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    Nice trucks

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    Roll off. I must be honest, any thing carrying a big piece of kit starts to move off the bed, I will damn near mess myself, but it is a very useful concept, extremely well suited to the demolition industry, or the recycling industry, But it allows for greater versatilty of your truck, and is much cheaper to get on the outset. You know what, I think I will one day when when my ears are a little drier get a hook lift truck and a container for the material I will move, and a flatbed for the TLB.
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    Here are a couple pics of box i did up for my hook lift.
    You guys sure have some nice trucks!
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    Very nice mcabbage. That is a slick set-up. I have been pondering the same thing - a used van body converted to a hook-lift setup. What I was wanting to do is use them for portable storage, rent them out. They would be easier to move than a conex box and you can use the truck you already have.
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    Might work out, I think you can find used boxes fairly inexpencive.
    Mounting them to a sled could add up quick.

    I thought about the same thing with my hook lift, but ive got no money
    to get that started right now. Tough enough just hanging on to stuff
    with my work situation? Someday!

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    Let me try and get some pictures of up my trucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by CM1995 View Post
    Very nice mcabbage. That is a slick set-up. I have been pondering the same thing - a used van body converted to a hook-lift setup. What I was wanting to do is use them for portable storage, rent them out. They would be easier to move than a conex box and you can use the truck you already have.
    I know Brandenburg demolition uses conex boxes that are set up like a roll off can. Add rollers on the corners, the sled and the hook point. Hitch your cable, pull her on the truck, down the road it goes. Ive worked for another demo company that had a modified roll off can. They took a high side box, added a peaked roof. Cut both ends, and set up doors on the front and back of the box. Around here we have a can company that has a similar set up. Except the door is only on one end. All are good options for job site storage, As long as you have a solid surface.

    The set up I prefer is what I had in Ohio. We took conex boxes, and mounted them on sleds made from 8 inch steel tube. The tube was angled up on the ends. At the door end, the tubes extended past the door and cut on an angle. They way it was set up you could drag the box with a hoe, or push the rear end with a dozer. The tube that extends past the door has expanded metal mesh welded to them. This way you can get most of the dirt off your feet on the way into the box. When it came time to move the crew, one of our dozers would leave first. It would go to the next job site. Lowboy driver came back and used our other dozer to push the box on the trailer. Or they would use a hoe. It would sit in the well while our 2000 gallon fuel tank sat on the back over the wheels. Apparently this was an idea taken from the oilfields.

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    A few of my trucks
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    Bobcat,
    Looks great, which hooklift is it? How long is the hooklift bed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcabbage View Post
    Bobcat,
    Looks great, which hooklift is it? How long is the hooklift bed.
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    Its an american roll off hooklift.. 14' bed

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    Thanks
    I think a flatbed will be my next purchace for my truck.
    Ah so many ideas and so little money!
    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcabbage View Post
    Thanks
    I think a flatbed will be my next purchace for my truck.
    Ah so many ideas and so little money!
    Mike
    Well at least you have the truck hook and some bodies it's getting set up that cost the most. I still like your box a workshop in a box.
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    Thanks!
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    Mike what kind of electrical hook up do you have between the box and the truck? have you ever forgot to unconnect before dropping it?

    I like the thought of the long box but you also have short dump/dumpster bodies .
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    The hooklift is a slider version so it can take containers from 18' to 12' and i suppose you
    could push it a bit more with a drop down bumper. The box is 18' and that gives me just a bit under 4' overhanging the rear bumper.

    Ive got the box wired to a trailer plug conector and just plug it into trailer hitch plug.
    And yes i have forgot it a couple times and it just disconects itself. Im surprised i didnt
    rip it off by the roots!
    2006 GMC 6500 low pro
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