An expanded family of the Hyster UT series is being introduced to Australasia for
multiple warehousing and logistics applications demanding high productivity over a broad
range of simpler materials handling needs.
The new Hyster UT electric range now includes 3-wheel forklifts in 1600-2000kg capacity,
pallet lift trucks in 1500kg capacity and stand-up and sit-down tow trucks in 3000-6000kg
All are engineered to expand the long-established strengths of the Hyster brand into wider
markets seeking a quality cost-efficient solution backed globally to meet users’ needs for
applications requiring less frequent usage.
“The uncompromising levels of equipment in the new UT lift trucks includes the latest driver
safety, comfort, manoeuvrability and drive features to emerging and growing applications
such as warehousing, logistics (including 3PL), parts, hospitals and aerial platforms like the
ones you see at hardware stores,” says Hyster-Yale Area Business Director, Pacific, Mr Mark
“These latest additions to the UT family join Hyster’s 4-wheel UT forklifts in bringing the
performance of electric forklifts to emerging and growing market sectors seeking optimum
cost-efficiency for their materials handling needs – while still gaining Hyster’s longestablished strengths of toughness, reliability, safety and strong service backing,” said Mr
“The expanded family of UT electric lift trucks brings the broad range of Hyster brand
advantages to these markets, without paying for features users do not need in their
Features of the new lift trucks include:
- Three-wheel electric lift trucks incorporate an ergonomically designed operator
compartment laid out to help operators work comfortably in machinery engineered
for drivers, with an outstanding range of compliance, performance, anti-fatigue, and
easy service features. Power options include wet cell batteries with single point
watering, or maintenance-free Lithium-Ion technology. Smooth, progressive high
performance is provided by AC traction and hydraulic motors with electronic control.
European-designed AC controllers coupled with AC traction and hydraulic motors
allow for precise controllability. Compact dual-drive motors – one for each front
wheel – feature precision-cut gears for reduced wear and lower noise levels. A small
steering wheel facilitates fine control, with eight degrees of adjustment and low
steering effort for operation in confined spaces. The low steering effort without kickback facilitates precise positioning, says Mr Chaffey.
- Hyster Seated T6.0UT and Standing T3.0UT electric tow tractors combine
ergonomic and safety features with reliable performance from energy-efficient
technology. Their low maintenance needs, easy access for routine servicing, as well
as simple, readily available components provide increased productivity and reduced
operational costs. Their safety and structural design also includes ergonomic
operator compartment, incorporating spacious non-slip floor plate and anti-vibration
function on the T3.0UTS. The drive-axle design and low centre of gravityprovide
excellent stability of the T6.0UT, which also features Operator Presence System
(OPS) and Emergency Stop buttons also featured on other members of the UT series
- Hyster UT Electric Walkie Pallet Truck. The 24V sealed maintenance-free battery
powered P1.5UT also combines economic operation with energy-efficient, low
maintenance technology delivering reliable performance and increased productivity
with reduced operation costs. With a small turning radius of 1.454mm and long
handle to reduce steering effort, the P1.5UT increases productivity and safety by having casters to increase stability, entry rollers for easy operation, as well as strong
performance on gradients, and when the tiller is upright, a reduction in turning
space. The machine’s floating balance wheel automatically adjusts height and
improves stability when unloading.
“The use of high quality and robust components, complemented by outstanding filtration
and cooling, help provide reliability and low cost of ownership in a user-oriented truck,” says
Mr Chaffey. This, combined with fast availability of cost-effective replacement parts, helps
to curtail maintenance requirements and costs,” he said.
The new machines’ value proposition - “Meets the Need. Makes the Move.” – relates to
customers who don’t need particular advanced functionality features, but prefer proven
materials handling solutions backed by a supplier they can trust – and with the support of a
reputable service network extending across Asia-Pacific, including long-established
operations in Australia and New Zealand.
Strong distributor network
Hyster already has a strong and long-established professional dealer and service network
extending across Asia-Pacific, strength that is in turn backed by Hyster globally, which has
been building relationships and partnering with customers, suppliers, dealers, and
employees over many decades. www.hyster.com
The new Hyster UT range embodies all the quality features that have been at the heart of
the Hyster brand for 90 years, including intelligent design, product testing, quality of
manufacturing, quality of suppliers and environmental emphasis.
Rather than pigeon-hole basic utility needs – or offer one-size-fits-all solutions – the UT
Series philosophy opens a discussion with customers on “What are your specific needs and
how long do you need to use it for on a daily basis?”
“Then our established Asia-Pacific dealer network can bring their extensive expertise to
deliver cost-effective, quality solutions for individual customers,” says Mr Chaffey.
Visit www.hyster.com for more information or to find a local Hyster® dealer.