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  • Low cost of operation

    The W45ZHD walkie is designed with durable and easily serviceable components to help save you money.

    • Heavy-duty torsion bar provides a more uniform loading of pins and linkage rods, reducing wear and tear.
    • Thickest bronze bushings available provide the most contact area, resulting in improved distribution of force and increased service life.
    • Steel drive frame enhances stability and durability, decreasing service costs and damage to loads.
    • Optional casters are reinforced with heavy-duty casting. Coil springs have been replaced with poly block, reducing cost and service requirements.
    • Large, maintenance-free turntable steer bearings distribute and handle driving and steering forces better than small taper bearings, lowering cost of ownership.
    • AC traction motor is maintenance-free and external speed sensor is easy to access, reducing cost of maintenance.
  • Built for comfort

    Our intelligently designed ergonomics make the W45ZHD walkie pallet truck easier and more comfortable to operate from the mid-mounted, shortened handle to the vertically mounted drive motor assembly.

    • Tiller has a light hold down effort. Little exertion is needed by the operator to move the handle to the run zone and easily maintain its position there.
    • Mid-mounted control handle placement has been designed to balance the constraints of steer effort, visibility and maneuverability.
    • Large turntable bearing and standard rubber tire reduce the force required to turn the steer tire. The less energy the operator must use to steer the truck, the more efficiently the pallet will be moved.
  • Enhanced productivity

    Hyster Intelligent Lift™ enables the operator to start transporting the pallet before the unit is at full lift. The W45ZHD equipped with this option will automatically lift the pallet to maximum fork height without having to continually hold the lift button. As a result of the simultaneous action of lifting and traveling, cycle times are reduced by up to 25%.

    Turtle Function – When the handle is in the run zone, and the turtle functionality is selected, the W45ZHD latches into turtle mode, giving the operator greater confidence in congested applications. When the handle is in the upper brake zone, the operator can press and hold the turtle button to maneuver the truck. This minimizes the truck profile, improving maneuverability.


    The W45ZHD combines a heavy duty steel drive frame with a highly engineered drive unit casting, making this one of the heaviest drive unit frames in the industry. Optimally placed as the backbone of the truck, the two create the strongest drive end in its category. The heavy duty casting replaces fabricated components for increased strength and durability, and concentrates all of the forces of the truck to an intelligent, highly engineered component.


    Hyster understands the daily challenges that delivery drivers face trying to get product from the trailer to the store. It is with this in mind, that we developed the Direct Store Delivery (DSD) package for the W45ZHD.

    The industry exclusive, patented design of the DSD handle allows the operator full command of the truck’s functionality with the handle in the full upright position. One hand throttle activation means the operator can stay safely positioned beside the truck with complete visibility of the end of the lift gate.

    A moveable load backrest allows operators to handle loads and pallets of multiple shapes and sizes, while the load retention strap keeps those loads secure.

  • max_lift_height8.4
  • load_weight4500lbs
  • modelsW45ZHD
  • capacity4500lbs