Stellar Introduces Cable Hoist Container Hooklift Adapter Kit
Garner, Iowa — Stellar, a 100% employee-owned and -operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers, and service truck and van accessories is excited to introduce a new winch-style Cable Hoist Container Hooklift Adapter Kit.
The Cable Hoist Container Hooklift Adapter Kit allows current winch-style cable hoist owners the opportunity to introduce productivity-enhancing hooklifts into their fleet while utilizing their existing containers. Simply weld the adapter onto the front of a winch-style cable hoist container, positioning it for a 36″ lift bar location, to quickly convert any container to be hooklift compatible.
The kit also includes body lock receptacles to be added to the bottom of the container to engage the body locks on the hooklift. These receptacles serve a dual purpose — they lock the container to the hooklift and act as guides to center the container on the rear rollers of the hooklift.
“The adapter kit allows you to add hooklifts to your fleet to ultimately reduce your downtime and increase efficiency,” said Tim Worman, Director of Product Management at Stellar. “This is a cost-effective way to convert your existing fleet of winch-style cable hoist containers to be hooklift compatible and still be able to handle the containers with your existing winch-style cable hoist.”
With a winch-style cable hoist, the inefficient process an operator must follow can limit the number of pickups they can perform per day. For each pickup, the operator must get out of the truck, pull the cable out, hook the cable to the container, return to the truck, proceed to pull the container up, get back out of the truck, manually pin the cable hoist dump in place and return to the truck cab. When they drop the container, this process needs to be repeated, in reverse. This time-consuming process happens with each pickup and drop of a container — but not with a hooklift.
When working with a hooklift, an operator can eliminate extra steps needed to hook to a container. The user can simply deploy the hook, back up to the container, hook the container and pull it onto the truck all from the truck cab. The elimination of continuously having to enter and exit the cab with every pickup and drop greatly decreases downtime and increases work efficiency.
The Stellar® Cable Hoist Container Hooklift Adapter Kit is a simple solution for business owners interested in introducing hooklifts into their fleet to gain increased efficiency without replacing their current light-duty cable hoist containers. Stellar provides welding instructions for each kit, which can be easily installed. Plus, the adapted containers can be used for both hooklifts and winch-style cable hoists, increasing flexibility and versatility of the fleet.