A compact and reliable IC fork lift with the power to handle the toughest jobs

The most compact IC forklift truck series in the Hyster Fortens range, the H1.6-2.0FT is designed for demanding indoor and outdoor applications, providing a low cost of ownership.

Available with Fortens or Fortens Advance configurations and a 2.6L diesel or 2.0L LPG engine, these are tough and reliable forklift trucks suited to the most intense 24 hour logistics and distribution operations.

Hyster H1.6-2.0FT Diesel and LPG Counterbalanced Fork Lift Truck Highlights:

  • A robust chassis and high strength mast design optimises capacity retention at high lifts with excellent visibility and rigidity
  • Choose either Electronic Powershift or DuraMatch™ transmissions:
    • The standard Fortens model features an Electronic Powershift Transmission
    • The Fortens Advance models feature the DuraMatch™ transmission which manages truck deceleration & direction changes, contributing to extending brake and tyre life and preventing transmission wear
  • All powertrains are controlled, protected and managed by the Pacesetter VSM™ industrial onboard computer featuring a CANbus communications network. This system permits adjustment of the truck’s performance, in addition to monitoring key functions, enabling quick, easy diagnostics, minimising repair downtime and unnecessary parts swapping
  • The fully isolated powertrain uses elastomeric mounts to minimise noise and vibration in challenging operations, and the full floating design of the drive axle enhances dependability and reliability for a longer service life
  • Hassle-Free hydraulic systems featuring Leak-free O-ring face seal fittings enhance reliability and non-mechanical, Hall-Effect sensors and switches are designed to outlast the life of the truck
  • The maintenance free Hyster Stability Mechanism (HSM) enhances lateral stability without compromising uneven surface travel
  • An innovative operator compartment design offers easy driver access, excellent all-round visibility and conveniently located controls
  • Complete cowl-to-counterweight service access contributes to rapid, efficient maintenance. Simplified layout of wiring and hydraulics offers greater access to components, which decreases service time for unscheduled repairs and regular maintenance
  • To match the performance to the application there are a number of options including advanced hydraulic and cooling system options


ModelModel DesignationLoad Capacity (kg)Load Centre (mm)Lift Height (mm)EngineTransmission
H1.6FTFortens16005005500Yanmar 2.6L Diesel / PSI 2.0L LPGElectronic Powershift 1-speed
H1.8FTFortens18005005500Yanmar 2.6L Diesel / PSI 2.0L LPGElectronic Powershift 1-speed
H2.0FTSFortens20005005500Yanmar 2.6L Diesel / PSI 2.0L LPGElectronic Powershift 1-speed
H1.6FTFortens Advance16005005500Yanmar 2.6L Diesel / PSI 2.0L LPGDuraMatch™ 1-speed
H1.8FTFortens Advance18005005500Yanmar 2.6L Diesel / PSI 2.0L LPGDuraMatch™ 1-speed
H2.0FTSFortens Advance20005005500Yanmar 2.6L Diesel / PSI 2.0L LPGDuraMatch™ 1-speed


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