Let’s talk about everything you need to know about roll-off subframes – from what they are to how they are used and everything in between.
Your complete guide to roll-off subframes
What is a Roll-Off Subframe?
Hooklift Subframe Stops – What are They and How to Measure Them?
5 Tips for Proper Hook Measurements on Your Roll-Off Subframe
What to Expect when Purchasing Roll-Off Subframes
Do More with a Roll-Off ISO Subframe
WHAT IS A ROLL-OFF SUBFRAME?
Have you ever wanted to use a body or piece of equipment with your roll-off truck, but you couldn’t because it didn’t have the right understructure or hook up? Did you find a way to make it work or pass on the opportunity because you didn’t know how to make it possible? What do you do If you want to expand your fleet, maybe offer some new services, or take advantage of a great deal on some used containers? If you’re in the roll-off business long enough, you will find yourself in this situation or something similar and you may need some subframes.
Let’s talk about subframes–what exactly are they? How you can use them? And where you can buy them?
HOOKLIFT SUBFRAME STOP LOCATIONS – WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW TO MEASURE THEM?
When you purchase a roll-off truck with a hooklift system on it, there are certain rules that must be followed. One being that it is required to have a mechanism that will secure the container/subframe to the vehicle. A common mechanism on hooklift systems is commonly referred to in the roll-off industry as stops or hold-downs. Most hooklift systems will already have stop hooks on the rails. When purchasing a subframe, you’ll need to relay those location measurements to the roll-off subframe manufacturer prior to purchase.
Let’s talk about how to properly measure your stop locations with two common stop styles.
5 Tips for Proper Hook Measurements for Your Roll-Off Subframe
When purchasing a roll-off truck, the most common styles you can purchase is a cable style hookup, operated with a winch and hook system that pulls the body onto the truck, or a hooklift style hookup, operated with a hook mechanism that hooks under a hooklift pin and lifts the container onto the system. Most cable style systems have universal cable hookup that allows them to operate with most manufacturers standard build roll-off containers with a cable hook. Hooklift systems, however, can differ between hook heights, hooklift pin sizes, and stop locations.
Let’s talk how to properly measure all of your hook measurements for your roll-off subframe.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN PURCHASING ROLL-OFF SUBFRAMES
Purchasing roll-off subframes can be stressful. From confusing specs that you have to measure to unloading them from a trailer and everything in between, there are many opportunities for frustration to arise.
Let’s talk about how you can eliminate stress and any potential surprises by looking at the steps of purchasing a roll-off subframe.
DO MORE WITH A ROLL-OFF PARTS ISO SUBFRAME
Did you know, according to “Integrated Equipment Sales”, out of the 17 million ISO/Shipping Containers in existence worldwide, only 6 million are being used? That means there are nearly 11 million containers sitting stagnant in shipping yards. Originally used to transport heavy equipment, bulk items, and other products overseas, some people have gotten creative and transformed shipping containers into mobile offices, personal storage containers, and even homes. Why not apply that creativity to your business?