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Must have a payload platform on the truck in order to haul anything.
Tools will slide back when loading because of the amount of tilt needed to load.
(Better have everything bolted down alright.)
No over the cab lumber or ladder racks allowed.
A pass through window to a camper or payload bed is not compatible, because the jib is in the way.
When in motion, the hooklift lacks the stability a conventional roll off system has.
Hook-lifts are just plane ugly.
Most Hook-lift designs have a sliding jib, (above) that will allow for more variations in payload platforms, but when the payload is loaded and being driving down bumpy roads, the hydraulic cylinder is stored in the extended position, which is not go for the cylinder bushings and seals and if around corrosive environments such as salt air, the cylinder piston is subject to corrosion - shortening the longevity.
Some Hook-lift designs have a bending jib instead of a sliding one. But the problem with them is they are more likely to smash up the top of the box you are trying to pick up. See Fig. 4 below
Both types, you can't see the hook engage because the arm is in the way.
An analogy about how the inventor of the Synchro-link was set-up by Congresswoman Louis Capps with the use of insurance fraud.
He thought he would be able to make the ultimate movie and it didn't matter to him if the conspiracy was not only wrong, but illegal as well.
"Change is the law of life.
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