In regulating emissions to promote clean air, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has put limits the level of total engine exhaust emissions from lift trucks. Yale Materials Handling Corp. (Greenville. N.C.), says its Veracitor VX products is in full compliance with the new emission standards.
“Yale’s introduction of the Veracitor VX lift truck product line transformed and enriched the material handling segment of our customers’ businesses,” said Don Chance, president. “Now the Yale Veracitor series has cleaner engines, too. They perform better than the competition in total carbon monoxide emissions. These trucks have set the Environmentally Trustworthy standard for the industry.”
The Yale Veracitor engines are among the cleanest lift truck engines available. Exhaust emissions are defined and measured by the amount of particulate material as well as hydrocarbons (HC), nitric oxide (NOX) and carbon monoxide (CO) a diesel engine emits. In 2007, EPA and CARB further reduced the allowable emissions levels; regulations require that the engine meets the emissions levels with proper maintenance.
The Yale Veracitor GM 2.4L engine has a 0.3 HC+NOx level and a 2.2 CO level; it is an engine that meets the emissions standards set for 2010. The Veracitor Mazda 2.0L and 2.2L engines are certified at levels better than the 2007 emissions Ssandard in both HC+NOx and CO.
The complete Veracitor VX product line offers capacities ranging from 3,000 to 15,500 pounds and is available with cushion and pneumatic tires (application and weight specific).
Source: Yale Materials Handling Corp.