Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Hyster launches new reach truck range


Hyster has launched a new reach truck designed to lift loads up to 12.5 metres with a new mast design and a modular operator compartment.

Robert O’Donoghue, senior product strategy leader, NMHG, said: “The new Hyster Reach Truck offers faster lifting and lowering speeds and improved residual capacity with reduced friction between the mast stages. Some operations may find that they can specify a smaller truck where a larger one may have been required previously.”

The truck, which offers travel speeds of up to 14 km per hour and a lift speed of 0.8 metres per second, has been trialled in a number of operations, including DHL and Renault Trucks.

Two mast types are available. Residual capacity is maintained to greater heights thanks to a patented channel mast design and visibility is improved through reduced total channel width. The overall height truck can be lower for travelling under doors and onto trailers for example.

Using common components across the Hyster range helps to improve the maintenance servicing of the equipment. Common features used on Hyster counterbalance trucks and the Hyster reach truck will allow operators to easily transfer between different types of vehicle.

To help enhance speed and accuracy, an optional laser positioning system shines a beam of light onto the racking when a load is raised above free lift (around 2m).