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Hyster-Yale Group collaborates with RICO on lift truck model

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“The development of this programme expands our existing partnership with RICO for the exclusive distribution of the RICO Pegasus Elite line of large-capacity, cushion-tyre, electric and internal-combustion counterbalance products,” said Martin Boyd, Vice President of Product Planning and Solutions for Hyster-Yale Group.

“Our industry-proven Hyster® lift truck platforms as the foundation for a high-quality EX conversion by RICO which helps to meet the market’s need for a high-quality, certified EX truck,” Boyd continued.

With over 70% of the parts and truck systems remaining intact, authorised Hyster dealers will be fully equipped to service and support the RICO-branded Explosion Proof (EX) trucks. Based in Ohio, US, RICO has over 30 years of experience and is a leader in manufacturing certified EX solutions for the North American market.

EX-rated lift trucks have specific protection measures, which allow them to operate in hazardous locations with potentially explosive or flammable vapours, liquids, dusts or fibres. It is critical for certified EX trucks to be utilised in such locations.

The RICO certified EX conversions have been developed for operations in Class 1 – Division 1 & 2 Group D (gas) and Class 2 – Division 1 & 2 Group G (dust) environments. In addition to the initial EX conversion, RICO also offers a comprehensive recertification programme to ensure that equipment continues to meet stringent EX compliance.

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