The new Hyster pedestrian powered pallet truck series includes 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 and 2.2 tonne capacity models, designed for use in applications throughout the supply chain, including: transport and logistics by land, sea or air.
It features a heavy duty steel drive frame with 10 mm thick welded rear plate, robust fork bodies, pull rods and torsion bar, giving the structure enhanced stability as well as resistance to wear and torsion. The cover of the P1.6-2.2 is made of a durable engineered thermoplastic elastomer, which is flexible, resistant to chipping and provides protection of components.
Despite this rugged construction, tests showed the new P1.6-2.2 used 7% less energy than the previous product, as well as being 11% more productive when unloading trailers.
Battery side extraction is available as an option on the P1.8-2.2 models, making changing the battery a simple and quick operation, to assist in more intensive applications.
Additional useful features include markers on the forks to guide the operator when entering an 800 mm deep euro pallet and an optional reversing alarm. An optional ‘lift interrupt sensor’ turns off the hydraulic circuit when the forks are completely lifted, which Hyster says helps to save on energy and to reduce noise.
Hyster’s latest design also features on enhanced control for the operator. Visibility of the load and the fork tips when entering the pallet is also improved thanks to the truck’s shortened, mid-mounted handle design which positions the operator closer to the truck. In addition, it features a ‘creep speed button’ that slows the truck’s travel speed for enhanced control and can be selected without having to stop the truck.
Reliable operation of the truck is enabled by the CANbus Communications system, which is used to manage the electronic systems, and good serviceability thanks to easily accessible and intelligently designed components, along with a display showing diagnostic service codes, helps to minimise downtime during routine maintenance.