25th August 2021

Reversing with loaded forks in demanding industry applications presents a number of challenges for the operator. Particularly, poor visibility in the direction of travel, and discomfort caused by looking backwards, which can take its toll over the course of a lengthy shift. The solution from Hyster comes in the form of a specially engineered rotating seat option.

Hyster® forklift with rotating seat

Available by special request for Hyster high capacity forklift trucks, the rotating seat turns a full 180 degrees, enhancing visibility and driver comfort, which both contribute to optimal efficiency and greater productivity.
The driving position is completely changed while the operator remains comfortably seated, in just 15 seconds! And all it takes is the push of two buttons, pressed together to initiate rotation. The turning space is optimised during rotation, thanks to a sliding mechanism.

Watch a new video from Hyster demonstrating the smooth rotation of the seat, alongside additional features to support ease of operation and a comfortable driver environment. These include optimised steering controls, easy-to-use button controls for driving direction selection, turn signals, and gear selection, a bracket to optimise the display position, and an adjustable armrest, with storage.

The rotating seat option for Hyster lift trucks is particularly beneficial for applications handling large and bulky loads which may frequently limit the operator’s line of sight. Optimum visibility is provided by a mirror mounted on the counterweight.

Is reversing a challenge in your application?

If so, then talk to your local Hyster distribution partner about the specific solutions available to help you overcome your challenges.

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