Yale Materials Handling Corp. has introduced factory integrated, high-voltage lithium-ion power in 15,500 to 19,000-pound capacity sit-down counterbalanced lift trucks. The Yale ERP155-170SVNL, ERP175VNL36 and ERP190VNL provide a zero-emission alternative with performance comparable to an internal combustion engine in high-capacity indoor and outdoor applications.
The electric powertrain on the ERP-VNL series offers low noise levels and no emissions. A standard air ride seat and hydraulic mini-lever controls prioritize operator comfort. To help navigate tight spaces, the Yale ERP155-170SVNL models offer a shortened counterweight design and Turn Assist System.
The lithium-ion battery pairs with efficient, high-power electric motors to deliver performance comparable to an ICE, but uses fewer serviceable components for reduced periodic maintenance requirements. The battery itself is sealed and requires no maintenance.
Lithium-ion batteries also provide consistent power delivery throughout the full battery charge. The battery can also fully charge in less than 90 minutes using the required charger, and opportunity charging capabilities allow operators to plug in whenever convenient to extend runtime and spend less time charging.