Hyster Rhine Tour: Solutions beyond lift trucks

24th September 2018

The Hyster® Rhine Tour showcased Hyster® equipment and related solutions in real inland terminal applications along the River Rhine. The events, which welcomed hundreds of visitors, included a focus on solutions from Hyster® partners.

Awareness systems


Demonstrations at the Hyster® Rhine Tour showed how cameras, such as those from partner Orlaco, can help optimise visibility on any kind of truck. Whether used on a ReachStacker in a port, or a Reach Truck in a warehouse, cameras can support awareness, efficiency and damage reduction – in turn minimising costs.

Reducing risk


Many terminals will have a requirement to handle flammable cargo, such as chemicals, beverages and waste. Explosion protection conversions and solutions, such as those from Hyster® partner Pyroban, are available to help manage explosion risk in any application.


As the risk of vehicle fires is also an important consideration, the Hyster® Rhine Tour also showed DAFO fire suppression systems, which automatically and quickly extinguish vehicle fires.

Attachments and accessories



The Rhine Tour demonstrated how attachments, including the Meyer Double Pallet Handler and Bolzoni Container Rotator, help Hyster® lift trucks meet varied and changing needs.


The events also incorporated complementary equipment, such as Houcon ramps for simple container stuffing, and the unique Cakeboxx two-piece “deck and lid” shipping container.


Truck maintenance


At the Rhine Tour, Continental Tyres were seen on Hyster® ReachStackers and Empty Container Handlers, demonstrating one of the options for robust, factory installed tyres that can help reduce tyre maintenance.


It is as important to equip trucks with the right ‘ingredients’ inside, as on the exterior. Shell oils and lubricants are exclusively recommended for Hyster® trucks and it was recently announced that Hyster® Big Trucks now have extended hydraulic oil change intervals with Shell LubeAnalyst, helping to enhance uptime and reduce total cost of ownership.

Managing costs and efficiency


Hyster Financial Services operates in more than 30 countries supported by key financial partners. At the Rhine Tour, businesses had the opportunity to discuss their finance needs, as well as the most beneficial acquisition route for financing their equipment, with Hyster Financial Services partner DLL.


Cost-effective logistics solutions and a choice of flexible transportation methods are both of great importance when managing supply chain costs.  Hyster Europe was supported throughout the Rhine Tour by partner CEVA Logistics for transporting large machinery to different countries.

Intelligent design and customisation


The Rhine Tour showed everything from an S1.6IL pedestrian stacker truck – which can be equipped with a Thin Plate Pure Lead NexSys battery from our partner Enersys – to a Hyster® RS46 ReachStacker.”


For ReachStackers, visitors saw spreader options from ELME with varied features to suit different applications, such as lifting eyes and a spreader with intermodal handling legs that enable the operator to pick up a complete trailer.

For more information about the extensive range of Hyster® equipment for ports and terminals visit www.hyster.eu or contact your local Hyster® distribution partner.



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