Yale Materials Handling Corporation (Berea, K.Y.) has developed its next generation of agile and productive electric lift trucks, with lifting capacities of 3,000 to 4,000 pounds. By using AC motors and transistor motor technology for both the traction and hydraulic systems, the company says it has reduced the frequency and cost of regular maintenance. A thermal management system also monitors the controller and motor temperature and protects these components by automatically adjusting performance. Other features include:
- Sixteen percent more floor space.
- Relocated multifunction displays that offer better visbility and precise pallet control.
- An improved brake pedal layout.
- Steel hoods that provide for maximum battery service access.