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Hyster expands Fortens range

Wednesday, 8 April 2020 ( #969 ) - Surrey, United Kingdom
Hyster's new Fortens offering
Hyster's new Fortens offering
Hyster Europe has extended its Fortens forklift truck series with new models that lift up to 8 T. At the same time, trucks across the whole H6.0 - 8.0FT range have received several key updates. Hyster has introduced the new H7.0FTS and H7.0FTS9 space-saving models which lift up to 7 T with 600 mm and 900 mm load centres, respectively, alongside the new H8.0FTS with an 8 T lift capacity and 600 mm load centre. "Thanks to the intelligently designed counterweight, the three new model variants offer a high level of stability and the same lift capacity as a standard truck, but are up to 327 mm shorter," says Veronica Grasso, product manager for Hyster Europe. "The new compact trucks deliver optimal manoeuvrability for operations where space is at a premium." The shorter truck length is achieved partly by having a taller counterweight. The extended Hyster H6.0 - 8.0 truck series also features updated diesel engines. Alongside the Stage V-compliant Kubota 3.8L 55 kW diesel engine, a Stage V compliant 82 kW version is now available for European and regulated markets. For non-regulated countries, a non-certified Kubota 3.8L 82 kW version is available, alongside the current non-certified Kubota 3.6 L 62 kW mechanical diesel engine. LPG engines are also available across the range for all markets.