Brick carrier trucks are built especially for transporting brick stacks in bulk. They are also used to haul building stones, waste, and other materials used in construction and landscaping.
As the name indicates, new and pre-owned brick carrier trucks from such manufacturers as DAF, HINO, IVECO, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Scania, and Volvo are designed and constructed to transport primarily brick stacks in bulk. Brick carrier trucks are also used to transport building stones, waste, and other materials used in construction, landscaping, utility, housing, and other sectors.
In addition to a hydraulically controlled rear- or front-mounted crane from such manufacturers as Atlas and Fassi that may vary in length, brick carrier trucks typically feature a flatbed trailer that the crane is mounted to, as well as hydraulically controlled stabilizing legs that combat tipping and a cab that may or may not include a day sleeper.
The crane usually includes a brick stack grapple that uses a hydraulic squeeze- or scissor-type grabbing mechanism and that can lift several tonnes depending on the model. Although usually not included, brick carrier trucks may also integrate or allow for the use of cargo straps around the trailer’s bed to better secure the materials being hauled.
Grab loader trucks are equipped with large trailers plus a crane and grab between the cab and the container. The grab is used to pick up, load, and unload debris and other materials.
Truck operators are always looking for ways to save money and consolidate, which often means finding versatile vehicles that can do more than one job. Grab loader trucks are a great example of this because they not only come equipped with large trailers on the back, but also with a crane and grab between the cab and the container that can be used to pick up debris and other materials and load it. Most grab loader trucks also come configured as tippers, so once the cargo is hauled to its final destination, it’s easier to unload it.
There are of course important factors to keep in mind with a truck like this, including the maximum capacity of the trailer and the lifting capacity of the crane. Keeping these factors in mind will help you find the right truck for the job and prevent putting undue stress on the vehicle and its components. Some of the most common grab loader trucks for sale on TruckPaper.co.uk come from manufacturers such as DAF, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Scania, and IVECO, just to name a few.