Counterbalanced Trucks: The rider truck is a sit down forklift known as a counterbalanced forklift. The counterbalance lift truck has been manufactured in internal combustion and electric models. The lift truck is a key equipment in nearly all 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 raise loads to heights of more than 20 feet, depending on the weight and model of truck.
Among the biggest volume producers of zero emissions electric lift trucks is Yale in the North American market. Yale is one of the very 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 provides the best energy used per load moved or overall energy efficiency of any lift truck in its class in North America.
Yale has introduced spark-ignited models that already meet or exceed all regulatory needs. Based on the EPA and CEPA testing reviews, Yale forklifts are rated among the lowest in exhaust emissions in the industry. Their diesels are becoming cleaner all the time as a result of ongoing development with diesel engine suppliers so as to meet Tier III standards. These machinery proactively meet upcoming Tier IV standards as well.
Yale has also designed their Internal Combustion products for extended service intervals in order to lessen changes in oil and reducing consumption of this nonrenewable energy source for their customers.
Yale has introduced and developed an innovative and electronically controlled transmission that greatly reduces tire and brake wear from their ICE forklift clients. When it comes to their electric trucks, the company has introduced a system that recaptures energy into the truck during the lowering of loads and during braking. This energy is then reused, lowering the overall energy consumption of the truck. Yale takes pride in lessening non-productive energy use throughout the vehicle by means of weight reduction, hydraulic system efficiency and patent pending, drive train components.