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Where do I find my Hyster forklift’s serial number?

Note: This page is for Hyster forklifts only. To find a serial number for a forklift of a different brand, click here for our other guides.

 

The most direct way to find your Hyster forklift’s serial number is to check the nameplate (also called a data tag). This helpful little plate includes lots of various information about your forklift–how much it can lift, how much it weighs, which model it is, and (most importantly) its serial number. On a Hyster forklift, the nameplate looks like the photo on the left and is often found near the dashboard, like in the photo on the right:

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Checking the nameplate is the quickest and easiest method of discerning the serial number of your forklift. But what if the nameplate wears down or has fallen off? You’re not out of luck just yet. Sometimes, a forklift’s serial number can be found in its electronic system or physically stamped on its frame. Below is a list of many different models of Hyster forklifts and where their serial numbers can be found.

 

 

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•  A229 (B60Z and B80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 1

•  A229 (W60Z, W65Z, and W80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 2

•  B230 (B60Z and B80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 1

•  B230 (W60Z, W65Z, and W80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 2

•  B233 (B60Z and B80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 1

•  B233 (W60Z, W65Z, and W80Z): see highlighted number in Figure 2

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Riders

•  A214: right-hand of the frame rail, near the counterweight

•  C024: right-hand side of the frame, near the counterweight

•  D001: rear of the base frame (two lines) in front of the steering tire, on the right-hand side

•  D004: right-hand side of the frame near the counterweight

•  E010: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  E114: stamped on top of the rear bulkhead of the frame, inside the right rear leg of the overhead guard

•  F001: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  F108: stamped on top of the rear bulkhead of the frame, inside the right rear leg of the overhead guard

•  F114: stamped on top of the rear bulkhead of the frame, inside the right rear leg of the overhead guard

•  F187: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  G004: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  G006: right-hand side of the frame near the counterweight

•  G108: stamped on top of the rear bulkhead of the frame, inside the right rear leg of the overhead guard

•  H177: front crossmember of the frame, on the right-hand side

•  J004: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  L177: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  N005: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

•  P005: right-hand side of the frame, under the floor plate; electronically, follow the steps in Figure 3

 

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Figure 3

 

One last thing!  If you have a Hyster forklift parts catalog, often the serial number will be printed on the front cover of this catalog/parts manual.

 

We also offer our Hyster Forklift Parts Manual for your convenience.


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Forklift industry merger and acquisition history

From the very start, the forklift industry has been riddled with various mergers, buyouts, collaborations, and acquisitions. This can make it confusing to keep track of OEMs when ownership of a forklift brand is constantly changing. Check out this timeline of the history of the major manufacturers in the forklift industry to help you make sense of your products.

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The 1800s

  • 1868, Yale: Yale Lock Manufacturing Co. (USA) is formed, later becoming Yale and Towne Manufacturing Co.
  • 1890, Caterpillar: Caterpillar (USA) is founded by Benjamin Holt and Daniel Best.
  • 1896, Doosan: The Doosan Group (South Korea) is founded.
  • 1898, Baker: Baker Motor Vehicle Co. (USA) is founded to build electric cars. Soon, Baker increases its product line to include electric load trucks.

1900 – 1920

  • linde forklift1901, Allis-Chalmers: The Allis-Chalmers Company (USA) is founded.
  • 1903, Allis-Chalmers: Allis-Chalmers acquires the Bullock Electric Company.
  • 1907, Linde: The Linde Air Products Company (Germany) is established.
  • 1915 Lewis-Shepard is established in Watertown, Massachusetts
  • 1917, Komatsu: Komatsu Iron Works (Japan) is established, later becoming Komatsu Ltd. In 1921.
  • 1919, Clark: Clark Tructractor Company (USA) is established as a division of the Clark Equipment Company.
  • 1919, Towmotor: Towmotor Corporation (USA) is founded.

1920 – 1940

  • 1920s, Hyster: Hyster’s (USA) parent companies, Electric Steel Foundry and Willamette Iron & Steel Works, are established.
  • 1920, Mitsubishi: Shibaura Works of Ohte-Shokai K.K. is established as a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., which eventually becomes Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Japan).
  • 1922, Raymond: Raymond Corporation (USA) is formed.
  • 1926, Toyota:  Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd. (now Toyota Industries Corporation) started building automatic looms.
  • 1929, Linde: Linde takes over Güldner-Motoren-Gesellschaft, a German engine and tractor manufacturer.
  • 1930s, Yale: Yale acquires BKS forklifts in Germany.
  • 1930, Raymond.  Raymond builds first material handling product under Lyon name.
  • 1934, Hyster: Electric Steel Foundry and Willamette Iron & Steel Works have combined into Willamette Hyster Company and an early straddle-carrier forklift model is produced.

1940 – 1960

  • 1942, CESAB: CESAB (Italy) is founded.
  • 1943, Cascade: Cascade Manufacturing Co. (USA) is founded.
  • 1944, Hyster: Willamette Hyster Company is renamed Hyster Company.
  • 1945, Crown: Crown Equipment Corporation (USA) is founded.
  • 1946, BT: BT Forklifts (Sweden) is founded.
  • 1947, Hyundai: The Hyundai Group (South Korea) is founded.
  • 1949, TCM: Toyo Carriers Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Japan) is founded.
  • 1950, Prime-Mover: The Prime-Mover Company (USA) is founded by the Home-O-Nize Company of Iowa.
  • 1952, Komatsu: Komatsu acquires Ikegai Automobile Manufacturing Co. and Chuetsu Electro Chemical Co.
  • 1952, Mitsubishi: Mitsubishi is renamed Mitsubishi Nippon Heavy-Industries, Ltd.
  • 1953, Jungheinrich: Establishment of H. Jungheinrich & Co. Maschinenfabrik (Germany).
  • 1953, Allis-Chalmers: Allis-Chalmers acquires the Buda Engine Co., adding diesel engines to its product line.
  • 1956, Toyota: Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) introduces its first forklift model, the LA 1-ton truck.
  • 1956, Towmotor: Towmotor acquires Gerlinger Carrier Company.
  • 1957, Nissan: The first Nissan (Japan) forklift is produced.
  • 1958, Heli:  Anhui Heli (China) is established

1960 – 1980


  • yale forklift1960s, Doosan:
    Korea Machinery Co., Ltd. begins importing forklifts as part of a national machinery expansion project.
  • 1962, Halla: Hyundai International Inc. is founded.
  • 1963, Yale: Yale merges with Eaton Manufacturing.
  • 1963, Towmotor: Towmotor acquires Ohio Gear Company.
  • 1965, Caterpillar, Towmotor: Towmotor becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Tractor Company.
  • 1968, Hyster acquires Lewis-Shepard (USA Mass.)
  • 1976, TCM: TCM America (MBK), Inc. is established.
  • 1976, Doosan: Korea Machinery merges into Daewoo Heavy Industries Ltd.
  • 1977, Baker, Linde: Linde acquires Baker Material Handling Corporation.  Baker Forklift parts are now known as Linde forklift parts.
  • 1978, Halla: Hyundai International Inc. is rebranded as the Halla Group (South Korea).

1980 – 2000

  • 1980s, Allis-Chalmers: Allis-Chalmers begins selling off some of its subsidiaries in the face of rapid economic change.
  • 1980, Hoist: Forklift Exchange is founded in the suburbs of Chicago, IL.
  • 1983, Hyster: Hyster closes Portland OR manufacturing plant
  • 1984, Hyster: Hyster Company is acquired by ESCO Corporation.
  • 1984, Linde: Linde acquires Fenwick, the largest French lift truck manufacturer.
  • 1985, Yale: Yale is acquired by NACCO Industries, Inc., and Yale Materials Handling Corporation is established.
  • 1985, Komatsu: Komatsu America Manufacturing Corp. and Komatsu America Industries LLC are both established in the U.S.
  • 1986, Cascade: Cascade forms a joint venture with Xiamen Forklift Company of China (Xiamen-Cascade Corp., Ltd.).
  • 1988, Toyota: Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. (TIEM) is established in Indiana as a joint venture with Toyota Motor Corporation.
  • 1988, TCM: TCM Manufacturing USA, Inc. is founded.
  • 1988, Kalmar: Kalmar takes over Allis Chalmers forklift activities effectively ending Allis Chalmers brand name in forklift industry.
  • 1988, Prime-Mover: Prime-Mover is acquired by BT Industries AB of Sweden.
  • hyster forklift1989, Hyster: Hyster Company is acquired by NACCO Industries, Inc.
  • 1989, Linde: Linde acquires Lansing Bagnall, a British forklift manufacturer.
  • 1992, Yale: Yale Europe Materials Handling is established.
  • 1992, Caterpillar, Mitsubishi: Caterpillar and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries together form Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc. (MCFA).
  • 1993, Nissan: Nissan Forklift Corporation North America is established.
  • 1993, Komatsu: Komatsu Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. and Cummins Komatsu Engine Company are established in Japan and the U.S., respectively.
  • 1994, Hyster, Yale: NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG) is established.
  • 1994, Hoist: Forklift Exchange acquires Silent Hoist and Crane, a Brooklyn-based company. It is rebranded as Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing, Inc. (USA).
  • 1994, Jungheinrich.  Jungheinrich takes over UK based Boss group.
  • 1995, Toyota: Toyota Industrial Equipment, S.A. (TIESA) is established in France as a joint venture with Toyota Motor Corporation and Manitou B.F.
  • 1997, BT, Raymond: Raymond Corp. is acquired by BT Industries AB for $353 million, and BT Raymond is established.
  • 1997, Halla: Halla collapses under the pressure of the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis.
  • 1998, Clark: Clark Material Handling Company acquires the Samsung Fork Lift Company of Korea.
  • 1998, Allis-Chalmers: The remaining Allis-Chalmers manufacturing companies are divested.
  • 1998, Combilift:  Combilift started in Ireland
  • 1999, Kalmar-AC:  Kalmar sells the  former Allis Chalmers business unit it acquired in 1988 to Komatsu.  Kalmar remains a big lift truck/reach stacker specialist.  Komatsu attempts to market units under Tusk brand name but eventually discontinues Tusk in 2010.

2000 – present day

 

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This information was gathered from the histories published on the websites of the various companies included on the timeline. Supporting information was also found through news sites, like those linked in some of the information above.

 

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Hyster forklift fluid specs

Q: What lubricants do I use on my Hyster or Yale forklift?

A: It depends. Using the wrong lubricants on your forklift can damage the truck and put its operator in danger. Check below for the correct fluid specs for various models of Hyster and Yale trucks.

 

For Hyster models S30FT, S35FT, S40FT, H30FT, H35FT, H40FT
and Yale models GLC030VX, GLC035VX, GLC040VX, GLP030VX, GLP035VX, GLP040VX:

 transmission = John Deere JDM J20CIntella Liftparts Hyster forklift

•  Mazda 2.0L gasoline engine = SAE 5W-20 (20°F and below), SAE 5W-30 (60°F and below), or SAE 10W-30 (0°F and above); API: SL; ILSAC: GF3; SAE: J2362

•  Mazda 2.2L gasoline engine = SAE 5W-20 (20°F and below), SAE 5W-30 (60°F and below), or SAE 10W-30 (0°F and above); API: SL; ILSAC: GF3; SAE: J2362

•  GM 2.4L gasoline engine = SAE 5W-20 (20°F and below), SAE 5W-30 (60°F and below), or SAE 10W-30 (0°F and above); API: SL; ILSAC: GF3; SAE: J2362

 Yanmar 2.6L and 3.3L diesel engine = SAE 40 (68°F and above), SAE 30 (50 to 86°F), SAE 20 (32 to 68°F), SAE 15W-40 (3 to 103°F), SAE 10W-30 (-4 to 86°F), SAE 20W (14 to 50°F), or SAE 10W (-4 to 50°F)

 cooling system for Mazda 2.0L and 2.2L engines = 50% water and 50% ethylene glycol boron-free antifreeze

 cooling system for GM 2.4L engine = 50% water and 50% ethylene glycol boron-free antifreeze

•  cooling system for Yanmar 2.6L and 3.3L engines = 50% water and 50% ethylene glycol boron-free antifreeze

•  transmission oil for dry brakes = John Deere JDM J20C

•  mast (sliding surfaces and load roller surfaces) = multipurpose grease

 lift chains = SAE 30W engine oil

•  brake master cylinder rod end pin = SAE 10W-30; API: SL; ILSAC: GF3; SAE: J2362  Forklift brake shoes and brake systems here.

•  manual hydraulic hand levers = SAE 10W-30; API: SL; ILSAC: GF3; SAE: J2362

•  brake fluid (master cylinder, dry brakes) = SAE J-1703, DOT-3

 brake oil (master cylinder, wet brakes) = Dexron III from sealed container

•  differential and drive axle oil (dry brakes, S40-70FT, S55FTS) = SAE 80W-90 or SAE 85W-140

•  differential and drive axle oil (dry brakes, H40-70FT) = SAE 80W-90 or SAE 85W-140

 transmission oil (wet brakes, H40-70FT) = John Deere JDM J20C

 wet brake axle (planetary housing oil, center section oil) = John Deere JDM J20C

 

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For Hyster models S80FT, S100FT, S120FT, H80FT, H100FT, H120FT
and Yale models GLC080VX, GLC100VX, GLC120VX, GLP080VX, GLP100VX, GLP120VX:

 GM 4.3L gasoline engine oil = SAE 5W-20 (20°F and below), SAE 5W-30 (60°F and below), or SAE 10W-30 (0°F and above); API: SM; ILSAC: GF4; SAE: J2362

 Cummins 4.5L diesel engine oil = SAE 0W-30 (32°F and below), SAE 5W-30 (-13 to 68°F), SAE 10-30 (-4 to 68°F), or SAE 5W-40 or 15W-40 (5°F and above); API: CH-4 or CI-4

 Cummins 3.3L diesel engine oil = SAE 0W-30 (32°F and below), SAE 5W-30 (-13 to 68°F), SAE 10-30 (-4 to 68°F), or SAE 5W-40 or 15W-40 (5°F and above); API: CH-4 or CI-4

 transmission oil (dry brake) = John Deere JDM J20C

 fork latches = multipurpose grease

 brake oil (master cylinder) = Dexron III from sealed container

 differential and drive axle oil (dry brake) = SAE 80W-90 or 85W-140

 transmission and wet brake planetary carrier housing oil = John Deere JDM J20C

 wet brake center section oil = SAE 80W-90


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How much does your forklift weigh?

How much does your forklift weigh? It’s important to know the weight of your forklift when transporting it, driving it on trailers, moving it in an elevator, or using it in multi-story buildings. You don’t want your forklift to drop through the floor, causing thousands of dollars of damage and injuring workers!

 

The service weight of a forklift is different than its lift capacity.  Service weight refers to the actual weight of the forklift, including its battery and any attachments it has.  The best place to find the service weight of a forklift is on the forklift’s data tag.  Alternatively, you can search forklift manufacturer websites for product specification pages, but the truck’s data tag is typically preferred over this option. In addition, an industry rule of thumb is that the service weight of the forklift will generally be 1.5 to 2 times the lifting capacity of the forklift.  For example, if your forklift can lift 5,000 pounds, generally the weight of the forklift will be somewhere between 7,500 and 10,000 pounds.  But remember, this is simply a rough standard, and manufacturer information or the forklift’s data tag should always be prioritized.

 

See below for the weight of some of the most common models of the most widely-used forklift brands. The downloadable table lists the weight in pounds of Hyster, Komatsu, Crown, Toyota, Caterpillar, Yale, Clark, and Nissan forklift models. For starters, here are the weights of the most common models from these manufacturers.

 

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Q: How much does a Hyster H50FT forklift weigh?

A: 8,924 lbs.  (with NL; 3-stage, 189″ mast height)

 

Q: How much does a Komatsu FG18HT-20 forklift weigh?

A: 6,340 lbs. (2-stage, standard mast)

 

Q: How much does a Crown 4520-30 forklift weigh?

A: 5,974 lbs. (standard truck w/o battery)

 

Q: How much does a Toyota 8FGCU25 forklift weigh?

A: 8,000 lbs. (2 stage, 131.5” mast height)

 

Q: How much does a Caterpillar C5000 forklift weigh?

A:  8,157 lbs. (standard truck, empty)

 

Q: How much does a Yale GLC050 forklift weigh?

A: 9,016 lbs. (standard estimate)

 

Q: How much does a Clark CMP25 forklift weigh?

A: 8,254 lbs. (standard)

 

Download a PDF of the full table here: forklift weights by Intella Liftparts


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Hyster forklift error codes explained

Yale MPB40-E forklift
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Hyster W40Z forklift
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Are the error codes on your Hyster W40Z or Yale MPB40-E pallet jack confusing you? Keep reading to learn what problems these codes indicate and how you can solve them.

 

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Q: How do I read Hyster W40Z or Yale MPB40-E pallet jack codes?

A: Hyster and Yale forklifts use the same control system, so error codes on Hyster forklifts are the same as those on Yale forklifts. These error codes can actually appear in many ways. While they can be communicated with flashes of a red LED bulb on the jack’s controller, this blog will cover the error codes presented on the jack’s dash display. Sometimes, an error code can mean one of many potential issues. In these cases, it may be necessary to use a special handset or PC to determine which of the problems is the cause of the error code.

 

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Below are interpretations for the following error codes: no LEDs, no alarm, AL66, AL99, AL01, AL02, AL4, AL5, AL6, AL7, AL8, AL10, and AL94.

 

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  • Dash display: no LEDs or LCDs on
    Condition: inoperative
    Cause: B+ and/or B- missing at controller, defective battery charger, or defective battery charger
    Solution: make sure battery is connected, the key switch is on, and the brake override circuit is in the run position; also test your battery charger and motor controller and replace any nonworking parts

 

  • Dash display: no LEDs or LCDs on
    Condition: forklift functions as normal
    Cause:  open connection between display and controller, defective display, or defective LEDs
    Solution: make sure harnesses are connected at MDI and connector B on controller; test the dash display by connecting a handset to it and testing for communication; test LEDs by disconnecting them, connecting the handset, and testing the handset; replace any nonworking parts

 

  • Dash display: no LEDs or LCDs on
    Condition: forklift functions as normal
    Cause:  Because this condition is similar to the last, it will take a handset to determine its cause. If the handset displays “NO COMMUNICATION,” the controller is defective.
    Solution: replace controller

 

  • Dash display: no alarm
    Condition:  traction and hydraulic functions not working
    Cause: improper startup sequence by jack operator
    Solution: check brake switch, accelerator, steer handle, and hydraulic inputs

 

  • Dash display: AL66
    Condition: hydraulic function not working
    Cause: battery voltage is low or controller voltage calibration is incorrect
    Solution: charge or replace battery; otherwise, use handset to determine the voltage read by the controller and compare it to an actual voltmeter reading; replace controller if the two readings differ by more than 1.5 volts

 

  • Dash display: AL99
    Condition: traction and hydraulic functions not working
    Cause: incorrect battery selected, damaged battery, or damaged connection to batter
    Solution: check that you have the right voltage for your truck, manually check the voltage of your battery, inspect it for any damage, and check its connecting crimps and cables for damage as well

 

  • Dash display: AL01
    Condition:  traction and hoist functions not working
    Cause: control card throttle or lift/lower calibration is out of range; control card is damaged or defective
    Solution: use the tester function on a handset to see if either calibration is greater than 1 volt at neutral; replace control card if damaged or defective, which can be checked by seeing if both “forward switch” and “backward switch” are on at the same time when testing

 

  • Dash display: AL01
    Condition: traction and hoist functions not working
    Cause: incomplete connection between control card and controller; traction reversing switch not connected; damaged or defective tiller card
    Solution: check connections between control card and controller; use a handset to test for operation of traction reversing switch; replace control card if tiller card is damaged

 

  • Dash display: AL02
    Condition: traction and hydraulic functions not working
    Cause: main contactor tips are welded closed or motor field circuit is broken
    Solution: disconnect power leads at contactor and test for an open circuit; check connections between motor field and controller

 

  • Dash display: AL4
    Condition: traction and hydraulic functions not working
    Cause: damaged connection to lowering valve; damaged lowering coil or lowering valve cartridge
    Solution: check electrical connection between valve coil and controller; check lowering valve coil for resistance, replace if not approximately 17.7 ohms; replace lowering valve cartridge if necessary

 

  • Dash display: AL5
    Condition: traction and hydraulic functions not working
    Cause: damaged connection to brake or brake coil damaged
    Solution: check connection between electric brake and controller; check brake coil for resistance in both directions and replace if not between 27.36 and 30.24 ohms

 

  • Dash display: AL6
    Condition: traction and hydraulic functions not working
    Cause: damaged connection to traction motor; traction motor armature resistance is too low; field wires are loose or damaged; motor field winding is shorted or too low
    Solution: check electrical connection between traction motor, field wires, and controller; check traction motor armature for shorts; check motor field resistance and correct if not between 0.5 and 1.5 ohms; check contactor coil for resistance of 52 ohms

 

  • Dash display: AL7
    Condition: traction functions reduced below 14°F or above 167°F and not working above 194°F
    Cause: controller temperature is too hot or cold; controller temperature is not calibrated correctly; controller sensor or controller itself is damaged
    Solution: move truck to a warmer or cooler location; use a handset to check that controller temperature matches room temperature (if not, replace controller)

 

  • Dash display: AL8
    Condition: traction and hydraulic functions not working
    Cause: over current in driven component
    Solution: check main harness for damaged connections to main contactor, brake, and electric valve coils; check contactor, brake, and electric valve coils for correct resistance (52 ohms for contactor, between 27.36 and 30.24 ohms for brake coil, and 17.7 ohms for electric valve coils)

 

  • Dash display: AL10
    Condition: traction and hydraulic functions not working
    Cause: controller is damaged; damaged wire connection; short circuit in harness; ground between motor windings and chassis; motor field winding is shorted to chassis; field current driver circuit has failed; watchdog hardware circuit is damaged
    Solution: cycle key switch off and on and replace controller if problem not solved; check wire connections at contactor, pump motor, and traction motor; check main harness for shorts; check for grounds or shorts between motor windings and chassis; check motor field resistance (should be about 1.5 ohms); measure voltage between F1 and B- and F2 and B- on field current driver (should be half the voltage between B+ and B-)

 

  • Dash display: AL94
    Condition: traction and hydraulic functions not working for one minute
    Cause: no fault is occurring – the controller is installing hour meter memory from MDI display if controller has been replaced
    Solution: no solution needed; truck will operate as soon as data transfer is complete

 


 

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How to view a Hyster or Yale forklift hour meter

Want to view the hour meter on your Hyster or Yale forklift? Just follow the instructions below.Hyster Yale forklift dash display Intella Liftparts

Step 1: enter the Set-Up and Diagnostic Menu

•  Turn the ignition key to the on position.

•  Press the star button (*) three times. This button is located on the right-hand side of the display.

•  Enter the service password and press the star button (*).

•  Now that you’re in the service menu, press the 4 or 5 button to go back 1 level if need be. These buttons are located on the right-hand side of the display as well, and they likely have arrows on them like in the picture above.

•  Press the star button (*) to show “Main Menu – Passwords.”

•  Use the 4 or 5 button to scroll through the menu items. The star button (*) selects a sub-menu item.

 

Step 2: view the hour meter

•  Use the star button (*) to select “Hour Meters.”

•  A list of hours should be shown. These include engine, system, hydraulic, and starter hours.

 

This information applies to Hyster FT series models (like H50FT or S50FT) and Yale VX series models (like Yale GLC050VX or GLP050VX).


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How to change a Hyster or Yale forklift password

 

Looking to change the password on your Hyster or Yale forklift? Just follow the instructions below to change your forklift password.  Need Hyster forklift parts?  Click hereHyster Yale forklift password dash display Intella Liftparts

 

Step 1: enter the Set-Up and Diagnostic Menu

•  Turn the ignition key to the on position.

•  Press the star button (*) three times. The star button is located on the right-hand side of the display.

•  Enter the forklift password and press the star button (*). 

•  Now that you’re in the service menu, press the 4 or 5 button to go back 1 level if need be. These buttons are located on the right-hand side of the display as well, and they likely have arrows on them like in the picture above.

•  Press the star button (*) to show “Main Menu – Passwords.”

•  Use the 4 or 5 button to scroll through the menu items. The star button (*) selects a sub-menu item.

 

Step 2: edit your forklift password

•  Use the star button (*) to select “Passwords.”

•  Enter your password.

•  Use the 4 or 5 button to scroll to “Edit Password” and select it with the star button (*).

•  Enter your password again.

•  Under “Password Type,” enter your new password.

•  Use the star button (*) to select “Save and Exit.”

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How to decode Hyster forklift serial and model numbers

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Hyster forklift serial numbers

Q: How do I decode my Hyster forklift serial number?

A: Post-1957 Hyster forklift serial numbers come in four parts and give information about four different things: the design series of the lift, where the lift was manufactured, the sequence of the lift, and the year it was made. See below for an example of how to read a Hyster forklift serial number.

 

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Part 1: This section should be a combination of letters and numbers. This sequence refers to the design series and model of the lift, according to the table to the right. Click the table for a larger image.

 

Part 2: This section should be a single letter. It identifies the manufacturing plant of the forklift, as described below.

•  A = Irvine, Scotland

•  B = Craigavon, Northern Ireland

•  D = Danville, IL, USA

•  E = Nijmegen, The Netherlands

•  F = Flemington, NJ, USA

•  G = government contracts

•  L = Lenoir, NC, USA

•  N = Greenville, NC, USA

•  R = OBU, Japan (OBU-SHI, Aichi-Ken, 474 IT)

•  S = Sulligent Mfg Plant; Sulligent, AL, USA

•  T = Masate, Italy

•  V = Berea, KY, USA

•  W = Schaeff; Sioux City, IA, USA

•  X = Modena, Italy

 

Part 3: This section should be a number sequence. It indicates the sequence of manufacture at the manufacturing plant of the lift truck. The numbering of production models for each plant begins at 1501.

 

Part 4: This last section should be a single letter. It indicates the year that the lift was manufactured. 1957 began with letter A, 1958 being B, 1959 being C, and etc. The full alphabet is used, except for I, O, and Q. Below are some recent years for reference.

•  X = 2000              •  D = 2006              •  K = 2012

•  Y = 2001              •  E = 2007               •  L = 2013

•  Z = 2002              •  F = 2008               •  M = 2014

•  A = 2003              •  G = 2009              •  N = 2015

•  B = 2004              •  H = 2010

•  C = 2005              •  J = 2011

Check out the image below for REALLY old years.  Remember, if the last digit of your serial number is one of these letters then that’s the age of the forklift.    Remember Hyster re-uses letters every 20 years.

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Ancient Hyster serial number years

 

Hyster forklift model numbers

Q: How do I decode my Hyster forklift model number?

Similar to a serial number, Hyster forklift model numbers also have four parts: the type of truck, the truck’s capacity, the design series of the truck, and a further indicator of type for electric truck models.

 

Part 1: The first part is a single letter. This letter identifies the series of the lift, according to the following list.

•  B = electric walkie/rider

•  C = electric walkie, center control

•  E = electric lift truck: counterbalanced rider, cushion tires

•  H = pneumatic tire lift truck (IC)

•  J = electric lift truck: counterbalanced rider, pneumatic tires

•  N = electric narrow aisle truck

•  R = electric order picker truck

•  S = cushion tire lift truck (IC)

•  T = electric tractor

•  V = very narrow aisle

•  W = electric walkie

 

Part 2: This section is either a number or a combination of numbers and letters, and it indicates the capacity of the lift truck. If the capacity is in the inch system, multiply the number in the model code by 100. This capacity is in pounds. For example, if this section of the code is “30,” the capacity of the truck is 30 x 100 lbs, or 3,000 lbs.

If the capacity is in the metric system, look at the number within this section. This gives the capacity directly in metric tons.

 

Part 3: This section is a single letter, and it designates the design series of the truck. The first design used is represented by A, the second by B, the third by C, and so on through the alphabet. The letters D, G, I, and O are not used.

 

Part 4: Finally, the last section is either a single letter or two letters that indicate further the specific type of an electric truck model. Note that XL and XM describe design concepts and can be disregarded.

•  A = straddle

•  C = center control – standrive

•  H = pneumatic

•  L = low level pallet

•  R = reach

•  R = rear standrive

•  S = short wheelbase

•  S = stepped battery compartment

•  T = high level pallet

•  T = three-wheel

•  DR = double reach

•  MD = man down

•  MU = man up


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How to locate and read a GM forklift engine serial number

Step 1: Locate the number on the engine block

The serial number of your GM forklift engine will be in a location specific to your model of engine. Below are diagrams showing locations for 2.5/3.0L L-4, 4.3L V-6, small block V-8, and big block V-8 engines, respectively. The big block V-8 engine has two diagrams, indicating serial number location for models both before and after 1991.

We sell new GM 4.3 and GM 2.4 liter engines for forklift applications!

 

2.5/3.0 L L-4 engine
2.5/3.0L L-4 engine
4.3L V-6 engine
4.3L V-6 engine

 

small block V-8 engine
small block V-8 engine

 

big block V-8 engine, pre-1991
big block V-8 engine, pre-1991
big block V-8 engine, 1991 and on
big block V-8 engine, 1991 and on

Step 2: Interpret the number

Once you have located the serial number, you can derive from it information about your forklift engine. As shown in the diagram below, the first letter indicates the source code of the product. The next four digits indicate the month and day the engine was produced, and the last three digits are the engine’s type code.

 

interpreting your serial number
interpreting your serial number

 

More about GM engines

A variety of forklift manufacturers have used GM engines in the past.

 

Hyster‘s history with GM engines goes back many years, all the way back to the 2.4 liter engine as well as the 3.0 “iron duke”, and the 350/4.3 engine.  When the parent company of Yale, “Nacco” purchased Hyster Company, Yale began using GM engines as well.  Recently Nacco has moved away from GM engines to Kubota.

Toyota uses GM engines as well, believe it or not.  The automotive rivals work together somehow as Toyota uses the 4.3L engine.  Toyota did use the 3.0 liter engine for a brief period but it no longer does so in 2015.

Mitsubishi/Caterpillar Forklift uses the GM 4.3 engine in its 8000-12000 pound capacity lift trucks.

 

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Looking for parts for GM engines used in forklifts?  Intella can help.  We carry tune up parts, cooling / water pumps, starters, alternators, distributors, filters, and general rebuild parts.  We know GM engines and we can help you determine what you need.  If you can’t figure out from our website what you need to order, please call us at 616-796-1288.


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Hyster and Yale IFAK Diagnostic Tool

Ifak for Nacco forklifts. Aftermarket parts by Intella LiftpartsYou’ve watched the technician from the Hyster or Yale dealership using his laptop computer and the Ifak cable to diagnose and program your forklift. Pretty cool, right? So how does this help him repair your forklift?

 

The software reads the on-board diagnostics built into your forklift. It contains a database of all of the possible diagnostics codes in the system and the associated troubleshooting guides. The tools included allow the technician to test individual components right from the computer screen without opening his toolbox. He can also make adjustments to your forklift’s transmission, speed control, operator access, impact monitors and many others. He can look at temperatures and operation history and current status. All of this helps your technician to diagnose and repair your forklift in short order.

 

Now you want to know where you can get the software and IFAK interface cable. Sorry, they’re not available for sale anywhere we’ve found.  Even if you could purchase one, you wouldn’t have access to the Hyster/Yale website that the dealers use with their laptops.

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Nacco (the parent company for Hyster and Yale) will only allow access to their software to fully trained and certified technicians that work for their dealerships. It is easy to explain when you understand what is at stake.

 

The adjustments available to the technician are very complicated and take a great deal of training to understand how to correctly calibrate and adjust your forklift. There are also some options available that are activated through software and must be purchased through your dealer. Nacco technicians are required to take hundreds of hours of factory training to become certified with their software. If an untrained person were to make certain adjustments it could cause an unsafe condition.

 

The liability for the dealer and the manufacturer would be enormous.

 

All is not lost. The forklifts built today give the technician or customer access to much of these diagnostics tools through a menu system on the dash. You can access most of the diagnostics codes and make limited adjustments right from the dash display.   Often many dealers technicians don’t even use the IFAK cable–they simply look at the code displayed on the dash.

 

It is important to remember that many mechanical problems can be diagnosed and repaired in the same way as in the past. Forklifts are still basic machines that have become safer and more efficient thanks to technology.

 

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