Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Hyster’s new mast design for improved visibility

Hyster has redeveloped the mast on its 2-3.5 tonne ICE and electric forklifts for better fork visibility.

“We have maximised fork visibility to help drive operator productivity and minimise damage to goods and equipment,” said product marketing manager David Rowell.

It has optimised the 180 degree panoramic field of vision by enlarging the window through the mast, increasing the distance between the channels by 50 per cent or more, and repositioning the chains and hose routings.

The new masts are available on the H2.0-3.5FT ICE and J2.2-3.5XN electrics on pneumatic profile tyres, as well as the S2.0-3.5FT and E2.2-3.5XN compact cushion tyre series.

“Mast lowering speeds have also increased with these changes,” said Rowell. “Tests have shown that it is possible to handle two extra loads per hour, per truck. Across a fleet, this can lead to significant productivity improvements.”