Hyster Company: PSI Industrial Lift Truck Engines Featuring Hyster Variable Power Technology | Hyster Company
“Hyster has always made a good lift and I’m glad to see they are working on more fuel efficient engines for forklifts. A lot of companies run fleets of forklifts in this size range and the amount of LP or gas used is often overlooked. A substantial increase in efficiency (from 10% to 25%) like this has the potential to tilt the forklift market as the others play some catch-up.”
--Energy Manager Today Awards judge
The lift truck/forklift industry struggles to balance the need for powerful equipment with increasing sustainability demands and mandates. Hyster Company, a leading lift truck manufacturer, says it has responded to the challenge with a new line of industrial engines designed to increase productivity and fuel economy. These new PSI engines featuring Hyster Variable Power Technology offer adjustable performance modes. They allow lift trucks to serve double-duty by moving from high-power mode, when moving heavier or more loads is integral to the success of the operation, to ECO-eLO mode for significantly lower fuel consumption, when there is less demanding work to be done, the company says.
The PSI engines combine fuel economy with advanced design that offers increased travel and hoist speeds, and a 10% increase in horsepower over the previous engines. Rather than having to purchase different pieces of equipment to perform different tasks, this technology offers a flexible solution that enables users to shift modes depending on immediate needs, increasing efficiency and performance. If a customer’s main focus is fuel efficiency, productivity tests have shown the PSI engine in ECO-eLO mode to be 18.75% better than the competition, and in mode 2, to move more loads per hour, increasing productivity.
Available in LPG, CNG or dual fuel (LPG or gasoline), the engines can perform effectively in a wide range of industries, addressing customer specific application needs. Additionally, they have endured 30,000 hours of testing in heavy duty cycles, have been proven to extend service intervals and offer reduced periodic maintenance requirements, the company says.