Visitors to the BAUMA trade fair at the Messe München in Munich, Germany, saw how the extensive Hyster® materials handling offerings excel in the most demanding applications, such as the construction and mining sectors.
Handling operations in the mining and construction sectors are open to harsh conditions including extreme temperatures, dust, dirt and uneven terrain. Hyster® trucks for demanding applications, in particular from the 8-16 Tonne series, were displayed on the stand where Hyster was represented with German distributor Zeppelin.
“As well as being rugged and robust, Hyster® trucks are designed to deliver outstanding dependability and low cost of ownership. This is achieved by intelligent design and development, verified by testing products under extreme conditions. Key features of Hyster products, particularly appreciated by users in the construction industry, include rugged chassis and mast designs, excellent cooling, excellent stability and good control, particularly on ramps” says Product Strategy Manager Daniel Heap. “Many configurations are available to meet specific application requirements in every type of operation, with trucks able to be used with a range of specialist attachments.”
Specialist attachments used within the construction, mining and heavy industry sectors were prominently displayed on the stand at BAUMA. Exhibits included H8.0-16.0XM trucks, one fitted with a tyre handling attachment and another with a stone clamp demonstrating to BAUMA visitors how Hyster® equipment has been customised to meet application specific requirements.
A specialist accommodation container handling attachment demonstrated the capabilities of the Hyster Special Project Engineering Department (SPED) team, showing that the extensive Hyster offering meets the most specialist and demanding application requirements.
The extensive range of Hyster® trucks has been developed to suit various types of operation and application.
“Although Hyster has built its reputation on meeting the needs of the most challenging applications, we recognise that different IC trucks are needed to suit different levels of intensity,” says Product Marketing Manager David Rowell. “By matching the right product to the application, Hyster customers can enjoy superior reliability, dependability and a low cost of ownership.”
The Hyster® Fortens® series of IC trucks for example was designed to meet the demands of intensive applications including 24/7 operations and it remains class leading in terms of stamina and endurance in heavy duty applications.
However, not everyone needs such a high specification and, as an alternative for standard use, the Hyster® CT series offers excellent value for less demanding operations, with all the benefits of tough Hyster design, high quality build and outstanding back-up and support.
“The right truck choice can help reduce fuel usage, optimise fleet size or reduce maintenance and day to day operating costs” says Chris van de Werdt, Sales Manager Big Trucks for Hyster Europe.
As a further means to optimise truck usage and reduce operating costs, BAUMA visitors were given the opportunity to preview the new Hyster® Tracker telemetry device, a new fleet management offering from Hyster, which was shown for the first time in Europe at the show.
As well as high capacity forklift trucks for demanding applications within the construction and mining sectors, Hyster offers a comprehensive range of materials handling equipment, from the big trucks including empty container handlers, Hyster® ReachStackers and high capacity forklift trucks, to the lower capacity diesel, LPG and electric powered forklift trucks and various warehouse equipment.
“Intelligently designed trucks from Hyster, combined with extensive services and support capability from a global network of distribution partners offers end-users across the world a powerful package of services and tools to enhance their handling operations” adds Chris van de Werdt.
Held once every three years, BAUMA is the international trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment.
For more information about the full range of Hyster® materials handling equipment available to suit the most demanding operations, please visit www.hyster.eu.