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Hyundai updates U series

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 ( #967 ) - Tessenderlo, Belgium
Hyundai's improved U series
Hyundai's improved U series
Hyundai Material Handling has thoroughly re-engineered its U series of its electrically driven three- and four-wheel forklifts. The focus of the further development was on comfort, performance and reduced fuel consumption. The three-wheel forklifts 15BT-9U, 18BT-9U and 20BT-9U in the load capacity range 1,500 to 2,000 kg are ready for the world market with their high-performance components. New features include the Zapi controls of the ACE series, the Schabmüller drive motors and the ZF wheel gears. The new motors are also more powerful (drive motors 2 x 5.4 kW, lifting motor 14.9 kW). An improved and gentler control of the motors is realised thanks to Zapi ACE controls with protection class IP 65. The electrical steering - now built-in - uses energy only when the steering wheel is operated, which reduces power consumption by up to 33%. For all three-wheel forklifts, Hyundai Material Handling offers lithium-ion batteries. The four-wheel forklift models (25B-9U, 30B-9U and 35B-9U) cover the load range from 2,500 to 3,500 kg/500 mm LSP (Load Sensing Point). In these high-performance machines with 48 V electrics, electro-hydraulic servo steering is now built in, to save up to 17% energy. Lithium batteries (564 Ah capacity) are also available for these models.