Choosing Between Cable Hoists or Hook Hoists for Your Roll-Off Truck

Roll-off trucks provide an essential service to a range of industries and applications. Whether it’s container hauling or demolition crews that require quick drop-offs and pick-ups, cable hoists and hook lifts provide the muscle to lift cumbersome loads. Several differences separate cable hoist and hook hoist systems, but both allow for quick and efficient drop-off and removal of heavy-duty construction containers and dumpsters.

Cable Hoist Roll-Off System

Cable hoists are the most popular versatile roll-off systems in the industrial sector. Cable hoists utilize a winch and a cable to mechanically lift or lower containers or dumpsters to their secure location. With limited overhead clearance, cable hoists are the most suitable option for loading and unloading since the system offers a lower angle than a hook hoist system.

Cable Hoist Applications

Cable hoist systems are the most popular container lifting mechanisms in use today. The applications that benefit directly from cable hoists systems include:

  • Construction
  • Waste haulers
  • Demolition
  • Clean-out

Hook Hoist Roll-Off System

Hook lift roll-off truck systems are manufactured with a hydraulically powered hook near the front of the truck’s bed. Hook loader systems connect the truck’s hook to a container’s receiving hook. The container is then lifted onto the truck via the hydraulic lift hoist. Hook hoist systems provide increased accuracy in dropping containers in tight spaces or precise positions compared to cable hoist roll-off trucks.

Hook Loader Applications

Hook hoists offer superior versatility, maneuverability, and value for the following application types:

  • Waste
  • Recycling
  • Construction
  • Roofing
  • Landscaping

EMP is Your Trusted Resource for Cable Hoist & Hook Loader Roll-Off Truck Systems

Looking to purchase an industrial cable hoist or hook lift system? EMP has you covered. We partner with the industry’s most recognized and dependable hook and roll-off cable hoist manufacturers, including Galfab, Municipal, SWAT, CES, and more.

Whether your project requires a cable roll-off or hook hoist, EMP provides the resources you need to make an informed decision. Contact us with any questions, and we’ll be happy to assist.