Hyster Europe has started the delivery of nine Hyster® ReachStackers for the German Armed Forces to BwFuhrparkService GmbH. The RS46-33CH container handlers ordered by BwFuhrparkService will be used in the Armed Forces’ various materials handling centres throughout Germany.

REACHSTACKERS TO THE GERMAN ARMED FORCESThe new Hyster® ReachStackers are painted in RAL 6031 (bronze green) and will be used for the handling and storage of empty containers in depots, as well as handling full containers. The containers are typically loaded with various different equipment, from tent accommodation and tools, to spare parts. Even small vehicles can be stored in the containers and prepared for transport. Containers are then transported from the depot by rail or truck to a wide variety of areas and locations in Germany, and abroad.

Two of the nine Hyster® ReachStackers, ordered through BwFuhrparkService GmbH and supplied by Hyster Europe, are equipped with a special spreader. The spreader has so-called “overheight” legs which make it possible to transport containers that have an open top from which bulky objects may protrude.

ReachStackers for lifts up to 46 tonnes

The robust Hyster® RS46-33CH ReachStackers have a load capacity of 46 tonnes and the capability to stack up to five containers high in the first row. The handling height in the second row is four 9’6″ or five 8’6″ containers, and in the third row the machines can stack three 9’6″ or four 8’6″ containers. The ReachStackers are equipped with the proven Cummins QSL 9 engines with 8.9 litre displacement and the DANA S.O.H. TE 32 transmission.

The oil-bath multiple-disc brakes on the drive axle are equipped with a separate cooling circuit and are practically maintenance-free. In addition, the drive axle has excellent lateral stability and a long service life thanks to robust reduction ratios and gear wheels. To increase fuel efficiency, the container handlers are equipped with cooling on demand as well as load-sensing hydraulics and engine idle speed control.

Reliability is crucial

REACHSTACKERS TO THE GERMAN ARMED FORCESAfter a comprehensive selection process, BwFuhrparkService GmbH specifically chose the Hyster® ReachStackers because they are particularly robust and ready for use at any time,” says Oliver Hoffmann, Territory Manager at Hyster Europe.

“We help BwFuhrparkService GmbH, and therefore the German Armed Forces, with the maintenance of the machines and ensure that they run smoothly – after all, the reliability of the trucks is essential for efficient operation in the material handling centres,” says Torsten Franke, Managing Director for specialist Hyster® dealer GS-Gabelstapler Service in Wolfenbüttel, Germany which implemented the project. To service the trucks, GS-Gabelstapler is supported by 16 other experienced Hyster® dealers throughout Germany.

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