6-high ReachStackers from Hyster

Hyster Europe has announced a series of developments on its leading ReachStacker range of container handling equipment, including a 6-high stacking option for higher density container stacking.

For the first time, Hyster ReachStacker models can stack 86 height containers 6 high, in the 1st container row only explains Antoon Cooijmans, Big Trucks Product Manager for Hyster Europe. Hyster has introduced the 6-high stacker option, now available on the RS45-31CH, RS46-36CH and RS46-41LCH ReachStacker container handling (CH) models. We have achieved this by fitting a longer inner boom.

Other developments include new standard features for all ReachStacker models such as a Powered Sliding Cab for optimum visibility from the industry leading Vista Operator Compartment. The container weight display (also showing distance and height), is also standard allowing the driver to anticipate the trucks handling capabilities before the stability and weight limit is reached.

A 10 km/h driving speed limitation has also been introduced for Hysters Intermodal Handlers when handling a swap-body / trailer by the bottom-lift legs (models RS-45-24/28 IH and RS 46-33/38L/38S/38LS IH). This is due to the new worldwide ISO 3691-1 norm, also included in the Machinery Directive 2006/42/CE that stipulates All container handlers delivered as of 1 January 2010, that are equipped with a spreader without an activated locking device must have a travel speed limitation of 10 km/h, when carrying a container.  There is no speed limitation when handling a container by twistlocks.

The Powered Damping Cylinders (PDC) function which enables drivers to tilt the spreader forward and backward over +/- 5 degrees is also now optional on CH models.

There are new options available across the entire Hyster Big Trucks range, which focus on maximising driver comfort and efficient operation, including an operator presence feature, where the engine is shut down when the seat is not occupied, to help reduce fuel consumption (more environment-friendly), a preset travel-speed reduction function, a DeLuxe air-suspension seat with heating option, high output air-conditioning and climate control.

Dependable Hyster ReachStackers
Hysters ReachStacker range is available in both container handling (CH) and intermodal handling (IH) versions and is designed for high density container stacking applications, usually up to 5-high and 3-rows deep.  The series is available with a modern clean-running diesel engine, oil-immersed brakes, robust drive-axle and advanced auto-shift transmission, which all combine to maintain maximum productivity and reliability during operation in demanding applications.  

Hyster is renowned for producing dependable products with the drivetrain being a major focal point on ReachStackers.  The transmission and engine management systems ensure protection against potentially damaging operational procedures for example, transmission forward to reverse "shifting lock-out" prevents potential tensional stress being applied to the drive train when changing direction. In addition, the engine protection and monitoring system initially derates the engine power and finally shuts down the engine when a fault is detected.

The hydraulic system is highly efficient, and features Two-Speed Lift and Power on Demand functions so that truck only delivers the required lifting power according to weight with class leading lifting speeds. Increased capacity handling is available thanks to models featuring stabilisers and/or increased wheelbase and there is easy service access to minimise cost and service time.

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