Hyster introduces ZR productivity truck

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Hyster says its ZR Reach Truck facilitates greater distribution center productivity without enhancing the size of a fleet. According to the company, the truck uses new technology to enable faster acceleration, lift and lowering speeds, and travel speeds, all minimizing cycle time. The truck uses a CANbus communication system, which provides real-time diagnostics.

Productivity features, according to Hyster, include electric power steering, which offers maximum efficient steering and minimizes battery drain; automatic drive tire centering at key-on, which saves time for the operator who now can be confident of the start direction from start-up; automatic brake operation, which applies the brake when the truck is stationary, eliminating the need for the operator to apply the brake; and multiple programmable vehicle modes for maximum speed, acceleration, deceleration and hydraulic ramping.

The thermal management system for all motors and controllers offer added protection from overheating, while the dedicated auxiliary pump and motor augments dependability of the main hydraulic motor. Ergonomics also have been refined, with increased operator flexibility to use the fore/aft stance and side stance compartments; the spacious compartment allows optimal operator positioning and easy entry and exit without awkward twisting, the company says. The low step height helps reduce fatigue, and the suspended floor plate cushions the operator and helps reduce stress on the operator’s legs, all adding to improved operator comfort and productivity.

The ZR Reach Truck is designed to offer technicians ease of full diagnostics and easy access to all components for regular maintenance and repair. The truck also features brushless traction, hoist and auxiliary function motors that help reduce service time and cost of operation through reduced periodic maintenance requirements. Battery efficiency has been enhanced with the benefit of regenerative lowering, and greasing requirements have been reduced with sealed load wheel bearings, according to Hyster; dual articulating caster wheels facilitate even tire wear and minimize tire scrub.

For more information, go to www.hysteramericas.com.