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Yale has UL-recognized lithium-ion battery pack for its walkie pallet truck

April 27, 2015
Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be offering its MPB045VG walkie pallet truck with the first commercially available Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the forklift industry.

Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be offering its MPB045VG walkie pallet truck with the first commercially available Underwriters Laboratories (UL)-recognized lithium-ion battery pack in the forklift industry.
With an extended run time, excellent charging capabilities, and small footprint, the new lithium-ion battery offers an efficient and productive power alternative for retail, beverage, and food delivery applications.
The lithium-ion option is designed to last up to five times longer than traditional lead acid batteries, drastically reducing downtime and battery replacements, and is backed by a five-year warranty. Unlike lead acid batteries, lithium-ion technology does not experience the negative sulfation effects during short charging and extended storage.
With exceptional charging efficiency, the lithium-ion battery can be repeatedly charged to 100% capacity without an equalization charge, allowing operators to spend more time moving products—and less time charging. The battery is also intended for convenient opportunity charging with no negative memory effects, and is completely maintenance-free, meaning it does not require water and contains no acid.
Designed with a shorter 6-inch battery compartment, the lithium-ion option reduces the overall turning radius of the truck, providing improved maneuverability in confined spaces and delivering up to a 10% improved head length. Conversion kits will be available through authorized Yale dealers for existing MPB040Z and MPB045VG trucks in the field.
Yale markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric-, gas-, LP-gas-, and diesel-powered lift trucks; as well as narrow-aisle, very-narrow-aisle, and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, and Yale service, parts, financing, and training. Yale trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs.
For more information, access www.yale.com or call 1-800-233-YALE.

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