A forklift to be a successful unit should be built strong to last the working conditions for numerous hours of use. It has to be able to transport cargo quickly and efficiently as well. The machine needs to be comfortable and ergonomically correct for the operator too.
Yale's powertrain is both rugged and reliable. The powertrain needs the power to always provide great durability through its computer-managed engine and transmission. It provides state-of-the-art clutch packs combined with strong gears and really tough shafts. The steer axle, drive, transmission and engine are all isolated to lessen noise and vibration inside the compartment of the operator.
GM & Mazda Gas & LP Engines:
Mazda's LP engine and GM's gas engines use cast iron blocks to promote long life. These types of machines provide an electronically-controlled closed loop fuel system which needs minimal adjustment or repair. These types of engines also have hardened exhaust valve seats which lessen wear.
Yanmar and Cummins Diesel Engines:
Within the Yanmar and Cummins diesel engines, a high compression ratio offers excellent torque. Amazing fuel consumption is provided by efficient fuel systems.
Regular Electronic Powershift Transmission:
The electronic powershift transmission is standard on most machines. It features gears that are 15 percent stronger and shafts that give resistance when driving on rough terrain. The strong clutch packs offer 3 times the life of previous packs. Lastly, there is available electronic inching which adjusts automatically so as to decrease maintenance requirements by compensating for brake wear.
The Techtronix Transmission utilizes computer-controlled power reversal to extend the life of the tires, to eliminate shock loading and increase durability. Furthermore, the auto deceleration feature lessens both break pedal usage and break wear.
Engineered for added durability, the drive axle features its brake drum mounting, full floating axle shaft and the pinion gears and strong ring. This part also has optional oil cooled wet disc brakes which are entirely sealed against contamination and basically maintenance free.
To protect the steer cylinder for damage and debris, the Steer Axle features a "sandwich" design. This Steer Axle also has a fixed-length tie rods that could add more stability and durability. The tapered roller bearings help to resist front to back and side-to-side forces. Also, cast ductile iron axle increases toughness and lessens wear.
As part of Yale's regular packages, they have included many safety features and ergonomic features. These machines would handle tough settings, while keeping the operator safe and comfortable for the length of their shift.