For direct visibility of 2nd rail containers, terminals can now order the latest Hyster® RS46 ReachStacker with a new “hinged” elevating cabin.
This solution was developed to optimise visibility of a container on the second rail, even when there is a high cube container on a railcar in the first rail position. It provides greater efficiency and helps to reduce damage.
The new moveable cab is raised and lowered on a hinged arm. The truck will continue to operate when the cabin is raised but the speed is automatically reduced to 10Km/h, and both doors must be closed.
Drivers get visibility of the second container and with the robust Hyster® cabin design, operators benefit from a comfortable environment with reduced sideways movement, shock and vibration when driving. An optional tilt of up to 10°can also be added to help make handling high stacks even more comfortable.
How does a hinge arm differ to designs that use a mast?
Compared to a mast, when the cab is lowered, it does not increase the truck height – an important factor for road transport. It also helps prevent the rearwards view from being affected.
The lifting and lowering motion is smooth and the speed can be adjusted. Furthermore, there are less components and less sideways movement, shock and vibration when driving. This reduces wear and tear (and maintenance) and provides for a better ergonomic environment for the operator.