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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Scania P Series P420 6 X 2 DRAWBAR SPEC SKIP LOADER -
2008 | Skiploaders | 8500kg
Scania P Series Sleeper Cab. Scania 420 Bhp Turbo Air To Air Charge Cooled Euro 4 Engine C/w Ad Blue. Scania 12 Speed Opticruise Gearbox. Scania Single Reduction Drive Axle C/w Diff Lock. Ecas Drive Axle Air Suspension C/w In Cab Controls. Air Suspended Lightweight Midlift Axle. Telehoist Gearbox Driven Skip Loader Body C/w Extending Arms And Rear Stabiliser Legs. Exterior Sunvisor. Aluminium Fuel
Renault Unknown 220 DCI
2004 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
Fitted with Telehoist Extending Arm Equipment, Hub Reduction Axle, Locking Diff, Engine Brake, Cruise Control, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Heated Mirrors, Radio & Cassette, Sunroof, Analogue Tacho, Euro 3, LEZ Compliant. On Steel suspension. The gearbox is an 9 Speed Manual. The engine is rated at 220 BHP. Please quote ref: RESK11525
Mercedes-Benz Axor 1823K Skiploader
2006 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
Air conditioning,electric windows/mirrors,cruise control,exhaust brake,Radio/Cd player,manual gearbox,warning beacons,extending arms,only 224,000 kilometres,very nice example,for more info please phone 0121 326 6950,for the latest stock updates follow us on Twitter @junction6com
DAF LF55 FT LF55.220 4x2 Tractor Unit
2012 | Skiploaders | 13000kg
HYVA LIFTING EQUIPMENT, COMES WITH 12 MONTH TEST, FSH, PIT INSPECTION AVAILABLE
Scania 4 Series 4-SRS C-CLASS P114 CB 8X4 340 DAY
2004 | Skiploaders | 32000kg
REF TG883, SCANIA 114C 340, 2004/54, 8 X 4 CHASSIS CAB ONLY, DOUBLE DRIVE, SPRING SUSPENSION, MANUAL GEARBOX, NO VAT IF GOING FOR EXPORT
DAF LF EURO 6 4X2 SKIPLOADER
2014 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
2014 64 DAF LF 18T 4X2 SKIPLOADER, EURO 6 WITH ADBLUE, HYVA EXTENDING ARM EQUIPMENT AND HYVA AUTOSHEET, GOOD TYRES ALROUND, FORS CAMERA SYSTEM, CROSS RAIL SPEC, SIDE PROTECTION BARS, SUNVISOR, MANUAL GEARBOX. 70,000 KLMS ONLY.
MAN M2000 SKIP
2005 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
Adjustable steering wheel, Air brakes, Cruise control, Electric windows, One owner, Power steering, Radio, Seat belts, Sun Visor, Suspension - Leaf, Tachograph - Analogue, 2005 05 MAN 18-225 Skip,Hyvalift Equipment,Manual Gearbox,Diff Lock,Cruise Control,Radio,Electric Windows A Little Cheap SKIP Interior condition: 65% Body condition: 65% Overall condition: 65% Tyre condition: 50%
MAN TGM 18-224 Skip Extendable Arms
2008 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
PTO, Power steering, Seat belts, Sun Visor, Suspension - Leaf, Tachograph - Digital, Adjustable steering wheel, Air Conditioning, Air brakes, CD Player, Cruise control, Differential lock, Disc brakes, Electric windows, Heated mirrors, One owner, 2008 08 MAN 18-244 Skip,Extendable Arms,Sun Visor,Flashing Beacon,Cruise Control,CD Radio,Rear Camera,Electric Windows,Heated Mirrors,Air
DAF LF55 FA LF55.220 4x2 Rigid
2009 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
2009 DAF LF55.220 18TON SKIP LOADER
279,538km, one owner from new, Euro 4, first registration May 2009, MOT expiry Feb 2018, tacho expiry Aug 2017, FORS compliant, fitted with Boughton extending arm loader, autosheet system, reverse camera, electric windows, stereo.
Genuine truck £19,000 + VAT
Contact Steve Enderby 07500 041034
DAF LF55 FA LF55.220
2009 | Skiploaders | 18000kg
DAF LF 55.220 2009 (09) 18 Ton Skip Loader, Telehoist Extendable Equipment, Camera, 6 Speed Manual Gearbox, Upright Exhaust, Cruise Control, 3 Seats, Steering Wheel Controls, Electric Windows, CD Player, 280,000 Miles, Tested Nov 17, Good Condition.
Wheelbase: 3.7 Mtrs
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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