Hyster Company has introduced a series of tire handling trucks for demanding applications in the mining, ports and intermodal industries. In close association with Greenfield Products and Iowa Mold Tooling Company, Hyster now offers 21 tire handler configurations ranging from 5,000 to 36,000 pounds of handling capacity on the Hyster H120FT through Hyster H700HDS trucks. These solutions are designed to handle tire diameters up to 164 inches, and are available in a number of integral models for dedicated tire handling, as well as hang-on quick-connect options for flexible transition between forklift and tire handler modes.
Hyster tire handlers are designed for all-around visibility of tire grab pads and fallback arms while providing enhanced rearward visibility. Optimized flow settings with fully calibrated hydraulics provide greater handling performance and controlled, predictable mounting of the wheel.
The tire handler attachments feature grab pads that firmly grip the tire in the required position for changing. Hydraulically-actuated fallback arm protection is standard on most models for safe handling of tires in the horizontal position, while in park. The trucks also offer a minimized turning radius. All models are designed to be “plug-and-play” for easy onsite installation and assembly at the customer site.