Counterbalanced Trucks: The rider or sit down truck also goes by the name counterbalanced truck. It is available in both electric and ICE units. This truck is mostly used inside warehouses and comes with lifting capacities in the 2500 to 12,000 lb. range. Counterbalanced trucks can lift cargo to as high as 20 feet, depending upon the truck's model and weight.
One of the biggest volume producers of zero emissions electric forklifts is Yale in the North American market. The company is amongst the first adopters of energy efficient AC motor and control technology. The company's continued pursuit of better energy efficiency is affirmed by competitive testing. This testing proves that the company's 5000 pound electric rider product offers the best energy used per load transported or overall energy efficiency of any lift truck in its class within North America.
The company has introduced spark-ignited models which already meet or exceed all regulatory demands. Based on the EPA and CEPA testing reviews, Yale lift trucks are rated among the lowest in exhaust emissions within the industry. Their diesels are becoming cleaner all the time because of ongoing development with diesel engine suppliers in order to meet Tier III standards. These equipment proactively meet upcoming Tier IV standards too.
The Internal Combustion products by Yale have been designed for extended service intervals to help reduce oil consumption of this nonrenewable energy source.
The company has introduced and developed an innovative and electronically controlled transmission which really reduces tire and brake wear from their ICE lift truck customers. When it comes to their electric trucks, the company has introduced a system that recaptures energy into the truck during braking and during the lowering of loads. This energy is then used once more, lessening the overall energy consumption of the truck. Yale takes pride in reducing use of non-productive energy throughout the vehicle by means of hydraulic system efficiency, weight reduction and drive train components, patent pending.