Hyster Company announces that it has won a 2015 GOOD DESIGN award for its Tier 4 Final RS45-46 ReachStacker.
Presented by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, this award honors yearly achievements of extraordinary design excellence. The Tier 4 Final ReachStacker was selected based on its efficient engine technology and productivity-enhancing design.
Engineered to be maneuverable, with class-leading lifting speeds and excellent stacking capabilities (can stack up to five containers high and three rows deep), the ReachStacker is ideal for demanding port and terminal applications. To power through challenging jobs, the ReachStacker comes standard with a Tier 4 Final Cummins QSL 9L engine rated at 350 hp (261 kW) and a four-speed Spicer Off-Highway TE 32 powershift transmission.
This truck features an integrated drivetrain with an emission reduction package, and is designed to help increase efficiency by delivering up to 20% lower fuel consumption over previous Tier 3 engines. The truck is equipped with hibernate idle, which reduces idle speed when idling for extended periods of time, further conserving fuel.
To maintain optimum cooling and lower fuel consumption, the ReachStacker comes with an on-demand cooling system with a hydraulically powered fan that operates only when cooling is required. This is more efficient than direct-drive fans that continually draw power during operation.
The series also includes a load-sensing, on-demand hydraulic system that delivers flow only when necessary. This system’s variable displacement pumps are capable of more oil displacement, even at low pump speeds. That allows the engine to run at lower speeds and extends the life of hydraulic oil and components, while consuming up to 10% less fuel than a typical fixed displacement hydraulic system, and produces less heat and noise.
The ReachStacker also includes automatic throttle-up, which automatically increases engine throttle to match desired hydraulic speed and keeps the engine operating in its most efficient power band. It also makes operation easier for the driver.
Hyster Co is a division of Hyster-Yale Group Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc. See www.hyster-yale.com to learn more.