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bruno_rs
01-27-2008, 10:33 PM
hey you all, new to site and was wondering if someone here can help me. i've got an 87 ford C 8000 3208 cat 33,000 gvw 18 ft single axle that i'd like to put a hook lift/roll off on. any idea what $ i'd be looking at and/or is there an outfit in the nj, ny, pa area which may have 2nd hand? thanks, looking forward to hearing from you. have a good one.

Gravel Rat
01-27-2008, 10:43 PM
Welcome to the site.

First off to say is run away from that old Ford it is too old and that old 3208 will killl you when it needs repairs.

Your barking up the right tree in the gvw range but try find something newer.

The old 3208s are mosquito killers they smoke and have no power.

bruno_rs
01-27-2008, 10:49 PM
Welcome to the site.

First off to say is run away from that old Ford it is too old and that old 3208 will killl you when it needs repairs.

Your barking up the right tree in the gvw range but try find something newer.

The old 3208s are mosquito killers they smoke and have no power.

hey gravel rat, thanks for the reply and advice. any idea what i'd be looking at ($) for a hook lift and best place to find one.

Gravel Rat
01-27-2008, 10:59 PM
If you can swing a new hooklift and mount it on a decent used truck that would be the best way. A used hooklift is probably worn out.

As for price they vary all over the country.

bruno_rs
01-27-2008, 11:05 PM
thanks gravel rat, that's probably the best scenario... new hook, (decent) used truck. have a good one.

ma5tr
01-28-2008, 09:42 AM
hell bruno rs,

I was recently givena quote for a hooklift system by HIAB for a small 19500gvw vehicle. The entire system as well as a (1) 12' contractor steel dump body with 18" sides was running $16k in Toronto. Hope that helps. But also check out the HIAB website as they are a good manufacturer of truck cranes etc... they are well liked many people in the area. Here is the one that he quoted me on:

http://www.hiab.com/Products/Demountables/?productGroupId=12777

http://www.HIAB.com

bobcat_ron
01-28-2008, 10:41 AM
One price here from Danco, new Hookn' Lift on a Ford F-750, 2 small bump boxes, 1 large 30 yard box and 1 flat deck, installed on chassis and installed PTO-$40-50,000 depending on length and options.

The absolute biggest problems with these rotten systems is that they can't get enough dump angle, if you dump sticky stuff, you'll be doing some shovel work!

bruno_rs
01-28-2008, 01:25 PM
thanks guys, i'll check em all out. have a good one.

Kepple Services
01-28-2008, 07:31 PM
the hauler magazine. It has a lot of waste equiptment in it, as well as used trucks, bins, etc.

mrsops
01-28-2008, 08:11 PM
bruno i own a f750 american hooklift check some of my other threads i have pics of it on there its a 26,000 gvw. Im acually using it more as a flatbed then i am a dump, its hard to dump mulch and topsoil out of the container attachment i have. gravel and other type material come out better

AintNoFun
01-28-2008, 08:45 PM
i have a single axle pete with an american hooklift as well.. one of the best things i ever bought.... have 2 flatbeds and a dumpster...

mrsops
01-28-2008, 08:49 PM
whats the trick to dumping this truck, im telling you its tough dumping mulch and dirt

Gravel Rat
01-28-2008, 09:29 PM
A conventional rail rolloff hoist doesn't dump sticky material very well either. I used to drive a tandem axle rolloff with a conventional hoist. If you had something sticky it was a pain to get to slide out of the box. Used to have the box tilted up back up and jam on the brakes. I had a few loads that refused to slide. You have a 40 yard bin full of garbage it sticks like glue.

Sand and gravel slides out easy, loose stuff like mulch comes out easy if its dry.

AintNoFun
01-28-2008, 09:32 PM
wet topsoil is always fun, mulch isnt to bad.. just a lot slamming on the brakes which i dont like to...


whats the trick to dumping this truck, im telling you its tough dumping mulch and dirt

mrsops
01-28-2008, 09:34 PM
yeah i dont like doing that either but that seems to be the only way. the other problem is u cant dump it all in a nice pile like you would in a dump truck, it slides out like 2 yards at time in sections lol

turfquip
01-29-2008, 07:44 AM
Take a good look at dumping angle on these units before you buy. My SL has a 53 degrees which works pretty good. I would be hesitant to settle for anything less. I had a load of approximately 5 yards of sticky clay in it last year. It dumped just fine. The clay dislodged and sucked out one of the plywood floor liner boards in the process though :laugh:

groundscarepro
02-01-2008, 08:33 PM
The answer is a dual pivot hook lift system. Ampliroll makes the best unit. First pivot is at bottom of jib arm and second pivot is at back of rails where a standard dumptruck hinge pin would be. This enables the whole container to hinge at back affording a high dump angle. Unfortunately can't retrofit units. I found out sales men don't know s**t.

groundscarepro
02-01-2008, 08:45 PM
Here's a link to the site.
http://www.amplirollusa.com/hook%20lift%20movie.html

bobcat_ron
02-01-2008, 10:17 PM
Now that is plenty of dump angle!

allinearth
02-02-2008, 09:32 AM
Those look good. Where can I get more info? How much? Any disadvantage to this type?