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One Chassis for Every (Truck) Body?

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…Read more

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Purchasing A Hook Loader, Bodies And Related Equipment: 4 Reasons To Work With One Vendor Instead of Many

As a contractor, municipality, waste hauler or other user, you’ve decided to buy a hooklift system for your chassis with the intent of swapping out various truck bodies for greater utilization and a better payoff on your investment.

Many take the route of purchasing a hook loader from one dealer, truck bodies from another and related equipment like cranes from yet a third.

There’s a better way, and that’s relying on a single vendor for your hook loader and all hook loader-related equipment. Here are the advantages:

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Operating a Hydraulic Hooklift: Easy Does It!

The ease and speed with which drivers can pick-up and drop-off containers and other truck bodies with a hydraulic hooklift-equipped chassis make these systems attractive to waste haulers, municipalities, contractors and many others.

Taking Control: The 3 Types Of Cab Controls For Hooklift Operations

So, which cab control system is optimal? With fewer moving parts, electric controls may get a slight nod by some for reliability. That said, they’re the most expensive. What’s more, they don’t allow “feathering” or controlling the load by fingertip adjustments.

Load-Holding Safety Engineering for Hydraulic Hooklift Systems

Unlike operating levers which are located outside on the chassis and next to cables and winches, hooklift controls are mounted inside the cab and away from moving machinery. For drivers, this minimizes the risk of injury. For fleet owners, it reduces the occurrence of worker’s compensation claims that can result from such hazards.


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