Yale Material Handling Corporation (Berea, Ky.) has developed the heavy-duty MPE060-080VG end rider series, with a capacity range of 6,000 to 8,000 pounds. According to the company, the riders were engineered specifically to withstand heavier duty cycles in extreme operating conditions. They have been enhanced with more robust tie bars, frame sections, linkages, casters and bearings for greater strength, which equates to steadier load handling and better durability. The forks on the MPE060-080VG have also been reinforced with 25 percent more steel and are designed for smooth pallet entry. Other benefits include:
- An engineered linkage system for reduced wear and tear.
- Bushings that optimize lubrication points by 33 percent.
- Reduced strain on the undercarriage due to a wide battery box.