12/5/2022  Custom Truck One Source

KANSAS CITY, MO / November 29, 2022 – Load King’s Stinger 80-160 Boom Truck is one of the Top 100 New Products of 2022 in “Construction Equipment” magazine.

The Stinger 80-160, which is a continuation of Load King’s innovation in boom truck and lift engineering, is the company’s fifth product to be featured in a CE Magazine’s annual list.

“It’s exciting to see one of our products recognized in the industry yet again this year”, said John Lukow, Senior Vice President, Cranes for Load King. “We’re working hard to build the Load King name and generate awareness of the quality and durability our brand brings to the market.”

The Stinger 80-160 boom truck has a maximum lifting capacity of 160,000 pounds at a 10-foot radius. The all-new, six-section, full power, 160-foot main boom features a double-keel formed design that allows for a lighter, stronger boom than the four-plate it replaced. The crane has two single stage extend cylinders that provide for two different operating modes: one focused on stability, and the other on structural capacity, making a better chart throughout.

The Stinger 80-160 has a bi-fold lattice swing-away jib for a maximum tip height of 228 feet and offsets to 20 and 40 degrees. The crane can also be configured with a remote control and basket on both main boom and jib. Operators welcome the new LK-1 control system with Select Speed. This allows the operator to customize the crane controls to suit the situation.

“I am very pleased to receive this award from Construction Equipment Magazine”, said Fred Ross, CEO of Custom Truck One Source. “We’re proud of the work we’ve done, reviving the Stinger Crane line and seeing our efforts recognized by the industry is great validation of that work.”

Since 1991, CE Magazine’s Top 100 New Products list has been the longest-running, and most respected award program of its industry. Each year, CE Magazine editors evaluate products that demonstrate innovation, productivity, efficiency, and safety.

For more information about the Stinger 80-160 and the full line of Load King cranes visit www.loadkingmfg.com.


For decades Load King has been producing first-class heavy equipment. Cutting-edge innovation and engineering excellence make us the market leader. Load King is a vital part of the Custom Truck One Source family of brands, offering standard and custom trailers, vocational equipment, and a full line of boom trucks and truck cranes. For more information, please visit Load King’s website: www.loadkingmfg.com.


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