With out a doubt Hyster forklifts are well known throughout Australia for being a tough and reliable forklift for the Australian market. Hyster have been making forklifts for over 80 years now, so you would expect them to get it right., with one on the biggest ranges of forklifts available in the market.
Hyster’s Parent company is NACCO Industries, which is a Cleveland Ohio (USA based public listed company, with the control and management of the Hyster brand being through NMHG, short for Nacco Materials Handling Group.
NMHG, sold out of their retail operations in Australia, in 2009, with the Hyster forklift retail operations being bought out by Adaptalift. The Hyster acquisition turned Adaptalift into one of the biggest forklift companies in Australia.
Founded in 1982 Adaptalift started as Forklift Engineering Australia, designing and manufacturing forklift attachments. Adaptalift has grown to become the largest Australian privately owned and operated forklift company, with a fleet of over 10,500 units nationwide.
Hyster forklifts, have a complete range of forklifts available, from powered pallet trucks to 50 tonne reach stackers, with a variety of fuel types including LPG, Battery Electric and Diesel.
Although the Hyster brand is American owned, and building forklifts throughout manufacturing factories across the world, They have recently made the decision to bring a Chinese made Forklift into the Australia Market. So the UTILEV is now supported by NACCO Materials Handling Group in Australia as the cheap alternative to a fully optioned Hyster branded forklift.
If you have looking for a decent quality used forklift, and are starting to look around, you will most likely find more Hyster forklifts than any other brand available, this is mainly due to the length of time that Hyster has been making forklifts.
With parts readily available, through the Adaptalift dealer network or After Market Parts Sellers like TVH. But talking to any dealer you will most likely get parts to suit your Hyster forklift.
If you are in the market looking to buy a new or used forklift, and if you haven’t made your choice yet to which forklift brand you want to choose then, you really should give the Hyster forklift some decent consideration.
There is more than a decent chance it will suit you environment and application very well. With the back up and support you need and can expect from a forklift manufacturer with over 80 years experience.