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📅 Tue June 07, 2016 - National Edition
Stellar Industries, Inc. is announcing the release of the redesigned 20,000-pound capacity Hooklift line that has been upgraded and is lighter than the previous version. The Stellar® 20,000-pound capacity Hooklift is a truck-mounted hydraulic system that is capable of interchanging various bodies and has a capacity of 20,000 pounds.
One feature that has been incorporated into the redesign of the 20,000-pound Hooklifts is the use of a plunger valve. This device stops jib movement when the hooklift is in dump mode. The plunger valve replaces the original rotary valve, which required maintenance. Without the need to monitor and adjust a rotary valve, there is less maintenance required over the life of the hooklift.
The 20,000-pound capacity Hooklift line was engineered using the most advanced levels of design tools, including finite element analysis and strain gauge validation testing. Through our design and manufacturing processes, we have streamlined the design of the line, which reduces the weight of the hooklift by up to 100 pounds, which allows for a greater net payload, making it even more competitive in the marketplace and more profitable for the end user.
While all six models in the 20,000-pound Hooklift line were redesigned, all of the cylinders have remained the same, model to model. This is convenient for our distribution that stock cylinder seal kits.
“At Stellar we are committed to continuous product improvement in order to provide our customers with the most efficient and hardest working equipment on the market today,” says Al Kuhlman, Assistant Product Manager for Stellar Industries. He continues, “Our engineering staff used the latest design technology available to them to redesign a faster, lighter and extremely durable unit while making it price competitive,” Kuhlman concludes, “and we're excited for the marketplace to see it in action.”
The new model 120-16-20 will debut at the Waste Expo in Las Vegas June 7-9, in booth 1761.