Carriage and Reach Assembly
Both the reach assembly and the carriage receive a lot of stress during a normal work shift. To be able to make sure that the truck keeps productivity levels high, high durability of these items are definitely needed. Yale reach mechanisms are designed using heavy-duty components for durability and long life. The reach assembly is cushioned at the end of the stroke for great durability and better operator ergonomics. Furthermore, superior visibility is provided with the open carriage design and the optimal hose routing.
The Reach Assembly Rear Carrier offers durability and rigidity by being mounted on angled load rollers in order to resist side to side forces. Additionally, the stronger inner frame assembly helps to endure vibration and shocks while load handling. The side weldments on the thick inner frame have also been engineered for durability.
The Reach Arm Mechanism is made up of tapered roller bearings at reach mechanism pivot points. The pivot points help to decrease the motion side to side and the twisting of the reach assembly in rough tasks. To be able to decrease carriage twisting, dual reach cylinders are mounted. There are key pivot points which have grease fittings so as to guarantee longer service life by providing lubrication.
There are a variety of wires and houses routed through a flexible track to be able to reduce possible damage and binding. Another vital component is the carriage. There is Reduced Carriage Travel Speed offered with Carriage Extended option so as to prevent high speed travel with the reach assembly extended. This helps to reduce stress on the reach mechanism itself.
A vital component to both the truck's overall uptime and the operator's confidence come from the mast's durability and rigidity. This is particularly true at the tall lift heights where the reach trucks operate. The mast needs to be very rigid to endure any twisting caused by the truck's motion or any off-center loading issues. The mast should be sure it could lower and rise in a smooth way with minimum power consumption.