We’re on a mission to elevate the experience of owning and operating terminal tractors. When we set out to re-invent the terminal tractor, we focused on maximizing both efficiency and the overall operator experience. In order to achieve both of these goals, our heavy duty vehicle design team went to work. We have added serious value without raising costs.
The Hoist T-Series, along with the three other models in Hoist Liftruck’s container handling series, offers customers a “one-stop shop” solution in port, intermodal and distribution applications.
Operator comfort and improved ergonomics are the focus of the Hoist T-Series cab. Rather than straining to reach all essential controls either to the far right or somewhat behind the operator, we divided all essential controls between the left and right sides of the dashboard, with the steering wheel serving as the dividing line. The left side contains the push button transmission controls, mirror controls and window wiper/washer switch. The right side has the radio system, USB ports, 12V plug, cab climate control switches, light switches, including front and rear work lights, parking brake and trailer air supply buttons, and the fifth wheel lower/raise dial.
The typical “bucking bronco” effect of operating a terminal tractor has been eliminated. Operators are provided a Sears Air Ride cloth seat. That, paired with a Hendrickson AirTek Suspension, work together to absorb movement and vibrations, greatly reducing operator fatigue and improving production.
Other Standard Features
- 72” x 24” aluminum rear door with dome light switch activated when opening and closing rear door
- Bulky lever replaced with a fingertip fifth wheel switch
- Pressurized cab keeps dust and contaminants out, bringing clean, filtered air in
- Lowered dashboard and steering wheel for improved visibility
- 12V plug and USB ports for phone and device charging
- AM/FM/WB/USB, iPhone and Sirius XM ready Bluetooth stereo with two dash mounted front speakers and two headliner mounted rear speakers
- Cupholder and clipboard storage, as well as coat hook
Terminal tractors are used round the clock, so durability and up-time are critical. The Hoist T-Series trucks are designed from the ground up to get the job done over and over again. Built to withstand constant contact with heavy trailers across rough yards, the Hoist T-Series features a high strength steel frame and military grade AxleTech drive axles.
The Patent-Pending Vertical Lift of the Hoist T-Series’ fifth wheel reduces vehicle stress by providing smoother hook-ups with trailers and distributing the load more evenly throughout the chassis.
In addition to increased operator comfort, the Hendrickson Air Ride suspension provides significant roll over protection, an industry first. The chassis is mounted on “airbags”, providing constant ride height control, even while making sudden, sharp turns when braking.
Manual diagnostics of competitors’ terminal tractors are time-consuming and therefore, costly due to downtime. Rather than checking each individual fuse, relay and connection to diagnose an electrical problem for example, the Hoist T-Series comes standard with our Smart Screen Technology onboard diagnostics which allows operators and technicians to immediately identify which component is faulty. The Smart Screen also includes additional functionality such as error history logs, onboard operator and service manuals, passcode protection, icon library as well as full instrumentation and warnings.
All vital components, such as air filter, oil filter and dipsticks are placed in easily accessible areas around the terminal tractor. Operators can quickly get to problem areas after reviewing the issues in the Smart Screen onboard interface and have the terminal tractor running again.
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