Counterbalanced Trucks: The rider truck is a sit down forklift known as a counterbalanced lift truck. The counterbalance forklift has been made in internal combustion and electric models. The forklift is an important machinery in most distribution centers and warehouses and are usually capable of lifting anywhere from 2500 to 12,000 pound range depending on the particular model. Counterbalanced trucks could lift cargo to heights of over 20 feet, depending on the model and weight of truck.
One of the largest volume producers of zero emissions electric lift trucks is Yale within the North American market. The company is amongst the very first adopters of 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 used per load transported or overall energy efficiency of any lift truck in its class in North America.
The spark-ignited models produced by Yale already meet or exceed the industry standard requirements. Yale trucks have been rated amongst the lowest in exhaust emissions by CEPA and EPA testing reviews. Their diesels are becoming cleaner all the time because of ongoing development with diesel engine suppliers so as to meet Tier III standards. These equipment proactively meet upcoming Tier IV standards as well.
Yale has also engineered their IC products for extended service intervals in order to reduce changes in oil and lessening consumption of this nonrenewable energy source for their customers.
To really decrease brake and tire wear on all Yale ICE forklifts, the company has developed and produced an electronically controlled and innovative transmission. When it comes to their electric trucks, Yale has introduced a system that recaptures energy into the truck during the lowering of loads and during braking. This energy is then utilized once more, lessening 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.