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Hyster is partnering with RICO on an expansion line for explosion-proof lift trucks

Greenville, NC (January 12, 2022) – Hyster Company is RICO Manufacturing, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of certified EX solutions. Announced the expansion of the Certified Explosion Proof (EX) lift truck line, which is a modification of the traditional Hyster lift truck. .. EX-rated lift trucks have specific protective measures that allow them to operate in dangerous locations where explosive or flammable vapors, liquids, dust, or fibers can be generated.

The expansion of the lineup includes the introduction of four electric sit-down counterbalance lift trucks with a capacity range of 3,000 to 10,000 pounds and two electric walky pallet trucks with a capacity range of 6,000 to 8,000 pounds. These additional trucks could expose lift trucks to explosive gases and flammable dust particles that are common in industries such as paints, coatings, adhesives, aerospace, automobiles, petroleum, paper, gas and plastic. Provides options for material handling operations that have.

“This collaboration leverages the strengths of RICO, an approved supplier of these types of solutions in the Americas, and our comprehensive Hyster dealer network to increase demand for high-quality, certified EX-rated lift trucks. “We will respond,” said Martin Boyd, Vice President of Product Planning. and Solutions, Hyster Company. “Our proven Hyster electric forklifts are a strong foundation for RICO’s specialized transformations, providing performance and reliability as part of an expanded portfolio of solutions for a wide range of industry applications and customer needs. “

The additional model is based on the success of the existing relationship between Hyster and RICO and the line of high capacity electric and internal combustion counterbalance trucks introduced in 2019. Trucks are only available from Hyster® Authorized Dealers.

Most of the parts of the modified trucks branded as RICO are in common with non-EX rated Hyster products, and the comprehensive Hyster® dealer network has the same EX trucks as any other Hyster equipment. Enables service and support. Convenient access to maintainable components also helps reduce maintenance time if maintenance is required. The truck uses a sealed UL E battery that has been tested by a global safety certification company, eliminating the need for special charging equipment and reducing lead times and costs.

The RICO EX forklift series is defined and approved by OSHA by Factory Mutual, a nationally recognized testing laboratory, for Class 1, Divisions 1 and 2, Group D and Class 2, Divisions 1 and 2, and Group G. Certified to work at risk. Rated environment. RICO performs more than 98% of its work in-house and has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing EX solutions for the North American market.

About High Star Company

Hyster Company is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of lift trucks. Hyster Company offers 130 lift truck models configured for petrol, LPG, diesel, and electricity, with one of the industry’s widest capacity ranges of 2,000 to 105,000 pounds. Backed by one of the industry’s largest and most experienced dealer networks, Hyster Company has excellent parts, service and training support, high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy maintainability and advanced humanity. We are building a sturdy and durable lift truck that provides ergonomic features.

Hyster Company is Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of (NYSE: HY). It is a division. Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc., headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. And its subsidiaries employ more than 7,800 people worldwide.

About RICO Manufacturing

RICO Manufacturing is proud to manufacture the world’s finest specialty forklifts. RICO has pioneered the design, development and manufacture of dedicated lift trucks with capacities ranging from £ 1,000 to over £ 400,000.

Since 1984, RICO Manufacturing has designed and manufactured specialized lift trucks for the world’s most demanding and demanding industries, including industrial, military, and commercial markets.

RICO’s Hazardous Products division continues to be a leading manufacturer of explosion-proof equipment and forklifts in North America. RICO’s outstanding standards of design, manufacturing and installation have created the highest EX rated lift trucks on the market today.

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Hyster Company Contact:

Melissa Cashwell

High Star Company


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RICO Media Contact:

Judy P. Love

RICO Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

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Hyster is partnering with RICO on an expansion line for explosion-proof lift trucks Hyster is partnering with RICO on an expansion line for explosion-proof lift trucks

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