Sector Spotlight: Hooklifts for Landscapers
While a good many landscapers are relatively small operations focused on lawn services in the warmer months, snow plowing in the colder ones and yard clean-ups in between, a great number of such businesses operate on a much larger scale.
These landscapers have identified more ways to meet the needs of their residential and commercial clients. It’s not unusual to encounter those who have added tree trimming and removal, land restoration, leaf vacuuming and other jobs to their list of landscaping services.
While many of these tasks can be handled with a pickup or other small truck, most are done much more efficiently with a hydraulic hooklift-equipped cab-and-chassis. Using but one hook-loader truck, you can outfit it with as many roll-on/off truck bodies as needed!
As the rig drops off and picks up the various truck bodies throughout a workday with its hooklift hoist, different crews can be working at separate sites. For example, you could:
- Deliver a flatbed loaded with sod for one crew to install
- Drop off a chipper body for your tree trimming team
- Use a dump body to unload topsoil, sand or mulch
- Load a landscape deck to transport mowers and trimmers to another team
- Vacuum leaves in a big way with your large-capacity chipper body
- Pick-up a small bulldozer or tractor using your flatbed body
- Haul away stumps and other debris with a dump body when clearing land
- In winter months, tackle large parking lots beyond the capacity of pickups with a roll-on/off salt or sand spreader
With just one hooklift hoist truck, you can attain close to 100% utilization. No single-purpose rigs will be sitting idle in your yard or driveway waiting for the right season to go to work!
Of course, your fleet size is not the only thing you’ll reduce with a hydraulic hooklift. You’ll cut the number of drivers needed. Eliminate extra truck licensing and registration fees. And, also minimize your vehicle insurance costs.
There’s one other important “plus” to hook loaders, and that’s efficiency. Hooklift operators load and unload roll-on/off truck bodies from controls mounted in their cabs. That’s quicker than with other demountable truck body systems (e.g., cable loaders). And potentially safer, too. The driver does not stand next to moving machinery while operating a hooklift.
For today’s landscapers that “wear many hats,” the many benefits of hook loaders are easy to see!
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.