"The strong breadth of the Hyster product line allows us to meet even the smallest material handling challenges for our customers," says Brett Schemerhorn, vice president of marketing for Hyster. "The new heavy duty walkie can address pallet truck application challenges and boost an operation’s productivity through a wide range of standard and optional features."

The system leverages a heavy-duty fork frame and linkage with HTX bushings to perform in "harsh" applications while the heavy-duty steel drive frame, coupled with a highly engineered drive unit casting, makes it one of the heaviest drive unit frames in the industry.

The W45ZHD walkie is available with the company’s patented "Intelligent Lift" that is claimed to boost operator productivity up to 25 percent, which allows operators to simultaneously transport and lift pallets.

In addition, trucks equipped with this technology can automatically lift the pallet to the maximum fork height, without the need to continually hold the lift button during transport.