In order to be a successful unit, a forklift has to be strong enough to last in all working conditions for many hours of use. It must be able to move cargo quickly and effectively as well. The machine needs to be comfortable and ergonomically correct for the operator too.
The Yale powertrain is reliable and rugged. It needs to be strong enough to always deliver incredible durability through its computer-managed transmission and engine. It offers state-of-the-art clutch packs combined with really tough shafts and strong gears. The engine, transmission, drive and steer axle are all isolated in order to decrease vibration and noise inside the compartment of the operator.
GM & Mazda Gas & LP Engines:
Mazda's LP engine and GM's gas engines utilize cast iron blocks to promote long life. These types of machinery provide an electronically-controlled closed loop fuel system that needs minimum repair or adjustment. These engines also have hardened exhaust valve seats which lessen wear.
Cummins and Yanmar Diesel Engines:
Inside the Cummins and Yanmar diesel engines, a high compression ratio provides exceptional torque. Incredible fuel consumption is offered by effective fuel systems.
Standard Electronic Powershift Transmission:
The electronic powershift transmission is standard on the majority of machinery. It features gears that are 15% stronger and shafts which give resistance when driving on rough environment. The durable clutch packs offer 3 times the life of preceding packs. Last of all, there is electronic inching available which adjusts automatically in order to decrease maintenance requirements by compensating for brake wear.
The Techtronix Transmission uses computer-controlled power reversal to eliminate shock loading, increase durability and extend the life of the tires. In addition, the auto deceleration feature reduces break pedal usage and break wear.
The Drive Axle is made for added strength with its full floating, brake drum mounting axle shaft and the pinion gears and strong ring. This specific component also has optional oil cooled wet disc brakes that are completely sealed against contamination and basically maintenance free.
The Steer Axle features a "sandwich" design to protect the steer cylinder from debris and damage. It has fixed-length tie rods to add extra stability and durability. The tapered roller bearings help to resist front to back and side-to-side forces. Additionally, cast ductile iron axle reduces wear and increases toughness.
Yale had made numerous ergonomic features and safety features part of their regular packages. These types of machines will handle tough settings, while keeping the operator safe and comfortable for the length of their shift.