Six new Stellar telescopic service cranes feature redesigned booms and radio remote controls
Stellar has launched six new telescopic cranes utilizing the CDTpro Remote with Range Finder. These cranes are redesigns of Stellar's 9,000-pound class cranes (9621 and 9630), 10,000-pound class cranes (10621 and 10630), and 12,000-pound class cranes (12621 and 12630).
Stellar's new 96 Series, 106 Series, and 126 Series cranes feature a reduced weight of nearly 13 percent (330 pounds) for the 30-foot cranes and about 10 percent (210 pounds) for the 21-foot cranes compared to the previous models, while still maintaining the same strength. This creates more payload for the operator.
Some of the biggest improvements made 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 creates an easier reach for smaller spaces.
"Our customers have loved these improvements on the 76 Series and 86 Series class cranes," says Adam Oppermann, product manager at Stellar. "And we are excited to be able to introduce them to our larger 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 designed radio remote control: the Stellar CDTpro with Range Finder. This remote was designed to improve ergonomics and increase usability. The single-hand remote delivers smooth operation with proportional control for precise placements of loads while allowing for multiple functions to run at once.
The Range Finder feature allows the operator to create a lift plan without ever needing to unstow the crane. This 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 the 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 as we continue to innovate," continues 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."
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