NXT18 Hooklift

Featuring next-level design and a best-in-class 7.5″ lost load height, the powerful 18,000-lb-capacity Stellar® NXT18 Hooklift handles 8′ – 14′ bodies for 84″ – 120″ CA chassis. For maximum compatibility and flexibility, the bolt-on body lock system provides universal adjustment for either inside or outside locks.

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Key Features

High strength without added weight:

  • Z-rail design: The base is pre-drilled to allow for efficient installation on the chassis and to allow body saddles to be installed where needed.

Do more with one truck:

  • Dump section: Integrated body lock mounting holes on the dump section eliminate the need to cut off and weld on locks.
  • Telescopic jib: Multiplate design provides a lightweight yet sound structure for handling a wide range of body lengths.
  • Universal latching system: The industry-leading bolt-on adjustable body locks provide specific adjustment of either inside or outside locks.
  • Manual adjustable hook height: Set the hook height to match the lift bar height of a fleet of containers.

Best-in-class load height:

  • Compact secondary design: A lost load height of 7.5″ when combined with the dump section creates a double pivot, allowing a lower below-grade hook bar approach. Accommodates down to 4″ subframe heights.
  • Wear pad design: Integrated replaceable wear pads for easier serviceability.

Timesaving convenience:

  • Lift cylinders: The integrated soft-stop feature brings the body to rest gently on the body saddles, and the speed enhancement system for cylinder extension cuts cycle time by up to 30%.
  • Electronic controls: Programmable logic provides precision hook deployment, and the radio remote control transmitter delivers easy, handheld operation control.
  • Hydraulic reservoir: The universal mounting bracket lets you place the 8-gallon reservoir where you want it: top mount at the bulkhead or along the chassis frame, or on either side of the unit.

NXT18 Hooklift Key Features Diagram

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Hook Height: 35.63" (905 mm) or 54" (1.372 mm)
Lift Capacity: 35.63" HH: 18,000 lbs (8,165 kg)
54": HH: 18,000 lbs (8,165 kg)
Dump Capacity: 18,000 lbs (8,165 kg)
Cycle Times: Tilt/Dump Extend: 36 seconds
Tilt/Dump Retract: 30 seconds
Jib Extend: 5 seconds
Jib Retract: 4 seconds
(Times based on 16 gpm of oil flow.)
Shipping Weight: 2,400 lbs (1,089 kg)
(Without reservoir and body locks.)
Body Lengths: 8' – 14' (2,438 – 4,267 mm)
Min. Truck GVWR: 16,000 – 26,000 lbs (7,257 – 11,793 kg)
Maximum Hydraulic Flow: 16 gpm (60.5 lpm)
Operating Pressure: 4,200 psi (289 bar)
Valve Bank: Monoblock main valve with main pressure relief valve and optional power beyond port.
Load Holding Valves: All cylinders are equipped with counterbalance valves to prevent cylinder collapse in the event of a hose failure.
Hydraulic Pump Kits: Kit includes a PTO control module that disengages the PTO if a set rpm is exceeded.
Components: Main components are manufactured with high-strength steel.
Bushings at all pivot points.
All pins are zinc-plated carbon steel as standard with an option to upgrade to type 17-4 stainless pins.
Finish: All weldments are painted with two-part polyurethane enamel prior to assembly.
Warranty: Stellar-manufactured structural parts: 5 years
Paint adhesion on Stellar-manufactured parts: 3 years
Purchased parts and labor: 1 year
Labor on Stellar workmanship: 1 year


Description NXT18S — 36" or 54" NXT18L — 36" or 54"
A. Overall Length: 129.19" (3,281 mm) 150.19" (3,815 mm)
B. Cab-to-Axle Range: 84" to 96" (2,133 to 2,438 mm) 108" to 120" (2,743 to 3,048 mm)
C. After-Frame Range: 47" (1,194 mm) 47" (1,194 mm)
D. Loader Height: 7.50" (190.5 mm) 7.50" (190.5 mm)
E. Front of Jib to ℄ of Roller: 123.69" (3,142 mm) 147.69" (3,751 mm)
F. Dump Angle: 60º (1.04 rad) 60° (1.04 rad)
G. Maximum Tilt Height: 36" HH: 82.94" (2,106 mm)
54" HH: 95.13" (2,416 mm)
36" HH: 82.75" (2,102 mm)
54" HH: 99.37" (2,524 mm)
H. Jib Travel: 24" (610 mm) 30" (762 mm)
I. Front of Jib to ℄ of Hook: 5.63" (143 mm) 5.63" (143 mm)
J. Hook Below Frame: 36" HH: 10" (254 mm)
54" HH: 2.88" (708 mm)
36" HH: 10" (254 mm)
54" HH: 2.88" (708 mm)
K. Lowest Point in Dump*: 16.38" (416 mm) 21.63" (549 mm)
L. ℄ to Back of Roller: 2" (51 mm) 2" (51 mm)
*Dimension is based on maximum advertised body lengths.

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