 DUSTCART COMPACTOR SKIP /BIN LOADER EXPORT INQUIRIES ONLY CAN BE SOLD AS CHASSIS CAB PRICE £11995
MAN LE 8.155
2005 | Skiploaders | 7500kg
Man 8.155 2005 4x2 Day cab Skip loader, Caycol Grup skip gear with telescopic arms, on springs, 1 company owner from new, 7.5 Tonne, MOT 06/2017. £3995.00
H. 6.00 W. 2.30 H. 2.60
61 Unknown DAF FA LF55 220 4X2 HYVA SKIP
2011 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
2011 61 DAF FA LF55 220 4X2 HYVA SKIP, Day cab skip loader with telescopic HYVA equipment, Euro 5, only 292,000Kms and a November 2017 MOT
Hino Unknown 500
2011 | Skiploaders
500 SERIES 18 TON HYVA SKIPLOADER WITH EASY SHEET 8 SPEED MANUAL 260 HP Miscellaneous
Volvo FL 240
2011 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
Fitted with Hyva Extending Arm Equipment, Locking Diff, Engine Brake, Cruise Control, Multi Function Steering Wheel, Electric Windows, Heated Mirrors, Radio & CD Player, Sun Visor, Sun Roof, 1 Owner Vehicle, Digital Card Tacho, Euro 5, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an Automatic. The engine is rated at 240 BHP. The truck's MoT runs until August 2017. Please quote ref: VOSK10605
DAF LF55 55 220 EURO 5 SKIPLOADER
2009 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
2009 09 DAF LF55 220 EURO 5 18T SKIPLOADER, TRIO EXTENDING ARM EQUIPMENT, 3.4M WHEELBASE, 250,000 KLMS, TESTED END APRIL 2017, CRUISE CONTROL, NO WARNINGS, ELECTRIC WINDOWS, SUNVISOR, MANUAL GEARBOX, CD RADIO, SPARE KEY, TRUCK DRIVES SPOT ON.
Renault Midlum 270
2013 | Skiploaders
RENAULT MIDLUM 270
FIRST REGISTERD 18/10/2013
124143 KM RECORDED
18000 KG GVW
HYVA SKIP EQUIPMENT
FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS EURO 5 REANULT SKIP LOADER PLEASE CALL THE CROMWELL TRUCKSALES TEAM
Mercedes-Benz Actros MERCEDES 2536 EURO 4 6 X 2 DRAWBAR OUTFIT 26 TONN
2007 | Skiploaders | 26000kg
Mercedes Actros Series Day Cab. Mercedes 6 Cylinder 360 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine C/w Ad-Blue. Mercedes 16 Speed Syncromesh Gearbox. Mercedes Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w Hand Held Controls. EBS Disc Braking System. Hyva Gearbox Driven Skip Loader Body C/w Extending Fixed Arms And Legs. Aluminium Fuel Tank. PVCU Vertical
MAN Unknown 12.183 4x2 Skip Lorry
2005 | Skiploaders
Extending Arm Skip Gear, Engine Brake, 6 Speed Manual Gear Box, Electric Windows,,,,, RIGIDS
Volvo FL FL 220
2006 | Skiploaders
2006 Volvo FL220 skiploader. Manual gearbox. Fitted with telescopic arm Hyva equipment. Tested 2017. Tidy truck, drives well. Call for further details-01384 424522. £7,950+VAT
The second type of skiploader is the roll on, roll off version. This type of skiploader attaches to the skip by means of a hook lift or winch. This then pulls the skip on to the truck via a system of rollers. This second type of skip, or bin, can be much larger than traditional skips. The trucks can cope with bins with volumes of 40m3 and these are often used in conjunction with compactors to take vast quantities of bulky waste. These types of skips are often seen at council dumps and recycling centres, where members of the public dump waste into specific category skips via a raised platform. They are then compacted and when full they are taken to the appropriate recycling or landfill facility.
Skiploaders come in a variety of sizes and with different axle configurations. This type of truck takes a lot of punishment in its everyday operations and great care should be taken when choosing a used skiploader. The heavy-duty work is carried out by the lift mechanism, so it is a good idea to see this in operation under full load. At this point you can check for leaks or other damage to the hydraulic system. There are often heavy loads involved and the deck of the skiploader should be checked for damage incurred when the skips are not deposited in the most careful manner.
The areas of wear and tear are not just limited to the lifting area and equipment, however. Many skiploaders will spend much of their time on rough site tracks, so a full inspection of the suspension, steering components and underside of the truck should be carried out to check for damage. Also be aware that any warranty might not cover the lifting mechanism, which might be serviced under a different agreement. Do check these service records to ensure the unit has been maintained properly.
There is no doubt that the skiploader endures a hard life, but the trucks are built to withstand this punishment. Properly looked after and carefully chosen, there is no reason why a used skiploader will not give years of good service.
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