August 2021

New Hyster UT Series 4-5t forklifts target driver comfort and low total cost of ownership

A new range of the Hyster® UT Series is being introduced to Australasia and the Asia-Pacific, to provide enhanced driver comfort and a low total cost of ownership for the forklift operator.

August 2021

New Hyster UT Series 4-5t forklifts target driver comfort and low total cost of ownership

New Hyster® UT Series 4,000-5,000 kg Counterbalance forklift for use outdoors and indoors

A new range of the Hyster® UT Series is being introduced to Australasia and the Asia-Pacific, to provide enhanced driver comfort and a low total cost of ownership for the forklift operator.

The new H4.0-5.0UT internal combustion counterbalance pneumatic tyre forklifts, with lift capacities from 4,000-5,000kg, complement the broader range of Hyster UT Series forklifts in providing cost-effective performance for everyday materials handling tasks.

“The H4.0-5.0UT range features the toughness and backup Hyster is known for globally, with simple and easy to use features that are catered to utility applications, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership,” says Mr Cornelius Tan, Area Business Director, Asia, Hyster-Yale Group.

“Industries that may sometimes have low intensity applications – such as food and beverage, frozen produce, manufacturing, distribution and truck and transport – don’t need the advanced features as compared to 24/7 operations, but they still need a high quality forklift with outstanding sales and service backup, which is what Hyster can deliver, through its dealership network,” says Mr Tan.

“The Hyster H4.0-5.0UT range delivers an ideal solution to utility materials handling needs, without compromising on performance,” he says.

Driver-focused features

The new H4.0-5.0UT forklifts – in 4,000kg, 4,500kg or 5,000kg models – have a number of features to further enhance driver comfort, visibility and ease of operation, including:

  • A small diameter steering wheel with adjustable steer column. The 300mm steering wheel is easy to manipulate, responsive, with optimum manoeuvrability when working in confined spaces. The ideally positioned steering wheel allows up to 8 degrees of tilt adjustment, to suit a variety of different operators.
  • A high-strength profiled steel overhead guard to provide enhanced operator protection and structural reliability.
  • Excellent through-mast visibility of the load and the operator’s forward field of view, which optimises comfort, safety and productivity.
  • A large access area for service and repairs, including large access space to the engine compartment to minimise downtime when servicing the forklift.
  • A suspension seat for excellent comfort.
  • Interchangeable components, including overlaps with other forklifts in the same range, which further optimises maintenance and spare parts inventories.
  • Improved lift speed, which enhances productivity.

Features of the new H4.0-5.0UT series. From top left, moving clockwise, small diameter steering wheel, high-strength overhead guard, large access area for service and repairs, and excellent through-mast visibility

The new machines’ value proposition – “Meets the Need. Makes the Move.” – relates to customers who prefer simple and easy to use functionality features, with proven materials handling solutions backed by a supplier that they can trust, together with a reputable dealership service network extending across Asia Pacific, which includes Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Korea and Taiwan.

Simple serviceability and low cost of ownership

The use of high quality, robust components, and an efficient system of filtration and cooling helps contribute to optimizing operations and reducing wear and tear. This, together with the fast availability of cost-effective replacement parts, reduces service maintenance requirements and costs.

“Due to the simplicity of components and specifications, servicing can be carried out swiftly and cost-effectively. Large access areas combined with simple, interchangeable components across the product range further optimises maintenance and minimises total cost of ownership,” says Ben Newey, Hyster-Yale Group Vice-President Sales, API (Asia, Pacific and India).

Strong distributor network

Hyster already has a strong and long-established professional dealer and service network extending across Asia-Pacific. This strength is in turn backed by Hyster globally, which has been building relationships and partnering with customers, suppliers, dealers, and employees over many decades.

The new Hyster UT series range embodies the quality features that have been at the heart of the Hyster brand for nearly 90 years, including intelligent design, product testing, quality of manufacturing, quality of suppliers and environmental emphasis.

Rather than offer one-size-fits-all solutions, the UT Series philosophy opens a discussion with customers to ask, “What are your specific needs and what are your operating hours on a daily basis?”

“Then our established Asia-Pacific dealer network can bring their extensive expertise to deliver cost-effective, quality solutions for each individual customer,” says Mr Tan.

For Information about Hyster-Yale Asia-Pacific, please contact:

Natalie Allatt
Regional Marketing Officer, Asia-Pacific
Hyster-Yale Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd

Mobile: +61 403 469 424
T +61 2 9795 3810

Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., designs, engineers, manufactures, sells and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names. Subsidiaries of Hyster-Yale Group include Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, an alternative-power technology company focused on fuel-cell stacks and engines, and Bolzoni S.p.A., a leading worldwide producer of attachments, forks and lift tables under the Bolzoni®, Auramo® and Meyer® brand names. Hyster-Yale also has significant joint ventures in Japan (Sumitomo NACCO) and in China (Hyster-Yale Maximal). Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,700 people worldwide.

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