Jan. 27, 2005
(Greenville, N.C. Americas Division Headquarters) Hyster Company has announced the new S40-70FT Fortis line of lift trucks. With capacities ranging from

(Greenville, N.C. – Americas Division Headquarters) — Hyster Company has announced the new S40-70FT Fortis™ line of lift trucks. With capacities ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 pounds (1,814 to 3,175 kg), this new series of lift trucks will offer lower cost of operations while exceeding the industry’s highest standards for dependability, productivity and ergonomics. Improved cost of operations results from matching the right engine with the proper transmission for specific application needs, along with other enhancements. Multi-tiered engine-transmission configurations create efficient powertrains that offer greater fuel economy.

The increased dependability of the S40-70FT Fortis line of lift trucks comes in part from the redesigned hydraulic system. Simplified hydraulic componentry and routing away from heat sources like the engine reduces the number of potential leak points. The electrical systems have also been upgraded for even greater reliability. Solid-state magnetic Hall Effect sensors designed for the rigorous standards of the aerospace industry are magnetically operated, have no mechanical connection and are 100 percent sealed from the environment, while sealed wiring connectors keep water and other contaminants from entering the system.

Several optional features for the S40-70FT Fortis line of lift trucks provide even higher productivity levels. Electro-hydraulic controls are integrated into the seat armrest to reduce driver fatigue, increase driver comfort and enhance ability to operate the lifting functions. The user may choose optional joystick or fingertip hydraulic controls.

Superior ergonomic features – such as a lowered step height that allows easier access and 20 percent more operator floor space – improve driver comfort and create a more productive work environment. Other advances include a smaller steering wheel with standard steer knob, a storage compartment and cup holder integrated into the dash and improved seat design for enhanced comfort when driving in reverse.

The S40-70FT Fortis line of lift trucks reduces service time requirements by up to 12 percent with an electronic monitoring and in-dash warning system that reduces daily service task requirements. In addition, engine components are easier to access due to a one-piece hood and lift-out floor plates that require no tools for removal, and a cleaner and more accessible under-hood layout of wire and hydraulic hose routings.

Hyster Company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of lift trucks. The Hyster® line includes more than 130 models designed for a wide variety of applications, from pallet moving to container handling. With North American headquarters in Greenville, N.C., Hyster Company is world-renowned for its quality and leading edge approach to technology and ergonomics. As a leader in the materials handling industry, Hyster Company has been ISO 9001-2000 certified for their documented quality manufacturing processes. The Hyster Dealer Network provides customer support before, during and after the sale in the form of fleet management, financing, parts, service and training. For more information, phone 1-800-HYSTER-1, fax 252-931-7877 or visit www.hysterusa.com