When it comes to collecting and transporting material for the recycling and solid waste industries, roll-off trucks play a critical role. Roll-off trucks are available at Custom Truck in two common hoist systems: roll-off cable hoist and hook-lift systems. The two systems vary in terms of the method of loading and unloading waste containers, but both systems have their advantages.
Cable Hoist Roll-Off Truck
Roll-off cable hoists are the most common and versatile hoists in use today. These trucks employ a winch and a cable to pull containers or other bodies up onto the truck’s bed. Cable hoists are more suitable than hook hoist for unloading at sites with limited overhead clearance, inside or out. This is due to its lower angle unload capabilities. As the name suggests, cable hoists need to have nose rollers and rear wheels to allow the cable to pull them up on chassis.
Cable hoist roll-offs are designed to carry both inside & outside rail containers, which maximizes its versatility. They are also versatile enough to work with any truck chassis, suspensions, exhaust systems and fuel tanks.
Hook Hoist Roll-Off Truck
The simple way to define a hook hoist roll-off truck would be a heavy-duty truck chassis that has been fitted with a hydraulic lift hoist. As these roll-off trucks are designed without truck-mounted winches and cables, hook hoists provide more accuracy in dropping containers in an exact position than cable hoist roll-off trucks. Additionally, hook hoists are more suitable when maneuvering into and out of tight spaces.
As the name suggests, hook hoist trucks position a big, hydraulic-powered hook at the front of the truck’s bed. Drivers back up to a container or body, connect the hook of the truck to a receiving hook on the container, and then lift it up onto the truck. Hook hoists offer superior versatility, maneuverability and value. These trucks are ideal for the waste, recycling, landscaping, construction and roofing industries.
Since hook loader hoists containers right onto the bed of the truck instead of rolling them on, compatible containers and bodies don’t need nose rollers or rear wheels. There are many advantages of using a hook hoist roll-off truck, including:
- Hauling many types of truck bodies or containers, which can significantly cut costs for contractors, municipalities and others by reducing fleet sizes
- Hook hoists can do the work of several truck systems; just add truck bodies or containers as needed
- Convenient, ground-level loading and unloading of materials
- Fast changeovers
- The ability of drivers to complete a pick-up or drop-off safely, within the cab of their truck
Custom Truck stocks both cable and hook hoist roll-offs on several chassis options, including Peterbilt, Mack, International and Freightliner. In addition to sales, we have roll-offs available for rent. Be sure to browse our online inventory to check out all of our available roll-offs.