Hyster Company Raises the Standard

CHICAGO (March 21, 2011) – Hyster Company has unveiled its next generation of tough, highly durable and ultra-reliable electric lift trucks. The new Hyster® E30-40XN series delivers lifting capacities of 3,000 to 4,000 lbs. and offers significant performance and versatility for a wide variety of material handling applications.

“The E30-40XN series is one of the most operator-friendly AC-powered lift trucks in the world,” said Brett Schemerhorn, vice president of dealer sales, Hyster Company. “It sets a new standard in electric lift trucks by lowering overall operating costs and energy consumption while maximizing productivity. You can count on this workhorse to get the job done.”

Leading the way in operator comfort and performance, the E30-40XN series is among the most productive electric lift trucks on the market. The series includes:

  • newly designed, industry-leading operator compartments
  • sixteen percent more floor space
  • relocated multifunction displays that ensure enhanced visibility and precise pallet control
  • improved brake pedal layout
  • Auto Deceleration System which reduces operator fatigue
  • steel hood that provides for maximum battery service access

By utilizing AC motors and transistor controller technology for both the traction and hydraulic systems, Hyster has reduced the frequency and cost of maintenance. The Hyster-designed thermal management system continuously monitors the E30-40XN series’ controller and motor temperature and, upon identifying irregularity, the system protects the component by automatically adjusting truck performance.

According to the VDI Energy Cycle Standardized Test, the E30-40XN series consumes the lowest amount of energy when compared to similar lift trucks. As an additional benefit to reducing the environmental impact, better energy utilization results in increased savings and return on investment.

“This is a tough, smart and purpose-built lift truck,” Schemerhorn said. “It’s what you expect from Hyster.”

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About Hyster Company

Based in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company (www.hyster.com) is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer. Hyster Company offers 130 models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel and electric power, with the widest capacity range in the industry — from 2,000 to 115,000 lbs. Supported by the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer network, Hyster Company builds tough, durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.
Hyster Company is an operating division of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), which employs approximately 5,000 people worldwide. NMHG is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NC).