Top lift container handlers increase productivity

29th May 2019
Source: Hyster
Posted By : Alex Lynn
Top lift container handlers increase productivity

A new top lift Laden Container Handler has been launched by Hyster Europe, which is expected to increase productivity in busy ports and terminals, in line with increasing demands. The new Hyster Laden Container Handler stacks up to 6-high and makes first row handling faster in container block stacking applications and when shuttling containers.

“One of the key challenges for ports and terminals continues to be achieving efficiency in the face of growing demand,” explained Chris van de Werdt, Product Strategy Manager EMEA Big Trucks of Hyster Europe. “This can be achieved through increased productivity and lowering operating costs, which the new Hyster Laden Container Handler is designed to deliver.”

With a small footprint and turning radius, the new Hyster H40-52XM-16CH series of top lift Laden Container Hander trucks can be manoeuvred quickly and easily to keep the operation moving. The truck’s straightforward operation, alongside good operating speeds and a user-friendly in-cabin digital operator display, also contributes to faster handling times.

To extend refuelling intervals and reduce downtime, the high capacity fuel tank featured on the latest Hyster Container Handlers also contributes to enhanced productivity. Likewise, long service intervals are offered at 10,000 hours for hydraulic oil (with oil sampling).

There is a comfortable work environment for the operator with low noise and vibration levels. Visibility also plays an important role in ports and terminals. The new Hyster top lift Container Handlers feature a wide, heavy-duty mast which provides stability and forward visibility.

The operator cabin is also in an optimal position on the rear side of the truck, providing a prime vantage point of the area of operation. Intermittent wipers, featured as standard on the front, top and rear windows, also support visibility when operating in inclement weather. An optional rear-facing camera is also available to support particular customer needs. 

Van de Werdt added: “Hyster has designed this new truck for maximum reliability, so that ports can rely on it. The intelligent design has been proven globally over millions of hours and hundreds of trucks and has been enhanced further to meet customer demand and optimise uptime.” 

The Hyster H40-52XM-16CH series is available with either a gantry style carriage or a dedicated carriage, both are equipped with full CANbus control and automatic locking twist locks. 

The heavy-duty gantry carriage features the spreader mounted underneath the carriage, connected with four hangers, and is available with both mechanical pile slope and powered pile slope. The powered pile slope allows better adoption of the spreader to containers on trailers, or on uneven ground surfaces. The gantry carriage also allows a large side shift of 400mm.

The dedicated carriage option is a unique design from Hyster, proven to benefit total cost of ownership. The spreader is mounted on the upper side and due to the lower weight compared to the gantry carriage, front axle loading is lowered by typically seven percent. This helps to reduce tyre wear and damage to the operating ground surface, contributing to a lower cost of ownership. 

Where required, a six-high 9’6” stacking conversion is available, including a high mast and wide drive axle. The wide axle option also available for the five-high mast. Optional overlowering protection of the spreader, protects the lift-cylinder rod from possible damage by the slack of the lift chain, to further support a low cost of ownership. 

“This new series of top lift Container Handlers benefits from the vast experience of Hyster in designing and building 360-degree solutions for laden container handling in ports and terminals,” added van de Werdt. “This latest series incorporates intelligent design and options to meet specific application needs to help improve productivity while further reducing the total cost of ownership and the cost per container moved.”


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