In order to be a successful unit, a forklift needs to be powerful enough to last in all working environments for numerous hours of use. It should be able to move cargo efficiently and quickly too. The machine must also be both ergonomically correct and comfortable for the operator.
Yale's powertrain is both rugged and reliable. The powertrain needs the power to continually provide great strength through its computer-managed engine and transmission. It offers state-of-the-art clutch packs combined with really tough shafts and strong gears. The transmission, engine, drive and steer axle are all isolated in order to decrease noise and vibration inside the compartment of the operator.
GM & Mazda LP & Gas Engines:
Mazda's LP engine and GM's gas engines use cast iron blocks to promote long life. These kinds of machinery provide an electronically-controlled closed loop fuel system which requires minimal adjustment or repair. These kinds of engines also have hardened exhaust valve seats which reduce wear.
Yanmar and Cummins Diesel Engines:
Both the Cummins and Yanmar diesel engine offer a higher compression ratio leading to better torque. Incredible fuel consumption is provided by efficient fuel systems.
Regular Electronic Powershift Transmission:
The regular Electronic Powershift Transmission features gears which are 15 percent stronger and shafts that maximize resistance to rough driving. The durable clutch packs provide 3 times the life of previous packs. Lastly, there is electronic inching available which automatically adjusts so as to lessen maintenance requirements by compensating for brake wear.
The Techtronix Transmission uses computer-controlled power reversal to extend the life of the tires, to eliminate shock loading and increase durability. Also, the auto deceleration feature reduces break pedal usage and break wear.
The Drive Axle is engineered for added strength with its full floating, brake drum mounting axle shaft and the strong ring and pinion gears. This specific part also has optional oil cooled wet disc brakes that are practically maintenance free and completely sealed against contamination.
In order to protect the steer cylinder for damage and debris, the Steer Axle features a "sandwich" design. This Steer Axle also has a fixed-length tie rods which could add extra stability and durability. The tapered roller bearings help to resist side-to-side and front to back forces. What's more, cast ductile iron axle increases toughness and reduces wear.
Yale had made many safety features and ergonomic features part of their regular packages. These kinds of machines would handle tough settings, while keeping the operator both comfortable and safe for the length of their shift.