Counterbalanced Trucks: The rider truck is a sit down forklift referred to as a counterbalanced lift truck. The counterbalance forklift has been manufactured in electric and internal combustion models. The forklift is a key machinery in most distribution centers and warehouses and are normally capable of lifting anywhere from 2500 to 12,000 pound range depending on the particular unit. Counterbalanced trucks can raise cargo to as high as 20 feet, depending upon the weight and model of truck.
One of the biggest volume manufacturers of zero emissions electric lift trucks is Yale in the North American market. Yale is among the first adopters of energy efficient AC motor and control technology. The company's continued pursuit of improved energy efficiency is affirmed by competitive testing. This testing proves that the company's 5000 pound electric rider product offers the best energy used per load moved or overall energy efficiency of any lift truck in its class in North America.
The company has introduced spark-ignited models that already meet or surpass all regulatory demands. According to the EPA and CEPA testing reviews, Yale forklifts are rated among the lowest in exhaust emissions in the business. Their diesels are becoming cleaner all the time as a result of ongoing development with diesel engine suppliers in order to meet Tier III standards. These machinery also proactively meet upcoming Tier IV standards.
The IC products by Yale have been designed for extended service intervals to help lessen oil consumption of this nonrenewable energy source.
The company has developed and introduced an innovative and electronically controlled transmission which really reduces tire and brake wear from their ICE forklift clients. When it comes to their electric trucks, the company has introduced a system which recaptures energy into the truck during the lowering of loads and during braking. This energy is then utilized once more, lessening the overall energy consumption of the truck. Yale takes pride in reducing use of non-productive energy throughout the vehicle by means of hydraulic system efficiency, weight reduction and drive train components, patent pending.