Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Hyster makes lifting easier

Hyster has launched a pallet truck with supplementary lift designed to assist with manual handling when picking or replenishing stock at low levels.

The Hyster P2.0HL pedestrian pallet truck includes additional lift of up to 780mm, equivalent to the operator’s waist height, which makes it possible to raise a Euro pallet to the desired height with less risk to the operator’s back.

Robert O’Donoghue, senior product strategy manager for Hyster Warehouse Products, said: “Hyster has recently been producing a greater number of custom designed pallet trucks with supplementary lift.  The increased attention to operator focused solutions has led to a rise in demand and we are now offering the model as standard.”

The truck is based on Hyster’s latesthigh performance and energy efficient P1.8-2.2 range.

The P2.0HL is a dual lift model with a 2,000kg capacity on the load arms and 700kg on the forks which elevate to approximately 780mm (800mm top of the pallet).

The tiller head offers good grip and all directional, speed and lifting controls within easy reach, meaning the operator doesn’t need to remove their hands while moving.

Other features include a dash display with Multifunctional Display Indicator (MDI) displaying hour meter and battery discharge readings and a large, easily accessible, emergency disconnect button.