Stellar Industries, Inc. announced the release of the redesigned 20,000-pound capacity Hooklift line that has been upgraded and is lighter than the previous version. The Stellar 20,000-pound capacity Hooklift is a truck-mounted hydraulic system that is capable of interchanging various bodies and has a capacity of 20,000 pounds.

One feature that has been incorporated into the redesign of the 20,000-pound Hooklifts is the use of a plunger valve. This device stops jib movement when the Hooklift is in dump mode. The plunger valve replaces the original rotary valve, which required maintenance. Without the need to monitor and adjust a rotary valve, there is less maintenance required over the life of the Hooklift, according to Stellar.

The 20,000-pound capacity Hooklift line was engineered using the most advanced levels of design tools, including finite element analysis and strain gauge validation testing, according to the manufacturer. Through its design and manufacturing processes, Stellar has streamlined the design of the line, which reduces the weight of the Hooklift by up to 100 pounds and allows for a greater net payload.

While all six models in the 20,000-pound Hooklift line were redesigned, all of the cylinders have remained the same, model to model.