Counterbalanced Trucks: The rider or sit down truck also goes by the name counterbalanced truck. It is available in both electric and ICE units. This truck is mainly utilized in warehouses and is available with lifting capacities in the 2500 to 12,000 pound range. Counterbalanced trucks could lift loads 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 amongst the first manufacturers to adopt the energy efficient AC motor and control technology. Yale's continued pursuit of improved energy efficiency is affirmed by competitive testing. This testing proves that Yale's 5000 lb. electric rider product offers the best energy utilized per load moved or overall energy efficiency of any lift truck in its class within North America.
The spark-ignited models manufactured by Yale already meet or exceed 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 equipment also proactively meet upcoming Tier IV standards.
The Internal Combustion products by Yale have been designed for extended service intervals to help lessen oil consumption of this nonrenewable energy source.
Yale has developed and introduced an innovative and electronically controlled transmission that really reduces brake and tire wear from their Internal Combustion Engine forklift clients. In regard to their electric trucks, the company has introduced a system which recaptures energy into the truck during braking and during the lowering of loads. This energy is then reused, lowering the overall energy consumption of the truck. Yale takes pride in lessening non-productive energy use throughout the vehicle by means of weight reduction, hydraulic system efficiency and drive train components, patent pending.