W45ZHD Pallet Truck
W45ZHD Pallet Truck
W45ZHD Pallet Truck
W45ZHD Electric Pallet Truck
W45ZHD Electric Pallet Truck

Walkie Low Lift Pallet Truck



Designed to be tough, the walkie pallet truck series is also intelligent. Its exceptional maneuverability, ergonomics and performance stems from innovative design and engineering. With a vast array of option combinations and standard features, the W45ZHD2 ensures that operators are moving loads as safely, quickly and efficiently as possible at every stage of pallet handling.

  • Strength and durability
  • Low cost of operation
  • Built for comfort
  • Enhanced productivity
  • Beverage delivery options
Industry Sector

‐ Food Distribution and Processing
‐ Beverage
‐ Cold & Frozen Foods
‐ Agriculture
‐ Warehouse & 3PL
‐ Wholesale Distribution
‐ Chemicals & Plastics
‐ Auto & Transport MFG
‐ Building Materials
‐ General MFG
‐ Retail & E-Commerce (DC/fulfillment)
‐ Retail Store Operations
‐ Health & Pharma
‐ Auto Parts Distribution
‐ Furniture & Furnishings

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This model and others are available for immediate purchase at select Hyster dealer locations. We stocked our dealers with our most popular lift truck models so you can add to your fleet without delay.


Performance by the pallet

On the job every day.


The W45ZHD2 combines a heavy duty steel drive frame with a highly engineered drive unit casting, making this one of the heaviest drive unit frames in the industry. Optimally placed as the backbone of the truck, the two create the strongest drive end in its category. The heavy duty casting replaces fabricated components for increased strength and durability, and concentrates all of the forces of the truck to an intelligent, highly engineered component.

Low cost of operation

The W45ZHD2 walkie is designed with durable and easily serviceable components to help save you money.

  • Heavy-duty torsion bar provides a more uniform loading of pins and linkage rods, reducing wear and tear.
  • Thickest bronze bushings available provide the most contact area, resulting in improved distribution of force and increased service life.
  • Steel drive frame enhances stability and durability, decreasing service costs and damage to loads.
  • Optional casters are reinforced with heavy-duty casting. Coil springs have been replaced with poly block, reducing cost and service requirements.
  • Large, maintenance-free turntable steer bearings distribute and handle driving and steering forces better than small taper bearings, lowering cost of ownership.
  • AC traction motor is maintenance-free and external speed sensor is easy to access, reducing cost of maintenance.
Built for comfort

Our intelligently designed ergonomics make the W45ZHD2 walkie pallet truck easier and more comfortable to operate from the mid-mounted, shortened handle to the vertically mounted drive motor assembly.

  • Tiller has a light hold down effort. Little exertion is needed by the operator to move the handle to the run zone and easily maintain its position there.
  • Mid-mounted control handle placement has been designed to balance the constraints of steer effort, visibility and maneuverability.
  • Large turntable bearing and standard rubber tire reduce the force required to turn the steer tire. The less energy the operator must use to steer the truck, the more efficiently the pallet will be moved.
Enhanced productivity

Hyster Intelligent Lift™ enables the operator to start transporting the pallet before the unit is at full lift. The W45ZHD2 equipped with this option will automatically lift the pallet to maximum fork height without having to continually hold the lift button. As a result of the simultaneous action of lifting and traveling, cycle times are reduced by up to 25%.

Turtle Function – When the handle is in the run zone, and the turtle functionality is selected, the W45ZHD2 latches into turtle mode, giving the operator greater confidence in congested applications. When the handle is in the upper brake zone, the operator can press and hold the turtle button to maneuver the truck. This minimizes the truck profile, improving maneuverability.


Hyster understands the daily challenges that delivery drivers face trying to get product from the trailer to the store. It is with this in mind, that we developed the Direct Store Delivery (DSD) package for the W45ZHD2.

The industry exclusive, patented design of the DSD handle allows the operator full command of the truck’s functionality with the handle in the full upright position. One hand throttle activation means the operator can stay safely positioned beside the truck with complete visibility of the end of the lift gate.

A moveable load backrest allows operators to handle loads and pallets of multiple shapes and sizes, while the load retention strap keeps those loads secure.

Model Load Capacity Lift Height Battery Capacity Voltage Weight
W45ZHD 4500lbs 8.4 24V / 208-224Ah | Li-ion 24V / 56-168Ah 624

We would not be where we are today without one of the most professional dealer networks in the industry. We work hard to design and manufacture the best lift trucks, but it is our stellar dealers that bring it all together for you.

Dealers help at every step of the process

  • Understanding your specific lift truck applications
  • Recommending special features to improve your productivity
  • Configuring the proper quotation
  • Helping with financing options when required
  • Prepping your truck for delivery after it leaves our factory
  • Arranging for operator training
  • Providing planned maintenance on your trucks
  • Supporting National Accounts management
  • Providing fleet management services, if needed
  • Providing emergency service and parts
  • Providing rental trucks at short notice
  • Helping determine exactly when to purchase new lift trucks

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