Reach Assembly & Carriage
During a regular work shift, both the reach assembly and the carriage receive a large amount of stress. High durability of these items is absolutely required in order to make sure that the truck keeps production levels high. Yale reach mechanisms are engineered utilizing heavy-duty components for long life and durability. The reach assembly is cushioned at the end of the stroke for great durability and better operator ergonomics. Also, superior visibility is provided with the optimal hose routing and the open carriage design.
In order to resist side to side forces, the Reach Assembly Rear Carrier provides durability and rigidity as it is mounted on angle load rollers. Furthermore, the stronger inner frame assembly helps to endure shocks and vibration while handling load. The side weldments on the thick inner frame have also been engineered for durability.
The Reach Arm Mechanism is made up of tapered roller bearings at reach mechanism pivot points. The pivot points help to decrease the movement side to side and the twisting of the reach assembly in rough tasks. In order to decrease carriage twisting, dual reach cylinders are mounted. There are key pivot points which have grease fittings in order to guarantee longer service life by providing lubrication.
Routed through a flexible track in order to decrease possible damage and binding are various hoses and wires. The carriage is another important component. There is Reduced Carriage Travel Speed provided with Carriage Extended option so as to prevent high speed travel with the reach assembly extended. This helps to reduce stress on the reach mechanism itself.
The mast's durability and rigidity are vital to both the operator's confidence and the truck's overall uptime. This is moreso when the reach truck is being operated at tall lift heights. The mast must be rigid enough to resist any twisting caused by the truck's motion or any off-center loading problems. The mast has to be sure it is able to rise and lower in a smooth manner with the least consumption of power.