Use Hooklifts To Extend Your Equipment Budget
Many innovative ideas and products are changing the dynamic of the construction industry. One of these innovative ideas is the hook lift or multi-purpose truck. A hook lift is a truck attachment that transforms the truck into a multi-purpose tool. It allows multiple trucks to combine into one by enabling the truck to change bodies as needed. Mounting and dismounting of the body is quick and simple.
First, the operator backs up toward the body and hooks the body with the hook lift. With the slight adjustment of a shift, the hook lift uses low-pressure hydraulics to power the body onto the chassis of the truck. Beveled rollers center the body through the chassis locks until it securely attaches for driving.
Another innovative product in the construction industry is a mobile concrete mixer. Driven by decades of advanced technology and engineering, it’s the perfect partner for hook lift trucks. Check out this video which shows how easy it is to load and unload a mobile concrete mixer. The Hook Lift Hoist System in the video below is from Swaploader.
Mobile Concrete Mixer Benefits
Pour Concrete On Demand
When and where you need it and decrease employee downtime waiting for concrete delivery.
Precise Admix Design
Maximum results with every pour — admixtures can be changed on the fly as needed.
No overages or shortages reduce financial waste.
Outstanding performance, durability, and flexibility for multiple applications.
With these great benefits, mobile mixers still do not sacrifice their concrete quality with an accuracy of plus or minus one percent. Concrete mixed on the job site ensures the mix design meets quality and quantity standards. The hook lift and volumetric concrete mixer are clearly two compatible products.
Other Hook Lift Attachments
The hook lift can use other body attachments besides the mobile concrete mixer, such as:
- Dump trucks,
- Plows, and
- Hot patchers.
The truck utilizing the hook lift can switch attachments to a flatbed and carry the skid loader back to the construction site. This truck can then switch again to use a dump truck for the waste materials that the skid loader was needed for or it can simply attach the mobile concrete mixer to continue pouring concrete.
The hook lift can resolve any problem that occurs if the correct attachments are readily available.
Many attachments that a hook lift uses relate to mobile mixers in some form. For example, if a storm knocks down multiple telephone poles, then a single truck can fix them. The mobile concrete mixer fills in the holes to stand the telephone poles back up. The utility basket body attachment helps inspect the telephone wires. If damaged wires are present, they can be mended with the same truck used to fill telephone pole holes with concrete.
With many attachments related to the mobile concrete mixer and their shared innovation, it makes sense that they’re great partners.
It’s a great fit for cities and towns because when the hook lift is used to its full potential, it can fulfill many different needs. Filling potholes, hauling waste materials, or street maintenance in the winter are all issues with resolutions when utilizing a hook lift truck.
Save Money, Increase Efficiency With A Hook Lift Truck
Saving money, maximizing production, and ease of use are all attributes of hook lifts and mobile concrete mixers. The hook lift saves money by reducing the number of trucks a company needs to own because of the body attachments. It saves money by reducing the up-front purchase cost of extra trucks, but also saves through more efficient truck use.
Hook lift trucks also increase productivity because they are so flexible. One may go from pouring concrete one day to dumping waste materials another. One truck, one license, and one driver – this reduces the operating expenses while expanding services.
To find out more about how a mobile concrete mixer and hook lift truck can work for you, contact a Cemen Tech concrete specialist today!