Hyster Company expanded its integrated lithium-ion forklift lineup with the addition of the three-wheel J32-40UTTL and four-wheel J30-70UTL. The UTTL and UTL are both powered by a factory-installed lithium-ion battery and provide a new avenue for electrifying forklift applications in third-party logistics and trucking.
“The counterbalanced forklift market is seeing an accelerating shift towards electric, signaling electrification and sustainability as priorities across industries and in materials handling in particular. Advances in motive power, especially lithium-ion, are the catalysts driving the transition,” says James Nielson, senior business product manager for motive power and electrification, Hyster. “These new UT models deliver a competitive value that makes lithium-ion more accessible to more applications, without complex warranty or support limitations.”
- Available in capacity ranges of 3,200-4,000-pounds and 3,000-7,000-pounds respectively, the trucks are designed to help an even broader range of operations meet sustainability targets and productivity goals, including zero tailpipe emissions, fast charging times, consistent power delivery and zero battery maintenance.
- The lithium-ion battery can fully charge in about 2.5 hours and opportunity charging allows the trucks to work for the majority of a full day.
- The trucks also offer a number of ergonomic features, including a low step height, a small, adjustable steering wheel and a wide-view mast that helps maximize visibility and supports operator comfort.