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Rollback or roll offs

Discussion in 'Trucks' started by mettalgear, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. mettalgear

    mettalgear Member

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    Does any one ells out there have or run a rollback or roll off truck??
     

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  2. amscontr

    amscontr Well-Known Member

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    I have ran both.
    A roll-off truck has more options than a flatbed roll-back truck,except if weight is an issue.
     
  3. Coastal

    Coastal Well-Known Member

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    Ive run roll offs for years, and wouldnt go any other route. I just had a custom system built that is a roll back (about 8') then it continues as a roll off after that. Its on a 2008 Freightliner T/A. :D I hope to get it next week. It is designed to have as low of a deck height as possible to stay legal for height restrictions when hauling machines around.
     
  4. fabman72

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    Hi coastal do you have any pictures of it i am building one for hauling sheds
    thanks James
     
  5. Coastal

    Coastal Well-Known Member

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    I dont have any pictures, I am hoping to get the truck next week, and will take some as soon as i get it!
     
  6. -RollOff-

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    Are you talking about a truck like this????

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  7. Nac

    Nac Senior Member

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    Yes i have a 2000 Frieghtliner FL70 with a 20,000 lb hooklift and A 2007 Volvo VHD with a 75,000 rolloff.
     

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  8. -RollOff-

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    Here in Wa state we still use chain roll offs. I see everywhere else almost exclusiveley uses cable roll offfs.
     
  9. Dualie

    Dualie Senior Member

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    Whats keeping that deere in the box and whats keeping the box on the truck?
     
  10. mettalgear

    mettalgear Member

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    Sweeeeet great to see im not the only one to run these type of trucks. Now we got to get some more pics, i seem to run into problems with equipment that have a high center of gravity ie reach lifts, backhoes and 2000ga water trucks it feels like im sitn on top of jello... How does that 450 stay in the box?????
     
  11. Nac

    Nac Senior Member

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    All my box that I move equipment have D rings welded in the corners. When you pull the box up it can not move back or front it is locked in place by design on the hooklift and there are plates weled on the side rails of the box that slide into a channel on the hooklift subframe keeping the box from moving left and right. On the rolloff when you pull the box the nose rollers lock in automaticly and the rear can be straped down on each side.
     
  12. tonka

    tonka Senior Member

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    that is abad azz hook lift to pull that 450 on that single axle?
     
  13. fabman72

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    Here is the the rollback i built about 5 years ago i wish i had pictures of the things ive hauled on it the picture is a 12x36 shed
     

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  14. HeyUvaVT

    HeyUvaVT Senior Member

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    i would really like to see a vid of the JD going on that roll off...pretty hair raising sight....
     
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  15. CM1995

    CM1995 Super Moderator

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    Not as interesting as Nac's 450 in a box but I have hauled my 334 a couple of times in a 30.
     

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  16. d4c24a

    d4c24a Senior Member

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    farm hooklift

    this is what i use to move my machine with ,we also have a selection of bins up to 40 yards ,the heaviest i have been on a weigh bridge is 36 tons all up :D
    it handles quite well even with that weight ,it even has ABS braking
     

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  17. hoeman600

    hoeman600 Senior Member

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    ok ill do it again :D
     

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  18. hoeman600

    hoeman600 Senior Member

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    some frome diesel nats:drinkup
     

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  19. -RollOff-

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    Damn those are some sweet looking roll offs. I don't think I would want to work my truck if it looked like that. I'll have to post some new pics up of my roll of with its new set of aluminum wheels.
     
  20. OffDIGGIN

    OffDIGGIN Active Member

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    rolloff

    This is My Rolloff truck