Hyster unveils integrated lithium-ion forklifts

Hyster unveils two new integrated lithium-ion forklifts

Hyster Company has announced the expansion of its integrated lithium-ion forklift lineup with the addition of the three-wheel J32-40UTTL and four-wheel J30-70UTL.

The UTTL and UTL are both powered by a factory-installed lithium-ion battery and reportedly provide a new avenue for electrifying forklift applications with less demanding requirements in industries such as chemicals and plastics, third-party logistics, and trucking.

Available in capacity ranges of 3,200-to-4,000-pounds and 3,000-to-7,000-pounds respectively, the trucks are designed to help an even broader range of operations meet sustainability targets and productivity goals through the benefits of this electric power source, including zero tailpipe emissions, fast charging times, consistent power delivery and zero battery maintenance.

The trucks complement existing models in the UT series and create opportunities to electrify applications when doing so had historically been cost-prohibitive.

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Hyster provides service and warranties on the truck, battery and charger for maximum uptime, productivity and customer satisfaction.

The lithium-ion battery can reportedly fully charge in about two-and-a-half hours and opportunity charging allows the trucks to work for the majority of a full day.

The machines also offer a number of ergonomic features, including a low step height, a small, adjustable steering wheel and a wide-view mast that helps maximise visibility and supports operator comfort.

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“The counterbalanced forklift market is seeing an accelerating shift towards electric, signalling electrification and sustainability as priorities across industries and in materials handling in particular,” said James Nielson, Senior Business Product Manager for Motive Power and Electrification, Hyster.

“Advances in motive power, especially lithium-ion, are the catalysts driving the transition. These new UT models deliver a competitive value that makes lithium-ion more accessible to more applications, without complex warranty or support limitations.”

In May 2023, Hyster launched the Dynamic Stability System (DSS), a new solution engineered to provide automated performance controls and alerts for safer operations.

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