In order to be a successful unit, a forklift needs to be strong enough to last in all working environments for many hours of use. It should be able to move cargo effectively and quickly as well. The machine needs to be comfortable and ergonomically correct for the operator too.
The Yale powertrain is rugged and reliable. It needs to be strong enough to continually deliver incredible strength through its computer-managed transmission and engine. It offers state-of-the-art clutch packs along with extremely tough shafts and robust gears. The transmission, engine, steer axle and drive are all isolated to lessen noise and vibration inside the compartment of the operator.
Mazda and GM LP & Gas Engines:
GM's gas engines and Mazda's LP engine use cast iron blocks to promote long life. These machinery offer an electronically-controlled closed loop fuel system which requires minimum repair or adjustment. These kinds of engines also have hardened exhaust valve seats which lessen wear.
Yanmar and Cummins Diesel Engines:
Both the Yanmar and Cummins diesel engine provide a higher compression ratio leading to improved torque. Remarkable fuel consumption is offered by effective fuel systems.
Standard Electronic Powershift Transmission:
The electronic powershift transmission is standard on most machinery. It features gears which are 15% stronger and shafts that provide resistance when driving on rough terrain. The durable clutch packs offer 3 times the life of previous packs. Lastly, there is available electronic inching which automatically adjusts so as to lessen maintenance requirements by compensating for brake wear.
The Techtronix Transmission utilizes computer-controlled power reversal to extend the life of the tires, to eliminate shock loading and increase durability. Also, the auto deceleration feature reduces both break pedal usage and break wear.
The Drive Axle is designed for added strength with its brake drum mounting, full floating axle shaft and the strong ring and pinion gears. This particular component also has optional oil cooled wet disc brakes which are basically maintenance free and entirely sealed against contamination.
The Steer Axle features a "sandwich" design to be able 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. Moreover, cast ductile iron axle lessens wear and increases toughness.
Yale had made many safety features and ergonomic features part of their standard packages. These types of equipment would handle tough environments, while keeping the operator both comfortable and safe for the length of their shift.