Counterbalanced Trucks: The sit down or rider truck also goes by the name counterbalanced truck. It is offered in both ICE and electric models. This truck is mainly used in warehouses and comes with lifting capacities in the 2500 to 12,000 lb. range. Counterbalanced trucks can lift loads to as high as 20 feet, depending on the truck's model and weight.
Yale is one of North America's biggest manufacturers of zero emission electric lift truck and is among the first manufacturers to adopt control technology and the energy efficient AC motor. 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 within North America.
Yale has introduced spark-ignited units which already meet or exceed all regulatory demands. Based on the CEPA and EPA testing reviews, Yale lift trucks are rated amongst the lowest in exhaust emissions within the business. 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 also proactively meet upcoming Tier IV standards.
The IC products by Yale have been engineered for extended service intervals to help reduce oil consumption of this nonrenewable energy source.
The company has introduced and developed an electronically controlled and innovative transmission which greatly lessens brake and tire wear from their Internal Combustion Engine lift truck customers. When it comes to their electric trucks, Yale has introduced a system which recaptures energy into the truck during braking and during the lowering of loads. This energy is then reused, lessening the overall energy consumption of the truck. The company 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.