Hyster-Yale expands UT family to Asia-Pacific

Hyster-Yale has introduced an expanded family of the Hyster UT series to the Asia-Pacific region for multiple warehousing and logistics applications requiring high productivity over a range of simpler materials handling needs.

The economical new Hyster UT electric range now includes 3-wheel forklifts in 1,600-2,000kg capacity, pallet lift trucks in 1,500kg capacity, and stand-up and sit-down tow trucks in 3,000-6,000kg capacity, respectively.

Mark Chaffey, area business director, pacific, Hyster-Yale, explained: “The new UT lift trucks include the latest driver safety, comfort, maneuverability, and drive features to meet the needs of emerging and growing applications in customer segments such as warehousing, logistics, hypermarkets and retail stores.

“These latest additions to the UT family join Hyster’s 4-wheel UT forklifts in economically bringing the performance of electric forklifts to emerging and growing market sectors seeking optimum cost-efficiency for their materials handling needs – while still gaining Hyster’s long-established strengths of toughness, reliability, safety and strong service backing.”

“Product releases of the expanded family of UT electric lift trucks also brings the broad range of Hyster brand advantages to these markets, without paying for features users do not need in their particular businesses.”

The 3-wheel electric lift trucks incorporate an ergonomically designed operator compartment laid out to allow operators work comfortably in machinery engineered for drivers, with a range of compliance, performance, anti-fatigue, and easy service features. Power options include wet cell batteries with single point watering, or Lithium-Ion technology.

Progressive performance is provided by AC traction and hydraulic motors with electronic control. European-designed AC controllers, coupled with AC traction and hydraulic motors, allow for “precise” controllability. Compact dual-drive motors – one for each front wheel – feature gears for reduced wear and lower noise levels. A small steering wheel facilitates control, with eight degrees of adjustment and low steering effort for operation in confined spaces.