Stellar Showcases Next-Generation Hooklift Innovations at WasteExpo 2024


Stellar Industries, a 100% employee-owned and -operated manufacturer of high-quality mechanic trucks, cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers and service truck and van accessories, announces its participation in WasteExpo 2024, taking place May 6 to 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Renowned for its groundbreaking advancements in the industry, 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

NXT68 Hooklift 

Stellar is excited to reveal the highly anticipated NXT68 Hooklift at WasteExpo. Setting new industry standards, the NXT68 offers an unparalleled load height of 12.5″ and impressive capacities, including 68,000 lbs at 62″ hook height, 57,000 lbs at 54″ hook height and a remarkable 68,000-lb dump capacity. Available for 16′ – 22′ containers, the NXT68 Hooklift promises to redefine material handling capabilities across the waste management landscape. 

NXT52 Hooklift

NXT52 Hooklift

In addition to the NXT68, Stellar will showcase the NXT52 Hooklift, a revolutionary solution tailored to meet the evolving demands of material handling within the waste management and recycling sectors. Boasting a 52,000-lb capacity and an industry-leading below-grade hook bar approach, the NXT52 Hooklift offers unparalleled efficiency and performance. With a best-in-class 10.5″ lost load height, this innovative 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 the ideal choice for a wide range of applications. 

Stellar NXT52 hooklift featuring the new electronic joystick control system

Electronic Joystick Control System

At WasteExpo, Stellar will also introduce a groundbreaking 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 cutting-edge control system to additional large Stellar® Hooklift models in the future.

New Stellar bumper with built-in lights and a 90,000-lb pull capacity.

New Standard Bumper Options

Furthermore, Stellar is proud to 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 an impressive 90,000-lb pull capacity, ensuring robust performance for class 7 and 8 chassis applications. Whether bolt-on or weld-on, these innovative bumpers underscore Stellar’s commitment to delivering superior quality and versatility across its product range. 

“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.”

Attendees are encouraged to visit Stellar at booth 1740 during WasteExpo 2024 to experience the future of material handling firsthand. The Stellar team will be there to provide demonstrations, answer questions and discuss how their products can help improve operational efficiency and productivity in the waste management and recycling sectors.

For more information, contact our team or your local distributor