Reach a new level of productivity with innovative Stellar® NXT™ Series hooklifts. The unique bolt-on body lock system provides universal adjustment for either inside or outside locks, so all it takes is one truck and one operator to handle a wide range of capacities and body sizes. With the NXT Series, you’ll have maximum flexibility — using flatbeds, storage containers and more — to take on multiple jobs and added jobs per day.
The extraordinary leap in hooklift design is apparent in the first model released, the NXT18. Featuring a best-in-class 7.5″ lost load height, the powerful, 18,000-lb capacity NXT18 handles 8’ – 11’ 6” bodies for 84” – 96” CA chassis and 12’-14′ bodies for 108″ – 120″ CA chassis. The telescopic jib utilizes a multi-plate design that’s lightweight yet structurally sound handling a wide range of body lengths. The manual adjustable hook height makes it easy to set the hook height to match the lift bar height of a fleet of containers.
The Z-rail design also ensures high strength without added weight. The base is pre-drilled to allow for efficient installation on the chassis and to allow body saddles to be installed where needed. Integrated body lock mounting holes on the dump section eliminate the need to cut off/weld on locks. The compact secondary design provides a lost load height of 7.5″ and when combined with the dump section creates a double-pivot, allowing a lower below-grade hook bar approach that accommodates sub-frame heights as low as 4″.
For added convenience and efficiency, the integrated soft-stop feature brings the body to rest gently on the body saddles. Programmable logic provides precision hook deployment, and the radio remote control transmitter delivers easy, handheld operation control. The universal mounting bracket lets you place the 8-gallon (30.3 L) reservoir where you want it: top mount at the bulkhead or along the chassis frame, or on either side of the unit. Integrated replaceable wear pads make service a breeze.