Hyster is pleased to announce the launch of “Raised Operator” versions of both the H2.0-3.5FT & H4.0-5.5FT Fortens Series IC-engine forklift trucks. The new Raised Operator option is designed for use in applications where the load carried can often hinder the driver’s view.

To enhance visibility over the attachment and associated load, the raised operator truck features an elevated seating position, 500mm higher than the standard Fortens truck. It also provides an excellent all-round view of the working environment, which is extremely useful in space restricted, fast moving applications. The truck also features industry-leading cabin access, with two additional evenly-spaced wide steps and two additional grab handles on the left side of the truck.

The excellent cowl-to-counterweight service access of the standard Fortens truck is maintained on the Raised Operator version, thanks to the inclusion of side opening doors that provide class-leading access to the engine, transmission, wiring and hydraulics. This access can be further enhanced as the step assemblies are easily removed, creating a full opening on both sides of the truck.