address fuel efficient handling in ports at this year’s Greenport Congress in
Amsterdam, taking place from 11-13 October
“Ports, hinterland operations and inland
terminals can all benefit from the fuel savings offered by the latest
generation of fuel efficient lift trucks and container handlers,” says Rainer
Marian, Big Trucks Sales Director for Hyster. “The environmental benefits are
supporting a lower cost of operation. We call it profitable low emissions and
the technology is here today.”
Fuel efficient reachstackers
For container handling, the latest Hyster®
ReachStacker features the new Cummins QSL9 Stage IV engine and Hyster® technologies that are proven
to offer significant fuel savings in real life container handling applications.
“The Hyster® ReachStacker uses
up to 25 percent less fuel compared to previous models. This could be more than
4 litres per hour,” says Rainer. “These savings add up very quickly across a
fleet, even more so when fuel prices start to rise.”
are 12 models in the Hyster® ReachStacker series offering rapid
lifting speeds and providing good stacking capabilities three rows deep, with
options to stack six containers high. The RS46-41L CH for example offers
46,000kg load capacity in the first row, 41,000kg in the second and 23,000 in
the third to enable maximum flexibility.
Hyster® RS46-41L CH has an on-demand cooling system and a load
sensing hydraulic system that allows the engine to run at lower speeds,
extending the life of hydraulic oil and components.
Fuel efficient lift trucks
savings are a byproduct of the company’s approach to meeting the Stage IV /
Tier 4 final (T4f) emissions legislation, which all Hyster trucks above 8 tonne
lift capacity now adhere to. Container
handling operations and many stevedoring applications handling timber, metal,
paper or other products are already seeing these benefits by using Hyster®
“Fuel efficiency runs throughout our
entire range of smaller IC trucks and the tough, zero emissions electric trucks
already available,” says Rainer.
“However, electrified heavy capacity Hyster trucks, which can offer
ICE-equivalent performance, are also already in development.”
In 2016, Hyster showed
that it was at the forefront of environmental technologies by previewing a new,
unique high-voltage lithium-ion battery powered 8 tonne electric forklift. Achieving 100% charge in just two hours, this
tough electric truck is ideal for most normal paper, timber and steel
applications, giving businesses a durable solution without impacting productivity,
while also providing zero emissions and quieter operations.
Big electric trucks
In May 2017,
Hyster announced that the scale of electric powered vehicles is about to take a
giant leap. Terminals are expected to be able to electrify their Big Truck fleets
and produce zero emissions, while achieving full shift performance comparable
to a diesel-powered truck in the near future. A 52-tonne capacity
Hyster® laden container handling truck with an electric motor will
shortly be entering the test phase.
high-voltage big electric trucks are expected to support continuous operation
with operator-friendly re-charge, or quick H2 (hydrogen fuel) refill options.
Efficiency of connected machines
While ports wait for these technologies to be
commercially available, smart terminals are already able to boost their
efficiency and save money by analysing truck usage data, restricting truck
access and controlling daily checks. Hyster Tracker is a telematics system that
can help identify under or over-utilised equipment, by truck, fleet or
location. Hour meter, cost of
operation, periodic maintenance, fault codes and impacts can all be tracked and
additional functionality includes operator access control.
drive down fuel or power costs, the idle shutdown function can also be set to
power off a truck after a pre-determined amount of time. Operator Pre-shift Checklist Tracking is also possible, providing the
quickest way to determine any issues with a truck so that downtime is
For more information visit www.hyster.eu, or visit the Hyster stand at Greenports in
Amsterdam, 11-13 October 2017.