New LPG engines for Hyster forklifts

New engines have been introduced on several Hyster LPG forklift models in Europe.

The new Power Solutions International (PSI) engines are more powerful and fuel efficient, helping to increase productivity and further reduce the total cost of ownership.

Robust, reliable and quiet, the new PSI LPG engines have been introduced following stringent testing by Hyster in several challenging applications.

The engines are reported to deliver increased performance with lower fuel consumption on intensive drive cycles, compared with previous models.

Robbert Wijnandts, Counterbalance Product Manager EMEA at Hyster Europe, said: “Several Hyster®models now lift full capacity faster than any other brand in their class. They provide excellent power and strength for general logistics operations through to tough manufacturing applications.”

The purpose-built LPG industrial engines were first introduced on the Hyster S2.0-3.5FT space-saving series in January 2015.

The premium H2.0-3.5FT together with the new H2.0-3.0XT trucks for everyday applications will now leave the factory in Northern Ireland with the 2.4L PSI engine. The smaller H1.6-2.0FTS models will also now feature the 2.0L PSI engine.

In addition to the increase in performance, the new engines have reduced noise levels to enhance operator comfort and reduce overall workplace noise levels. Noise levels on some models have been reduced to as low as 73 dB(A) (driver’s ear measurement to EN12053) in ECO-eLo mode.