Press Releases

Hyster Demonstrates Commitment to High Performance Solutions

 Permanent link   All Posts

GREENVILLE, N.C. (April 4, 2016) – THINK PERFORMANCE is a top priority for Hyster Company. This unrivaled commitment to deliver a broad range of high performance solutions will be on display in Hyster booth #2927 at MODEX 2016. From hydrogen fuel cell-powered lift trucks, to lithium-ion batteries to the company’s extensive engine options, the Hyster booth will have it all.

The Hyster® E50XN electric lift truck will feature a Nuvera® PowerEdge® hydrogen fuel cell. Nuvera PowerEdge fuel cells provide a clean, safe and efficient power option for electric lift trucks, with water and heat as its only byproducts. Hydrogen powered lift trucks can operate almost continuously, only having to stop periodically to refuel. For operations with onsite hydrogen generation, refueling can be achieved in about three minutes, compared to changing out a battery, which can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. Additionally, operations with onsite hydrogen generation eliminate the need for battery charging rooms and battery storage space, enabling more efficient use of existing space.

For those interested in lithium-ion battery options, the Hyster® W45ZHD walkie pallet truck offers the first UL-recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the lift truck industry. The maintenance free lithium-ion battery is designed to last up to five times longer than traditional lead acid batteries. And the shorter 6-inch battery compartment enhances truck maneuverability in congested areas and tight spaces.

Also on display is the innovative Hyster® H360-36/48HD big truck with Tier 4 Final Cummins QSB 6.7L diesel engine, rated at 168 peak horsepower and mated to a ZF WG 161 3-speed powershift transmission. The H360-36/48HD series with Tier 4 Final engine features an integrated drivetrain with emission reduction package. This package delivers as much as 5% lower fuel consumption over Tier 4 Interim engines and includes cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) with a water-cooled variable geometry turbocharger (VGT), diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) for particulate matter removal, selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system for nitrogen oxide (NOX) reduction and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) delivery system.

Hyster also offers PSI engines featuring Hyster® Variable Power Technology™, providing a powerful and efficient solution for demanding applications. This technology provides adjustable performance modes that allow customers to maximize productivity or fuel economy to fit specific application requirements. It offers the ability to achieve a balance of enhanced performance and superior fuel economy or to maximize productivity during peak business periods when moving more loads is integral to the success of the operation. The engines come standard with an advanced E-controls fuel system that helps improve fuel efficiency and emissions in LPG, CNG or dual fuel (LPG or gasoline) formats, enabling the engines to perform effectively across a wide range of industries and applications. On exhibit in the Hyster booth, the new H50XT truck features the innovative PSI engine solution.

“Our flexible, performance enhancing power and engine options offer significant value in terms of reduced operating costs and increased productivity,” said Joe Dennison, Product Manager for Hyster. “At Hyster, we are committed to providing customers with the most innovative solutions available, helping meet their dividual operational requirements and lower total cost of ownership.”

About Hyster Company

Hyster Company is a leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with one of the widest capacity ranges in the industry — from 2,000 to 105,000 lbs. Supported by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features, accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

Hyster Company is a division of Hyster-Yale Group, 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 more than 5,300 people world-wide.