Yale Materials Handling Corp.'s ERP080-100VM Electric Lift Truck Series trucks are available in 8,000-, 9,000-, and 10,000-lb. models.
The ERP080-100VM comes with a standard 80-volt control system and extended shift feature that permits balanced battery run time and truck productivity. The new platform utilizes AC transistor control technology that allows exact load handling with less noise, while the AC motors eliminate brushes completely, the company reported.
It uses auto deceleration, which reduces brake wear and extends brake life by automatically slowing the truck through regenerative braking. In addition, the trucks oil-cooled wet disc brakes are completely sealed from water and other contaminants, translating to more time on the warehouse or plant floor. With fewer serviceable parts than comparable internal combustion engine trucks and a 500-hour service interval, the Yale electric-powered lift truck series provides reduced maintenance requirements. Removable floor and side plates provide simplified access to serviceable components.
Featuring a “Drop Battery Box” design, the new series provides a low seat position and low step height, allowing operators to easily enter and exit the truck. In addition, the three-point entry design of the operator compartment minimizes operator muscle and joint strain during compartment entry and exit. To further increase comfort, the steering column is infinitely adjustable and can be ordered with an optional tilt memory function.