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hook lift/roll off info/advice

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bruno_rs, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    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.
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    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.
  3. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    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.
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    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.
  5. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    thanks gravel rat, that's probably the best scenario... new hook, (decent) used truck. have a good one.
  6. ma5tr

    ma5tr LawnSite Member
    from toronto
    Posts: 103

    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:


  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    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!
  8. bruno_rs

    bruno_rs LawnSite Member
    Posts: 195

    thanks guys, i'll check em all out. have a good one.
  9. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 374

    the hauler magazine. It has a lot of waste equiptment in it, as well as used trucks, bins, etc.
  10. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,875

    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

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