Counterbalanced Trucks: The sit down forklift is a rider truck referred to as a counterbalanced lift truck. The counterbalance forklift has been manufactured in electric and internal combustion models. The forklift is an important machinery in nearly all warehouse and distribution centers and are usually capable of carrying anywhere from 2500 to 12,000 pound range depending on the specific model. Counterbalanced trucks could lift cargo to heights of more than 20 feet, depending on the weight and model of truck.
Among the biggest volume manufacturers of zero emissions electric forklifts is Yale within the North American market. Yale is one of the 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 the company's 5000 pound electric rider product provides the best energy utilized per load moved or overall energy efficiency of any lift truck in its class in North America.
The spark-ignited units manufactured by Yale already meet or surpass the industry standard requirements. Yale trucks have been rated among the lowest in exhaust emissions by EPA and CEPA testing reviews. Their diesels are becoming cleaner all the time because of ongoing development with diesel engine suppliers in order 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 lessen oil consumption of this nonrenewable energy source.
To really reduce brake and tire wear on all Yale ICE forklifts, the company has produced and developed an innovative and electronically controlled transmission. In regard to their electric trucks, the company has introduced a system which recaptures energy into the truck during braking and during the lowering of loads. This energy is then utilized once more, lessening the overall energy consumption of the truck. Yale takes pride in lessening use of non-productive energy throughout the vehicle by means of weight reduction, hydraulic system efficiency and patent pending, drive train components.