Stellar Industries has introduced a new winch style Cable Hoist Container Hooklift Adapter Kit. This solution allows current winch style cable hoist owners to use hooklifts while utilizing their existing containers.
Simply weld the adapter onto the front of a winch style cable hoist container, positioning it for a 36-in. lift bar location, to convert any container to be hooklift compatible.
The kit also includes body lock receptacles to be added to the bottom of the container to engage the body locks on the hooklift. These receptacles serve a dual purpose — they lock the container to the hooklift and act as guides to center the container on the rear rollers of the hooklift.
“The adapter kit allows you to add hooklfits to your fleet to ultimately reduce your downtime and increase efficiency,” said Tim Worman, director of product management at Stellar. “This is a cost-effective way to convert your existing fleet of winch style cable hoist containers to be hooklift compatible and still be able to handle the containers with your existing winch style cable hoist.”
With a winch style cable hoist, the process an operator must follow can limit the number of pick-ups they can perform per day. For each pick-up, the operator must get out of the truck, pull the cable out, hook the cable to the container, return to the truck, proceed to pull the container up, get back out of the truck, manually pin the cable hoist dump in place and return to the truck cab. When they drop the container, this process needs to be repeated, in reverse. This process happens with each pick-up and drop of a container — but not with a hooklift.
When working with a hooklift, an operator can reduce extra steps needed to hook to a container. The user can deploy the hook, back up to the container, hook the container and pull it onto the truck all from the truck cab.
The Stellar Cable Hoist Container Hooklift Adapter Kit is a solution for business owners interested in introducing hooklifts to their fleet without replacing their current light duty cable hoist containers. Stellar provides welding instructions for each kit. Plus, the adapted containers can be used for both hooklifts and winch style cable hoists.