Hyster and Mercedes Agree Efficient Engine Deal


Hyster, a provider of material handling equipment, has announced that a forthcoming range of Stage V compliant trucks for its European customers will use Mercedes-Benz/MTU engines.

According to a statement, Hyster lift trucks weighing over eight tonnes, as well as container handlers and reachstackers, will be equipped with the Series 1000 and 1100 engines.

Based on commercial vehicle engines from Daimler, the new equipment has been specially designed for industrial applications such as material handling, as well as being further developed to meet the European Union’s (EU) Stage V regulations for vehicle emissions.

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Hyster has also emphasized that the Mercedes-Benz/MTU engines will reinforce the durability of its ‘Big Truck’ range, in addition to delivering reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and reliable performance.

Other benefits of the engines include high running hours and reduced noise levels, improving the efficiency and conditions of the industrial environment in which they are implemented.

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Jan Willem van den Brand, Director of Big Truck Product Strategy & Solutions at Hyster Europe, said: “Our heavy industry and port customers in Europe who will require a Stage V driveline, can continue to expect highly efficient trucks with low fuel and DEF consumption, benefiting from high productivity levels and fast operations with the power available.

“Mercedes-Benz/ MTU engines have a highly successful track record in both on-road and off-road applications such as forestry or agriculture. They are also particularly suited to intermittent applications like our business serves.

“With the optimal match of engine sizes to the trucks and applications, customers can handle the heaviest of loads all day long, with quick turnaround times.”



Lars Kräft, Vice President of Industrial Business at MTU, added: “We are very pleased, that Hyster, one of the leading global brands of materials handling equipment, decided to power its new vehicles with our engines.”

Following this agreement, Hyster Europe will work closely with MTU to ensure its dealer network is fully trained to provide service support, creating added value for end users throughout the product life-cycle of each engine.

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