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Yale electric-powered lift truck series brings high capacity, zero emissions

Aug. 26, 2013
Yale Materials Handling Corporation has launched the new Yale ERP080-100VM electric-powered lift truck series in the North American market.
Yale Materials Handling Corporation has launched the new Yale ERP080-100VM electric-powered lift truck series in the North American market. Built to exceed customer expectations, the sit-down, electric-powered, pneumatic tire lift truck series is available in 8,000-, 9,000-, and 10,000-lb models, and offers an environmentally friendly option for industries that have historically been powered by internal combustion engines (ICE). “For tackling both indoor and outdoor applications that require high-lifting capacities while producing zero emissions, this electric truck fits the ticket,” said Bill Pfleger, president of Yale Distribution. “Reducing environmental impact is a concern of our customers, and we don’t want them to sacrifice power and productivity to achieve a reduced impact. So we listened to our customers’ feedback and produced a truck that can still tackle the hard jobs like an ICE truck, but without the emissions.” To attain maneuverability and maximum uptime, 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 uses AC transistor control technology that allows precise load handling with less noise, while the AC motors eliminate brushes completely—along with brush service and maintenance.
This new electric-powered lift truck series uses auto deceleration, which reduces brake wear and extends brake life by automatically slowing the truck through regenerative braking. In addition, the truck’s oil-cooled wet disc brakes are completely sealed from water and other contaminants, translating to more time on the warehouse or plant floor, instead of in the shop, as no service brake or auto parking brake adjustments are needed. With fewer serviceable parts than comparable ICE trucks and a 500-hour service interval, the new Yale electric-powered lift truck series provides reduced maintenance requirements. When maintenance is required, removable floor and side plates provide simplified access to serviceable components. The ERP080-100VM not only concentrates on productivity, but also on increasing operator comfort for enhanced efficiency. Featuring a “Drop Battery Box” design, the new series provides a low seat position and low step height, allowing operators to effortlessly 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. For more information, or to find a Yale lift truck dealer, call 1-800-233-YALE or visit

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