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Forklift Focus: The Hyundai 9-series LPG 30L-9A Counterbalance Forklift

Welcome to our new Forklift Focus series where we delve into some of Hyundai’s most impressive new machines – this week being the Hyundai 9-Series LPG 30L-9A Counterbalance machine.

This LPG workhouse is taking Ireland’s warehousing and material handling industry by storm, and it’s easy to understand why.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, these recently developed four-wheel counterbalance trucks seamlessly blend comfort, efficiency, and ease of maintenance, resulting in an exceptional driving experience.

Operators can expect improved productivity that aligns with Hyundai’s commitment to quality and reliability, whether they are navigating narrow warehouse aisles or lifting heavy loads.

Hyundai LPG Counterbalance Forklift

Understanding LPG or Gas-Powered Forklifts

Hyundai’s choice to incorporate LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) into the 9-series forklift trucks showcases their innovative mindset when it comes to industrial machinery.

The 30L-9A is an example of the impressive power and efficiency of LPG, providing a more environmentally friendly option compared to conventional fuels.

LPG is known for its cleaner combustion, resulting in reduced emissions and a more positive environmental impact.

The 9-series is a testament to Hyundai’s dedication to sustainable solutions in material handling technology, delivering consistent power without compromising performance.

We’ve written a full guide on the LPG Forklifts if you want to know more about their workings.

Introduction to Hyundai’s 30L-9A LPG Forklift

The Hyundai 30L-9A has been really popular with Masterlift customers in 2023.

These trucks are the perfect example of efficiency and design that prioritises the operator’s needs.

They combine comfort, increased productivity, and simplified maintenance procedures.

Below, we will run through some of the main upgrades and spec enhancements.

Better Operator Performance

These new machines from Hyundai would almost drive themselves, they are that advanced!!

Well not just yet, but the design and new features are designed to maximise the operator performance.

Some of the cool new features include:

  • A roomy and well-planned operator’s cabin.
  • An vivid 5.6-inch LCD colour monitor that brings together important vehicle metrics and alerts.
  • A cutting-edge Truck Inclination Warning system designed to prioritise the safety of operations.
  • The OPSS System (Operator Presence Sensing System) and a Max Speed Limit function are implemented to ensure the safe operation of the equipment.
  • The Auto Fork Levelling System is designed to align the forks to the optimal position, making load handling more efficient and streamlined.

More Power

Power isn’t everything, but the little boy or girl inside us all love the idea of more thrust!

Despite any reservations you might have that an LPG or gas powered forklift will be lacking in power, fear not.

The 9-series is powered by the HMC L4KB (2.4L) engine, delivering exceptional performance and unmatched dependability.

The design seamlessly combines fuel efficiency with powerful torque, meeting both environmental standards and operational needs.

The series has shown significant progress compared to its previous versions, with a clear boost in both speed and power.

This has resulted in enhanced productivity and reduced cycle times.

Excellent Ergonomics

Ergonomics are crucial in the design of the 30L-9A .

The cabin space is incredibly spacious, providing operators with excellent visibility and a cosy working environment, even during long periods of use.

Other ergonomic improvements include:

  • The steering wheel can be easily adjusted to fit operators of different heights using a convenient lever.
  • There is an option to have fingertip control levers, which can help reduce operator fatigue by allowing for a more natural and relaxed arm position.
  • The seat is designed with utmost attention to detail, ensuring optimal comfort.
  • It features an adjustable suspension for personalised comfort, a secure locking retractor seat belt for added safety, and the option to include luxurious amenities like heating and a head-rest.

Hyundai LPG Counterbalance Forklift Safety Features

The new era of forklifts by Hyundai put huge emphasis safety and for good reasons.

Forklift accidents are getting fewer thankfully, but they are still devastating when they occur. 

The Hyundai 9-Series, including the 30L-9A has all the leading safety features.

From the HAC (Hill Start Assist Control System) to the travel speed controls, it is designed to prioritise operator security and vehicle integrity.

The careful positioning of the lift cylinders improves the operator’s visibility, ensuring safe and secure operation.

The forklift’s safety features are top-notch, with an overhead guard that exceeds industry standards and a low entry height that makes it easy to access while reducing the risk of injury.

Maintenance Made Easy

Maintenance in the 30L-9A Gas powered forklift has been made incredibly easy and convenient.

The careful arrangement of components ensures that maintenance is efficient and minimally disruptive.

The engine hood is designed to be easily accessible, while the waterproof and dust proof covers protect important electrical components from any weather conditions.

For added durability and convenience, you have the option to include features like the rear tyre cover and undercarriage cover.

These optional additions offer extra protection against debris, helping to prolong the lifespan of your vehicle’s components.

It might not be important for your operators, but the technicians and fitters in your warehouse will really appreciate working on these machines!


The Hyundai LPG Counterbalance 30L-9A Forklift truck demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to providing high-quality products that go above and beyond the requirements of even the toughest environments and tasks.

That’s why Masterlift is proud to provide the country of Ireland with these machines.

With their innovative design, state-of-the-art technology, and unwavering dedication to providing the best operator experience, these trucks truly set the standard in their class.

Get in touch now to find out more.