Discussion:
Hyster Fortis

So, any comments on the new Hyster Fortis line?
  • Posted 7 May 2005 15:12
  • Discussion started by tom_j
  • Oregon, United States
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Wow! Karl f. Some real strong words! You say you heard the Fortis is lucky to stay running? You heard that or you know it? Massive Electrical and Transmission problems? Dumping loads? Wasted their Money? I know some manufactures that are running the Fortis and have not experienced any of what you are talking about. They say it is the best $ they have ever spent on a forklift. I would like to talk to some of the people you say wasted their money! I was just on the Toyota web site taking a look at Toyota's new 8 series. Looks to me that Toyota LIKED THE FORTIS. Copied the rear drive handle with horn, Drop down LPG tank and seat side Hydraulics. Looks like reverse engineering to me. I did hear Toyota held up their release of the 8 series to see What Hyster was up to with the new Fortis. Hyster must feel good that Toyota would copy them!
  • Posted 6 Oct 2006 09:53
  • Reply by 68Stang
  • Oregon, United States
Yah, the fortis line is proving to be very strong.

We had a prototype S80FT BCS come through for demos, and WOW what a unit.
It has a multi-port LPG injected 4.3, and runs like a dream.

AND

Disc brakes!!
They'll have to change the linkage, because the brake is a little too touchy IMO

We've had to pull 1 duramatch tranny so far, but it was only for a case seam leak.

The operators love them big time, so Hyster has a deffinate winner.
  • Posted 6 Oct 2006 04:51
  • Reply by mike_n
  • Alberta, Canada
That's kind of what I've heard. I'm not handling lift trucks any more but am still around them at work. The Fortis, from what I've heard is a fantastic machine with little maintenance cost involved. Plus, the Hyster dealer network (based on personal experience) is outstanding compared to anyone else
  • Posted 3 Oct 2006 13:54
  • Reply by tom_j
  • Oregon, United States
WE HAVE HAD FANTASTIC PERFORMANCE OF THE FORTIS TRUCKS IN OUR RENTAL FLEET. YES I AGREE THAT THE SPREADING OF FEAR, UNCERTAINTY AND DOUBT ON THESE FORUMS IS A LITTLE MUCH TO TAKE. TIME IS PROVING THE FORTIS TRUCK TO BE A WINNER.
  • Posted 29 Sep 2006 09:47
  • Reply by GREGR
  • Oregon, United States
I did not know that my last posting would bring a personal attack
from someone I have never met.
I apologize if I offended anyone.
  • Posted 15 Sep 2006 00:35
  • Reply by karl_f
  • Oregon, United States
Yep, And if the 8 series is as good as what they say, watch out.
  • Posted 14 Sep 2006 12:43
  • Reply by karl_f
  • Oregon, United States
Karl, You must work for Toyota with a comment like that. Sold any 8's yet?
  • Posted 14 Sep 2006 09:43
  • Reply by BigHusky
  • Washington, United States
how are you my friend?

I am a Witchita State fan...go Shockers!

LOL!!!
  • Posted 8 Sep 2006 12:29
  • Reply by trainer
  • Indiana, United States
I'm your Huckleberry!
Hey Trainer,

GO DUCKS !!!!
  • Posted 8 Sep 2006 12:17
  • Reply by karl_f
  • Oregon, United States
Gordo, funny thing you are not the 1st person who has had this problem.

Nacco wants dealers to use "special" website to fix truck issues, no more direct contact with service engineers.....

Wow!
things sure have changed.
  • Posted 8 Sep 2006 12:07
  • Reply by trainer
  • Indiana, United States
I'm your Huckleberry!
Have a customer with a few of these and we've been told that a lot of the codes that come up are not listed in the service manual and the tech then needs to contact Hyster to figure them out, and yes these units have the G.M engine
  • Posted 7 Sep 2006 23:46
  • Reply by Gordo
  • Alberta, Canada
know them well, funny how the first compliant engines had these "trim valves" w/ the adjustment screw, looking to range from 0-5 vdv @ idle when in the diagnostic plug(4 flat) w/ your meter. the newer ones dont have adjustment provisions.
now, we cant remove plug and adjust, (per, epa), we have to order new, adjust, then hammer a cap in, loving it, we arent even supposed to remove cover off carb., sorry mixer, and check diaphragms, epa violation, same carb, same diaphragm, taking our adjustments away from us.
this is all fine, wait untill our units are out of warranty, we are going to have very *%*&cheesed&&%^ off customers when they have to pay for all this ***stuff**& !!!! somewhere, someone forgot moving a load from point A to point B is the reason for forklifts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nj.d.
  • Posted 13 Aug 2006 14:14
  • Modified 13 Aug 2006 18:37 by administrator
  • Reply by shovelhead
  • New Jersey, United States
there is also a trim valve problem with a couple mazda engines, but the factory has addressed the problem, as with any new line there will be a couple problems i think they have done a great job with the fortis/veracitor. our company has sond quite a few of these trucks and only one company has complained about the trucks... they wanted to slow them down and didnt get the package to do that.
  • Posted 13 Apr 2006 08:27
  • Reply by kurtis_b
  • Minnesota, United States
Oh yah, there was/is a cold starting problem with some units.
It's a software problem and was mostly fixed via a firmware update.
  • Posted 3 Apr 2006 15:39
  • Reply by mike_n
  • Alberta, Canada
We have experienced a few teething electrical problems.
Almost every time, it worked out to a pin in a connector that wasn't quite clicked into place.
We have had no tranny problems thus far.
We are changing our rental fleet over to Fortis's.
We have had a heatshield cracking problem on EVERY Fortis truck with the 2.0 Mazda. All taken care of under warranty.
  • Posted 3 Apr 2006 15:38
  • Reply by mike_n
  • Alberta, Canada

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