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Load King Stinger 80-160 receives 2022 Top 100 New Products award

Nov. 30, 2022
The Kansas-based manufacturer's vehicle is the fifth of the company's products to be awarded for its innovation

Load King's Stinger 80-160 Boom Truck is one of the Top 100 New Products of 2022 in "Construction Equipment" magazine. Load King, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Custom Truck One Source.

Since 1991, CE Magazine’s Top 100 New Products list has been the longest-running award program of its industry. Each year, CE Magazine editors evaluate products from previous months that demonstrate innovation, productivity, efficiency, and safety. In particular, evaluators are also looking for items that exhibit a forward progression in terms of new technology, product lines, or improvements to previously-established products that increase its competitiveness.

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 won recognition in the Lifting & Material handling category and has a maximum lifting capacity of 160,000 lb. at a 10-foot radius. The all-new, six-section, full-power, 160-ft. main boom features a double-keel formed design that allows for a lighter, stronger boom. 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.

Additionally, the vehicle has a bi-fold lattice swing-away jib for a maximum tip height of 228 ft. and offsets to 20 and 40 degrees. The crane can also be configured with a remote control and basket on both the main boom and jib with the LK-1 control system and Select Speed, allowing the operator to customize the crane controls to suit the situation.

Finally, Load King has reported that the Stinger 80-160 can reach highway speeds and takes no longer than 10 minutes to set up.

“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.”

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