High capacity lift truck

by Inside Logistics Online Staff
Yale’s newest forklift is more compact, to improve maneuverability.

GREENVILLE, North Carolina – Yale Materials Handling Corporation has added to its high-capacity range of lift trucks. Available in 15,500 and 17,000-pound capacities, the Yale GP155-170SVX ICE pneumatic tire forklift offers a shorter counterweight, turn assist, improved forward visibility and a rearview display.

A shortened counterweight design produces a more compact truck, reducing overall length by up to 12.8 inches, to help improve maneuverability through tight spaces while maintaining residual capacity.

At maximum steering angles, turn assist applies the brake to the inside drive tire for a tighter turning radius regardless of load weight or road surface conditions.

A new standard mast design provides operators with a significant front field of view, helping improve visibility of the forks and the load.

An optional rear-facing camera with LCD display offers a 118-degree range of vision to help operators monitor the rear of the truck while maneuvering and changing directions.

“From seasonal stockpiling to soaring inventories, space is at a premium – especially as rising commercial real estate costs make expansion and new construction prohibitively expensive,” says John Santiago, director, counterbalance product planning and solutions, Yale Materials Handling Corporation.

“Instead, operations can adopt a more cost-effective solution to get the storage capacity they need – optimizing existing space with an efficient, dense layout – and this truck equips operators for success in those environments, with the best maneuverability among class leaders.”