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Hyster - Continuing the Legacy of Reliability, Innovation and Value

If you were to describe the Hyster line of forklifts in three words those words would be tough, durable and innovative. With over 80 years' experience building forklifts, Hyster has a deep appreciation of how the material handling industry works and understands that every element in the system, particularly lift trucks, has to work every time all the time with no excuses.

That's the kind of trucks Hyster builds; workhorses you can rely on.

A global company with over $2.7 billion in sales and design and distribution centers scattered worldwide, Hyster's reputation and success can be attributed to building exactly what the customer wants. Each new forklift, be it a high capacity 105,000 lbs. pneumatics or a very narrow aisle 3,000 lbs. turret truck, is built to the customer's specific order.

Featured by the prestigious Plant Engineering magazine as a Top Plant, Hyster's vertical integration manufacturing process and 400 engineers can quickly adapt to the feedback they receive from their annual end-user focus groups. This responsiveness to market demands, coupled with rock solid construction makes Hyster the obvious choice for organizations with heavy material handling demands.

The Hyster Experience at the Local Level

Hyster's global customers are engaged in almost every type of enterprise that requires material handling including:

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Sea Ports
  • Distribution centers
  • Retail stores
  • Machine shops
  • Steel fabricating
  • Agriculture
  • Warehousing
  • Federal, state and municipal governments
  • Aerospace manufacturing
  • Landscaping
  • Food processing
  • Lumberyards

Not surprisingly, the lift requirements for different industries, and different companies within the same industry will vary. Hyster has the solution for all of them and relies on a professional network of dealers to get that information to the customer.

In the Hyster culture the dealer is the front line representative and special attention is given in the selection and training of the dealer and his or her staff. Every dealer is a highly experienced materials handling professional who is committed to the high level of service that Hyster provides.

Hyster dealers are more than a forklift showroom; they are fleet managers, capital procurement specialists, parts suppliers, service specialists and trainers. They are Hyster in your hometown.

A customer's initial contact with a Hyster dealer will be consultative in nature. The vehicles will sell themselves. The real question is which vehicle with which options is a perfect fit for the customer's needs. Every new lift truck acquired can be considered a "custom order."

At the end of the day, businesses select Hyster for their forklift needs because of their reliability and durability, the exceptional consultative approach in creating material handling solutions for a customer, and the responsive and comprehensive customer service.

The Hyster Product Line

Hyster offers a product for almost every possible material handling requirement. With over 130 different models categorized into 14 general classes, Hyster is in a position to assist the small, one truck operation to large fleets employing multiple types of trucks. With load capacities ranging from 2,000 lbs. to 115,000 lbs. and designs that can accommodate indoors, outdoors, or rough terrain, Hyster represents a major market influence.

The following is a brief description and specification ranges for each class:

  • Internal Combustion Pneumatic Tire Forklifts. One of the most popular of all classes, these LPG and Diesel forklift trucks with capacities ranging from 3,000 lbs. to 19,000 lbs. are known for their toughness and durability in even the most difficult of environments. Designed to improve operator productivity, these counterbalance workhorses are available from Hyster new or used.
  • Internal Combustion Cushion Tire Trucks. These trucks come in three and four wheel configurations with capacities ranging from 3,000 lbs. to 15,500 lbs. Principally designed for indoor use, this class is used for everything from light warehousing to moving concrete products.
  • High Capacity Forklifts. The truck you need when you need serious load capacity. Able to handle up to 105,000 lbs. you'll find these trucks working seaports, heavy construction, mining operations, steel fabricating plants and in other difficult material handling environments.
  • Reachstacker and Container Handlers. These special use trucks are designed to handle containers up to 101,000 lbs. They are designed specifically to stack (up to 5 high) containers and offload and load containers onto trucks. You'll find them at distribution centers and seaports.
  • 3 Wheel Electric Trucks. Versatility and maneuverability are the keywords here. These electric powered counterbalance trucks are equally adept at carrying out their "dock to stock" tasks indoors as well as outdoors. You'll find them in retail distribution, food manufacturing and processing, general warehousing, storage, and plastic products.
  • 4 Wheel Electric Trucks. These workhorses can be found in both cushion and pneumatic tires meaning they can work inside or out. With load capacities ranging up to 12000 lbs. these efficient electrical counterbalance trucks can be found in electronics warehousing, automotive, paper and manufacturing industries.
  • Pallet Trucks. Hyster has every possible use of a pallet truck covered with 7 different models including riders, walkies and even a man up order picker. These are sturdy machines capable of carrying loads between 4000 lbs. and 10000 lbs. Perfect for cross dock movement, retail stocking, and other single or double pallet handling.
  • Pallet Stackers. These electric, energy efficient, high performance, walkie pallet stackers have low maintenance costs and can be a viable alternative to more expensive sit-down models. Durable and capable of carrying loads between 2000 lbs. and 4000 lbs. these units are ideal for home improvement warehouses as well as cross dock work.
  • Towing Tractor. A powerful, tough yet compact tractor ideal for facilities with cooler or freezer operations. An optional environmental package allows continuous use (to include battery changing) in freezer conditions. A large operator compartment coupled with a low step up makes for easy, more productive, operator ingress and egress.
  • Reach Trucks. Hyster has a reach truck for nearly every narrow aisle application. These stand up trucks, available in single or double reach, include Hyster® i3 Technology™ allowing operators to dial in performance parameters to match their skill level increasing productivity. Able to lift and lower up to 4500 lbs., these trucks are versatile addition to any forklift fleet.
  • Narrow Aisle Order Pickers. With 4 models to choose from and a wide range of options, customers are certain to find a unit that will maximize pick face access and warehouse space utilization. Built to exceptional ergonomic specifications, these stand up order pickers optimize the performance and productivity of the operators.
  • Very Narrow Aisle Forklift. These specialized models were created as a direct result of requests from customers with very narrow aisles and very high racks. Available in stand up or man up configurations, the very narrow aisle forklift allows for significantly increased productivity by optimizing storage capacity.

ClassLoad CapacityLoad CenterLift Height EngineTransmission Speeds (F/R)
ICE Pneumatic Tire3000 lbs. to 19000 lbs.24" to 36"127" to 219"2.0L to 3.8L1/1 to 3/2
ICE Cushion Tire3000 lbs. to 13500 lbs.24" to 24"127" to 133"2.0L to 4.3L1/1 to 2/2
High Capacity Forklifts19000 lbs. to 105000 lbs.24" to 48"148" to 173"4.2L to 9.0L2/2 to 5/5
Reachstacker & Container15432 lbs. to 101000 lbs.48" to 48"485" to 502"7.0L to 9.0L3/3 to 4/3
3 Wheel Electric Trucks2500 lbs. to 4000 lbs.24" to 24"119" to 131"Electric 24 to 36 voltCVT
4 Wheel Electric Trucks3000 lbs. to 12000 lbs.24" to 24"127" to 160"Electric 24 to 48 voltsCVT
Pallet Trucks4000 lbs. to 10000 lbs.12" to 12"8" to 124" (man up model)Electric 24 voltsCVT
Pallet Stackers2000 lbs. to 4000 lbs.24" to 24"101" to 190"Electric 385 amps to 510CVT
Towing Tractor10000 lbs. to 15000 lbs.NANAElectric 3 phase 24 voltCVT
Reach Truck Forklift3000 lbs. to 4500 lbs.24" to 24"191" to 272"Electric 24 to 36 voltCVT
Narrow Aisle Order Pickers1500 lbs. to 3000 lbs.24" to 24"105" to 240"Electric 24 to 36 voltCVT
Very Narrow Aisle Forklift3000 lbs. to 3500 lbs.24" to 24"232" to 525"Electric 48 voltCVT

It's safe to say that regardless what your forklift requirement might be, Hyster has a product that will fit.

With over 80 years in the business and a reputation for reliability and durability, Hyster is a brand that you should at least explore if you are considering a forklift acquisition. We can assist you with that task. If you visit our Forklift Locator tool we can direct you to your nearest authorized dealer and to a listing of used Hysters that are currently on the market.