Truck hoists are hydraulic or pull-chain systems that raise or tilt the bed of a truck, as in a dump truck. Underbody hoists are typically hydraulic, and are located directly below the truck’s bed. An underbody hoist lifts up the bed of a truck via one or two hydraulic cylinders. These cylinders expand at an angle toward the back of the truck, causing the bed to tip backward and dump out its contents. Underbody hoists are manufactured for a variety of different small and mid-sized trucks. These hoists are typically available for trucks measuring anywhere from 5 to 12 feet long, measured from the cab to the trunnion.

In addition to a hydraulic cylinder or cylinders, underbody hoists consist of a frame, a hydraulic pump and hoses, and a multi-gallon hydraulic reservoir. These hoists are designed so that they add only minimal body weight and size to a truck.

Dedicated to perfection and continuing to lead the industry, Champion Hoist & Equipment has a low tolerance for defects and a strong desire for quality craftsmanship to ensure customer satisfaction.

Through the years, Crysteel has implemented lean manufacturing principles into its manufacturing processes. These programs have helped Crysteel eliminate waste and provided great value to its customers in the form of higher quality products and shorter lead times.

The Venco liftgate line was acquired in 1979, and the company added a full line of scissors hoists for pickups, flatbeds and dump bodies in 1981.

“We’ve actually been in the business 50 plus years, so that says something about the quality of our product.”

When Bud Harsh made his first hoist back in 1948, he introduced a product destined to become a true world leader, in truck hydraulics, nothing quite like it had ever happened before.

PALFINGER’s line of precision engineered hoists have provided customers with many years of reliable service and low maintenance. Palfinger scissor and telescopic hoists range in capacities from 5 to 45 ton and fit bodies 8 to 20 feet long for both dump body and platform applications.