Customer Feedback Results in Tough New Electric Rider Lift Truck SeriesThursday, May 23, 2013
Hyster Company announced the launch of the Hyster® E80-120XN electric rider lift truck series — a new generation of electric rider lift trucks resulting from extensive input from customers and operators in the automotive, paper and manufacturing industries. The upgraded 8,000 to 12,000 lbs. capacity lift truck series features new enhancements to deliver better performance, reliability and durability in electric lift truck applications.
“We had a great product available, but gathered valuable feedback on how to make it even better,” said Jonathan Dawley, president of Hyster Distribution. “After designing the new trucks, we put them through similar testing as our internal combustion engine (ICE) trucks. This rigorous testing helps ensure our products are dependable, even in the toughest applications our customers may face. The E80-120XN series of trucks may be electric, but they’re still made to be Hyster tough.”
The E80-120XN electric riders meet the same high performance standards as ICE trucks in regards to acceleration, speed control and load-lift abilities, but also offer lower operating costs along with zero emissions. The new lift truck series utilizes the Hyster Stability System (HSS™) — a maintenance-free design and mechanical system built right into the truck to handle a wide variety of loads without compromising the stability of the truck.
In addition, a number of technological upgrades are featured in the E80-120XN lift truck series including a durable steer axle and power-assisted braking, which improves brake life while reducing operator braking efforts by 40 percent. The trucks efficient AC traction and hydraulic motors have been updated to handle the toughest duty cycle with reduced maintenance costs and enhanced productivity.
Hyster makes operator comfort a key feature in the E80-120XN electric trucks. Using an enhanced ergonomic design with an 11 percent larger floor space, easy-to-use three-point compartment entry and an adjustable suspension driver’s seat, Hyster helps reduce operator fatigue and increase productivity.
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