Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Yale reveals new forklifts

Yale has unveiled a number of new and upgraded counterbalance and warehouse products.

All products have been built with Yale’s “five pillars of wisdom” in mind, which are productivity, ergonomics, low cost of ownership, dependability and serviceability.

The MO20-25 range of low level order pickers are available in five models including scissor lift, mast lift and tow tractor, with up to 48 different fork options available as standard.

Trucks have a capacity of 2,000kg to 2,500kg. The top travel speed is 13km/h and the central rider position is close to the load meaning the operator doesn’t need to take additional steps to be beside the load.

The MO50 tow tractor can pull loads of up to 5,000kg and is designed for line feed operations. Both models come with scooter control as standard.

Yale is also set to extend its electric counterbalance offering with the launch of two new ranges, which are expected to be available before the end of the year.

The ERP40-50VM which is available in 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 tonne capacities. It has an 80 volt dual front wheel drive with AC motors throughout.

The range features large front steering wheels and supercushion tyres making them suitable for riding over rough terrain, plus and the front axle is fully sealed enabling it to be used outside.

It also has an extended steering axle for maximum manoeuvrability and can work in aisle widths of 4,161mm. The trucks have a top speed of 20km/h and a maximum lift speed of 0.42 m/s.

The ERP 13-15VC is a smaller, three-wheeled counterbalance range, which is again still in the prototype stage. The low cost, 24 volt rear wheel drive range has AC motors throughout and is less than one metre wide to allow block stacking.

It is available in 1,250kg and 1,500kg capacities, has a laden top speed of 12km/h and a maximum lifting speed of 0.3m/s. It also boasts low step height and seat height for easy on/off access.

Both new trucks in the counterbalance range offers eLo and HiP eco performance settings and the high mounted multi-feature dash display which is already available on the Yale VT range.

Also new to market is the compact ERC16-20VA range, which comes in 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0 tonne capacities, with a 48 volt front wheel drive with AC motors throughout. It offers a high seat height for good visibility over tall loads and tight turning circles with standard cushion tyres for indoor use.

Its top speed is 18km/h with a maximum lift speed of 0.53 m/s.

The ERP22-35VL Productivity model is designed for intensive applications and is available in 2.2, 2.5 and 3.5 tonnes capacities. It has 80 volt dual front wheel drive with AC motors throughout, extended steering axle for maximum manoeuvrability, a working aisle width of 3,813mm for the 3.5 tonne and supercushion tyres of a more comfortable ride over uneven surfaces.

It has a top speed of 21km/h and a maximum lift speed of 0.52 m/h.

Yale has also designed a new entry level range, the 2.0 and 2.5 tonne VX range of
lighter duty machines for people who don’t require heavy duty performance

Plus, the MR reach truck series has been upgraded to optimise visibility by changing the overhead mast design, which allows operators to work at a faster pace. There is also a new seat option which offers lumber support and a head rest, plus the truck’s top speed has been increased to 13km/h.

Ian Melhuish, vice president of marketing, said: “Our commitment is that the first hour of a shift is as productive as the last hour.”