A lift truck to be a successful model should be built powerful to last the working conditions for numerous hours of use. It should be able to transport loads quickly and efficiently as well. The machinery must also be both ergonomically correct and comfortable for the operator.
The Yale powertrain is rugged and reliable. It has to be powerful enough to constantly provide incredible strength through its computer-managed engine and transmission. It offers state-of-the-art clutch packs combined with strong gears and really tough shafts. The drive, steer axle, transmission and engine are all isolated in order to reduce both vibration and noise inside of the operator's compartment.
GM & Mazda LP & Gas Engines:
GM's gas engines and Mazda's LP engine use cast iron blocks to promote long life. These types of machines offer an electronically-controlled closed loop fuel system which requires minimal adjustment or repair. These kinds of engines also have hardened exhaust valve seats which lessen wear.
Yanmar and Cummins Diesel Engines:
Both the Cummins and Yanmar diesel engine offer a higher compression ratio leading to enhanced torque. Amazing fuel consumption is offered by effective fuel systems.
Standard Electronic Powershift Transmission:
The electronic powershift transmission is standard on most machinery. It features gears that are 15 percent stronger and shafts that give resistance when driving on rough terrain. The durable clutch packs provide 3 times the life of preceding packs. Last of all, there is electronic inching available which adjusts automatically so as to decrease maintenance needs by compensating for brake wear.
The Techtronix Transmission utilizes computer-controlled power reversal to eliminate shock loading, increase durability and extend the life of the tires. Additionally, the auto deceleration feature reduces break pedal usage and break wear.
Designed for added durability, the drive axle features its brake drum mounting, full floating axle shaft and the strong ring and pinion gears. This component also has optional oil cooled wet disc brakes which are basically maintenance free and completely sealed against contamination.
To protect the steer cylinder for debris and damage, the Steer Axle features a "sandwich" design. This Steer Axle also has a fixed-length tie rods that could add more durability and stability. The tapered roller bearings help to resist front to back and side-to-side forces. In addition, cast ductile iron axle reduces wear and increases toughness.
As part of Yale's regular packages, they have included lots of ergonomic features and safety features. These equipment would handle tough settings, while keeping the operator safe and comfortable for the length of their shift.