Lift Your Bottom Line: NexStar™ Crane Management System Technology

The power to get more done -- total proportional control in the palm of your hand.

With Auto Crane® and the patented NexStar crane management system you don't have to sacrifice safety for speed or precision for productivity. It delivers 100% proportional control in every function, with 100% power even when using multiple functions simultaneously. Stop overloads. Take guesswork and operator field calculations out of the equation.

NexStar System

How it's put together sets NexStar apart

NexStar is an easy to use integration of advanced components delivering the highest level of performance and safety ever achieved in service crane control.

The rugged multifunction remote control transmitter is 70% lighter than pistol grip handhelds. The NexStar interface receiver LCD clearly displays more crane/load information in readable English -- no codes to memorize or look up.

At the heart of the fully-proportional control is the exclusive Hydraulic Valve Bank. It delivers 100% hydraulic flow power for every crane function on command, every time. No split flow, no slowing down when an operator adds a function.

NexStar means full control, at full power, for every function -- from top speed to precise load control

Field-proven NexStar delivers more operational control.

NexStar keeps operators safer and better informed

  • Integrated tri-axis boom and truck chassis angle sensors prevent crane use when parked at unsafe levels/grades
  • Automatic crane stop at 100% rated capacity (while still allowing boom up, boom retraction and grounding the load), ensuring the safety of people, equipment and loads*
  • NexStar LCD screen displays load/crane messages in clear language -- no codes, no guesswork about boom pressure-angle-load, battery status, load alerts and more -- to keep the job running smoothly and safely
  • LED boom-mounted indicator/warning light provides added in-operation load handling awareness
  • Stowable transmitter prevents unauthorized crane use when not in service

*Standard safety feature of all Auto Crane service cranes


NexStar II FM wireless remote control system

  • 100% proportional control
  • Full-featured 12-button handheld transmitter is IP66 rated and CE certified (up to 100 hours crane operation on two AA batteries, not included)
  • Receiver with large-format LCD diagnostic/status message screen
  • Integrated hydraulic valve bank
  • Boom-mounted LED crane status light
  • Tri-axis boom/truck level crane load management sensors
  • Optional transmitter with cable for tethered remote control
  • Use with: HC-6   HC-7   HC-8   8406H   HC-9   HC-10   HC-12   HC-14

NexStar I FM wireless remote control system

  • 100% proportional control
  • Compact 8-button handheld transmitter is IP66 rated and CE certified (up to 100 hours crane operation on two AA batteries, not included)
  • Receiver with large-format LCD diagnostic/status message screen
  • Integrated hydraulic valve bank
  • Boom-mounted LED crane status light
  • Tri-axis boom/truck level crane load management sensors
  • Use with: 3203EH  4004EH 

NexStar I tethered remote control

  • 100% proportional control
  • Compact 8-button handheld transmitter is IP66 rated and CE certified
  • Receiver with LED diagnostic panel
  • Integrated hydraulic valve bank
  • Use with: 3203EH  4004EH 

NexStar upgrade kits

Contact Customer Service to find out if a NexStar Upgrade Kit is available to retrofit your Auto Crane service crane.
800-777-2760 | 918-438-2760
info@autocrane.com