Hyster’s new electric is ready for grueling applications

Company also unveils dual-sided turret truck, a resurging technology it pioneered years ago.

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In a continuing effort to develop products based on direct customer input, Hyster (Booth 1503) showcased its J70XN, an electric pneumatic lift truck ruggedized for hard outdoor use.

With an integrated fast-charge system, the electric model is designed to compete with even the most intensive three-shift applications typically suited to internal combustion lift trucks. The truck features wet brake axles, which last more than twice as long as their dry counterparts, and fully protected undercarriage and electronics. When compared to IC alternatives, the forklift is capable of saving an end-user $14,000 over the lease term.

Hyster’s new turret truck is capable of putaways to the left and right of the direction of travel. Capable of operating in 6-foot aisles, the lift truck is also equipped to handle duties at the dock, in manufacturing, and elsewhere in the facility. This can eliminate the need for dedicated lift trucks for specific tasks.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.


About the Author

Josh Bond, Senior Editor
Josh Bond is Senior Editor for Modern, and was formerly Modern’s lift truck columnist and associate editor. He has a degree in Journalism from Keene State College and has studied business management at Franklin Pierce University.

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