Press Release


GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2022) — The Hyster® J155-190XNL, a high-capacity lift truck series powered by an integrated lithium-ion battery pack, is a winner of the prestigious 2021 GOOD DESIGN Award. The truck is the first sit-down counterbalanced lift truck in the 15,500-to-19,000-pound load capacity range powered by a factory integrated 350-volt lithium-ion battery, offering a zero-emission alternative with performance comparable to the internal combustion engines typically used in high-capacity applications.

“Heavy-duty operations have traditionally relied on lift trucks powered by either propane or diesel engines, but increasingly stringent government legislation and the market’s greater focus on environmental sustainability are making electric equipment an increasingly appealing option for many,” says Martin Boyd, Vice President, Product Planning and Solutions, Hyster Company. “The J155-190XNL makes lithium-ion power accessible to a greater range of customers and operations, providing the high performance they expect while simultaneously supporting their initiatives for carbon footprint reductions.”
The lithium-ion battery pack offers consistent power delivery throughout the charge, with no performance degradation as battery life declines. The sealed lithium-ion battery pack requires no regular maintenance, offers a longer battery life than lead-acid batteries and can fully charge in less than 90 minutes. Truck operators can also opportunity charge the battery for short periods of time whenever convenient, which can help increase truck run time.

The J155-190XNL can work in both indoor and outdoor applications, designed for the demanding duty cycles of industries like lumber, automotive, metals, paper and more. The ability to work in a range of conditions helps operations maintain a lean lift truck fleet by preventing the need for extra lift trucks used only for certain environments.

The J155-190XNL series is part of the Hyster lineup of factory-integrated lithium-ion lift trucks, drawing on the company’s decades-long history of developing electric options. That lineup also includes trucks with even higher capacities, up to 36,000 pounds, and models that re-imagine the traditional counterbalanced lift truck design to take advantage of the lighter, smaller size of a lithium-ion battery, producing a more spacious operator compartment, lower truck weight and center of gravity, and more.

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For more than seven decades since its inception, The Chicago Athenaeum continues the organization of the program to create a revived awareness about contemporary design and to honor both products and industry leaders in design and manufacturing that have chartered new directions and pushed the envelope for competitive products in the world marketplace.
GOOD DESIGN® is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide.

About Hyster-Yale Group

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. Hyster-Yale Group 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 world-wide.

Company Contact:
Melissa Cashwell
Hyster Company

Media Contact:
Dan Gauss