As the name suggests, hook lift trucks are vehicles equipped with a hydraulic hook lift hoist. These hoists will connect to flatbeds, dumpsters and other containers to lift and load them for transport. Hook lift systems eliminate the need for truck-mounted winches and cables; the hydraulic-powered hook is located at the front of the truck’ bed, enabling drivers to simply back up to the container and connect the hook to the corresponding hook on the container. They also are cost-saving: companies can purchase a single chassis to outfit with the hook lift but purchase multiple truck bodies to use as the operation demands (i.e. containers, tankers, flat-beds, etc). Unlike roll-off hoist systems, safety is increased because the loaders are operated from within the cab: drivers remain far from the moving machinery. Manufacturers of hook lift trucks include GMC, Kenworth, International, Mack, Freightliner, Volvo and Western Star, among others. Visit Construction Equipment Guide’s website to purchase used hook lift trucks and to read more about them.
Stellar Industries, Inc. is announcing the release of the redesigned 20,000-pound capacity Hooklift line that has been upgraded and is lighter than the previous version.
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. announced today that its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names will change its corporate name to Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.
To succeed in business, a company needs to find ways to distinguish itself from others. Modern Group, based in Bristol, Pa., hopes adding a new, major equipment line will do just that.
HARLO Products is pleased to welcome its newest authorized dealer, Medley Material Handling. This new partnership will expand sales and services of the HARLO HP Series of Cummins Powered vertical-mast, rough terrain forklifts to eight new locations throughout Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.
Hyster-Yale Group has entered into a preferred vendor cooperation agreement with robotics specialist Balyo Inc.