How to Choose the Right Roll Off Truck

Choosing the right roll off truck for your waste hauling business will depend on a variety of factors, including whether a cable hoisted or hydraulic hook design better fits your needs. Of course, price is a major factor – which is why purchasing a preowned roll off garbage truck from Route Ready offers so many advantages. Our late-model trucks are expertly reconditioned, giving you the durability and performance you expect at a cost far below that of buying new. Our trucks are free of federal excise tax, backed by industry-exclusive warranties, and are READY NOW to hit the road for your business.

What You Need to Know About a Cable Hoisted Roll off Truck

A cable hoisted roll off truck uses a steel cable with a hook on the end to pull the waste container onto the truck. Here are some of the advantages it offers:

  • Simplicity – the cable hoist is a dependable, time-tested design that has served well for many decades.
  • Power – all in all, a cable hoisted roll off truck is better able to manage heavier loads. That’s because the operator can adjust the incline of the ramp as the container is raised onto the truck.
  • Clearance – a cable hoisted roll off truck is a good choice when working in environments with low overhead clearance.

A cable hoisted roll off truck also has its limitations. These include:

  • Less versatility – cable hoisted trucks only work with waste containers that have built-in rails.
  • Less speed – the operator must exit the truck to attach or detach the waste container.
  • Potential safety concerns – getting out of the truck to attach or detach the cable exposes operators to possible hazards such as wet or icy ground.

What You Need to Know About a Hydraulic Hook Roll off Truck

This type of truck uses a hydraulic hook instead of a steel cable. It offers these advantages:

  • Efficiency – the operator can load or unload the waste container without exiting the vehicle, saving valuable work time.
  • Accuracy – the operator can place the container inside a narrow area more easily than with a cable hoisted design.
  • Convenience – many operators prefer hydraulic hook roll off trucks due to their ease of operation.

Hydraulic hook trucks also have their drawbacks, including:

  • Limited container sizes – these trucks are designed for containers within a set range of dimensions, unlike most cable hoisted models.
  • Lack of familiarity – hydraulic hook trucks are less common than cable hoisted versions. Learning how to operate them may require a steep learning curve, even for experienced drivers.

Choose the Right Roll Off Truck from Route Ready

Here at Route Ready, we have a wide selection of roll off trucks for sale in both cable hoisted and hydraulic hook versions. All of them are FREE OF FEDERAL EXCISE TAX and priced well below what you would pay for brand-new models.

Each of our trucks undergoes a painstaking top-to-bottom inspection to ensure that it’s in excellent working condition. Our Plus and Premium lines are backed by our industry exclusive warranties, which are in addition to the remaining OEM warranty.

These trucks are READY NOW for you to take possession. So get in touch with us today for your customized garbage truck quote. You’ll soon be on the road to higher profits.

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