Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Yale updates reach truck range

Yale has updated its MR series of reach trucks for increased visibility and operator comfort.

The improvements to the new MR14-25 reach trucks build on the existing functions offered by Yale’s warehouse range including 360 degree steering, which offers greater driving control and more accurate positioning at the rack face, Yale’s Palmtech joystick and AC technology as well as electronic fly by wire steering, auto regenerative braking and speed reduction cornering.

Robert O’Donoghue, Yale’s senior product strategy manager for warehouse equipment, said: “Our research has found that visibility is one of the major factors that influence an operator’s attitude towards warehouse equipment. It is cited time and again in our discussions with end users so it was imperative that we looked at this issue when updating our current series.”

The truck’s overhead guard has been redesigned to provide better upward visibility without compromising strength or security.

Productivity has been improved by an eight per cent increase in travel speeds. Additional updates include reduced steer noise levels, antistatic traction and wet grip drive wheel, new 800mm and 1590mm forks and additional mast height options.

O’Donoghue said that to enhance operator comfort Yale had also made changes to the truck that allow a new full suspension ergonomic seat to be installed reducing whole body vibration.