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Stellar debuts new hooklift, bumper options, and joystick control system at WasteExpo 2024

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A Stellar NXT68 hooklift Stellar Industries

Stellar Industries, a 100% employee-owned and -operated manufacturer of mechanic trucks, cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers, and service truck and van accessories, is participating in WasteExpo 2024, taking place May 6 to 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Stellar will be located at booth 1740, where it will unveil its latest offerings, including the all-new NXT68 hooklift and a 90,000-lb pull capacity bumper.

NXT68 hooklift

Stellar will reveal its NXT68 hooklift which offers a load height of 12.5", 68,000 lbs at 62" hook height, 57,000 lbs at 54" hook height and a 68,000-lb dump capacity. The NXT68 is available for 16' - 22' containers across the waste management landscape. 

NXT52 hooklift

In addition to the NXT68, Stellar will showcase the NXT52 hooklift, a solution tailored to meet the evolving demands of material handling within the waste management and recycling sectors. With a 52,000-lb capacity and a below-grade hook bar approach, the NXT52 hooklift offers enhanced efficiency and performance. With a 10.5" lost load height, this hooklift is designed to accommodate 16' - 22' bodies for 174" - 214" CT chassis. Its bolt-on body lock system provides maximum compatibility and flexibility, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. 

Electronic joystick control system

At WasteExpo, Stellar will also introduce a new feature for its hooklifts: an electronic joystick control system. The new joystick control, available initially on the NXT52, streamlines operations with a single joystick that governs all hooklift functions. Engineered for ergonomic excellence, the joystick will be mounted on an adjustable base, allowing operators to tailor its positioning for optimal comfort and ease of use. Plans are underway to extend this control system to additional large Stellar hooklift models in the future.

New standard bumper options

Furthermore, Stellar will introduce new standard bumper options for its hooklifts, catering to diverse chassis specifications. With a 20,000-lb pull capacity, the 20K option offers two versions: an economical version utilizing chassis take-off lights and a full version featuring built-in lights — both offering versatility for class 3 - 6 chassis applications. Meanwhile, the 90K option, featured in the Stellar booth at WasteExpo this year, boasts built-in lights and a 90,000-lb pull capacity, ensuring robust performance for class 7 and 8 chassis applications. 

"We are thrilled to unveil our latest innovations at WasteExpo 2024, reinforcing our commitment to excellence and innovation in material handling solutions," said Tim Davison, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Stellar. "With the NXT52 and NXT68 Hooklifts, alongside our pioneering joystick control system and advanced bumper options, Stellar continues to set new benchmarks for efficiency, performance and reliability in the waste management and recycling industries."


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