Hyster Introduces Heavy Duty Lift Trucks

Hyster Company, Greenville, N.C., has launched a new addition to the Fortis® line of lift trucks: the H170-190FT. These new trucks accommodate much larger loads without a dramatic increase in truck size or expense. Based on the current Hyster H135-155FT model pneumatic truck, these new capacity models offer a longer wheelbase, a more powerful drive train, and a new mast to accommodate loads up to 19,000 lb.

Ideal for use with lumber, steel, and concrete applications, the H170-190FT line offers several features that allow for lifting capacities similar or equal to those of much larger trucks. A new, heavier VISTA® mast provides superior load support during lifting and lowering while offering optimal operator visibility. The turbocharged and intercooled Cummins QSB3.3 turbo diesel engine provides 110 hp at 2,400 rpm and 305 ft-lb of torque for maximum performance.

To accommodate heavier loads, the H170-190FT series is outfitted with an upgraded drive axle and an oil-cooled brake design, as well as larger hubs that increase truck stability. A new modulated brake system provides consistent pedal travel versus brake line pressure for optimum operator control. To ensure operator safety, an accumulator is used to store hydraulic pressure for full braking power in the event of unexpected loss of engine power.

For more information, visit www.hyster.com.