Hyster updates heavy-duty lift-truck range


Hyster has announced it has updated its most wide-ranging capacity lift-truck series. The H8-16XM range of heavy-duty vehicles have improved visibility, durability, handling and transportation features, including a completely new mast and carriage.

The innovative mast design is reported to offer added strength, and the intelligent design has increased the residual capacity on each truck by at least 400kg for the side shift pin type carriage. The new range of two-stage masts, and extended range of pin or hook type carriages, are available on the H8-12XM-6, H13-16XM-6 and H10XM-12 models.

“With a wide range of options and attachments, these trucks can be customized for the needs of any type of application, such as metal handling, construction materials or paper handling,” said Chris van de Werdt, product strategy manager, EMEA, Big Trucks, at Hyster Europe.

“Now, operators can look through and over the carriage which helps provide ideal levels of visibility for ground level and lorry bed height maneuvers.”

The closed mast height has been lowered and there is also the option to increase the forward tilt of the mast to 27° for transport, instead of the standard 15° tilt. This can further reduce the height of the mast by up to 310mm for ease of transport. With the entire range less than 2.55m wide, road transportation in Europe is simplified.

Efficient, clean engine
The Stage IV-compliant Cummins engines produce lower emissions and offer excellent fuel economy, significantly reducing lifetime costs. They also feature performance optimization features, such as cooling on demand, load sensing hydraulics (power on demand), RPM management and alternate engine idle speed to help further reduce the total fuel consumption in most tough applications.

Lifetime costs are kept low with easy service access and Hyster Europe has focused on scheduled maintenance to prevent unplanned downtime. A low oil temperature of a maximum 88°C reduces the risk of experiencing brittle components, like hoses and seals.

As there are only two hydraulic hoses over the mast regardless of the number of functions required on the carriage, the risk of hydraulic leakage is also reduced. A 10,000 hours oil service interval, subject to oil sampling, is recommended.

There are also many new options. For example, to optimize visibility at night, four mast mounted work lights are now available, rather than two mounted on the fender, and a rear-view camera can be added.

“These trucks are built for extreme ambient temperatures from -18° up to 50° for the diverse and challenging needs of heavy industry anywhere in the world,” added Van de Werdt.

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