Hyster has launched a full range of Stage IV/Tier 4 Final compliant ‘Big Trucks’ increasing fuel savings from 20% to up to 25% in ports and terminals, with the first machine above 18 tonnes lifting capacity scheduled to leave the company’s production line in Nijmegen in July.
To achieve this, the Hyster 5-8 high empty container handler, the 18-20 tonne and 25-32 tonne forklift truck ranges feature the latest Cummins QSB 6.7 engine (up to 270 hp, 201kW) and a 5-speed ZF transmission. On larger models, the Cummins QSL9 (up to 370 hp, 276kW) provides power for the 36-48 tonne forklift trucks, laden container handlers and reachstackers.
“Building on the success we had with Stage IIIB/Tier 4i, where we achieve up to 20% fuel savings, we managed to get another 5% going to Final,” said Jan Willem van den Brand, product strategy manager for Big Trucks. “So we now have up to 25% fuel savings on our 2014 models compared to Stage IIIA 2010 trucks and many of our competitors.”