Wed March 15, 2023
Stellar, a 100 percent employee-owned and operated manufacturer of mechanic trucks and cranes, tire service trucks, hooklifts, trailers and service truck and van accessories, is showcasing the new 10621 and 12630 hydraulic service cranes at ConExpo-Con/AGG 2023. Both cranes were introduced, along with four other redesigned cranes, earlier this year.
The full line of redesigned hydraulic service cranes includes the 9621 and 9630 (9,000-lb. class cranes), the 10621 and 10630 (10,000-lb. class cranes) and 12621 and 12630 (12,000-lb. class cranes).
With a sleek new design, the Stellar 96 Series, 106 Series and 126 Series Hydraulic Service Cranes feature a reduced weight of nearly 13 percent (330 lbs.) for the 30-ft. cranes and about 10 percent (210 lbs.) for the 21-ft. cranes compared to the previous models, while still maintaining the same strength. By reducing the crane weight, Stellar Cranes create more payload for the operator.
Some of the biggest improvements include updating the boom from a hexagonal design to an octagonal design and decreasing the size of the boom tip. The new boom design allows the cranes to maintain strength while the compact boom tip is ideal for operating in tighter spaces.
"Our customers loved these improvements on the 76 Series and 86 Series class cranes," said Adam Oppermann, product manager at Stellar. "We're excited to introduce them to the larger crane classes to maximize the efficiency of our equipment and ultimately provide even more opportunities for our customers to get the job done."
The newly redesigned cranes come with an ergonomically correct and balanced crane remote control system — the Stellar CDTpro with Range Finder technology. This proprietary remote was designed to improve ergonomics and increase usability. The single-hand remote delivers smooth operation with the proportional control for precise placements of loads while allowing for multiple functions to run at once, according to the manufacturer.
The Range Finder feature allows the operator to create a lift plan without ever needing to unstow the crane. This world-first technology estimates distance and calculates crane capacities where the operator is holding the radio remote. With a full suite of feedback screens, the Stellar CDTpro includes current load of the crane and distance to maximum capacity, and it also sends vibratory alerts to inform the operator they are approaching maximum load capacity.
"As cranes and controls evolve, so do the technologies and products at Stellar," said Oppermann. "The redesigned 96 Series, 106 Series and 126 Series cranes provide more options for a job demanding precision, durable strength and a lighter design."
For more information, visit www.stellarindustries.com.