Carriage and Reach Assembly
Both the carriage and the reach assembly receive lots of stress throughout a normal work shift. In order to ensure that the truck keeps productivity levels high, high durability of these items are absolutely necessary. Yale reach devices are designed utilizing heavy-duty components for durability and long life. The reach assembly is cushioned at the end of the stroke for great durability and better operator ergonomics. What's more, excellent visibility is provided with the open carriage design and the optimal hose routing.
In order to resist side to side forces, the Reach Assembly Rear Carrier offers rigidity and durability since it is mounted on angle load rollers. Additionally, the stronger inner frame assembly helps to endure vibration and shocks during load handling. The side weldments on the thick inner frame have also been designed for durability.
The Reach Arm Mechanism is made up of tapered roller bearings at reach mechanism pivot points. The pivot points help to reduce the motion side to side and the twisting of the reach assembly during rough tasks. In order to lessen carriage twisting, dual reach cylinders are mounted. There are major pivot points which have grease fittings so as to ensure longer service life by providing lubrication.
There are various wires and houses routed through a flexible track in order to decrease possible binding and damage. Another vital part is the carriage. There is Reduced Carriage Travel Speed offered with Carriage Extended option so as to prevent high speed travel with the reach assembly extended. This helps to lessen stress on the reach mechanism itself.
A vital component to both the truck's overall uptime and the operator's confidence come from the mast's rigidity and durability. This is especially true at the tall lift heights where the reach trucks operate. The mast must be very rigid to withstand any twisting caused by the truck's motion or any off-center loading problems. The mast needs to be sure it is able to lower and rise in a smooth manner with the least consumption of power.