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Hyster to Feature Popular ReachStacker at TOC Americas in Panama

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (October 12, 2015) – Hyster Company announced today that it will be attending TOC Americas 2015 in Panama October 13 – 15 (put on by TOC Worldwide). Hyster produces the popular RS45-31 ReachStacker which is used by port customers to help increase capacity and productivity, while reducing total cost of ownership and supporting forward-thinking environmental goals. The engines used in the Hyster® ReachStacker, developed in conjunction with Cummins, have been right-sized to lower fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, while remaining powerful enough to deliver the hoist speeds and capacity necessary to move heavy port loads, easily and efficiently.

“Hyster® big trucks play a critical role in moving cargo through ports across the country and the world,” said Brett Schemerhorn, President of Big Truck Americas for Hyster. “The ReachStacker has been a key component to our port customers’ strategies of driving productivity, while reducing environmental impact. Many of these customers are asking us how we can help them improve turn-around times, which will continue to play a critical role in their long-term success. We will be showcasing how Hyster ReachStackers for container handling can help them achieve their desired improvements.”

The Hyster® RS45-31 ReachStacker offers more flexibility and is available in both container handling (CH) and intermodal handling (IH) versions for high density container stacking applications, up to five-high and three-rows deep. The truck is designed to achieve maximum space utilization on container terminals, thanks to outstanding maneuverability, and superior handling. Other features include class leading lifting speeds for maximum productivity, sliding ComforCab™ II for outstanding comfort and all-around visibility, and high-performance powertrain with a built-in protection system.

Hyster ReachStackers are capable of stacking containers five- or six-high in the first row, and have a first-row capacity of 101,000 lbs. at four-high. They also feature an integrated drivetrain and hydraulic system optimized to deliver the required productivity at low fuel consumption. The integrated powertrain design includes engine and transmission protection from excessive temperatures and pressures and a torque derate strategy resulting in enhanced durability and dependable performance. Tier 4 engines also have an emission reduction package that includes cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system for nitrogen oxide reduction.

This long-term durability of right-sized Tier 4 engines has recently been validated through rigorous tear-down testing by Cummins. The disassembly and in-depth examination of the engine at close to 10,000 operating hours revealed the major components, fuel system, turbocharger and block to be in near-perfect condition after three years of operation in a heavy duty application, suggesting that these engines could complete 20,000 hours of operation before an engine overhaul might be needed. Minimal maintenance requirements and durability over time further enhance the trucks repair and replacement lifecycle, and have a direct and positive impact on total cost of ownership.

“Being a global supplier to the port industry has helped Hyster deepen its relationships with customers and prospects to understand their unique preferences and requirements, and ultimately create and deliver the optimum products for their needs,” stated Schemerhorn. “And with a global network of expert dealers, customers have access to professional technicians, industry-leading equipment and experienced consulting solutions – everything needed to help achieve increased capacity and productivity.”

The Hyster® ReachStacker will be featured at TOC Americas 2015 in Panama City, Panama, October 13-15. In addition, Hyster® dealer representatives from Columbia, Argentina, Panama, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Ecuador, the U.S. and the Caribbean will be attending the event.

About TOC Worldwide
TOC Worldwide has provided the market-leading conference and exhibition forums for the global port and terminal industries and their customers. Taking place each year in the world’s four key shipping hubs – Europe, Middle East, Americas and Asia – each TOC is now a complete container supply chain event for its region, bringing together cargo owners, logistics providers, carriers, ports, terminals and other key members of the container supply chain to learn, debate, network and foster new business solutions.

About Hyster Company
Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company (www.hyster.com) is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

Hyster Company is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and its subsidiaries employ approximately 5,500 people world-wide.