New options for HYSTER empty container handlers
Hyster’s Empty Container Handlers have seen several new developments in 2010, the latest being a new ‘lay-back’ mast option on the H16.00-22.00XM-12EC, which enables the truck to pass easily underneath overhead obstacles.
The H16.00-22.00XM-12EC model provides up to 8-high stacking capability with class leading lift speeds and a rear-mounted cab for excellent visibility.
In many cases, obstacles that are commonly found in port and terminal environments, such as bridges or pipelines, often meant that the lift mast would have to be dismounted from the truck – a time-consuming engineering task. With the new ‘lay-back’ mast option however this problem is overcome.
On its ‘hooks and side-clamps’ empty container spreader option, Hyster has further improved visibility by re-positioning the vertical end pillars and the work lights, useful when the spreader is in the 20’ retracted position.
A new ISO/European Union ruling affects empty container handlers that are not equipped with twistlocks. This means that empty container handler versions with hooks and side-clamps will have a conditional travel speed limitation of 10 km/h, if the side-clamps are not moved into the ‘closed’ position by the operator.
Four versions of ‘hooks and side-clamps’ are available, which means there is now a total of nine empty container engagement systems on Hyster’s H16.00-22.00XM-12EC. The ‘suspended hooks’ EC spreader version is no longer available.
There are new options available across the entire Hyster Big Trucks range, which focus on maximising driver comfort and efficient operation, including an operator presence feature, where the engine is shut down when the seat is not occupied; to help reduce fuel consumption, a preset travel-speed reduction function; a ‘DeLuxe’ air-suspension seat with heating option, high output air-conditioning and climate control.
The full range of Hyster materials handling equipment is distributed in the Republic of Ireland by Irish Lift Trucks, based at Baldonnell Business Park, Dublin 22.