Tough forklift handles 8-9 tonnes

Adaptalift Hyster has extended its Fortens forklift range with the introduction of an 8-9 tonne capacity series, which reportedly provides a compact, efficient, high capacity truck that…

Adaptalift Hyster has extended its Fortens forklift range with the introduction of an 8-9 tonne capacity series, which reportedly provides a compact, efficient, high capacity truck that delivers low-cost of operation in tough applications.

The new H170-190FT Fortens series is suited for industries such as paper, wood, beverage, metals, ports, automotive or construction materials. 

The high capacity, compact design also benefits operations with high attachment usage, the company says.

The H170-190FT has a compact design, ensuring that space, loads moved per hour and on-site efficiency is maximised to maintain low operating costs. 

It shares many features with the company’s successful H135-155FT series, including the frame construction, low maintenance oil immersed brakes, leak-free hydraulics and drivetrain.

The compact frame design results in a wheelbase of 2450mm, making the H170-190FT one of the smallest in its capacity class, particularly when taking into consideration the load centre for trucks equipped with front end attachments, the company says.