Hyster is launching a range of empty container handlers that enable double handling capabilities for any empty container.
The H8-11XM-ECD9 series, which sees five new models replacing the H18-23XM-12EC range, were on display this week at TOC Europe 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from June 27 to 29.
With a capacity of 11 tonnes, the largest of the range, the H11XM-ECD9, can cope with 40ft reefers carrying refrigeration units on the same side causing a severe offset load.
Jan-Willem van den Brand, director, Big Truck Product Strategy and Solutions, Hyster, said, “With a capacity of 11 tonnes, it offers significant productivity advantages, as empty containers nowadays regularly exceed a tare weight of 5 tonnes, particularly reefers with wet floors.
“The size and number of reefers are growing around the world. This lift truck offers more flexibility so operators don’t have to handle 40ft reefers separately, saving throughput time.
Hyster has been a key player in the growing ’empty’ market for many years and has further improved the product to help reduce the cost per container moved.”
TOC Europe visitors were able to try a virtual reality simulator at the Hyster stand which provided an immersive 3D experience of using a 3 ton Fortens counterbalance lift truck in the harsh conditions it has been developed for. The simulator had the same seat as featured on the model plus the same pedals, steering wheel, CANBus and hydraulic controls.
“Most Hyster Big Trucks have some sort of customized engineering, because every operation is different. Hyster creates solutions that efficiently overcome specific challenges.
With a full range of handling equipment suitable for ports and terminals, from ship to port-side store, Hyster offers support globally via its network of strong partners,” added van den Brand.
June 30, 2017