Counterbalanced Trucks: The rider or sit down truck is also called counterbalanced truck. It is offered in both electric and ICE units. This truck is mostly utilized in warehouses and is available with lifting capacities in the 2500 to 12,000 lb. range. Counterbalanced trucks are able to raise cargo to as high as 20 feet, depending on the model and weight of truck.
Yale is amongst North America's biggest manufacturers of zero emission electric forklift and is among the very first manufacturers to adopt the energy efficient AC motor and control technology. The company's continued pursuit of better energy efficiency is affirmed by competitive testing. This testing proves that the company's 5000 pound electric rider product provides the best energy used per load transported or overall energy efficiency of any lift truck in its class within North America.
The company has introduced spark-ignited units that already meet or surpass all regulatory needs. Based on the CEPA and EPA testing reviews, Yale forklifts are rated amongst the lowest in exhaust emissions within the industry. Their diesels are becoming cleaner all the time because of ongoing development with diesel engine suppliers so as to meet Tier III standards. These machinery proactively meet upcoming Tier IV standards too.
The Internal Combustion products by Yale have been designed for extended service intervals to help reduce oil consumption of this nonrenewable energy source.
To really reduce brake and tire wear on all Yale Internal Combustion Engine forklifts, the company has produced and developed an electronically controlled and innovative transmission. When it comes to their electric trucks, Yale has introduced a system which recaptures energy into the truck during the lowering of cargo and during braking. This energy is then reused, lessening the truck's overall energy consumption. The company takes pride in lessening non-productive energy use throughout the vehicle by means of hydraulic system efficiency, weight reduction and patent pending, drive train components.