One Chassis for Every (Truck) Body?

Hydraulic hooklift-equipped truck chassis. - Ampliroll

You don’t have to work long in the contracting, municipal or waste hauling industries to learn the many advantages of hydraulic hooklift-equipped truck chassis.

Just like a cable-loader outfitted truck, one hooklift system chassis can do the work of many — dropping off a body here, hoisting on another there, swapping out yet a third the next day, and so on and so on. While you might purchase a number of roll-on/roll-off bodies, you can buy but one chassis, insure just one truck … and train (and pay) only one operator.

Now “up” those advantages if you choose a hooklift over a cable-loader system. The big benefit? Your driver will operate all controls from the cab. They’ll appreciate the convenience of not having to climb in and out of their rig in the sweltering summer heat, in the cold, fall rain, or on a snowy (and slick) midwinter day.

Meanwhile, you’ll like the greater speed the hook loader set-up allows. By shaving minutes off each pickup and drop off, it’s not uncommon for hydraulic hooklift operators to squeeze in an extra couple or three loads a day over their cable-loading competitors. Maybe even more, depending on the distances driven.

Another thing about hook loaders both you and your driver will appreciate? Not treading potentially slippery ground when hooking on cables or standing outside next to moving machinery when operating the controls.

Now, it’s true that cable machinery mishaps are probably rare. But then again, why take any chance at all with your driver’s health when a hooklift lets you avoid the risk altogether? A steel-enclosed truck cab helps shield them from accidents.

We counted 4 dozen different bodies for hooklift hoists!

We all enjoy these benefits, so it’s no wonder why hook loaders are so popular. We counted nearly 50 ways that contractors, municipalities, recyclers, waste haulers and others are using hydraulic hooklift systems. It’s likely we missed a few applications. And, it’s just as probable that a few new hooklift body types are being invented as this message goes to press! Here’s our best list of hydraulic hooklift bodies:

  • Asphalt distributor tanker
  • Auto hauler flatbed
  • Berming machine body
  • Cable-reel transport body
  • Catch basin cleaner
  • Cement mixer body
  • Compost transporter
  • Concrete/masonry repair body
  • Construction site office
  • Disaster command center
  • Dump body
  • Dumpster hauler
  • Emergency electric transformer
  • Emergency hazmat body
  • Equipment mechanic’s field repair body
  • Field lube utility body
  • Flatbed
  • Guardrail maintenance utility body
  • Hopper salt spreader
  • Hydraulic wrecker
  • Leaf vacuum body
  • Mobile concession stand
  • Mobile testing laboratory
  • Mosquito sprayer body
  • Paint striper platform
  • Pipe repair utility body
  • Portable electric generator
  • Pothole-patching utility body
  • Rear-loader packer
  • Recycling container
  • Scrap steel container
  • Septic pumpers
  • Sewer line vacuum/jetter
  • Side-load packer
  • Snow melting body
  • Stake body
  • Stationary compactor container
  • Street flusher/tanker
  • Tanker
  • Traffic cone placement body
  • Tub shredder body
  • Utility service body
  • Van body
  • Waste container
  • Wastewater sludge body
  • Water main re-liner body
  • Weed sprayer body
  • Wood chipper body

For selection, savings and service, make Ampliroll your first choice in hydraulic hooklift systems.

Ampliroll Hooklift Systems are manufactured by Marrel – the inventor of the dual-pivot hook loader in 1969 and first again in bringing them to users across the U.S. in 1980. Today, Ampliroll is the only supplier in the U.S.A. of premier hook loader systems and associated equipment.

Unlike many others, we also offer a complete selection of truck-mounted accessories and roll-on/off bodies that we can supply as a package with our hook loaders, allowing for single-source acquisition! Select from aerial lifts, cranes, grapple systems and more. Also choose from cement mixers, dump bodies, flatbeds, septic pumpers, waste containers, water tankers and other interchangeable bodies. In addition, you can select from our line of high-quality pre-owned hooklift vehicles.