Hyster Europe has specially optimised the J5.5XN6 electric lift truck to simplify the process of handling and transporting paper reels.

Here are six ways that this specialist Hyster® solution is supporting paper roll handling operations.

Trailers are loaded with ease

When transporting paper reels by road, it is typical industry best practice to load and position the reels down the centre line of the lorry trailer in single file to help evenly distribute weight and improve stability

The Hyster® J5.5XN6 lift truck with tilting carriage option and a reel clamp attachment makes all of this possible with a 5.5-tonne capacity lift truck instead of a 7-tonne forklift. The hydraulic tilting carriage increases reach by 250mm at lorry bed height, ideal for efficiently loading reels onto a trailer in the correct position.

Damage can be reduced

To help reduce potential damage to paper reels, with the truck mast on full forward tilt, the Hyster® tilting carriage option truck brings the paper reel clamp back to a horizontal level. This helps the paper reels to be placed down flat, reducing damage to the edge of the reel.

A chain slack prevention valve also helps avoid wrapper damage.

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Optional add-ons meet specific application needs

A number of lift truck add-ons are available for paper handling applications, including environment protection features, such as a belly pan, tilt cylinder boots and a sealed drive axle to prevent the ingress of dust. 

Also available are camera solutions to support operator accuracy, detection systems and Hyster® Tracker fleet management.

Valuable space is saved

The electric Hyster® J5.5XN6 lift truck offers space saving benefits, with a compact design and zero turn radius (ZTR) axle making it easy to manoeuvre in both the warehouse and the loading bay, and tough enough to withstand all weathers when used outdoors.

Emissions and energy consumption are reduced

Organisations in the paper supply chain are often keen to reduce their carbon footprint. This electric lift truck offers zero emissions and a low energy performance mode option, providing an environmentally friendly solution but with no compromise on performance.

Low cost of ownership

The Hyster® J5.5XN6 forklift offers a low cost of ownership, with long service intervals, maintenance free AC traction and hoist systems and easy serviceability. Paper applications worldwide receive service and support from local Hyster® distribution partners.

For more information on Hyster® solutions to support paper applications visit www.hyster.eu .

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