In order to be a successful unit, a forklift has to be strong enough to last in all working environments for numerous hours of use. It needs to be able to transport cargo effectively and quickly as well. The machine has to be ergonomically correct and comfortable for the operator too.
The Yale powertrain is reliable and rugged. It has to be powerful enough to always deliver incredible strength through its computer-managed engine and transmission. It offers state-of-the-art clutch packs combined with strong gears and really tough shafts. The drive, steer axle, engine and transmission are all isolated to be able to decrease vibration and noise inside the compartment of the operator.
GM & Mazda LP & Gas Engines:
The Mazda LP and GM Gas Engines are made from cast-iron blocks for long life. These kinds of machinery offer an electronically-controlled closed loop fuel system that needs minimum repair or adjustment. These engines also have hardened exhaust valve seats which lessen wear.
Yanmar and Cummins Diesel Engines:
Both the Yanmar and Cummins diesel engine provide a higher compression ratio leading to improved torque. Incredible fuel consumption is provided by efficient fuel systems.
Standard Electronic Powershift Transmission:
The regular Electronic Powershift Transmission features gears that are 15% stronger and shafts which maximize resistance to rough driving. The durable clutch packs offer 3 times the life of previous packs. Lastly, there is available electronic inching that automatically adjusts so as to decrease maintenance requirements by compensating for brake wear.
The Techtronix Transmission uses computer-controlled power reversal to eliminate shock loading, increase durability and extend the life of the tires. What's more, the auto deceleration feature reduces brake wear and brake pedal usage.
Made for added durability, the drive axle features its brake drum mounting, full floating axle shaft and the strong ring and pinion gears. This component also has optional oil cooled wet disc brakes which are entirely sealed against contamination and practically maintenance free.
The Steer Axle features a "sandwich" design to be able to protect the steer cylinder from debris and damage. It has fixed-length tie rods to add more stability and durability. The tapered roller bearings help to resist front to back and side-to-side forces. Additionally, cast ductile iron axle increases toughness and reduces wear.
Yale had made many ergonomic features and safety features part of their standard packages. These machines will handle tough environments, while keeping the operator both comfortable and safe for the duration of their shift.