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5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in a Hooklift Truck System

Updated: Nov 9

If you’ve worked with commercial trucks, you’ve probably seen or heard of hook-lift trucks. A hook lift truck is a truck with chassis that’s been fitted with a hydraulic hook lift hoist. This hoist allows users to roll on and roll off a variety of commercial truck bodies.


With so many commercial trucks on the market, all with different sizes and capabilities, it can be difficult to find the right truck for the job.

But with a hooklift truck, you can have the functionality of multiple trucks for the price of one! All you need is one truck chassis and hooklift, and you can acquire as many types of truck bodies as you need. Whether you're a contractor, municipality, or other commercial business, there are tons of benefits (and savings!) to reap when investing in this system.


If increasing your efficiency while cutting costs sounds appealing, you're not alone. If you're still not sure whether or not a hooklift system is right for you, we've put together a list of all the perks to keep in mind:

1. It Offers Versatility:-

Having a truck with a hooklift will allow you to perform jobs with one truck that would usually require the use of several different trucks. This allows drivers to haul a variety of different items for a variety of industries.


2. Ease of Use:-

If you already have experience driving commercial trucks, learning how to operate a hooklift truck should come easily. The hoist system is simple to use and is operated without ever having to leave the cabin.

Because it's easy to use and operate, hook lifts can greatly increase productivity. Your driver can even use the hook lift on the truck to move an item on and off the back of the truck without having to leave the inside of the cab!


3. Accuracy:-

If you want to unload cargo to a precise position, you can do that with a hooklift system. You will be able to pick up a piece of cargo and place it exactly where you want it to go.

Unlike with a cable roll-off truck, where you have to roll off the cargo and leave it wherever it rolls off the truck, with a hooklift truck, you can pick the load up and put it exactly where you need it, eliminating the need for moving the item around anymore.

With a hooklift system, you will be able to work in a tight space. You don't need as much room as you would with a cable roll-off hoist truck system. Hooklift trucks work great on small construction sites and jobs and in narrow loading docks.


4. Lowers Cost:-

With multiple trucks, you’ll need multiple drivers that are trained and certified to operate their vehicles. By investing in a hooklift truck, you can reduce those costs by reducing the number of trucks.


5. Safety:-

With a hooklift truck, you can increase the safety of your drivers. As we mentioned before, your team will be able to complete both pick-ups and drop-offs without ever having to leave the cabin. When running a business, safety should be the highest priority.

Hooklift trucks (compared to cable roll-off trucks) are also easy to operate solo, so you don't need an additional person to direct any loading or unloading, minimizing the risk of injuries.


For selection, savings, and service, Ampliroll is our first choice in hydraulic hooklift systems.


Ampliroll Hooklift Systems are manufactured by Marrel – the inventor of the dual-pivot hook loader in 1969. Today, Ampliroll is one of the nation’s leading providers of hooklift systems.


Century Trucks is a certified Ampliroll dealer offering a variety of hook hoist roll-offs. With several chassis options, we can find the perfect vehicle and hoist combination to fit your needs. To speak with a professional today, give us a call at 516-536-6403!

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