Counterbalanced Trucks: The sit down forklift is a rider truck known as a counterbalanced lift truck. The counterbalance lift truck has been made in electric and internal combustion models. The lift truck is an important equipment in nearly all distribution centers and warehouses and are normally capable of lifting anywhere from 2500 to 12,000 pound range depending on the specific model. Counterbalanced trucks are able to raise cargo to as high as 20 feet, depending upon the truck's weight and model.
Yale is one of North America's biggest producers of zero emission electric lift truck and is among the very first manufacturers to adopt control technology and the energy efficient AC motor. The company's continued pursuit of better energy efficiency is affirmed by competitive testing. This testing proves that Yale's 5000 lb. electric rider product offers the best energy used per load moved or overall energy efficiency of any lift truck in its class within North America.
The spark-ignited units produced by Yale already meet or surpass the industry standard requirements. Yale trucks have been rated amongst the lowest in exhaust emissions by EPA and CEPA testing reviews. Their diesels are becoming cleaner all the time as a result of ongoing development with diesel engine suppliers so as to meet Tier III standards. These machinery proactively meet upcoming Tier IV standards also.
The IC products by the company have been designed for extended service intervals to help decrease oil consumption of this nonrenewable energy source.
To really decrease tire and brake wear on all Yale ICE forklifts, the company has developed and produced an innovative and electronically controlled transmission. When it comes to their electric trucks, Yale has introduced a system which recaptures energy into the truck during braking and during the lowering of cargo. This energy is then utilized again, lessening the truck's overall energy consumption. Yale takes pride in reducing non-productive energy use throughout the vehicle by means of weight reduction, hydraulic system efficiency and patent pending, drive train components.