Product News: Test & Measuring Instruments

Remote Hour Meter stops unnecessary preventive maintenance.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 26, 2007 - Remote hour meter reading device remotely acquires and automatically tracks lift truck run time, saving time and effort otherwise spent on maintenance and manual product checks. Offered as lift truck add-on, solution links to customizable digital paging network that lets operators select specific time for device to submit truck runtime data. LiftTraks(TM) web-based software lets managers use network's grouping capability to view entire fleet or specific units based on specific settings.

Hyster Co. - Fremont, CA

Original Press Release

Hyster Remote Hour Meter Eliminates Unnecessary Preventive Maintenance

Press release date: Oct 10, 2007

New lift truck add-on greatly reduces maintenance and labor costs

(Greenville, North Carolina, USA: October 10, 2007) Hyster Company (, in partnership with On-Board Communications, introduces the remote hour meter reading device, a new approach to reducing maintenance time and labor costs. A valuable tool for lift truck owners and operators, the remote hour meter, available from authorized Hyster® dealers, has the ability to remotely acquire and automatically track lift truck run time, which saves time and effort normally spent on maintenance and manual product checks.

The remote hour meter is housed in a 3" x 5" box and links to a customizable digital paging network. The meter's customizable network allows operators to select a specific time for the device to submit truck runtime data. Users can log into the network and check this information at any time from any computer.

The innovative features of the remote hour meter offer numerous benefits to fleet owners. With the customizable LiftTraks(TM) web-based software interface, managers can use the network's grouping capability to view an entire fleet or specific units based on their specific settings. GPS capabilities are offered as an optional add-on to remotely track the location of fleet trucks, providing another valuable resource in fleet management and control.

The remote hour meter continues Hyster Company's tradition of providing high-quality after-sales service. Combined with a dealer network of over 240 authorized locations, the new remote hour meter ensures unmatched lift truck reliability and performance. Hyster customers also have access to an expansive parts availability program, in-depth operator training and product customization for special applications.

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For sales or marketing information, please call Lorri Lewis, marketing manager, Hyster Company, at 1-800-Hyster-1 or e-mail .

About Hyster Based in Greenville, North Carolina, Hyster Company ( is a leading lift truck designer and manufacturer in North America. Hyster Company offers more than 130 models configured for gasoline, LPG, diesel, and electric power, with the widest capacity range in the industry - from 2,500 lbs to 105,000 lbs. Supported by the industry's largest and most experienced dealer network, Hyster Company builds durable lift trucks that deliver high productivity, low total cost of ownership, easy serviceability, and advanced ergonomic features; accompanied by outstanding parts, service and training support.

Hyster Company employs approximately 7,000 people worldwide as part of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (, a wholly owned subsidiary of NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NC).

About On-Board Communications Based in Dallas, Texas, On-Board Communications ( specializes in products and services to remotely track equipment and vehicle fleets. The On-Board team has over 100 years of experience in the design, development and implementation of systems to help companies lower their operating costs.

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