Customizable lift trucks

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Hyster Company has released the first models built on its all-new A Series platform, the Hyster H40-70A series 4,000-to-7,000-pound capacity lift trucks.

The A Series is a new line of forklift trucks manufactured using the company’s A+ Logic design philosophy. A+ Logic is a scalable approach that begins with the base of the A Series truck platform and allows customers to choose the options they need from a set of scalable and adjustable features.

The flexibility to get only the options needed enables the H40-70A to deliver the capability operations require while protecting budgets.

While the A Series offers exceptional configurability, it also offers robust standard features, such as the Dynamic Stability System (DSS). Standard on all H40-70A models and maintenance-free, DSS uses sensors to monitor truck status. When it detects the truck exceeding designated thresholds, DSS automatically implements measures like limiting truck speed and hydraulic function, to help minimize the risk of forward and sideways tip-overs.

“The A Series delivers the tough, high-quality forklifts that customers in demanding applications expect, with advances to support truck stability, operator best practices and ultimately, productivity,” says Jimmy Anderson, Product Manager, Hyster.

“As operators push to get the job done, DSS lends them a helping hand, automatically reinforcing their training. It gives visual indicators, audible alerts and automatic performance adjustments for stable travel that keeps business moving. Whether you are an operator, a manager or a business owner, DSS is a tool to help you meet your targets for performance and safety.”

The focus on the operator extends to ergonomics, with the H40-70A designed for high levels of visibility and comfort to equip operators for optimal performance all shift long. The operator compartment enables easy entry and exit with a lowered seat, increased floor space, and generous head and shoulder clearance. A low dash and wide mast design provide excellent forward visibility, and an optional high-strength laminated glass roof offers an unobstructed upward view to help operators placing loads at height.