NXT52 Hooklift

Get the high capacity you need and industry-leading below-grade hook bar approach you want with the Stellar® NXT52 Hooklift. Featuring a best-in-class 10.5″ lost load height and powerful 52,000-lb capacity, it handles 16′ – 22′ bodies for 174″ – 214″ CT chassis. For maximum compatibility and flexibility, the bolt-on body lock system provides universal adjustment for 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

  • Telescopic jib: Multiplate design provides a lightweight yet sound structure for handling a wide range of body lengths.
  • Adjustable jib cylinder: The jib cylinder pin location can be changed to allow for handling shorter bodies.
  • Universal latching system: The industry-leading bolt-on adjustable body locks provide specific adjustment of outside locks.
  • Adjustable hook height: Set the hook height to match the lift bar height of a fleet of containers with either manual adjustable or hydraulic adjustable hook inserts.

Best-in-class lost load height

  • Compact secondary design: A lost load height of 10.5″ when combined with the dump section delivers an industry-leading below-grade hook bar approach. Accommodates down to 6″ 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.
  • Speed enhancement: This lift cylinder feature can cut cycle time as much at 75%.
  • In-cab controls: Air controls allow for precise metering of the manual hydraulic drive.
  • Hydraulic reservoir: The universal mounting bracket lets you place the 25-gallon reservoir where you want it on the side of the chassis.

NXT52 Hooklift Key Features Diagram


Hook Height: 54" (1,372 mm) or 61.75" (1,568 mm)
Lift Capacity: 54" HH: 52,000 lbs (23,587 kg)
61.75": HH: 52,000 lbs (23,587 kg)
Dump Capacity: 52,000 lbs (23,587 kg)
Cycle Times: Tilt/Dump Extend: 25 seconds
Tilt/Dump Retract: 70 seconds
Jib Extend: 11 seconds
Jib Retract: 10 seconds
(Times based on 24 gpm of oil flow.)
Shipping Weight: Long version: 6,015 lbs (2,728 kg)
(Without reservoir and body locks.)
Body Lengths: Short version: 16' – 20' (4,877 – 6,096 mm)
Long version: 16' – 22' (4,877 – 6,706 mm)
Min. Truck GVWR: 54,000 lbs (24,494 kg)
Maximum Hydraulic Flow: 24 gpm (90.8 lpm)
Operating Pressure: 4,500 psi (310 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. Greasable 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 NXT52S — 54" OR 62" NXT52L — 54" OR 62"
A. Overall Length: 229.50" (5,829 mm) 242.50" (6,160 mm)
B. Cab-to-Axle Trunnion: 174" to 204" (4,449 to 5,181 mm) 182" to 214" (4,623 to 5,436 mm)
C. After-Frame Range: 59" (1,498 mm) 64" (1,626 mm)
D. Loader Height: 10.50" (267 mm) 10.50" (267 mm)
E. Front of Jib to ℄ of Roller: 227" (5,766 mm) 240" (6,096 mm)
F. Dump Angle: 52° (0.91 rad) 52° (0.91 rad)
G. Maximum Tilt Height: 54" HH: 137.13" (3,483 mm)
62" HH: 141.38" (3,591 mm)
54" HH: 137.13" (3,483 mm)
62" HH: 141.38" (3,591 mm)
H. Jib Travel: 35" (889 mm) 48" (1,219 mm)
I. Front of Jib to ℄ of Hook: 5.19" (132 mm) 5.19" (132 mm)
J. Hook Above/Below Frame: 54" HH: 3" (76 mm) Above Frame
62" HH: 3.56" (90 mm) Below Frame
54" HH: 3" (76 mm) Above Frame
62" HH: 3.56" (90 mm) Below Frame
K. Lowest Point in Dump:* 23.63" (600 mm) 23.63" (600 mm)
L. ℄ to Back of Roller: 6" (152 mm) 6" (152 mm)
*Dimension is based on maximum advertised body lengths.

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