Hyundai launches 9-series diesel forklift range

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Hyundai has launched the 9-series range of four high-performance but environmentally friendly diesel counterbalanced forklifts, which range in lift capacity from 2.2 to 3.3 tonnes.

Hyundai launches 9-series diesel forklift range
The new Hyundai 9-series diesel counterbalance forklift models.

There are four machines in the range, which has just launched in Europe: the 2.2-tonne 22D-9, the 2.5-tonne 25D-9, the 3-tonne 30D-9, and the 3.3-tonne 33D-9. At this stage it’s unclear when the forklifts will hit Australian shores.

All the machines in the new 9-series come standard with a high-powered Kubota V3307 engine delivering 67 horsepower (50kW) for heavy applications or a 46-hoprsepower (34kW) Yanmar 4TNE92 engine for lighter work. The former forklifts have the -9 suffix, while the latter have the -9E designation.

The Kubota engines conform to Stage IIIB emissions standards and use a diesel oxidation catalyst, avoiding the use of a DPF filter and additives.

Safety features include a speed limiter, which is programmed via the display monitor, an auto-tilt levelling system which returns the mast to an upright vertical position with the push of a button, and an Operator Presence Sensing System (OPSS) which prevents mast and drive movement if the operator is not in his or her seat.

"A new electric hand brake system is combined with an anti-roll back function," Hyundai says. "This means that if the machine is inclined more than three-degrees and the machine comes to a stop, the handbrake is automatically activated to prevent the machine rolling back. 

"To release this function the driver pushes the accelerator to regain normal movement."

A load sensor, which is available as an optional extra, checks pressure in the lift cylinder to calculate the weight on the forks. If an overload occurs the operator is alerted by a warning sound and the display monitor will show the weight of the load flashing red.

A code is needed to start the engine, which helps to prevent theft or use by non-qualified personnel. There’s also a fuel lock hatch and an optional fuel cap.

Hyundai has redesigned the cabins on the 9-series forklifts, improving all-round visibility, adding space and revising the position of the pedals.

Cab features include a Grammer suspended seat with weight adjuster, an adjustable steering column and a low entrance height.

Duplex masts with lift heights from 3m to 5m are available, as are duplex masts with full free lift to heights of 3m, 3.3m and 3.5m. Triplex masts range from 3.7m to 7m, and at the top end of the scale is a quadriplex mast with lift heights from 6.1m to 8m.

The complete Hyundai range now covers lift capacities of 1.5 tonnes to 35,000kg.

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