“With the latest generation of engines, we are giving our customers the opportunity not only to improve fuel efficiency, but also to operate their Hyster forklifts in a more environmentally friendly way,” explains Matthew Allen, Solutions Manager Counterbalance and Big Trucks at Hyster Europe.
From January 2019, the new Stage V emission standard will apply to diesel and LPG engines in the range from 19 to 56 kW and over 130 kW. It will apply to engines in the 56 to 130 kW range from 2020. To meet the new emission standards, various forklift models, Hyster H7.0FT, Hyster H1.8FT in particular, with a load capacity of 1.5 to 3.5 tons will be equipped with Stage V engines from early 2019.
“The new Hyster engines continue to deliver the reliability, performance and versatility you’ve come to expect from Hyster forklifts,” says Allen. In order to meet the Stage V emissions standard, the Fortens Advance Plus diesel models will be equipped with a 2.4-liter Kubota engine with a diesel particulate filter (DPF). This ensures high performance with low fuel consumption, quiet operation and even lower exhaust emissions.
The HysterFortens and Hyster XT models with LPG engine and load capacities from 1.5 to 3.5 tons, as well as previously manufactured R1.6, H2.5FT, and H16.00XM-12EC Hyster’s representatives, will be available with a PSI or Kubota engine with revised control system and standard catalytic converter for exhaust gas treatment.
“To enable our customers to prepare better for future requirements, we are already planning to offer some forklifts with a load capacity of four to nine tons with Stage V engines as early as 2019,” says Allen. “Nevertheless, companies should discuss their requirements with their local Hyster dealer in order to find the most suitable forklift for their application”.