Aug 25, 2016
Hyster charges in with new J-GX Series electric forklift range
operators requiring a tough, high quality electric forklift will be drawn to materials
handling experts, Hyster, following the recent launch of the company’s exciting
new GX Series counterbalanced electric forklift range.
ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 tonnes, the GX Series is extremely manoeuvrable and
well suited to a wide range of tasks.
New to the
range is a redesigned drive axle providing the same robust design structure as Hyster’s
XT internal combustion engine models, plus all the added benefits afforded by
electric trucks including reduced noise and zero exhaust emissions.
GX Series, the inclusion of AC motor technology on the traction and integrated hoist/steering
allows longer operating time in demanding work cycles, while providing
optimised responsiveness to the operator for more efficient load handling and
The GX Series
also features a regenerative braking function which extends operating time to
an impressive 8.5 hours in standard mode and to an even higher 9.5 hours with
‘Eco’ mode engaged. To guard against
accidental battery discharge, the GX range can be equipped with auto shut off
after 15 minutes.
Manager, Jack Lim says the J-GX range benefits from many of the great features
of Hyster’s XT Series in an electric package.
Series shares many components of its engine-powered counterparts, so these
forklifts are not only durable and reliable but provide the added bonus of electric
operation,” Jack said.
forklifts provide a cost effective alternative to traditional
engine powered trucks, for those companies where OH&S and/or environmental
policies require zero emission equipment without compromising performance.”
efficiency is a generous inner mast clearance, proving the operator with an
optimised field of vision when loading and unloading goods, and an automatic
speed control system – ‘Turn Assist’ – which adjusts speed based on load and
steer tyre angle.
minimises truck lean while turning, providing the operator with enhanced
control and confidence in fast-based applications.
If operating in
darker working environments, buyers can select an optional LED carriage light
which directs a bright forward beam onto the load area.
driver comfort on long work shifts, the GX Series provides an
ergonomically-designed operator compartment with ample floor space and easy
on/off access via a low step height.
Once sitting behind
the controls on the full suspension seat, the operator will appreciate the
interactive LCD dash display showing all relevant truck operating details and
enjoy the forklift’s synchronous and power assisted steering which sees the
steering wheel always returning to an ideal position.
Safety in the J-GX
Series is also well catered to with fitment of a travel and hydraulic handling
interlock system that senses operator presence and disengages the forklift’s
functions if the seatbelt is disengaged or if the operator leaves the seat.
As well as an audible
beeper, operators requiring additional ‘visibility’ can specify the optional
blue pedestrian awareness LED light, which effectively lets pedestrians know
that a forklift is operating in the area.
awareness light and carriage light are just two of the many options available
on the J-GX Series, allowing buyers to specify the new forklift to their exact
A range of
options can be selected covering areas including battery, operator compartment,
tyres, hydraulic control, acrylic cover, lights and warnings, truck
construction and front end configuration.
In the unlikely
event of mechanical issues, the J-GX Series benefits from a fault code
registry, enabling fast diagnostics for reduced down time. Fault codes are easy to identify and action
via the troubleshooting manual.
a drop battery box, low at the rear of the truck also improves accessibility to
motors, pumps and controllers if additional service and maintenance is needed.
Jack Lim says
that the J-GX Series provided operators with a great deal of versatility thanks
to a variety of wheelbases, capacities, lift heights, fork spreads and optional
“With a wide
array of specification choices and options to select from, the GX Series allows
the purchaser to closely specify a model to meet the exact requirements of their
applications,” Jack said.
greater versatility, the trucks have been designed to operate in both
indoor and outdoor environments – the optional IPX4 rating protects the truck
and electrical components from water ingress and consequential damage.”
Series specifications and brochures are available at www.hyster.com.au or see
the equipment at one of 15 Hyster dealerships nation-wide.