Counterbalanced Trucks: The rider or sit down truck is also called counterbalanced truck. It is offered in both ICE and electric models. This truck is mostly used in warehouses and comes with lifting capacities in the 2500 to 12,000 lb. range. Counterbalanced trucks could raise cargo to as high as 20 feet, depending on the truck's model and weight.
Among the biggest volume producers of zero emissions electric lift trucks is Yale within the North American market. The company is among the first adopters of control technology and energy efficient AC motor. The company's continued pursuit of better energy efficiency is affirmed by competitive testing. This testing proves that the company's 5000 lb. electric rider product offers 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 produced by Yale already meet or surpass the industry standard requirements. Yale trucks have been rated amongst 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 so as to meet Tier III standards. These machinery also proactively meet upcoming Tier IV standards.
Yale has also engineered their Internal Combustion products for extended service intervals to be able to lessen changes in oil and reducing consumption of this nonrenewable energy source for their customers.
To really reduce brake and tire wear on all Yale ICE forklifts, the company has produced and developed an electronically controlled and innovative transmission. When it comes 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 used once more, lessening the truck's overall energy consumption. Yale takes pride in lessening non-productive energy use throughout the vehicle by means of hydraulic system efficiency, weight reduction and patent pending, drive train components.