Counterbalanced Trucks: The rider or sit down truck also goes by the name counterbalanced truck. It is offered in both ICE and electric units. This truck is mostly utilized in warehouses and is available with lifting capacities in the 2500 to 12,000 lb. range. Counterbalanced trucks could lift loads to as high as 20 feet, depending on the weight and model of truck.
Yale is amongst North America's largest manufacturers of zero emission electric forklift and is amongst the first manufacturers to adopt control technology and the energy efficient AC motor. Yale's continued pursuit of better energy efficiency is affirmed by competitive testing. This testing proves that Yale'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 in North America.
The company has introduced spark-ignited models which already meet or exceed all regulatory requirements. According to the EPA and CEPA testing reviews, Yale forklifts are rated amongst the lowest in exhaust emissions within the industry. 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 Internal Combustion products by Yale have been engineered for extended service intervals to help decrease oil consumption of this nonrenewable energy source.
To greatly decrease tire and brake wear on all Yale ICE forklifts, the company has developed and produced an electronically controlled and innovative transmission. In regard to their electric trucks, Yale has introduced a system that recaptures energy into the truck during the lowering of cargo and during braking. This energy is then reused, lowering the truck's overall energy consumption. Yale takes pride in lessening use of non-productive energy throughout the vehicle by means of hydraulic system efficiency, weight reduction and patent pending, drive train components.