Capacity8,000 lbs (3,628 kg) at 6.6 ft (2.0 m)
Rating53,000 ft-lb (7.32 t-m)
Length30 ft (9.14 m) fully extended
Weight1,870 lb (848 kg)
ChassisClass 5 (19,500 GVWR)
BodyTitan 38 or Titan 50
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Features and Benefits of the HC-8x Crane

  • Get the most lift capacity with one of the lightest 30′ 8,000 lb cranes on the market
    • Save valuable payload on your class 5 truck

Crane ModelRating (ft-lbs)Max Capacity (lbs)Capacity @ 60° at Max Reach (lbs)Boom Length (ft)Weight (lbs)
Auto Crane HC-8x53,0008,0002,89530.01,870
Competitor A52,0007,5002,36030.02,400
Competitor B47,0007,5002,65030.51,850
Competitor C38,000
Competitor D43,0008,0002,570**29.12,150

*Only in “supplement” mode for 30 seconds

** Class 6 chassis

  • Hexagonal boom is made of high strength steel
    • Allows 30′ reach with only 165 lbs of added weight over the base model 20′ HC-8 crane
    • Less side-to-side play of nested sections
  • Automatic overload protection system
    • Keeps people, equipment, and loads safer
  • Full, non-continuous worm-gear rotation
    • Stronger rotation design
    • 450° movement for maximum versatility in lifting
  • +75° to -12° boom elevation
    • Greater work area capability with maximum range of working angle limits
  • Dual zone capacity
    • Allows more lifting off the back of Class 5 truck
  • 2 year warranty
    • All parts are covered unlike the competition which typically only cover the parts they manufacture for the warranty period
    • Read more about our warranty

ns3-eyes-on-loadFeatures and Benefits of NexStar™ Models

  • NexStar wireless remote offers the traditional proportional trigger or the new proportional joystick control
    • Proportional trigger allows control of multiple crane functions simultaneously with one trigger speed
    • Proportional joysticks allow up to four crane functions to run at different speeds for total control over the load
    • Either mode allows easy operation of the remote with one hand while keeping eyes on the task
  • Level sensors monitor the angle of the truck and crane with the NexStar remote system on a Titan® crane body
    • Prevents operation in unsafe, unlevel conditions
  • Automatic stop at 100% load capacity
    • Keeps people, equipment, and loads safer
  • Adjustable max speed ranges; 100%, 75%, 50% and 25%
    • Enables adjustment of max speed from fast positioning to fine control for aligning the load in tight positions
  • The NexStar wireless remote system receiver displays load-monitoring and diagnostic readouts in plain English
    • No codes to look-up or memorize; operator views precise percentage load capacity
  • NexStar available with either tethered or fully-featured wireless remote options
    • Your choice for preferred control method
  • Transmitter is weather tight (IP66 rated) and CE certified
    • Sealed from dust, oil and water for maximum durability
  • Learn more about NexStar technology

Class 5 – 16,001–19,500 pounds (7,258–8,845 kg) GVWR

Resistance Bending Moment (RBM)

510,000 in-lbs (57.62 kN-m)

Hydraulic Requirements

8 gpm (30 l/min) at 2,750 psi (190 bar)


NexStar 3 wireless (tether option, proportional)

Hoist Type

Hydraulic (planetary gear)


1,867 lb (847 kg)

Stowed Boom Length

15′ 3/8″ (4.58 m)

Extended Boom Length

30′ 0″ (9.14 m)


25.5” (0.65 m)


36.75” (0.93 m)

Base Plate Dimensions

16.75″ x 16.75″ (0.43 m x 0.43 m)

Single Line Speed

55 ft/min (16.8 m/min)


95 ft (28.96 m) of 3/8″ (9.52 mm) aircraft quality cable


ANSI B30.5, OSHA 1910.180


2 year warranty

HC-8x Flyer
HC-8x NexStar III Manual
Crane Accessories
Crane Warranty

479000003 – HC-8x with NexStar 3 wireless control
366823966 – Tether cable
715064010 – Boom support

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