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New H36-48XM(S)-12 Series Forklifts

Hyster H36-48XM(S)

Adaptalift Hyster is proud to announce the new H36-48XM(S) Series of Forklift Trucks. These 36-48 tonne tough machines offer maximum flexibility in a range of heavy-duty applications. The trucks are available with either standard forks, or with a fork-mounted, removable 20’-40’ telescopic container spreader and are best suited to steel, quarrying, mining and port applications. They have the added benefit of Tier 4i/Stage IIIB compliance as well as low fuel consumption.

There are seven models in the series, with the 36-40-44-48 tonne (@ 1,200mm load centre) models also being available in an “S” (short) 5.38m wheelbase version. These machines are ideally suited to vari- ous heavy industry sectors as they are the most compact machines in this capacity available on the market. Operating costs are also minimized through fast travel speeds and class-leading lift speeds of up to 0.385 m/sec.


The new Tier 4i/Stage IIIB 36-48 tonne capacity forklift trucks feature the Cum- mins QSL9 -350hp engine (The Cummins QSM11, 300hp and 335hp versions remain available for Tier 3 compliant trucks). Rated power for the QSL9 is 261 kW (350 hp) @2100 rpm, maximum torque is 1491 Nm (1100 lbs-ft) @ 1500 rpm and maximum power is 276 kW (370 hp) @ 1900 rpm.

The TE-27 is the advanced auto-shift transmission that is available with this new engine, with the TE-32 also available as an alternative option. There is a protec- tive forward/reverse shifting lock-out, a transmission protection system and a heavy-duty drive-axle featuring wet disc brakes.

Low cost of operation

Operating costs can be effectively managed as the H36-48M(S)-12 offers a number of standard features which aid quick and easy service access. The cab features a powered side-tilt facility in combination with quickly removable lightweight aluminium floor plate sections. Large 18.00x25 tyres (available as Bias pneumatics or Radial pneumatics) offer improved tyre life and lower running costs.

For the Driver

These machines have a major focus on driver comfort and excellent all round visibility. The renowned Hyster “Vista” cab, offers an outstanding range of standard ergonomic features. The cab is designed to achieve maximum productivity from the operator in every shift.

Forward visibility is enhanced by the dash display being positioned to the driver’s right-hand side. This also avoids unneces- sary distraction from the operation in hand. The operator compartment is ideally positioned in a ‘mid-high’ and forward position for excellent all round visibility as well as for optimal visibility of the forks.

Air-conditioning is a standard feature and in-cab noise level is comfortably low at 75dB(A) according to EN12053.


There are choices of controls for opera- tors. Either a newly-designed Joystick for ‘single-handle’ intuitive control of mast lift & tilt and side-shift, and when fitted, spreader functions extend & retract, slew & reach, twist-locks; plus the horn. As an alternative, for fork applications only, conventional levers and switches are available, featuring two levers for mast lift and tilt functions plus switches for the side-shift and fork-positioners.

In summary, Hyster has designed the H36- 48XM(S)-12 for outstanding performance, reliability, low cost of ownership and reduced fuel bills for use in the toughest of environments.

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