16th February 2012,
HYSTER BIG TRUCKS
Changing more than just the way you work
With a heritage stretching back more than 80 years, Hyster
forklifts have played an important role in helping shape – and shift –
successful businesses across Australia and around the world.
Hyster® Big Trucks are an integral part of that heritage and
today, Hyster manufactures heavy-duty forklifts with lift capacities from 8 to 52-tonnes.
Innovative, tough and strong, they’re the culmination of decades of research
and development and are engineered to excel in even the harshest conditions.
At home performing a wide range of tasks at mine sites
across Australia, a key application for Hyster Big Trucks is the removal and
replacement of mining truck tyres. Weighing as much as 15-tonnes each, these
massive tyres present a huge logistical challenge to maintenance staff whenever
they need scheduled replacement or roadside repair.
The Hyster solution
Using a specialist tyre handling attachment that integrates
fully with the forklift’s controls, a Hyster Big Truck can rotate, tip and
side-shift a tyre, providing the flexibility needed to align it to the truck
and complete the changing operation without the forklift driver leaving his
Features of this attachment include superior operator visibility;
rugged steel frame and rigid arm construction; heavy duty rotator with 360°
continuous action; forward tipping pad design that sets the tyre down flat;
internal hoses to prevent damage; unitised control valve with individual test
points for fast fault diagnosis; the thinnest profile arms for hard-to-access
tyres and the ability to handle tyres ranging from 1.6 to 4.1m in diameter and
up to 1.885m wide.
The safety implications of this fully automated solution
cannot be overstated; neither can the benefits to mining truck utilisation
times. Both combine to reduce workshop or roadside repair risks while getting
the truck moving again as quickly as possible has a direct affect on bottom
Big Truck benefits
Attachments aside, Hyster Big Trucks incorporate a range of
benefits that make them top performers. These include a driver's 'Vista' cab
with advanced ergonomics, a unique tyre saver axle design, easy serviceability,
low emissions, high reliability, Power-on-Demand hydraulics and fast lifting
for maximum productivity.
To find out more
about Hyster Big Trucks and how they can benefit your business, with or without
attachments, contact your Hyster dealer today.